So... I finally come to a decision to go with the OM-D... Is there any big hand users out there?

Started Mar 13, 2013 | Questions thread
Henry Richardson
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E-M5 ergonomics are not great
In reply to Randell Tober, Mar 14, 2013

IMO, it isn't the small size that is so much a problem, but the design.  The NEX 7, for example, is as small or smaller yet its control size and placement, location of EVF, etc. is much better.  Here are some details about the E-M5 design and what would be nice to see improved in a later version:

http://bakubo.blogspot.com/2012/06/olympus-om-d-e-m5-poor-ergonomics.html

You can probably get accustomed to the very cramped design and tiny buttons.  The E-M5 has lots of other good points and that makes it a bit easier to accept the poor design.  If possible you really should hold one and play with it for awhile to see if you can get on with it.  Good luck with your decision!

I have had mine now about 10 months.  Do I still wish it had a better design?  Yes!  Have I got sort of accustomed to it and can use it?  Yes.  I spent lots of time holding one and playing with it before buying so I made the determination that I could get along with it in order to get the other good qualities (mostly smaller size and lower weight).

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