Hey, does anyone have any comments on the new OMD EM1 camera from Olympus? I thought this thread would be about it, but apparently not.
I think it's exactly what most people expected. Less unique in looks, more standard and I guess more acceptable.
It's seems to be a better camera than the 5, if only for the ability to track focus and probably will have a better viewfinder.
The only thing not mentioned is the insane menu system. On the gh3 if you make a setting, don't like it return to the menu it takes you back to where you were. On the omd 5 it takes you from start and with 86 layers of settings is maddening.
The next thing with the 5 is set on manual the two dials. you can change direction, or function but they both change direction and it's non intuitive. In other words if you set it for apaeture to brighten the scene by moving one dial to the left, if you move the shutter dial to the left it gets darker. I never, ever will get the hang of that and honestly there might be a fix, but finding it in the menu is difficult.
In other words the two dials should be in sync so one way for both dials goes brighter, the other way darker.
Another point is though most functions are user definable which is fine if you remember what f5, f2 etc. stands for. On the gh3 there are three buttons by the shutter you use all the time, wb, iso and +-, for compensation. These are very intuitive and marked as the function they do.
I can keep comparing a omd 5 and a gh3 (which probably doesn't pertain to the omd 1 (at least not in all functions), but to me looking at the omd 1 as Edmund says in Europe $2,000 for a omd1 is high considering a gh3 is $500 less and does much, much, much better video.
I think it comes down to what you are going to use the camera for. For stills and video the gh3 is amazing, For focus either track or touch, stills and video the gh3 is so good.
But for stills only the OMD might be a little better, I know the build quality will be more refined, but not as special as the omd5.
Once again, not to beat a dead horse, but the hobbling of the video is surprising. It's like Panasonic says we'll do the video Olympus you do the stills.