OM-D E-M1 or Fuji X-T1. Hands-on advise please

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Olympus OM-D E-M1

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  1. jaomul

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    I have the EM5 and do think it's great, but I knew it hadn't great focus tracking before I bought it. If it could track well I'd probably give up on my dslr system


     
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    Fuji for the bigger and better sensor. MFT is too small
     
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    How big do you print? We have printed 16x20 with M4/3 12 & 16 mp that look great.
     
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    which camera will last the longest? I haven't seen build quality mentioned.
     
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    Again, to my eye, the color transition with Fuji is much more seamless, smoother than with the OM5/OM1. The Oly sensor, again to my eye, lacks the gradient of Fuji. Oly is like green|red ... Fuji is like green|green-red|red-green|red. Sorta like film.
     
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    The Fuji X-Pro1 appears/feels to be one of the best built digital cameras I've owned. The X-T1 and EM1/EM5 feel equally solid with a slight tip to the EM1. The X-Pro1 feels like feels like an old Nikon F ... kryptonite tough.

    PS- I own 1Ds
     
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    ^^^^ ok my statement was a bit broad, but your examples might be misleading? Did you track or pre focus with the em5? Nice shots from both but I find the EM5 cannot really track, of course any camera can take action shots if you focussed where the action is.
     
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    Single auto focus - nothing in the field to prefocus on.

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    Yes, the EM5/EM1 and the X-T1 cannot track like a dSLR.

    None of these shots were "pre-focused" or focused manually. All were shot using rear button AF and pumping the button for focus.

    While the Fuji certainly does not track, but, if you keep the subject in the focus reticle and follow the subject the camera will retain focus. Below is are sequential shots captured with the XT1:

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    I can post sequential (2 and 3) shots all day long. Yes, you have to work harder for less keepers than a dSLR ... but mirrorless can shoot action and do it well. Yes, it isn't as good for action as a dSLR, but nonetheless, it can capture action.

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