A runner's camera (advice needed)

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Parnyman
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A runner's camera (advice needed)
Mar 20, 2013

Dear m43rds users,

The new love of my life is long distance running. As you all understand, I would like a camera that I can take with me on my long runs. It would be used for shooting landscapes, but more often lying shoved into a pocket on my backpack or fueling belt. As a current 43rds user I will probably make the transition into m43rds some day, which is why I choose to post in this forum. I'm currently considering something like E-PM2 coupled with Panasonics 14/2.5. Although I would prefer the E-M5, and weather sealing could prove useful, it might be a bit too large to fit in my pockets.

So, am I doing the right thing or is this a mistake? A few things to consider:

- Do you think that these cameras would stand the bouncing involved in running?
- Is a plastic bag enough to protect them from rain and sweat?
- Do you think the E-M5 could take some rain, even when coupled with a non-sealed pancake?
- Anything I'm missing? Are there m43rds equipment more suited for this purpose?

I'm very grateful for your advice!

Olympus PEN E-PM2
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