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What micro 4/3 to buy?

 
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Nov 15, 2012 06:05 |  #46

E-PL5 is very nice and so is OM-D. The Olympus 17 f/1.8 just came out today


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Nov 15, 2012 06:23 |  #47

The 20mm 1.7 is very nice, too. I'll wait for the GX2, maybe...




  
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Nov 15, 2012 15:29 |  #48

Just picked up my E-PL5 today. Looking forward to shooting in the next day or so.


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Nov 18, 2012 07:39 |  #49

look at the Fuji X-E1


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Jan 02, 2013 03:13 as a reply to  @ eightweight's post |  #50

Been shooting an E-PL5 for the last week, or so and am super impressed. DxOMark scores it as the highest scoring mft sensor yet (even above the OM-D E-M5!). It is only 1 point behind the Fuji X100 and scored higher than the 1D MKIII that I sold to fund it!

I just got a few adapters and am excited to shoot some of my vintage lenses...Olympus OM 50mm 1.4 is very good as is a Canon FD 35mm 2.8. It's nice to have the 2X crop on my 70-200mm 2.8 L II as it turns it into a 400mm 2.8 on the cheap. :D


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Jan 15, 2013 17:28 |  #51

Hello, I've been looking at trading in my G12 for either of these:


  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1K
  • Olympus PEN E-PL2


I need something light enough and small enough for vacation pics, which is what I use the G12 for now. I also want decent AF, at least as fast as the G12.

Low ISO noise is important to me as well. The Oly gets good reviews, but have heard the menu system is not that great?

Thanks!

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Jan 16, 2013 07:41 as a reply to  @ Grimes's post |  #52

Also been looking at the Olympus E-PL2 as well, pretty impressive reviews and images.If you could pick one up slightly used, I think it would be a good buy. Granted you have to invest in some other lenses, but some of those lenses are amazing, tend to be expensive, but its an investment.
Very small and light too, something to have all the time, and NOT miss any shots !
Some have said its 12Mp isn't enough, but its more than my 20D at 8mp and those shots aren't too bad at all.
That E-PL5 is pretty darn good too.
I see Nikon just released another camera too, so what is Canon waiting for ? Come on Canon !


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Jan 16, 2013 14:39 |  #53

I think I would be happy with 12mp...my old 5d was 12,and I got some awesome prints out of it!


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Jan 16, 2013 20:28 as a reply to  @ Grimes's post |  #54

The older Olympus cameras have a 12MP sensor, but it is not the MPs people are generally concerned with, rather the overall quality of the sensory. The new sensor (happens to be 16MP from Sony) is in the E-PM2, E-PL5 and E-M5. It really is big step forward from the 12MP option.

Unless low budget is top priority I would not recommend any m4/3s cam except those three from Olympus, or the GH3 from Panasonic if video was priority.


  
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Jan 16, 2013 21:16 |  #55

mpix345 wrote in post #15498452 (external link)
The older Olympus cameras have a 12MP sensor, but it is not the MPs people are generally concerned with, rather the overall quality of the sensory. The new sensor (happens to be 16MP from Sony) is in the E-PM2, E-PL5 and E-M5. It really is big step forward from the 12MP option.

Unless low budget is top priority I would not recommend any m4/3s cam except those three from Olympus, or the GH3 from Panasonic if video was priority.

Thanks so much for the recommendations. Budget is an issue, but I will probably get some cash for the old G12.


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Jan 17, 2013 08:39 as a reply to  @ Grimes's post |  #56

Actually the older sensor got very good quality ratings, at least compared to other cameras. So quality was quite good, at least compared to similar cameras.
So for probably under $200,maybe a little less, you could pick up a E-PL2, whereas you would have to spend just under $500 for the E-PL5.
I took a look at images of both cameras under similar conditions, of the same conditions (Steves Digicams), and Full size images were pretty difficult to tell apart.
If you wanted to save even more you could get an E-PL1, but I think the E-PL2 is a big step up, at least as far as controls and usability.
I think in this case there all pretty similar, as far as image quality, its more down to lenses.
Take a look at full size images and compare for yourself.
Good little cameras, the Olympus line.


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