Olympus E-M1 or …

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Re: Olympus E-M1 or …
In reply to ZodiacPhoto, 11 months ago

Coming from a long-time m4/3 owner:

Depends on your needs and wants, but I find the E-M1 a really difficult sell. Maybe if you've got a lot of money in 4/3 and m4/3 lenses, and you need PDAF, and you need a small camera. $1400 body, $2200 kit is a steep, steep price and it puts the E-M5 in competition with the top of the line APS-C cameras and even the bottom of the full framers.

$1400 will buy an E-M1. $1500 will buy an A77 AND an excellent 16-50/2.8. Apart from size, what's in favor of the Olympus in that case? Sure a few things here and there, but I struggle to see it in favor of Olympus. I own both the A77 and E-M5.

For that matter, the going price for a refurb E-M5 is $750 body only. That's $650 left to spend on grip, glass, whatever before you hit the E-M1 body only price.

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