OMD E-M5 Vs G5?

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jorginho Forum Pro • Posts: 14,481
Re: OMD E-M5 Vs G5?

vlan2 wrote:


I am looking at these two cameras : -

Olympus OMD E-M5

Panasonic G5

Which should I choose? Do they both have good 'Auto' settings to get me started, before going manual?


OMD pro:

* Better IQ allround
* Weathersealing
* IBIS for stills and video that is very effective

G5 pro's:
* Still very good IQ
- Swivel screen!
* A lot cheaper than OMD
* All lenses AF at their maximum speed, Panny lenses on the OMD (20 mm and 14-45) show banding and/or slower AF (especially in the dark).
* Electronic shutter
So its up to you! I have both sort of (Gh2 which has the same sensor as G5) and EPL5 (same sensor as OMD). The IQ difference is not only a thing of the charts, it is clearly notable in reallife especially when it matters. Otoh: the Gh2 (and G5) has a swiveling display I like very much. IQ was not the reason to buy EPL5 at all, just wanted a very good ans smaller cam. So G5/GH2 will be good enough for most I think.

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