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

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
hellocrowley Senior Member • Posts: 1,291
Re: Pentax participants: This will make you happy!

I think the more important factor here, at least to me, is weight. None of these cameras fit in my jacket pocket anyway, and they don't need to. Especially when you equip the OMD with its best lenses: 45/1.8 and 12/2, it no longer stays in any pocket. It's the first thing I noticed when I got my XPro1, compared to my T2i + 50/1.8 kit, I'm not shedding any weight!

My conclusion after reading this thread is that with some (nice) lenses, the K5 is not heavier than the OMD with its best lenses.


  • Larger sensor

  • Better handling

  • Better DR + slightly better ISO.

  • OVF


  • Faster AF

  • Smaller, most notably thinner.

  • IBIS

  • EVF

  • Prettier

Both are great & comparably priced, make your pick. Or better yet, wait till Canon announces its CSC.

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