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Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion


mikehit Plus
5 7.4k 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 8:15PM

Quote:Has it had a novelty factor, not for me, and not for many others

Enthusiasts like us are a very small minority of the camera buying public and we appreciate the quality of the system compared to lugging around a DSLR with 70-200 or 400mm lens. The average buying public buy the DSLR with kit lens and never buy another lens. So for them the space saving of a CSC is not as obvious, so why should they pay the same price lens for a smaller (= inferior) camera? Until CSC prices are anywhere near the price of entry-level DSLR then CSCs will struggle.
So is the drop in CSC sales a serious problem or is it a hiatus until the 'phone vs DSLR' mindset becomes 'phone v CSC v DSLR'. If you want an indication of that you only need to look at the number of newbies on here asking 'which DSLR' and we reply with 'why not CSC instead?'. That is the problem CSCs have.

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Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
25 Apr 2013 12:06AM
Many people seem to be using iPads and other tablets for photography - they seem to have moved on from camera phones.

To them the DSLR v. CSC argument must be like the argument of theologians centuries ago about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin! Wink
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
25 Apr 2013 12:23AM
It does make you wonder though, with the rate Panasonic are churning them out Smile
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
25 Apr 2013 10:35AM
My E-M5 still causes comment. Most non-enthusiasts have never seen a CSC although they are about 30% of interchangeable camera sales in the UK... up from zero only about 4 years ago!
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
25 Apr 2013 5:25PM
mikehit Plus
5 7.4k 11 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 5:39PM
The price will be interesting - if the comments of 1,000 USD without lens are correct it means you are getting an equally-priced EM-5 but with the 5-axis IBIS and integrated VF chopped out. Weird.
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
25 Apr 2013 6:11PM
I don`t think it will be as much as that.

These are making a come back as well Smile

http://www.43rumors.com/new-pictures-of-the-kodak-s1-mft-camera/
conrad 10 10.9k 116
26 Apr 2013 10:02AM

Quote:Many people seem to be using iPads and other tablets for photography


And it looks ridiculous: a group of people in front of a tourist attraction with many holding up a tablet, it's a weird sight to behold!

About the Kodak link - it's interesting to see that Olympus are going more and more for a classic look, when others are going ultra modern, that Kodak really has a very 'clean' modern design.
StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
27 Apr 2013 10:16PM
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OM-D and Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro plus ring light.
Paul Morgan 13 16.4k 6 England
27 Apr 2013 10:41PM
Has anyone still got the download package for viewer version 2, I need a copy, v3 is no good.

Its all explained here.

http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/olympus-viewer-2-103091
Carabosse Plus
12 39.7k 269 England
30 Apr 2013 4:26PM
Hey, we're coming up in the world! EPZ have launched Olympus Image Space .

Similar, I guess, to Nikon Nation which has been around for while (together with Totally Tamron), but only the second camera body manufacturer to have a special EPZ place.... even Canon owners don't have that yet! Smile
StrayCat Plus
11 16.0k 2 Canada
30 Apr 2013 8:08PM
I thought we had that in this thread.Grin
tomcat Plus
9 6.3k 15 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 8:23PM

Quote:even Canon owners don't have that yet!Smile


The best always lurk in the backgroundWinkWink
SlowSong Plus
6 4.9k 29 England
30 Apr 2013 8:28PM
I think we voted that we didn't want it. Don't need it. Tongue
saltireblue Plus
4 4.6k 26 Norway
30 Apr 2013 8:48PM

Quote:I think we voted that we didn't want it. Don't need it. Tongue

Experience tells us that what you want, isn't necessarily what you get,,,and vica versa, Chris.

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