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Re: PEN E-PL9 Announced

Originally Posted by pdk42 View Post
I know I'm not the target market for this camera and that I therefore shouldn't have an opinion or complain, but... as an Olympus fan this camera saddens me. It's nothing that couldn't have been released in 2012. Same old 16Mp sensor, inferior IBIS (3-axis) to the 2012 E-M5, no EVF option and dumbed down features stolen from the E-M10iii copybook. If it were cheap I'd perhaps forgive it, but this is 550 body-only!

For that price (or lower) there are several better cameras from Panasonic, Fuji and Sony. With either of the latter two you'd be getting a 24Mp APSC sensor. If this camera had the 20Mp sensor and the same IBIS as the E-M10ii then at least it would be competitive.

As Donald Trump would say - "sad"!
But is it the "same old sensor"? I believe an updated 16Mp sensor was released at the same time as the 20Mp sensor was & since this camera does 4K video then wouldn't that need to have a faster readout than the original?

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