Should you had any doubts that telephones have taken over the digital camera market then the demise of DPReview.com ought to finish that. I had questioned in what form it’d proceed as however didn’t see a complete shutdown coming. At all times one of the best digital digital camera assessment website. Huge library of pictures info misplaced.
Welcome to a different of my digital camera discuss posts. Will or not it’s the final?
Olympus OM-1 palms on
I used to be in search of a unicorn after I posted my final digital camera discuss article however then I got here to suppose the Olympus OM-1 may come near what I used to be looking for in a digital camera.
Lets recap briefly what that was – minimal 5.76m excessive decision EVF with giant viewport, compact lens, physique that may be simply held/operated one hand however it needed to be not too giant for a bike tour. Driving practicalities trump picture high quality for me.
I managed to acquire a Olympus OM-1 for a day. I might have cherished to attempt the digital camera with the Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm (16-50mm) f4.0 Professional lens however truly that tremendous sounding lens would make the digital camera too massive for my travels, so I obtained a extra appropriate however humble 14-42mm (28-84mm) f3.5-5.6 EZ extremely compact powered lens.
(Like the entire novice I’m, I misplaced the picture with this lens fitted to the OM-1. Sorry, however fitted and never prolonged the lens is definitely shorter than the massive grip of the OM-1 physique)
The Olympus OM-1 has a 5.76m dot 0.82 viewport 120mhz OLED EVF which I can vouch is great. Vastly superior to the small EVF’s with low decision and sluggish refresh. One other standout function is the OM-1’s 50mp computational tremendous excessive res handheld shot. This presents a picture not solely with the decision of a bigger sensor however with enhanced dynamic vary as nicely. One other computational pictures function is known as Stay ND which eliminates the necessity to carry ND filters for sluggish shutter photographs.
Then there may be all of the ‘common fruit’ of recent cameras like eye monitoring and lots of different issues I’ll by no means use and a beneficiant quantity of customizable buttons. I received’t repeat what has been coated by each assessment of the digital camera already however a small merchandise not talked about is you’ll be able to reassign the ability button to a rear mode change which with the powered lens and a auto lens cap virtually makes the digital camera one hand activate and shoot.
Alas I couldn’t assign the powered lens zoom to any digital camera buttons. However in any other case dealing with is great.
I’m not going to publish any of my pictures as there are such a lot of already on the market by vastly higher photographers however my basic observations are; I’d forgotten how good Olympus color science is and the 50MP handheld shot is a stage up on my earlier M4/3 cameras, however the scene must be static. I’d price the tremendous excessive res shot barely higher than my Canon Powershot G1XM3 which has held finest picture high quality place of all my cameras. The standard lens I had was a limiting issue, with an excellent lens the OM-1 can be higher once more.
Nonetheless the problem with the OM-1 is it’s measurement. The physique is method greater than it needs to be for M4/3 format. It’s greater than my Nikon Z50 was and as massive as a full body physique. Take a look at the Canon above, that’s an APS-C sensor and consists of compacted powered lens.
That basically killed it for me. Even with the diminutive 14-42 EZ lens it’s too cumbersome to slot in a belt/hip kind digital camera case thus when driving will have to be in a tank bag and I might find yourself solely taking it on rides right here not abroad.
The value is excessive however finally that was not a deciding issue. I actually thought I may make the scale work, I attempted some circumstances, however it’s simply too massive for me. And now as the great ship SS DPReview sinks I feel it’s extremely unlikely there might be an replace to any of the compact fanatic cameras just like the G1XM3 or LX100M2 and for this biker come interest photographer the digital camera sport is over.