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

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rriley
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Re: Oly did say that this is not the 'PRO' OMD
In reply to agogo, May 31, 2013

agogo wrote:

For it's price point I'd say the build quality is great, but not on the same level as the E3/5 which are damn near indestructible.

weight will count here
I guess the most common injury is dropping a camera, and its here that the recipe of build vs weight would advantage EM5 I think, despite being lighter built

if you should happen to leave it on the driveway and roll over it with your Sherman though, ultimately the E5 would last longer, although probably not by a lot

I'm sure the new pro OMD will have the same level of indestructibleness.

I've mounted my 300/2.8 on the EM5 and it feels strong and secure even with that weight - although I wouldn't hold the combination with just the camera only.

Yes, the AF is unusable for the most part. My best focusing 4/3 lens on the OMD is the 12-60 - which I use for landscapes. Just wish it had focus peaking.

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