market just seems to keep on speeding up, and it looks like Olympus
might be lagging back toward the caboose a bit with its latest full-body DSLR, the E-5
. It's the successor to the E-3
, jumping to 12.3 megapixels and adding 720p recording with full exposure controls, plus a handy swiveling LCD. But, according to reviews, it just doesn't quite compare to something like a much cheaper Nikon D7000
liked the improved image quality and the rugged build, but not the ugly rolling shutter effect in video recording and the poor high ISO performance. Similarly DigitalCameraReview
says this $1,699 beast "feels like a modest update to the E-3," a sentiment shared by Pocket-Lint
as well. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.