Frank,Everything about the ep5 looks good except the price, the grip, and availability.
I'm on a trip, and decided to take my d700 plus 2 primes. Looking at the results, it was worth carrying a big rig instead of the ep3 kit. I hope it will be a different story with the ep5.
I had the em5 for 2 1/2 months. Loved the iq and features, not so much the ergos and styling. But it wasn't a challenger to the d700. The d700 is big, but not unmanageable with a small kit. I'm traveling with the 35/2, 85/1.4, and sb400.Frank,
How long did you have the EM5? The image quality of the E-P5 will be exactly the same as the ,EM5. The only differences being the better viewfinder(VF-4) if attached and some of the new features(real focus peaking,higher shutter speed etc...) but image quality does not appear to be any different from the reviews I have read. I know the feeling though, every-time I go back to my D700 I wonder why I ever leave it at home...Oh yeah it's BIG...:biggrin:
To my eyes, the ep5 easily wins the beauty contest, but more importantly, its ergonomics are better suited to my large hands.What I don't understand, is that when you put the VF4 on the camera, it is almost the same form factor as the OM-D. With the EVF it is extremely ugly. But I can't see this camera as anything but being in direct competition with the company's own product. Update the OM-D with firmware that allows the same focus peaking feature and BAM! You have essentially the same product.
The problem is that everybody knows the prices on µ4/3 cameras drops to half of its original price in a year or two. Hard to be premium when you wind up giving things away. (In the long run, I think Olympus would have been better off dumping unsold excess stock down a mine shaft.)Oly is positioning itself as a premium line, just like Fuji.
Umm, they are almost exactly the same size and form factor. Check them out on www.camerasize.com The bodies are almost exactly the same dimensions. If you add the EVF the PEN is a slight bit bigger but only in that section. And it definitely ruins the look of the PEN. The PEN will fit hands just them same as the OM-D. I felt little to no difference in my hands.To my eyes, the ep5 easily wins the beauty contest, but more importantly, its ergonomics are better suited to my large hands.
You may be shocked by the price of the em6. Oly is positioning itself as a premium line, just like Fuji.
the difference is that you dont need to have the VF on. when you want it you put it on, when you dont the vf can come off and tuck away. with an omd you cant do that. the omd vf is also pretty ordinary compared to the vf4. i also dont like the buttons on the omd at all. they are too smal land squishy.If you add the EVF the PEN is a slight bit bigger but only in that section. And it definitely ruins the look of the PEN. The PEN will fit hands just them same as the OM-D. I felt little to no difference in my hands.