Why is an OM-D better than a Pentax K-5?

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
WT21 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,027
Plus, within the same system, you can get an EPM1 or GF5

Using the same excellent pancake lenses, you can also get a 2nd, really small body. Hard to do that with the K5.

Thorgrem wrote:

I think it's because of the same reason 4/3's like the E-5 (or E-30, E-620) is not popular. A to small user base so it's overshadowed by Canon and Nikon. A to small users base is also a risk for people who do boy in to the system.

The K5 is a very nice camera but I would go for the m4/3's because it's the future and it's much, much smaller.

hellocrowley wrote:

Honestly, I was interested in the OM-D until I saw that thread. It got me interested in the K5 and I started doing research about it.

The K5 is indeed small and lightweight (compared to other DSLR), the pancake lenses are crazily small and sharp. Great high ISO and DR beats FF cameras. For under $2000 I can get a body with 3 very nice pancakes. I dont know why it's not more popular.

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