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EM10 for $699 or EM5 for $599? Nov 21, 2014
It depends. EM10 - Wifi, faster processing, built-in flash, no weather sealing. EM-5 weather sealing, small accessory flash instead of built-in flash. All indications are that the actual image quality is pretty much identical. For me... I'd get the EM-5. But sometimes I wish I had built-in wi-fi.
Is the 2x 'focal length multiplier' equivalent to 2x digital? If not, then what exactly does it do? Oct 1, 2014
I don't think that it is the same as a digital zoom. I believe that the term should be "field of view crop factor" which means that because the sensor is about 1/2 the size of a full framed 35mm piece of film, what you see with the E-M5 is 1/2 the size corner to corner. The focal length mulitiplier is therefore 2, because you'd need twice the focal length lense to get the same sized corner to corner image. See? I think it falls into the category of the marketing department taking what may be a negative (less than a full framed sensor) and making it sound vaguely ok. Don't worry about it: it is a truly great camera!
Am thinking of buying the OM-D with the 17 1.7 lens. Will I have probelms with lens distorion for architectural shots? Sep 5, 2013
i don't know for sure, as I don't have this lens, but i wouldn't think so. I personally have the panasonic leica 25mm f/1.4, and the Zuiko 45mm. The wider the lens, the more you may run into that problem, but i believe it's contained to fish eye type lenses. The 17mm f/1.8n got some pretty good reviews on Amazon. I liked the mention of fast auto focus, and the all-metal build. I'm definitely a prime lens guy, and now I've got my eye on the Zuiko 75mm! Gotta save up some moolah for that one.
Does this camera use the full size 4/3 lenses on models like the E3, of the smaller P- series lenses as on the Pl5? Jun 26, 2014
It doesn't unless you purchase an adaptor, since it is a micro 4/3rds. The camera is amazing and has so many fantastic features.
Shoots HD video at 1080i, at 60fps. Still photos at up to 9fps.
HELP! Everytime I shoot flash full auto, even with the small attached flash, the shutter lags and I get blurry pix. this is intermittent! Apr 24, 2014
Check your flash setting, I usually leave it on fill-in
You can use OM lenses on an EM-5 body with the use of an adapter which you can also find here in Amazon, but you must be aware that automatic focus and exposure will be disabled.
I am buying the camera for wildlife photography. I will also buy a 70 - 300 zoom. Is there any other lens I should buy? Mar 21, 2013
The olympus 45mm lens, if you can afford it, will take magnificent close up to medium distance shots. It's the perfect portrait lens, giving fantastic bokei. The 14mm or 20mm panasonic will give you great panoramic views and will also take interesting close ups. From a medium distance they can take a shot of a deer, for example, and the surrounding landscape. From a longer distance though, the deer will seem too far in the distance. If you're just planning on zooming into wildlife from a fair distance away, the 70 - 300 will probably work just fine on it's own.