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

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
goblin
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Re: Hmm...
In reply to philosomatographer, May 15, 2013

philosomatographer wrote:

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My E-5 has not had an easy life so far - and has been completely dunked in seawater when a wave caught me unaware. I have not experienced any loss of paint etc on the body - still looks as good as new.

I believe that "splashproof" is the key definition here, and Olympus chose it very well.

The EM-5 will take absolutely every amount of water coming from the top or in a splash (an image being worth a hundred gallons of words :D) :

Yes, that's me doing the picture and yes, me and my EM5 are getting the same treatment a fraction of a second later

It's the slow, silent, devious water entry which can do damages when submerged. Which happened the day after this pictures (and a ton of other similar ones) was taken.

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