Olympus announces the M-D E-M1X, an EOS-1D X Mark II killer?

AlanF

5DSR
Aug 16, 2012
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Just handled one after the local store called me in. It is very heavy and the grip isn't deep enough for me and I found it uncomfortable and very heavy to handle with the 40-150mm and the 300mm f/4. It does annoy me when the salesman tells me how much smaller the lenses will be compared with FF when the high density FF sensors make them not far behind the 20mpx MFT sensor in terms of resolution, only 25%-40% and not the factor of two.
 
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Hector1970

EOS 6D MK II
Mar 22, 2012
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Just handled one after the local store called me in. It is very heavy and the grip isn't deep enough for me and I found it uncomfortable and very heavy to handle with the 40-150mm and the 300mm f/4. It does annoy me when the salesman tells me how much smaller the lenses will be compared with FF when the high density FF sensors make them not far behind the 20mpx MFT sensor in terms of resolution, only 25%-40% and not the factor of two.
Yes the weight is surprising. Is an extra battery that heavy?
 

dak723

EOS 6D MK II
Oct 26, 2013
1,141
434
Just handled one after the local store called me in. It is very heavy and the grip isn't deep enough for me and I found it uncomfortable and very heavy to handle with the 40-150mm and the 300mm f/4. It does annoy me when the salesman tells me how much smaller the lenses will be compared with FF when the high density FF sensors make them not far behind the 20mpx MFT sensor in terms of resolution, only 25%-40% and not the factor of two.
Yes, but high-density FF sensors are NOT what the majority of FF owners have. And this camera is meant for the same sports/action market which does not have high MPs - but rather a comparable amount of MPs. So, yes, you can't make a sweeping comparison between FF and m4/3rds - either way. For some, it is a 25/40% factor, for others it is indeed almost a factor of two.
 

AlanF

5DSR
Aug 16, 2012
4,754
1,312
Yes, but high-density FF sensors are NOT what the majority of FF owners have. And this camera is meant for the same sports/action market which does not have high MPs - but rather a comparable amount of MPs. So, yes, you can't make a sweeping comparison between FF and m4/3rds - either way. For some, it is a 25/40% factor, for others it is indeed almost a factor of two.
The marketing hype about telephotos giving twice the reach on MFTs is aimed also at those who need the reach, ie wildlife photographers. As a group, they tend to use high density FF sensors, be they Canon or Nikon, or APS-C. And those who use 20mpx sensors usually have f/4 400-600mm lenses + TCs or 150-600mm lenses that are unavailable in the MFT range at present. It’s a sweeping statement to make the claim by MFTs about having twice the reach (and ignoring sensor density) but no one is making a sweeping statement in the other direction - high density FF sensors are very available to those who want or need them.

Of the 1000s of bird photographers I see each year, there is just one who uses an Oly + 300 f/4. But, there are many who use 1” and 2/3” superzooms for the convenience and price. Do you see many sports photographers with MFTs?
 

Pape

EOS 80D
Dec 31, 2018
152
45
superzooms are lot cheaper ,i hope canon makes 500E 400mm 5,6f plastic version for M mount :)
 

Don Haines

Beware of cats with laser eyes!
Jun 4, 2012
7,873
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The marketing hype about telephotos giving twice the reach on MFTs is aimed also at those who need the reach, ie wildlife photographers. As a group, they tend to use high density FF sensors, be they Canon or Nikon, or APS-C. And those who use 20mpx sensors usually have f/4 400-600mm lenses + TCs or 150-600mm lenses that are unavailable in the MFT range at present. It’s a sweeping statement to make the claim by MFTs about having twice the reach (and ignoring sensor density) but no one is making a sweeping statement in the other direction - high density FF sensors are very available to those who want or need them.

Of the 1000s of bird photographers I see each year, there is just one who uses an Oly + 300 f/4. But, there are many who use 1” and 2/3” superzooms for the convenience and price. Do you see many sports photographers with MFTs?
Agreed!