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- Nov 12, 2010
what I'd personally be very interested in, is a quiet shutter...
I recall that Canon had two grades of drive: the large, pro-style "motor drive" and the smaller, less able "winder.". I had the latter for my A1, I recall.In the good old days the battery grip was actually a motor drive. I think this one is being made more to hark back to the look of old OM cameras rather than being necessary. The other grip is a very practical addition though.
That photo in that photorumors post really shows how pronounced the thumb-grip on the back of the camera is. And it's also pretty clear that with a small lens on the camera, this is gonna be a pretty compact setup and useful for a lot of shooting. When the EP-3 and EPL-3 showed up, it seemed like a LOT of us were asking 'why not combine the OLED touch screen with the flip up screen in the top mode? - and toss in a built-in evf while you're at it". Well, we've gotten our wish and with a better sensor as well. The only thing I'd change about this camera (at least based on what I know of it now) is the pronounced hump and center mounted EVF, but I can easily live with that with all of the boxes of my preferred features this camera seems ready to check off. I'm selling some stuff to budget for this body. I may sell the EPL3 too, but not until I have this and see how discrete a street shooter it can be. But if its as compact as I think (more or less the size of the EP-3 plus the hump), the EPL3 will probably be for sale shortly after.photo and more specs:
Olympus OM-D E-M5 specs and accessories | Photo Rumors
Black for me. And the new lenses look sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet.I think it looks absolutely wonderful and it looks good in both black and silver. If pressed I would buy the silver one. I seriously think that I will get one but not for quite a while. At least I'll get to play with it at work lots.