PEN E-PL5 or NEX-5R ?

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PEN E-PL5 or NEX-5R ?
Sep 27, 2012

I hope I'm not cross-posting when I borrow something from the Open Talk Forum.

Two cameras; one being the Olympus PEN E-PL5, the other the NEX-5R come very close in specifications, although the NEX costs $150 more and has the larger APS-C base circle. Both have tiltable touchscreen and 16 mpxl sensors. I think these cameras deserve a lively comparison:

EX-5R or PEN E-PL5? (1 week ago)

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1018&message=42513148&changemode=1

"I'm really torn on which one of these to go for. The NEX has wi-fi and apps, PDAF, and a larger sensor, but the PEN has touch-to-shoot, more buttons, a mode dial, and looks cooler, and has a better lens selection. I'm torn between Sony and Olympus. One thing that would tilt me toward the NEX is if I knew more about the future of apps, such as would they allow 3rd party apps? will apps be free or if not then how expensive? And how useful? Such a tough decision because they are two great systems but very distinct. I may also consider the E-PM2 although I have not seem the specs for it yet. "

Other references:
http://versusio.com/en/olympus-pen-e-pl5-vs-sony-alpha-nex-5r
http://snapsort.com/compare/Olympus-PEN-E-PL5-vs-Sony-NEX-5R

Thank you.

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