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DPReview Not That Impressed With The New Chinese Four Thirds YI M1 Mirrorless.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the DPReview detailed review
of the YI M1.

Click images to below to ENLARGE
and view here.

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I kind of had a suspicion that it might not be up to snuff when it came to autofocus — one of my key requirements. That is why I quickly lost interest in it after first thinking that maybe it was a potential candidate to be my compact camera.


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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II WAY TOO Overpriced For A “Four Thirds” Camera.

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The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II has some pretty impressive specs. BUT in the end it is still a “Four Thirds” camera and sensor size does matter.

This is STUPID pricing.

$400 more than the Fuji X-T2 and the Fuji is an APS-C sensor.

Same pricing as the Nikon D500.

I would pay $2,000, body only, for for a Nikon D500. But for a “Four Thirds” Olympus.

I think it is at least $200 overpriced.

Not that I was thinking of getting one. I am STICKING with APS-C. Thanks.


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Rather Than Waiting In Vain For Panasonic Lumix LX200 Consider Samsung NX500.

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“DPReview” side-by-side comparison.

Click images to ENLARGE and study here.

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There is also this YouTube video
that rates the NX500 over the LX100.


The Samsung NX500 with a zoom lens should be better than a Panasonic Lumix LX200APS-C sensor, on sensor PHASE DETECT and an insane 28MP resolution.

So give it some serious thought.


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With No Panasonic Lumix LX200 In Sight I Might Consider The New Chinese YI M1.

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Click to ENLARGE and study. I cobbled this together using “DPReview” Quick Specs.


Click to access full “DPReview” first-impressions.

Click image to ENLARGE and read here.

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Click to access the rather impressive Y1 M1 official image gallery.


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Already available for pre-order on Amazon for prices stated right at top. Click image to access Amazon page. October 12 availability.


Intriguing little camera. Micro Four-Thirds with 20MP Sony sensor. Supposedly can be used with any MFT lens. The 42.5 f/1.8 lens looks very tempting.

The overall price, even with both lenses, is good.

This camera got a lot of attention at PhotoKina and continues to gain attention at “DPReview“.

But for the lack of a Viewfinder (EVF) you could definitely think of it as a Panasonic LX100 replacement/successor.


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I Open A DPReview Forum Topic On Canon EOS M5 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II.

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Click here to access the “DPReview” Forum thread.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II Specific Website.

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Click to access. Lot there. Worth checking out.


On paper the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II is pretty amazing — in terms of technology and this Website does a great job explaining what that is all about.

Check it out.

This is one heck of a camera. I always KNEW it would be! There is plenty of proof of that on this blog.

Yes, I am still LEeRY of the Micro Four-Thirds sensor. But, the Oly appears to be comfortable at higher ISO and that will compensate for the less senor area for light gathering.

All this said … RIGHT NOW … we have NO DATE, NO PRICE for the OM-D E-M1 Mk II!

So it is, for now, nothing but a famed Japanese PAPER TIGER.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II Delayed? Has Canon With EOS M5 Already Stolen The Mirrorless Thunder?

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Click here for the full, original “DPReview” post
with entire Olympus Press Release.

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Well the much anticipated Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II, as was expected, has been announced at PhotoKina 2016. But the wording on Olympus’s press release is curious. It says: “Olympus Announces The Development Of Its New Flagship Camera …”

“Announces The Development” …

Claims that the camera will come LATER this year, i.e., 2016.

Does that mean December 2016 — the Canon M5 slated to be available in the first week on December.

The specs, as I always expected them to be, are FORMIDABLE. It looks like it will be one heck of a camera.

But, in the end, push-comes-to-shove, the Olympus despite all of its bells and whistles is a Micro Four-Thirds (4/3″) and the Canon M5 is an APS-C — and sensor size does matter. I might, however, be TEMPTED to wait to see what the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II can really deliver.

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Enlarge and stare at. From “canonrumors.com” — with THANKS.


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Panasonic Lumix LX200 To Now Be Announced Soon — Well Ahead Of September Photokina 2016.

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Click here for ‘The New Camera‘ original from July 13, 2016.

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Use link above to access the “The New Camera” original. Click on image to ENLARGE.


It is crazy that there is still confusion as to the sensor size and format. Of course it will be a Micro Four-Thirds. That is what the sensor format is on the Panasonic Lumix LX100 and Panasonic will not mess with that.

The big issue is whether the LX200, in contrast to the LX100, will ever use the full-size of the sensor.

Interesting that they have brought forward the announcement date. They probably don’t want the Pentax K-70 full disclosure on July 15, 2016 to steal too much thunder given that both cameras will be in the same price range.


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Possible Game-Changer Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk. II Delayed — Good For Fuji.

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From “The New Camera”. Use link below to access the original post.

Click here to access original at “The New Camera”.


This delay is a crying shame because this, despite being a Micro Four Thirds, is, on paper, one heck of a camera — even possible stiff competition for the Fuji X-T2 due to be announced next week.

I had already WARNED that companies relying on Sony sensors could start facing delays. This is such a shame. Pity there aren’t more sensor makers around.

This delay is indeed good news for Fuji and Panasonic — possibly even Pentax (with its Pentax K-70). Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk. II promises to be a game-changer — but Q1 2917 is a LONG WAY away. Pity. Shame.


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Panasonic Lumix LX200 To Be A Reality — But Is It Too Little, Too Late; DFD AF The One Biggie.

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Translated from “ixbt.com”. Click to ENLARGE and read snippet here. Use link below to access original at: “ixbt.com”

Click here to access original at “ixbt.com”.


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“The New Camera”, on June 23, 2016, also carried a story. Click image to access their original post.


So the much anticipated Panasonic Lumix LX200 is indeed going to be a reality — to be announced in September at ‘Photokina 2016‘.

But the current rumors don’t mention anything about a new lens (setup). If the lens continues to be the f/1.7 to 2.8, 24-75mm zoom, as in the Lumix LX100, that would be a dissapointment — though this is one heck of a lens. 

Much is being made of the 20MP sensor BUT there is no guarantee that the LX200 will actually offer a 20MP mode! Remember the LX100 has a 16MP sensor but the highest resolution offered by the LX100 is 13MP because of the ‘crop-compensation’ favored by Panasonic for this camera. IF they continue with that same approach the maximum resolution of the LX200 will be 16MP — which is respectable, but nothing special these days.

However, what will make the LX200 special, as is the case with the LX100, is a Micro Four Thirds sensor — a large sensor for a fixed-zoom, compact camera of this size and price.

And then there is Panasonic’s new ‘Depth of Defocus’ (DFD) autofocus system which claims to provide faster AF than what is possible with ‘Contrast Detect’ or ‘Phase-Detect’. That is a nice touch but AF on the LX100 wasn’t that sluggish or poor.

So it all boils down to image quality, IQ, versus price. Panasonic’s own DMC-ZS100, albeit with a 1″ sensor, can, per the reviews, match IQ and offer 3x the zoom for the same price.

Hence my concern that unless the lens is updated the LX200 might not be that compelling. The tiltable-screen a nice-to-have but unlikely to be a game-changer.


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