Compact DSLR vs. OM-D

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Alumna Gorp
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Re: Compact DSLR vs. OM-D
In reply to gbhwc, Apr 1, 2013

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

Have a look at this youtube video comparing a dslr 70-200 f2.8 against the M4/3 35-100 f2.8.

Ignore all these nob`s that go on about dof it really is irrelevant, an f2.8 is an f2.8 lens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PybNmQtAWCg#!

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