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  • OM USer
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    As others have said, there is nothing wrong with 16 or 20 MP. For me its all about high ISO and AF speed/accuracy. Oh.. and a tilting screen, preferably OLED.

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  • drmarkf
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    Screens are very personal, and I do appreciate that, so there's no doubt that a flip-or-fold-out screen like some of the Fujis have is the best of both worlds (as long as it doesn't make the whole body too bulky).

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  • pvasc
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    Ooops, yes I do realize the E-PL1 did not have a moveable screen.

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  • pvasc
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    I agree. I had the E-30 that had the screens like we have today. Then the E-PL1 and E-PL5, and E-M10. they all had the tilting screen, at first I was not a fan because the screen was always exposed, and I was worried it would be damaged. I put protectors on, and never had a problem. I came to like the tilt only screens, as you say very handy for quick street snaps. Now I find the screen on the E-M1 to much of a pain to use for that...I have it stowed most of the time and review settings SCP and photos in the EVF.

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  • drmarkf
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    I've grown to appreciate fully flippy screens for street photography - it sure as hell makes portrait format images easier. It doesn't bother me either way these days. I agree it makes the visual impact of the camera a bit greater.

    Most people shoot street these days in landscape, but why always follow the Webb-Myerowitz crowd? Diane Arbus is just one of the great street photographers of the past who took a high proportion of images in portrait.

    Yes, that's a good deal. The 12-32 is pretty good, actually (or my copy is, anyway: one hears of some copy variation). It's wonderful as a tiny travel zoom, and it's also a good IR lens.

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  • pdk42
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    Originally posted by drmarkf View Post
    As long as it's the same size as the 5ii and has CA focusing abilities as good or better than the 1ii, it may well be on mine. Absolutely ideal compact street and travel tool if it does.

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  • drmarkf
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    Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
    https://www.43rumors.com/ft3-olympus...e-m1ii-sensor/

    Oh dear - I'm officially disappointed. Big lost opportunity. It'll not be on my shopping list.
    As long as it's the same size as the 5ii and has CA focusing abilities as good or better than the 1ii, it may well be on mine. Absolutely ideal compact street and travel tool if it does.

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  • Barr1e
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    There are folk now using Olympus improving work over previous equipment.

    I have always enjoyed what I'm getting from Olympus - my only wish I had overcome my aversion to RAW and studied more the programs to improve my work.

    http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?b=1

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  • wornish
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    Maybe pixel binning is the way forward. Phone cameras can have very high pixel counts with very small pixels. They combine them when shooting in low light to reduce noise.

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  • pvasc
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    Not sure what you expect. I thought the MP race was discussed to death. I agree that with the increase from 16 to 20MP the image quality did not improve all that much probably because we are running out of space on the sensor and have reached the limit. Any further improvement must be done in the camera processing. Yes I am sure there is newer tech out there in the sensor world they could have used, and if that is the case then I agree if there is a better 16 or 20MP sensor and they are not using it, that would be disappointing.

    I guess I have just been watching tooo many YouTube videos. One in particular sticks with me, a discussion about sensor size and pixels. It explained how the pixels catch the light, big ones catch more light than little ones, and that about 12MP is the optimum count for a Full Frame sensor. The video presenter went on to say that is why the D700 is so highly regarded and if found new still commands a high price...because of the image quality it produces. So does this mean our sensors really reached their peak at 5MP? The E-1 sure did produce nice images, I don't recall anyone complaining about them. I don't know...I am just a retired airplane mechanic. I am looking now for my second camera, something to take along on the motorcycle, (to much cash in the EM-1 to risk), and I am looking at maybe a used EM-5 Mk1 or 10 Mk1. Would love to find an E-PL1 but if I recall the LCD was almost impossible to see in sunlight and there is a lot of that here.

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  • Miketoll
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    Originally posted by pdk42 View Post
    All practical examples of camera evolution show that increased MP, better DR and improved ISO all come as a matched set!

    Some Sony cameras (I can't be bothered to look them up) came out with new sensors with a reduced pixel count targeting low light photography with better DR. My now ancient Samsung S7 mobile phone dropped the pixel count from 19 mp to 12mp for the same reason and produces better photo quality than it's predecessor.
    My possibly dodgy logic says that if everything else is equal in the development of a new sensor bigger pixel size will have better low light capability than more smaller ones. So if 20mp is sufficient and sensor development allows for better sensitivity/processing etc then staying at 20mp will give better high ISO than say the 30mp you mentioned earlier. However generally new sensors do indeed appear with more megapixels but I feel this maybe necessary for marketing.

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  • pdk42
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    Originally posted by Miketoll View Post
    One of micro 4/3rds achiles heels is high ISO so a new sensor with improved high ISO capability rather than pixel count would be what I would like to see, marketing might want increased pixel count though. Bit of both perhaps?
    All practical examples of camera evolution show that increased MP, better DR and improved ISO all come as a matched set!

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  • Miketoll
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    One of micro 4/3rds achiles heels is high ISO so a new sensor with improved high ISO capability rather than pixel count would be what I would like to see, marketing might want increased pixel count though. Bit of both perhaps?

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  • Walti
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    Paul,

    I must agree with you around the age of the current sensor, but there have been a lot of interviews with Olympus technical people in the past who have hinted that they intend to push the processing side of the camera and improve its performance in that manner, which is I guess where the EM1-X comes in with its doubled up processors - a great test bed for algorithms with the luxury of not having to refine the code to fit the processor and memory of the lesser cameras.

    I want to see a better sensor in the micro 4/3 product, but it's mot about pixels for me, it's about high ISO performance, I don't think that there is a need to go past 20 or so megapixels.

    I would also like to see a global shutter - having seen a couple of rolling shutter anomalies on a handful of photos. (though having said that the photos the rolling shutter anomoly provides are quite funky! )

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  • zuiko-holic
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    I think it makes sense, the E-M1x is the most expensive Olympus camera and it has been released very recently.

    From a marketing point of view, it wouldn't make sense to put a better sensor in a cheaper model so soon.
    If the new sensor would be available for the E-M5 iii, it means that it would have been available for the E-M1x too.

    Personally I am fine with an E-M5 iii having E-M1 ii sensor. The new CPU can handle noise better and E-M5 is a mid-range model. It can't always have the best.
    It also depends on the price of course...

    What I was not fine with was the E-M1x's sensor.
    I expected E-M1x to have a considerably better sensor with more MP (I believe 24MP is doable for m4/3 and would put E-M1x in par with most other crop sensor cameras).

    But the new sensor didn't come with E-M1x and surely it wouldn't have with the much cheaper E-M5 iii.

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