Gratifying migration from DSLRs to Mirrorless
by Ranga Sai on 2014-09-21
Amazon was amazing with 24 hrs delivery without any additional levy and at a highly competitive price.
As an ageing (59 years) heritage photographer, travelling in and to extreme locations I found bulky SLRs very cumbersome.
With Olympus OMD E-M5, I migrated from bulky DSLRS to mirrorless. With my photo gear weighing half, I am happy.
I am able to get amazing color tones and finest resolution even at 1800 ISO. I got very good A2 size prints for my professional use.
A big step forward at its time
by H. Oenry on 2015-02-06
Have had this camera for one-and-a-half years now. It was a revolution in mirrorless cameras (and photography in general) when it first came out. I also have a Nikon D7000, but use this one more due to sheer portability. Have taken it on treks and travels, and photos I took with this have featured in a few exhibitions (in Delhi). Image stabilization is near-unbelievable for one used to heavier, older tech, and it works with every lens. I have used this with a 1971 Nikkor 135/3.5 lens using a mount adapter without problems. The caveat is that you have to manually enter the focal length of the lens into the menu (is done quickly via the dials, but still has to be done). Low light sensitivity is very good (coupled with image stabilization, means much easier night photography), but because the image is processed to reduce noise, there are occasional artifacts that you won't get with a large sensor.
The most important difference is the size and weight. This camera is solidly built, but feels just right in the hand, like the old film rangefinders. The lenses are smaller too: I carry the body and three lenses in a little Lowepro (Streamline 100) bag that wouldn't even hold the body of the D7000. And is about as heavy. Makes a huge difference if you travel. Also more discreet if you do street photography.
The focusing is very fast in general. It has contrast-detect AF, not phase-detect, which works for most cases, but won't give you fast tracking, or tracking when subject moves towards you (since edge contrast does not change fast enough). So is not as good at wildlife and sports as, say, a 7D with a USM lens.
In summary, the only reason I can see for someone to buy an APS-C camera over this is to have access the much larger third-party accessories scene of the Canikon cameras, or to impress clients, or to focus on sports. If you do photography mostly for yourself (or your clients care only about the photo, not about impressing them with huge, heavy lenses), or travel a lot, and tend to buy first-party lenses and accessories, then this makes more sense than most APS-Cs. Full-frames however have simply too large a sensor to be comparable to this. You get more dynamic range there (especially in Nikons), and can get lower depth-of-field (though that is a double-edged sword). You also get more expense, and far more weight.
by Rohit Borkar on 2014-10-20
Fantastic Product. A great service by Amazon. Delivered promptly well before time. Thanks
It's looks and feels great with that alloy body and wonderful design
by Amitabh B. on 2014-12-15
It's looks and feels great with that alloy body and wonderful design. I was also considering the Sony ILCE 6000L which scores over this Olympus cam on certain parameters but the plastic body was the biggest factor which put me off. I am yet to explore the complete functionality of this great camera. I would have preferred Amazon to provide a camera bag along with this camera :) Planning to take it along for an upcoming tour.
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