EPL-5 vs EM10

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EPL-5 vs EM10
5 months ago

Hi all,

Need some help advising a friend on getting a m43 setup.

Currently, a local outlet is offering an EPL5 plus 14-42 & 40-150 locally for £399 (very attractive) or an EM10 plus 14-42 non EZ (£599) or EZ (£699).

I'm reasonably educated on the key differences spec wise between the OMD and PEN (EVF etc) but more concerned how newer technology on offer in the EM10 will influence IQ over the older EPL5 given that they use the same basic sensor? Is this just decision a decision about ergonomics, design, features and personal taste? Or will the latest and greatest be meaningful and worthwhile step up warranting the extra expense?

Final point comes down to lenses. The EPL5 offers R lenses where the EM10 offers non power zoom (not sure if this is R or not) or for £100 more the newer EZ. Which is the best basic kit lens here? Will there be any noticeable difference between them or is it just personal preference non zoom v power zoom?

Help greatly appreciated.

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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II R Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm F1.8
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus PEN E-PL5
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