Nikon D800 or Oly OM-D?

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
sigala1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,818
D800 obviously outclasses the E-M5 is several ways

36 MP and full-frame sensor, not comparable.

However, it should be noted that in order to truly take advantage of that resolution, you need to use high quality prime lenses, or very expensive and heavy zooms, so you are looking at both a huge price difference and huge size and weight difference between the m43 system and a D800-based system.

I'm not sure I'd want to carry that thing around. I've been considering getting an E-PM2 because the E-M5 is too big and heavy for me

An m43 camera with a good prime might produce nicer images than a D800 with a cheap zoom. Heck, maybe the Olympus kit zoom could produce a better image than a cheap zoom on the D800.

Also, you don't need 36 MP for viewing on an iPad, or even for printing normal-sized prints (up to 13 x 19 maybe?). The D800 is for professionals selling their stuff in galleries, or billboards.

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