I was in the same shoes: I compared and thought long and hard between the E-M1.2 vs E-M5.3. At the original price, the E-M5 was not a very good deal IMHO, whereas the E-M1 discounted price was extremely tempting. Add to that, if I added the grip to the E-M5, it would end up costing more than the E-M1!Serious question, can those of you that bought the em5iii tell me why exactly? You could have a second hand em1mkii for less. Is it the slightly smaller size?
anyway, for me I didn’t really get this camera. At the price point it doesn’t make sense.
But I was leaning toward the E-M5 for these less-than-obvious reasons:
- longer EVF eye relief (I wear glasses and using the EVF was always annoying)
- OLED EVF (the LCD versions, like on the E-M1, did not work with polarized sunglasses--another major annoyance)
Final clincher: Olympus just put the E-M5.3 on sale for $200 off, so that made it a no-brainer purchase. Now to wait for the ECG-5 grip to go on sale...