A good small "companion" body for Olympus OM-D EM-1?

Started Jan 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
dougjgreen1 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,068
IMHO, E-PL5, E-PM2, or Panasonic GM1 are all good choices

jfoley wrote:

Dear Folks,

I have an Olympus OM-D EM-1, and absolutely love it. But there are a few occasions (like going in museums, street shooting, or other more cozy locations) where I might like something smaller as a second body. Also, I like the idea of having a second, lightweight body to take on long trips as a backup -- just in case one of the cameras has a problem.
I'm toying around with picking up an Olympus PEN PL5, or maybe the PM2. Both can be found as pretty good deals on Amazon or other sites.

I prefer a camera with an EVF and controls as close to the OM-D as possible, but there's nothing like that in the same price range.

Which other micro-4/3 camera is the best lightweight "sidekick" to the EM-1? Any recommendations on this?

Thanks in advance! Cheers, Jon

It simply depends upon what features you care about and what your budget is.

The Panasonic, as you know, lacks a viewfinder option but is the smallest, lightest option.   I personally use an Oly E-PL5 and find it very complete for my needs when used with a VF-2.

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