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

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
venice Senior Member • Posts: 1,973
Not in same category by size alone

Promit wrote:

Honest question, I am not trying to troll. I've never shot Pentax, though a good friend is very happy with them. I've just got a lot of money wrapped up in m43, an OM-D order, and I'm starting to wonder if maybe I've gone crazy. By the spec sheets, they seem like awfully similar cameras with the hard numbers tipped in favor of the K-5.

Is it just down to (good) live view and size?

FYI, the volume of the K-5 is double (2x) that of the EM5 and it's weight is 85% greater.

That is far larger than the volume and weight difference between a K-5 and a D800.

It is a similar volume difference (2x vs 2.3x) and a greater weight difference (85% vs 70%) than the K-5 and the D3x.

The K-5 and the EM5 are in wholly different size categories without even considering the lenses.

I'm happy with both my D3x and my EM5.

-Bill

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