Dilemma: A99 vs new Olympus E-M1

Started Sep 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
karmat63 Regular Member • Posts: 126
Re: Dilemma: A99 vs new Olympus E-M1

Nikolai Vassiliev wrote:

Olympus looks very good, but it lacks Custom modes memory. Not big bug extremely useful feature.

Anyway, better to decide based on Lens system.

m43 is much lighter and compact.

I've used and still use m43 system camera, based on GH2, for my video works.

Not so sure m43 is so much lighter then APS-C based Sony SLT system (looks like it's a more balanced option vs a full-frame SLT if you compare with a M43 system).

Here are some some basic calculations for 2 equivalent systems based on OMD_EM5 and Sony a58:

M43 (best option):

EM5 + Pan 12-35 + Pan 25 1,4 + Oly 75 1,8 + Pan 45-200: 1615g

M43 (cheaper option):

EM5 + Pan 12-35 + Pan 14 2,5 + Pan 20 1,7 + Oly 45 1,8 + Pan 45-200: 1381g

Sony SLT

Sony a58 + Tamron 17-50 + Sony DT35 1.8 + sony 50 1.8 + sony 85 2.8 + Tamron 55-200: 1736g

As you can see not a great difference fore same quality system, with the option to use both zoom or prime lenses for convenience use.

And the cost? Look for yourself; I can just say that the cheaper m43 system costs about 2000 € more then the Sony system (Amazon Italy prices)...

These were my consideration when I choose to (partially) change boat vs upgrade to OMD-EM5 camera...

Bests

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