OM-D E-M5 vs E-5 (build quality)

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to RichRMA, May 15, 2013

RichRMA wrote:

I saw a guy buying old Nikon D2x (despite their being a D90 at the same price point) and he got outstanding build quality and an ancient sensor.  Why do it?  To me, it's like someone who once had money, who still insists on driving around in a rusting, broken down old Cadillac (as if to say, "Hey, I once was on top of the world")  instead of just getting a decent economy car.  Those of you who can would dump the E-5 in 2 seconds if a new body with the OM-D sensor showed up, even if it wasn't built as well.  After all, many of you sold your E-1's (which was better built than the E-5) in order to get the E-5 and a better sensor.

I don't see how your post relates to what the OP was saying.

The E-5 is better than the E-3, and the E-3 was better in most ways than the E-1.

If Olympus release an E-7 (or some 'Pro MicroFT' body that does PDAF) then why wouldn't people upgrade if they consider the benefits worth it?

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