Reasons to switch to Oly M-5?

Started Jul 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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dv312
dv312 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,996
Reasons for me

I have the E-P3 but still bought the E-M5 for:
1) It has built in EVF (no risk of forgetting or losing the external EVF)
2) a weather proof body
3) better multi dials control
4) flip up LCD
5) slightly better IQ
6) silent vibration free shutter
7) faster AF
8) safer, tighter battery/SD doors, better build overall

On the other hand:
1) i still prefer to shoot the EVF especially at 90 degree angle
2) the smaller size of the E-P3
3) the builtin flash
4) looks better (silly I know)

See if any of these are compelling enough for you to upgrade
Cheers,

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus E-M5 II Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH +8 more
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