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EM5 mk2 II or EM1 body

With the price of both being the same £899.
Why do you think people are buying the EM5 mk II?
Better IS
40 meg photo's
Better video
Or is it something else?
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Re: EM5 mk2 II or EM1 body

Probably all these reasons! You could also add the flippy screen too.

For me, the only one that really tempted me (I just picked up an E - M1) is the IBIS. However, a used E -M1 is under £600 - a new E-M5 with grip is a grand. The E-M1 is probably still the better camera in terms of speed and robustness, but the new 5 does look like a very nice camera. The new IBIS sounds like a real step up. I can live without the 40Mp mode and as nice as the flippy screen is, you need to swing it out to use it in the horizontal position (looking down) - which I think would be somewhat less convenient when shooting. I use the screen like this a lot.
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Re: EM5 mk2 II or EM1 body

I'm not in the market for a new toy so... not sure if these two links will prove useful or a hindrance... the second link may prove easier for comparison purposes.

http://cameralabs.com/reviews/Olympu.../verdict.shtml


http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii
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Re: EM5 mk2 II or EM1 body

With the new v3.0 firmware and the big improvement in tracking I think nature, event / sports photographers will likely stick with the E-M1.

The E-M5 MKII looks like a lovely little camera though.
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Re: EM5 mk2 II or EM1 body

Hi everyone!

I think that the main reason for buying the E-M1 still has to be the compatibility with 4/3 lenses - that was my main reason for getting it. I would have to say that the E-M1 IBIS can manage the same 5-stop difference in shooting speeds - If you look at the EXIF on the photo below you will see it was taken at 150mm (300mm equivalent on full frame) which should need 1/300th exposure using the reciprocal rule - in fact it was shot at 1/10th which is pretty much five stops slower! As you can see it's pretty sharp!



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Re: EM5 mk2 II or EM1 body

For me it's the size. I already have the Nikon D750 and so wanted something more compact for travel and such like. Granted I have ordered it with the 12-40mm f2.8 so with that it's not exactly compact, but I also have the 12-32mm and 14-42mm pancakes (going to run some tests to see which I'll keep) for when I want a really tiny.

With the EM5 you can add a grip so it's like the Em1, then have it so it can fit in a coat pocket
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Re: EM5 mk2 II or EM1 body

One of your Liverpool shots Ralph?
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Re: EM5 mk2 II or EM1 body

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One of your Liverpool shots Ralph?
The monkeys in Liverpool are too busy stealing windscreen wiper blades and car aerials to pose like this!
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