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

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
PerL Forum Pro • Posts: 14,012
A parameter called build quality

Ben3D wrote:

Wow, that combo makes it only twice as heavy as that E-M5 setup.

Yes, you are right that the K5 is heavy for its size - about 250 g more than other compact DSLRs. It is because the amount of steel and magnesium that give it a pro level build. The OM-D with its built in EVF is 30 g heavier than a consumer E-P3, which is metal plate over a plastic chassis I believe.

The Pentax Limited lens also has metal build - the Oly 45 1.8 lens has plastic build.
Some think metal is good, others prefer plastic.

Oh this is an interesting view:

Yes, those who intends to buy the grip for improved handling and to avoid cramping shooting a telezoom can see that the footprint wont be much different.

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