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

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Daniel Lauring
Daniel Lauring Veteran Member • Posts: 9,342
Re: Leaving DSLR - pros and cons of X-E1 vs OM-D EM-5

I have both and if I could only choose one, it would be the OMD.

1. OMD focuses faster and in lower light.

2. There are way more lenses available for m43.

3. The OMD only loses one stop of DOF to APS-C but has lots of fast primes, and two F2.8 zooms.

4. The OMD has image stabilization built into the body making all lenses coupled to it become image stabilized. This can often make up for the stop of light it loses in high ISO and DOF.

5. The OMD has way more flexibility and options (though the menus are a bit cumbersome.)

6. The touch screen of the OMD is useful and faster for things like picking focus points and using it's fast menu (similar to the X-E1's quick menu.)

7. The tilt screen of the OMD is useful.

8. The OMD has a faster refreshing EVF.

9. The OMD is faster. Faster to focus. Faster to start. Faster to review pics.

10. The included add-on flash, with the OMD is better than the X-E1's pop up flash and there are more flash accessories available for Oly.

11. The OMD's face recognition works better and more reliably focuses on eyes.

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