Why does the e-pl5 cost so much less than the em5?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why does the e-pl5 cost so much less than the em5?
In reply to bwana, Jan 29, 2013

bwana wrote:

Ok it lacks the viewfinder.
But isn't the sensor and the software the same?
Don't they both suffer from the same shutter shock?
Don't they both benefit from turning off ibis at shutter speeds greater than 1/100?

You really think that viewfinder is cheap? Add the price of a VF-2 to the cost of the E-PL5 and the price difference suddenly shrinks quite a bit.

E-M5 is also much better built, and includes weather sealing. Compare them together, in person, and you'll see why the E-M5 is more expensive.

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