Compact DSLR vs. OM-D

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Compact DSLR vs. OM-D
In reply to gbhwc, Mar 30, 2013

Fast moving things go to the nikon.  Otherwise CD-AF on the E-M5 is going to be better.

As to weight the oly lenses are much smaller and lighter.  So the over all kit will be lighter and more compact.

Why would you expect the nikon to have better ergonomics/handling than the OM-D?  Which is to say it does make sense to me.  But then I prefer canon's controls to nikon's.

Oh, and the oly comes with a small flash that you can leave clipped on.

gbhwc wrote:

I am ready to upgrade from an older fixed lens camera and looking for a versatile camera for:

  • Misc. Family Activities
  • Kids sports – outdoors
  • Travel
  • Backpacking & landscapes

Note: The above use list is in descending order of expected use.

I currently have a Nikon so I am partial to them.  The Nikon 5200 has caught my attention.

COMPARING THE NIKON 5200 to the OMD

Size is obviously important and the OMD wins there.

Weigh is also important and the OMD body is 4.6 oz. lighter.  Now sure about zoom lenses but a 4.6oz difference seems minor.

Environmental sealing is a nice feature.

There are a few things I like about Nikon that is better:

-       Low light focusing

-       Built in flash

-       Optical viewfinder

-       Better feel/comfort unless I add optional power battery holder / grips which reduce the weight / size advantage.  (I wouldn’t bring these backpacking and probably not traveling).

-       NOTE: I just compared the reviews from this website and the OMD received a higher rating on ergonomics and handling.  Does this make sense?

-       What else am I missing?  What do you think?

Thanks,  Glenn

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