How does the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 compare to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II? - Is this a 'photographers smartphone?'

How does the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 compare to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II? - Is this a 'photographers smartphone?'
'There are many ways that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone / camera phone can be seen as a fixed lens compact camera with extras! Certainly with the 1'' sensor the expectation is that image quality will be closer to m4/3 cameras than other smartphones. And that is indeed the case. (See comparison with Nokia Lumia 1020 HERE) But just how close is that?'
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The Photography Show 2015 - Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds - The Panasonic CM1

The Photography Show 2015 - Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds - The Panasonic CM1
'Panasonic had gymnasts and boxers and Olympus had demos and a somewhat tacky free back massage for DSLR owners, which presumably also extended to those who use an OM-D camera + Battery grip + 40-150mm f/2.8 lens!! They also had a camera 'clinic' as well, which was somewhat more useful.'
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The Photography Show 2015 - Part 1

The Photography Show 2015 - Part 1
'A bigger hall, lots more exhibitors and stands and crowds of people. The figures show a steady decline in camera sales, but walking round the show and seeing the number of photographers eager to see the new stuff and talk to the reps, I got no sense of that. I was surprised by the size and scale of the show and the overall enthusiasm for photography.'
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II and the m4/3 'benefits'

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II and the m4/3 'benefits'
'I have to say since getting the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II a few days ago, that I can't remember being so impressed by a camera in a long while, if ever. From those amazing high-res shots to the way the camera works so quickly and efficiently, I'm not sure I've got anything better sitting on the shelf. '
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II REVIEW - High-Res images - Adobe Camera Raw

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II REVIEW - High-Res images - Adobe Camera Raw
'.....but these Olympus high-res files offer genuine jaw dropping resolution. And yes they may take significantly more effort to produce than from other high spec. cameras, but it's certainly something that I and I'm sure many others will take advantage of. m4/3 just grew up. Literally!! '
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II REVIEW - First Impressions

OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 II REVIEW - First Impressions
'It makes creating the kind of images I want to create easier and it does it without breaking my bank account or my back. For me it's a huge leap forward over the original E-M5 and while I've been critical of Olympus in the past for releasing cameras with very small updates for no other obvious reason other than financial gain, this is the real deal. It's going to take an extraordinary picture creating machine to stop this walking away with this years Soundimageplus camera of the year award. It's only March, but Olympus have issued a challenge to every other camera manufacturer in 2015. And that challenge is 'FOLLOW THAT!!''
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Mirrorless Cameras - Past, Present, Future?? The evolution of serious Mirrorless Photography.

Mirrorless Cameras - Past, Present, Future?? The evolution of serious Mirrorless Photography.
'The future we can contemplate with mirrorless cameras is as uncertain and exciting as it's always been. I'm fascinated that my small enclave of mirrorless enthusiasts has expanded to occupy a huge section of the photographic internet and in some cases dominate it. Mirrorless is clearly a section of the marketplace that engages and interests people. Sometimes this goes a little further than it should and seems to be at the expense of creating photographs, but there is no doubt that we all chatter about mirrorless interchangeable camera systems much more than we do about anything else. And the fact that the majority of the manufacturers have now heavily invested in them is testament to the fact that they aren't going away and are going to continue to be the most discussed cameras and lenses out there'
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Is this the most important micro four thirds announcement ever?

Is this the most important micro four thirds announcement ever?
'In an unusually revealing and informative interview Olympus have indicated that they are in the process of making their 8 exposure, sensor shift, multi image way of creating 40MP files fast enough to be used hand held. This is quite remarkable news and if the sensor technology that allows Olympus to do this is patented could make them jump ahead in the mirrorless interchangeable marketplace.'
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The Film SLR lookalikes - Fuji X-T1 + 18-135mm zoom. Sony A7s Nikon 28-200mm zoom, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Nikon 100mm f/2.8 - three days of shooting

The Film SLR lookalikes - Fuji X-T1 + 18-135mm zoom. Sony A7s Nikon 28-200mm zoom, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Nikon 100mm f/2.8 - three days of shooting
'Mirrorlesson fashions have dictated that 'lookaleicas' are on the way out and film SLS type designs are very much the order of the day. The Fuji X-T1, Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Sony A7s are examples of this. I've just had three days shooting with each and here's some pictures plus some comments on my experiences with each.'
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Sensor snobbery - 1", 4/3. APS-C, FF sensors compared. Just how much of a difference is there?

Sensor snobbery - 1", 4/3. APS-C, FF sensors compared. Just how much of a difference is there?
'As ever, the specs. of a camera, a sensor or a lens don't tell the whole story and there are all sorts of ways to get more from our gear than we might initially assume. Particularly if we listen to some of the know-it-alls on the photographic internet, which is always a bad idea. Since in actual fact, they usually 'know' much less than they think they do.'
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Mirrorless Interchangable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 4 - Hang on a minute, I thought mirrorless was supposed to be different?

Mirrorless Interchangable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 4 - Hang on a minute, I thought mirrorless was supposed to be different?
'Anyone else somewhat disconcerted by the size, weight and price of some recent mirrorless interchangeable lens releases? The Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom, the two Fuji f/2.8 zooms and the Sony 70-200mm f/4 are all BIG lenses. The argument goes that these are smaller than their DSLR equivalents and that may be so (though not by much), but isn't this missing the point? '
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Comparison between Olympus m4/3 and Nikon 'full-frame'

Comparison between Olympus m4/3 and Nikon 'full-frame'
'I was reminded of when the Panasonic G1 was announced and some reviewers were 'shocked' to find that at base ISO the G1 was very close, if not actually better, than the 'full-frame' Nikon D3 and D700.'
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Mirrorless Interchangeable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds

Mirrorless Interchangeable - Where does it go in 2015? Part 3 - Micro Four Thirds
'.....and the m4/3 dynamic duo, Panasonic and Olympus, They each deserve their own article, and today it's the turn of m4/3. So this is my take on what the state of play is at the moment and what might (or might not happen)'
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Micro Four Thirds - The Mature Mirrorless system. Olympus OM-D E-M10

Micro Four Thirds - The Mature Mirrorless system. Olympus OM-D E-M10
'But in the meantime, m4/3 is a very attractive system. A great selection of cameras and lenses and if you are seriously into video, Panasonic in particular have some pretty spectacular options. And if m4/3 continues to offer me something useful, then I will continue to use it.'
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