As one moves towards the top end of any system I think there can be issues of diminishing returns. That is even more true with the "newest & bestest" camera in a line. From the standpoint of picture quality, I am not able to fully utilize the capabilities of the current cameras...my camera is not the weakest link in my photographic efforts. I doubt that a small increase in sensor pixels will have a dramatic effect on my pictures and have no interest in dealing with the weight and size and cost issues in going to full frame. But, at times there are certain concrete improvements or changes, like fixing "shutter shock" or improving C-AF speed or tracking abilities or more autofocus points or better flash sync speeds, improved battery life or ergonomics or other features that can make a product upgrade compelling beyond the simple question of whether it has a better or bigger sensor. That is my interest in the new Oly camera; it has some features that I think I would enjoy using and may make it easier for me to get the shots I want. That it has an improved sensor is also nice.
I have no illusions that a new camera will make me a better photographer, but it might increase the fun for me. Given what I have to spend to go on each dive trip, it is hard to get too worked up about the price of a particular camera or lens that should last me at least a few years.
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