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

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Aleo Veuliah
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Re: Who said it was?

Sean Nelson wrote:

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.

And the Nikon F mount

But I like Pentax cameras and lenses, the K5 is really good

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.

But not only for video, the GH3 will be good for stills also

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