What's all this talk about plastic bodies?

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JaKing
JaKing Senior Member • Posts: 5,918
Re: What's all this talk about plastic bodies?

My E-30 had a polycarbonate composite body and alloy chassis, and my E-510 was mostly polycarbonate with some internal metal bits. They are 10 and 12 years old respectively, and still function perfectly.

In some ways, I prefer the E-30 build parameters, as strong composites are far tougher than metal when it comes to shock resistance. My E-510 is the only camera I have ever dropped in over 60 years. Not a mark on it. That was on the second day I owned it . Still works perfectly.

I do appreciate that both my E-M1s are built like tanks, but does it really matter for the vast majority of us? I doubt it.

BTW thanks to Helen, Chris and others who have addressed the lack of correct factual information in such detail.

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