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Old 5th February 2011
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Re: DPReview E5 Review is finally here.

Originally Posted by Woofmix View Post
It seems they are promoting technology rather than the pleasure of photography and making the most of what you have.

So very true Paul and this happened when photography went digital and was marketed just like computers, before that it was all about the art and techniques and very little of it dwelling on equipment.
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Re: I don't get all the negativity about this review

I thought it was objective, factual and very clear about both the E-5's strengths and its weaknesses.

In terms of weaknesses, that Olympus is behind the curve when it comes to noise and DR is a simple given and anyone who finds these aspects critical might want to look at other systems. Likewise, there's been negligible R&D from Olympus in the area of AF in the last three years to it should come as no surprise that fancy new AF systems from Canon and Nikon fare better.

In terms of strengths, outstanding resolution from a 12MP sensor and the best OOC JPEGs on the market (along with the best weather sealing in its class - probably better than Canon and Nikon's flagships). Anyone who finds occasionally finds themselves up to their necks in mud and bullets (i.e. war reporters) or who needs to go straight from camera to publishing would find the E-5 a good fit.

Olympus do seem to enjoy making us wait to find out where they're going next though.......
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Re: DPReview E5 Review is finally here.

Very good link here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=37659426
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Re: DPReview E5 Review is finally here.

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Some good points observed there.
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Re: DPReview E5 Review is finally here.

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Interesting reading.

With the magazines on reviews, most of them are now singing the praises of the Canon 60D (I've just been browsing the magazines at the News Agent) & although it is a nice camera (as far as Canon is concerned), it has it's compromises too. Marketing & the power of a large marketing company, I believe, creates biases & as honest (or not) as a reviewer tries to be, it still colours their thinking, including ommission or playing down of key attractive points of the smaller players in the market.

I think the above forum point raises my suspicians in this regard (& my bias against reviewers ).
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Re: DPReview E5 Review is finally here.

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