Olympus EM1MkII or Panasonic GH5

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erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 5,905
Olympus EM1MkII or Panasonic GH5

Apologies - Retitling of this thread.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58935603  (Need to wear my glasses!!!)

which started:

I'm a long term Olympus user, probably guilty of fan-boyism, fro,m time to time, but am also increasingly taking video, for which the EM-1 is barely usable, and the OM5II, while capable, quite awkward to use (the tiny video button drives me crazy, is busy situations.

So while I was considering getting the EM1II, especially for my best old FT lenses (150f2, 7-14f4, 14-35f2 and 50f2, as well as the 12-60, 50-200SWD), the GH5 sound like a really HQ and highly usable video device. It is larger and heavier, and will likely cost a few hundred dollars more, in Canada,

BUT it seems to have video features, and general video usability, well ahead of the EM1II, while the EM2II special feature - very high fps - seem a lot less potentially useful.

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 erichK's gear list:erichK's gear list
Olympus E-1 Olympus E-330 Olympus E-620 Olympus E-5 Olympus PEN E-PL5 +23 more
Panasonic 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Panasonic GH5
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