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

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sean Nelson
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Re: Who said it was?

TrapperJohn wrote:

I suppose the EM5 is better if you already own some M43 glass. The K5 is better if you already own Pentax glass. If you don't own glass for either... it's your call.

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I've been invested in Pentax for well over 30 years. As the other posters have mentioned most of the Pentax Limited primes are unsurpassed. Pentax is also the only DSLR manufacturer that still maintains full mount compatibility for virtually all of its bayonet-mount lenses - that kind of customer support is unique in the industry.

Nonetheless, I expect to switch to M43 when the GH3 comes out for a couple of reasons:

  • better video, including (almost certainly) 1080p60 capability.

  • a single camera system that include a camera/kit lens small enough to carry in a belt pouch so I can take it with me everywhere, yet will share lenses with the other, more capable cameras in the system.

So it's video and size that are steering me to M43.

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