Downsizing to M4/3, what camera do you recommend?

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Downsizing to M4/3, what camera do you recommend?
Jan 8, 2013

I'm selling my Leica M9 + 3 lenses and am downsizing to something more... portable/light but still retain reasonable IQ and flexibility. Money is not the issue in selecting the new gear, does the group have recomendations?

I'm most likely going with Olympus, either OM-D or E-PL5 and a selection of the fast primes, plus a convenient zoom.

My main issue is the OM-D just doesn't look appealing to me, too retro for the sake of retro, but the specs seem to be what I want. The E-PL5 is lighter/smaller, seems to have the same IQ (right?), and with the EV should be similar, save for the 5 axis stabilization thing.

From a usability POV, are both cameras fairly comparable in terms of manual settings, not forcing youu too deep in useless menus for basic operations, customizations and setup?

Also, any particular recommendation on lenses?

Looking forward to hearing from this group.

Olympus PEN E-PL5
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