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Nobody else seems to have mentioned it....

But the OM-10 MKiii is launched:

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Rumours can be quashed now!
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I'd be mad as mad if I had bought a Mkii earlier in the year
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I'd be mad as mad if I had bought a Mkii earlier in the year
Why? Whichever make and model of camera you buy, an updated, improved replacement will always be just around the corner. It doesn't make the camera you have just bought any less capable. If anyone is really bothered by this the solution is to wait until the next model is released; you might pay a premium for having the latest model but at least you will be as up to date as possible - for a few months!
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Re: Nobody else seems to have mentioned it....

Oops. Sorry - should have posted my responses to this thread rather than the one with the rumours and speculation we all love to say we hate .
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I'd be mad as mad if I had bought a Mkii earlier in the year
The mk ii is in some ways better. Same IQ, wireless flash control and the option of a grip. The new one has the advantage of newer JPEG processing, better stabilisation and 4K.

If my E-M5 mk I died tonight, the E-M10 mk ii would be a contender.
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Why? Whichever make and model of camera you buy, an updated, improved replacement will always be just around the corner. It doesn't make the camera you have just bought any less capable. If anyone is really bothered by this the solution is to wait until the next model is released; you might pay a premium for having the latest model but at least you will be as up to date as possible - for a few months!


Yes but surely you would agree that the iii has appeared rather quickly after the ii ?
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Yes but surely you would agree that the iii has appeared rather quickly after the ii ?
I must admit I've lost track of when the latest models were launched; my once revolutionary E-M5 (complete with infamous crack that got us all so worked up at the time) now seems a bit of a dinosaur! I take it the 10 ii was not that long ago?
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I must admit I've lost track of when the latest models were launched; my once revolutionary E-M5 (complete with infamous crack that got us all so worked up at the time) now seems a bit of a dinosaur! I take it the 10 ii was not that long ago?


Yep, not sure - about 12 months ago??


I was more thinking of the person who had bought a ii as a first time buyer of MFT - which 'emotionally' can be a big step from the NikCan marketing blurb. Oly says 'this is for you' - Then ah, but.


Anyway from posts in other Threads here, sounds as if iii is no big deal.
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Oops. Sorry - should have posted my responses to this thread rather than the one with the rumours and speculation we all love to say we hate .
Other than the deliberately amusing pieces on PetaPixel the comments section of the rumors site is one of the most amusing photo related items on the interweb. More "experts" than you can shake a 10 foot barge pole at.

Edit. I meant Fstoppers not PetaPixel for the amusing stories.
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Anyway from posts in other Threads here, sounds as if iii is no big deal.
I agree, on the face of it, it's a bit of a strange upgrade.
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I must admit I've lost track of when the latest models were launched; my once revolutionary E-M5 (complete with infamous crack that got us all so worked up at the time) now seems a bit of a dinosaur! I take it the 10 ii was not that long ago?
As an early adopter of the OM4 I barely follow the new models. I wouldn't consider buying a body until it had been in the hands of early adopters for at least six months. Let them beta test for Olympus.
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As an early adopter of the OM4 I barely follow the new models. I wouldn't consider buying a body until it had been in the hands of early adopters for at least six months. Let them beta test for Olympus.
That 4 really gave you some grief, didn't it David? Never had a problem with my second hand 4Ti.
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That 4 really gave you some grief, didn't it David? Never had a problem with my second hand 4Ti.
I think most of the internal components were replaced at least once apart from the film advance mechanism. It had a new viewfinder when it was only a year or so old, the pentaprism was desilvering, that was replaced at the same time as its first circuit board replacement. It had multiple shutter and circuit board replacements. A decade or so later I picked up a second hand OM4T but after a while it developed the shutter fault I was so familiar with.
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Why? Whichever make and model of camera you buy, an updated, improved replacement will always be just around the corner. It doesn't make the camera you have just bought any less capable. If anyone is really bothered by this the solution is to wait until the next model is released; you might pay a premium for having the latest model but at least you will be as up to date as possible - for a few months!
Exactly. The E-M5 Mk i was and is a very good camera. The fact that the Mk iii is now on the shelves doesn't make the Mk i any less of a good camera.

I still have and use mine. I only upgraded to the E-M1 because my son went over to the dark side, and he needed to sell his. I have no intention of changing or upgrading it.

If I want better quality I use medium format film.
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Seems to me that the E-M10iii is somewhat of a backward step from the mkii (unless you want 4k video):

- No RC flash
- No grip
- Can't program video record button or 4-way controller
- Can't access bracketing and a bunch of other stuff without using "AP" mode on the dial
- RRP 630 vs 460 on the mk ii (body only)

All the marketing seems to be targeting camera phone upgraders.
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