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Two different views on the new E-P5.

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The E-P5 comments are divided between people who thinks this is an overall nice new camera and people who doesn’t’ believe the E-P5 makes sense in today’s market. I picked up two statements expressing in short two different views on the E-P5:

Thom Hogan:I was an early E-P1 purchaser and upgraded right up to the eventual OM-D E-M5. An E-P5 would be a step backwards, as far as I’m concerned. I’d also have to assume that the few new features we see in the E-P5 (focus peaking, WiFi, etc.) will make their way to the inevitable OM-D E-M6. So I’m good to go. But would someone buy into the E-P5 instead of an OM-D E-M5? That seems debatable.” (Source: Sansmirror).

Douglas Brown:Frankly, I went to the preview prepared to dismiss it as a model that should be merged into the EPL series, but came away totally impressed with the build, new functionality, interface changes, and most especially the new EVF.” (Source: Torontowide).

The E-P5 is certainly not going to be a big jump in the MFT history (as it was with the E-P1, GF1, GH2 and E-M5). Yes, the E-P5 isn’t a deal-breaker and yet it has some new nice features. Hard to say yet if this will be a success or failure in terms of market sales. For now the E-P5 superkits remains the hottest option according to Amazon ranking (Click here). The body only preorders are not really high.

Specs, Price and Preorders:
E-P5 Black at Amazon, Adorama, Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 White at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 Silver at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 Black with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon UK.
E-P5 Silver with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon UK.
E-P5 White with 17mm f/1.8 lens and VF-4 at Amazon UK.
E-P5 Black with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and Wex UK.
E-P5 White with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.
E-P5 Silver with 14-42mm lens at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
17mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
45mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany.
75mm f/1.8 Black at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.
VF-4 viewfinder at Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys.

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