Am I crazy to consider E-P5 instead of E-M1?

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Am I crazy to consider E-P5 instead of E-M1?
Jan 18, 2014

I am replacing my back-up G5 with another Olympus body, either the E-P5 or E-M1. My main body at the moment is the E-M5 which I love. I am going to take advantage of the current rebates to buy the 12-40 and 75 at the same time with $200 off each. Simply put, I was set on the E-P5 and VF4 due to the $500 savings and the fact that I love the output of my E-M5.

Now I am trying to decide if I am being foolish for not biting the bullet and get the added features/benefits of the E-M1. While the E-M1 is larger (which doesn't excite me), the output does seem to be quite improved over the E-P5 and E-M5. Plus I could use the better continuous autofocus of the E-M1 for my shooting. The only 4/3 lens I have the 14-54II, but obviously that becomes redundant with the 12-40. Any thoughts here? While I don't love to spend money, I can do it comfortably if I decide it is the right move. Thanks.

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