What can't the Olympus OM-D Em5 do as well as a DSLR/SLT camera?

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Questions thread
Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 52,476
Anything with moving subjects

Such a camera can't do that well on moving subjects because the AF system doesn't track well and because the EVF has lag.

It also has poor ergonomics due to the small size so if you shoot for hours at a time, you'll end up in a lot more pain than if you were shooting with a better-fitting camera.

Third, it has perhaps 1/5th the battery life of a modest dSLR so if you shoot a lot of shots, you'll need a lot of batteries with you.

Finally, it's not part of a big, flexible system.  There are fewer support accessory options and no possibility to move up in sensor size if you should choose to do that later.

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