Leaving DSLR - pros and cons of X-E1 vs OM-D EM-5

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
gustabod Senior Member • Posts: 1,468
Re: Leaving DSLR - pros and cons of X-E1 vs OM-D EM-5

It will depend on what you feel more at home with. I own and OM-D and an X-pro1. I recently shot a village fair using both (Xpro-1 with 19 and 35 lenses and OM-D mainly with the oly 75 1.8).

People seemed less intimidated by the Xpro1, but I found it more intuitive to shoot the OM-D and it's slr like handling and fast AF. You can get the OOF effects with some of the fast primes from oly and panny/leica.

In the right light the fuji sensor is superb, but the OM-D's is not far behind. If you are used to an slr you may find it more challenging to shoot with the fuji and your approach to seeing and composing will have to adapt. If you are happy with the slr approach but are doing this just to lessen the bulk and weight I suggest you consider the OM-D.

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