OM-D E-M5 vs E-5 (build quality)

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP philosomatographer Contributing Member • Posts: 539
Re: build quailty very over-hyped...

Nacha wrote:

in my opinion. both my e-1 and e-3 have broken and are useless. the e-1 flash card pin broke, and the lcd screen of the e-3 broke apart. both with less than 15,000 shutter activations, and with very light useage. mean while my consumer grade canon power shot g5 has over 20,000 activations and is going strong, and my pany fz20 still is working great. the E series may be built like tanks, but tanks are not very reliable.

My goodness, that's pretty alarming. Thank you for sharing that - I hope this is not a common ocurrence? I have to agree with you that build quality is often overrated. My brother shoots a plastic Canon EOS-350D from 2005 that's had a pretty rough life so far, and it's still going strong!

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