Buying an Olympus PEN camera

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Leo van Flevoland New Member • Posts: 24
Buying an Olympus PEN camera

I am looking to buy an Olympus pen camera. I am considering EPL-7 or EP-5. Recently a local camera dealer had reduced the EP-5 price and they are selling a new EP-5 for 349 euros. They are also selling EPL-7 for 349 euros, so basically the same price. I am finding it hard to decide which one I should go for.

I really like how EP-5 is built and has very good reviews and has a few features which I understand are even better than EPL7. However it is already out of production and I see people labeling it obsolete ect. Will it be wise to buy EP-5 or am I better of buying EPL7 ?

Also, is EP-5 a pocketable camera? or does it feels significantly bigger/heavier than EPL7 ?

I currently own an Olympus EM10 mark II along with a number of MFT lenses. I originally wanted to buy a PEN because I really liked its design. Although I eventually settled for EM10 mark II and I am very happy with it of course. However, now since EPL7 and EP5 are both available for reasonably low prices, I am looking to buy one as a second MFT camera.

 Leo van Flevoland's gear list:Leo van Flevoland's gear list
Fujifilm FinePix X100 Fujifilm X70 Olympus PEN E-P5 Canon EOS 1200D Nikon D750 +21 more
Olympus E-PL7 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus PEN E-P5
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