Would you buy an E-M5 featured E-xxx?

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Would you buy an E-M5 featured E-xxx?
Feb 16, 2012

I look at the E-M5 and in many respects it's the answer to my dreams: a small/light full-featured body of very high quality build. New sensor/processor, tilt OLED, 100% coverage EVF, improved video.

But it's likely still not optimized for 4/3's lens AF. This while 4/3's SG and HG lenses arguably remain the best quality for the $ value in photography.

Four years ago I purchased an E-510 two-lens kit for about $600, and two years back an E-620 body for $454. Both steals I never expect to match, and partial explanation for why Olympus was failing to make money.

Yet here I am seriously considering the E-M5 at $1000 to supplement them along with my E-PM1. Would I pay $700-800 for a non-weathersealed E-7xx with a slimmed down and updated E-620 body packing E-M5 features including its EVF, finally eliminating the OVF "tunnel"?

This would seem the best of all worlds, the latest sensor and features wrapped around the 4/3's format for optimal use of my lenses and reopening the door to additional 4/3's lens purchases.

What do others think, would this sell? Or will Olympus instead finally solve the AF sluggishness of mFT bodies with 4/3's lenses?
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