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

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Lee Beasley Senior Member • Posts: 2,468
Apples and Oranges

I don't think it's better, necessarily. I just finished shooting an event with the K-5, and I was happy to have it. It took place in a school gymnasium with ugly lighting, and I shot a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens at ISO 1600. I couldn't see any noise in the shots, and they were very well received. That said, who wants to lug around a chunky lens like that for everyday outdoor shooting? Or the 16-50 f2.8, for that matter? The latest crop of mirrorless cameras offer so many options with such great image quality, what's wrong with having both? One kit is lightweight and eminently portable; the other a little beefier and not as likely to accompany you 24/7. But there's certainly room for both.

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