E-M5 dynamic range greater than on the GH2 (Admiringlight).

I really tried hard to not write any E-M5 news today but there are some news I absolutely have to report :)
Admiringlight (Click here) compared the dynamic range (in RAW) between the OM-D and the Gh-2. He writes: “the E-M5 has significantly better dynamic range than the GH2 (or any other m4/3 cam I’ve ever used) in both the shadows and the highlights (though the difference in everyday use is bigger in the highlights). In my experience with the E-M5 so far, it’s been very difficult to clip highlights at all…you really have to almost try to do it.” Good news! Let’s see what DxOmark will tell us soon about the E-m5!
Also Digitalcamerareview (Click here) posted the full E-M5 review and gets the “Editor’s choice” mark: “The E-M5 doesn’t start as quickly as a DSLR and doesn’t offer continuous autofocus at its high-speed continuous shooting rate, so while you probably won’t see anybody from Sports Illustrated shooting one on the sidelines, just about anybody else will probably find there is not much this newest little Olympus can’t do.

User reviews
Seeing all these positive reviews posted lately I checked the user reviews on Amazon if there is something negative to report. But I had no luck (LOL) and the 12 review on Amazon US (Click here) are almost all 5 stars. So I crossed the ocean over to Amazon Germany (Click here) were I found one “One star” review that really doesn’t count. The reviewer basically says the Nikon D40 is a better value…maybe a Nikon employee wrote it :)

And here are some messages and links sent to me by readers:
Silver + 12-50 E-M5 pre-order just shipped from B&H (Click here) STOP Black E-M5 body only available in stock in Sweden www.cyberphoto.se STOP $100 discount on that E-M5 on eBay DE (Click here) STOP Shooters report at Imaging Resource (Click here) STOP Studio samples at Photographyreview (Click here) STOP Image samples by Clausen (Click here) STOP Customizing the E-M5 by Ramon (in spanish).

Now please send Panasonic send me some GH3 rumor if you don’t want that all 43rumors switch over to Olympus ;)

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 11/12/13 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 7 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 2/9 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 3/4 (Click here).

New E-M5 user guide from Dpreview (shipping at Amazon/E-M5 accessories)

Video on top: I don’t know if that is a common thing under new E-M5 owners but a 43rumors reader tested the E-M5 weather sealed feature by taking  shower with the camera :)

Now it’s time for a short E-M5 news update:
First I have to report that many USA readers are now receiving their E-M5 body only preorders at Amazon (good!). Dpreview (Click here) posted an interesting article about “Getting the most out of the Olympus E-M5“. Definitely worth to read it! Review at Cecilsphotos (Click here), Image samples by Outbackphoto (Click here), Le bal des Martines, Paris, Belleville on vimeo (Click here), Low-light AF speed test youtube (Click here), Primero contacto by Ramon Clemente (Click here).

New E-M5 accessories on eBay:
Original CS-36FBC leather case for the E-M5 on eBay (Click here).
The super original Gariz E-M5 case are available on eBay in Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here).
Three E-M5 batteries with charger for $39,99 (Click here to see the auction).
Two E-M5 batteries with charger for $30,99 (Click here to see the auction).
One E-M5 battery with charger for $18,99 (Click here to see the auction).
A single E-M5 battery without(!) charger for $12,99 (Click here to see the auction).

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 7/19 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is not a top seller today (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 2/12 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 1/16 (Click here).

New GF5 and GX1 review (with new GH2 cage)

I am not a big cage expert or fan but this one looks pretty good! It’s sold by the korean company Gini and there is one single GH2 cage on auction on eBay (Click here to check it out).

Now let’s focus on other two Panasonic cameras:
Panasonic GX1 review at Photographybay (Click here): “In the end, the compact size, speed and image quality deliver enough for most photo enthusiasts.  It’s in the same vein of Sony’s excellent NEX line on all fronts.  Those wanting more out of a camera need to consider stepping up to a larger and more expensive option.
GX1 price check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic GF5 review at Techradar (Click here): “The low price makes the Panasonic GF5 one of the best compromises on the market between compact size and high image quality. It’s one of the only cameras that is truly (jacket) pocketable and portable enough to be carried around on a daily basis, while still managing to offer fantastic image quality and a solid feature set.
GF5 price check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

Reminder on super m43 USA deals. I order them from the cheapest to the most expensive:
Olympus E-PL1 body for $149 at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic 45-200mm lens for $199 at Amazon (Click here).
Olympus E-P2 body for $229 at Amazon (Click here).
Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens for $272 at Amazon (Click here). Actually it is also the most sold m43 camera at Amazon (here is the ranking).
Panasonic 45-175mm for $382 at Amazon (Click here).
Panasonic GX1 body for $549 at Amazon (Click here).

Olympus E-M5 review roundup!

I keep finding links about new E-M5 reviews and test. So it’s time for a new roundup:
Steve Huff (Click here) finished his E-M5 review: “To all of those who feared M4/3 in the past, fear no more. The E-M5 is versatile, capable, fun, serious, well built and offers everything we can ask for in a take anywhere camera. BRAVO OLYMPUS!
Full E-M5 review by Pocket-Lint (Click here): “We like it, we like it a lot. But with a taller asking price than the Nikon D7000, and at just £200 shy of a Canon EOS 7D kit, there’s a lot to consider.
New E-M5 review at E-P1.net (Click here).
A bit weird OM design thought at Minimallyminimal (Click here).
Olympus OM-D E-M5: mise au point manuelle at Lepidi (Click here).
E-M5 versus GX1 by Petter Magnusson (Click here).
10 minute video of OMD E-m5 video on a quadrocopter flying around a skate park, showing how good the video is and how well the IBIS works on Vimeo (Click here).
Hungarian E-M5 review by Pixinfo (Click here).
Silkypix RAW quality comparison by DSRLcheck (Click here).
Jérôme:Here’s a fresh video from my OM-D E-M5 using best Zuiko & Panasonic lenses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Mv6j88vPA
And a direct link to download the Full HD movie: http://dl.free.fr/bXvQsUZFK
Vittore:Here you can find ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/105314449991381543946/posts ) a first little impression from a professional photographer with OM-D E-M5 here my portfolio if you want to know who I am: http://photographer.photoshelter.com/

E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Bestseller list. Check the list (changes hourly!):
USA: E-M5 on position 10/13/18/19 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 11 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 4/12 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 3/6/16 (Click here).

GH2 versus E-M5 Quadrocopter comparison!

This time we have a different kind of comparison. No noise or resolution test anymore, it’s time for a Quadcopter comparison made by 4to400.com (Click here). The reviewer found that the E-M5 stabilization works great and “Although I will say that the video quality of the two is very comparable. I did like the way the video looked straight out of the EM5 a bit more then the GH2 though.” But he still misses the 1080 at 60p recording on the E-M5.

By the way the Quadcopter mania is really growing! I know of more and more people buying or building their own Quandcopter. Here is a list of stuff on eBay (Click here). But there are also Tricopter (Click here), Hexacopter (Click here), Octocopter (Click here)…. :)

P.S: 4to400 is represented by the company www.Quadrocopter.com.
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The GH2 is a real bargain in these days after multiple rebates (Click on store name): Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay (P.S.: $749 at Amazon (Click here) with lens!)
E-M5 (Pre)order links (Click on store name): Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.