It seems the last month and half has all been about the D800 or the 5dMkIII release. My current feelings on these, are that they have left me a little flat. The MkIII more so, than the D800 but I’m a Canon shooter and I’m not really wanting to change entire systems. However this will of course change when I actually get to play with them. I was browsing around an fell onto the Olympus site where they are advertising a new camera called the OM-D.
As soon as I saw it I had that same exciting feeling I had when I saw the first digital Olympus Pen. Again taking their styling from the old film OM series and making it modern. I think the biggest plus is the analog buttons and dials. With the Pen and other Systems going to complete menu driven functions having dials is a bonus. It’s got a 16mp 4/3 LiveMOS sensor. It takes all the Micro Four Thrid lenses, 9 frames per second shooting rate, weather sealed, and apparently the worlds fastest autofocus speed. It’s view finder is not optical but a 1.44mp Electronic View Finder with 100% field of view.
As you can see it comes in two colours, and the kit lens has also been weather sealed. All very exciting stuff. As far as other specs there are the usual things, like 3d tracking, image stabilisation, exposure bracketing of up to 7 frames, HD video with image stabilisation, and a tilt screen. Something that does stand out is 3D recording mode. Not sure how it works but would be interesting to find out.Want to read the full specs?
Are you excited about this and other sorts of cameras taking on the shapes of old film cameras, or are you liking the newer looking devices that are more like a mobile phone with a proper lens?