The second and third place went to the Nikon D800 and Canon 5D-Mk 3.
In February last year I wrote about the new OM-D...
"February 8, 2012; after Nikon stole most of the thunder with their monstrous 36 mega pixel D800, Olympus launch their 20 MP less; retro, mirrorless SLR look alike; the OM-D. They told me the new camera remind you of the famous OM-1, I beg to differ; take a look at the side by side picture below and see what you think ;)
Many years ago I owned an OM-1 and 2, I remember fondly the OM-1/2 corners are rounded, curved; smooth... a classical beauty, the wanna be OM-D are angular and sharp. Come on Olympus, you can do better than that; what will Yoshihisa Maitani say?"
I was not impressed, I named the OM-D "Retro Out Of Control" !
Shortly after it was launched the compact M4/3 wonder was in short supply and OM-D nuts went out of their way to get this camera!
Intrigue, I went and bought one; they told me there is only a black one... who care, I always like mine in black ;) even though OM-D fan boys think the silver one is oh so sexy?
Why do I like my OM-D E-M5? Let me count my way...
It is much much faster than my E-P2, I can fire off a burst of 4.5 frames! The auto focus is extremely fast too, Olympus claimed it is the fastest in the world; I think that is grossly exaggerated though ;)
But the two main features that really sold me on the OM-D are...
This system compensates for both vertical and horizontal movement, while at the same time adjusting for rotational movements, along with pitch and yaw!!
In my OM-D E-M5 How Low (Slow) Can You Go? post, I was impressed with this new technology!
Quality of the M4/3 sensor is so good; it can even challenge the full frame! Don't look down on the smaller M4/3, it has COME OF AGE!
What more I decided to cut to the chase and go straight to show you what both sensors can do at a whopping ISO 6,400!
D800 @ ISO 6,400
OM-D E-M5 @ ISO 6,400
Top - D800 crop Bottom - OM-D crop
With only a total of 16 MP against the 36 MP of the D800, the little OM-D did not too badly at ISO 6,400. Do you shoot at that high ISO at all?
Believe you me, at ISO 400; you CANNOT see the differences!
Personally I think the ONE thing that steal the heart of OM-D fan is...
Look at the other two winners (losers), both DSLR are same old, same old; all they have new are a LARGER sensors ;)
Well Done Olympus! Keep up the good work!!
My posts on the OM-D E-M5...
Prima Facie - Olympus OM-D E-M5
Why I Want a Olympus OM-D E-M5!
Olympus OM-D, Retro Out Of Control?
Olympus OM-D Preorder Promotion ?!!
Another Banding Problem Of OM-D E-M5!
Get A Grip & TRANSFORM OM-D E-M5!
OM-D E-M5 How Low (Slow) Can You Go?
Video With OM-D E-M5
FOCUS PEAKING feature HIDDEN in OM-D E-M5!
Old Nikkor 35/1.4 on OM-D E-M5
OM-D E-M5 In Trouble @ Wellington City Library
We Shoot Tulips With Olympus Don't We?
Olympus ED 75mm F1.8 V Leica 90mm F2 Summicron
Micro 4/3 Come Of Age!!
It's a Bitch Focusing Manual Tele Lens On OM-D!