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

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Timur Born
Timur Born Senior Member • Posts: 4,612
Re: Some thoughts from an owner of both

Much of the "ergonomics" question comes down to how you are used to hold your cameras. The DSRL style cameras with pronounced grip need you to lift your elbows and arms in order to keep the wrist at a comfortable angle, in return to get a firmer hold. The Rangefinder style cameras with less pronounced grip need you to keep your elbows and arms closer to the body in order to keep the wrist at a comfortable angle, in return for a more casual hold.

I usually prefer the latter, because my wrist and arms feel more comfortable with the casual hold. It's also less intimidating for people when you photograph them with your arms down.

When I try to hold a DSLR/pronounced grip camera with arms down for more than 15 minutes my wrist starts to hurt from the awkward angle.

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