What are quirks and strengths of the K5ii?

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SirSeth Veteran Member • Posts: 9,946
What are quirks and strengths of the K5ii?

Hi all, I'm test driving an E-M1 but my main camera is an Olympus E-3. I'm not sure if mirrorless is my main squeeze but it will always be the best sidekick. Since Olympus gives me nowhere to go in DSLRs I've been thinking about a K5ii + Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 as one option.

What would I miss? What would I gain?

I think I'd miss tilt swivel LCD, dual card slots, Oly dust buster, Oly JPG color engine and my Zuiko lenses.

I'd gain better high ISO, DR, slightly smaller body, slightly better DOF control with APS-C sensor.

What quirks and strengths do you see that I don't have the experience with the K5ii to see?

Thanks for the feedback.


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