That is a bummer, but I suppose it's to be expected with the gap between the OM-1 and OM-5 prices.
Maybe the very best upgrade of all is the naming convention changing from OM-D E-M5 Mark III to the simple OM-5!
I wouldnt be suprised if there is a third party option to rectify that soon...But then it's a downgrade with the OLYMPUS being replaced by OM System on the 'pentaprism.'
I think that statement sums it up pretty well:Here’s an interesting watch. It’s Robin Wong’s take. He goes on a bit (the video’s just over 40 minutes long) but I love his energy and agree with all his points but especially his assessment at about 25 minutes in; “all the important things about the camera, the OM5, are exactly the same as the EM5 Mark 3”.
If I was starting out, I’d buy the OM5 but, as I already have the EM5iii, I’ll wait to see what the next release has to offer.
The EM5 iii is currently on sale in the US for $900. It’s a little tempting.According to one of the rumour sites from earlier this week, those models has been axed. It somewhat fits with the newly held (heavy) discounted sales on them, the EM-1MkIII was at $1300 over here since early august, but no dumping price on the EM-5MkIII, it held at $1200, but you could get it with the 12-45 f:4 for $1700, not very impressed by that at all.
DPReview suggests no. Maybe the new sensor came too late in the development; this would also explain the old menus. Maybe it added too much to the bill of materials cost. Maybe they fear cannibalizing OM-1 sales. It's an absolutely huge let down, though. The old 20 MP sensor was first released with the E-M1 II in 2016, if I understand correctly.So is the sensor not the BSI 20mp version from the OM-1?
You’re in luck - it has all of thisI actually like a lot about this camera too. I don’t care for some of the button and menu limitations that the 5.3 has versus the 1.3, so I really hope they move the 1.3 menus and features over. Things like easy AF-mode control, and a programmable button for face detect on/off. Really about the only 2 custom features I wish my 5.3 had that were easily possible for software engineers. Throw in HHHR and LiveND, and it’s more than good enough for me. Might be an upgrade for down the road.
Just a note of caution - I bought my E-M5.3 in January of 2020 for $1200 (non-discount price; the camera had only come out a few months earlier). On FEBRUARY 1, they had it onsale for $1000.The EM5 iii is currently on sale in the US for $900. It’s a little tempting.