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Olympus OMD EM-5 full review at DPR

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Armanius, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmm they like it then ... the small thing that jumped out was " A series of settings changes is also needed to engage IS when shooting with manual focus lenses." ... but then, the chances of my being able to buy one of these is pretty small, so it's academic
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Yeah, I pre-ordered back in February. But canceled. Just put in another order last week, but doubt I'll see one any time soon.

    Here's the spoiler now :rolleyes:

     
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I think they like it...
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    The review is better than I expected. Dang, I had just made the firm decision this weekend that I was waiting for a new E-P4/5. :rolleyes:

    Anyone know how to interpret the Dynamic Range graphs? I am trying to figure out how it would compare to, for example, a Pentax K5. The curves look pretty close to me, but so does pretty much anything I plug in.
     
  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    well, I mean .. I haven't any money for one ... :frown:
     
  7. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I think this is a key comment:

    "...a more gentle tone curve that offers greater dynamic range..."

    The K5 highlights are not as gently sloped in the highlights. I believe that this means that the highlights don't suddenly blow out on the E-M5 (up to a point). There is a more gradual transition. I believe that film has that characteristic, more than early digital. But perhaps it's getting closer.

    Looks like an impressive camera.
     
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  8. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    I haven't read all the details much but dpr wrote:

    Olympus acted similarly with E-P3 also. So we'll see when the dxo mark score comes out.

     
  9. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    True, it *could* very well be a Panasonic sensor, but there would seem to be plenty of proprietary bits outside of the sensor that impact overall IQ. For example, what Fuji is able to extract out of their outside-sourced sensors.

    I would be surprised if it does as well as the NEX 5N, for example, on DXO's DR test, but I would be happy if the gap closed a bit (i.e. difference was appropriate given the sensor size difference).
     
  10. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    That's an interesting claim for them to make. While it's clear that it's a well designed camera, with great specifications and image quality, a claim like that requires, at least to my mind, some qualification of what they mean by significant.

    Anyway, this camera ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people.
     
  11. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug