E-P5 challenges E-M5, epic battle breaks out!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by henavs, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. henavs

    henavs Mu-43 Regular

    May 30, 2013
    For a while now, I have been looking for the ideal replacement for my E-M5. I've tried NEX-6 & X-E1, both pale in comparison to E-M5 despite having slightly better IQ. Very hard to top E-M5 as its an all-rounder & excels almost at everything.

    When E-P5 came out recently, I fell in love with it instantly. My 1st M4/3 camera was E-P2, so maybe I'm being nostalgic too. Anyway, despite having better features, its just too expensive. Refuse to pay that much, I scouted for a used set. Finally got one with 17mm kit & saved myself around US$200 over buying new one.

    Once reached home, the bad boy ripped through its box & went looking for E-M5 in no time. :eek:




    The EVF is just amazing, it is as big as the one in 1Dx and better than the one used in NEX-6 & A99.


    For some people, built in EVF is important, it doesn't bother me at all. In fact I love the ol'skool look of the top mounted viewfinder.

    Then again, its always better to have built-in EVF instead of crappy pop-up flash. I almost never use the E-M5 add-on flash. Since you like flash so much, E-P5, You can have it!!


    Those new black lenses are nice too. The silver cameras look good in either silver & black. So tough choice here.


    E-P5 is fast...Very fast. Both AF speed & shutter response is slightly better than the E-M5. Especially with the quick shutter release mode that pre-cock the shutter. Having 1/8000 shutter & ISO 100 means I no longer need ND filters on my primes when shooting on a sunny day.


    I like the GX7 too, but no IBIS in video is a deal killer for me, which is my single most used feature on E-M5.

    E-M1, on the other hand, maybe too expensive if the rumored price is right. The built-in VF-4 & specs are great. But we'll have to see how it turns out.

    So is E-P5 the best camera to replace my E-M5?


    Maybe yes? Maybe no? I cant decide yet.

    For once lets forget about which body is better & stop fighting among ourselves. Cheers! :drinks:

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  2. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
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    Haha awesome photos man!!!

    Yes I agree the E-P5 is better than the E-M5 in almost all aspects except weather sealing.
  3. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
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    LOL, Great set!!
  4. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    Love the story. Disagree with the conclusion. I need an viewfinder and a hot shoe. YMMV.
  5. daum

    daum Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    That's what i love about the E-P5. The EVF is optional so the body can be thin and streamlined, no protruding EVF. All the tech plus some in a PEN body. <3

    I don't think I will ever use the EVF but I keep it around just because it's awesome and came as a set. :?
  6. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    LOL! Wow, you have a lot of free time! Entertaining though! :wink:
  7. audiodrive

    audiodrive Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
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    Very nice set! I enjoyed looking at the photos!
  8. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
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    A built in viewfinder would be great but using the added viewfinder is not issue for my needs. But don't forget about the GX7? While it's IBIS is not as good as the E-P5, it will not require service to have it's sensor fully cleaned.
  9. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2013
    Thumbs! Just great set!
  10. on_arb

    on_arb Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
  11. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Such a crappy thread title for a

  12. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
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    Warning: This thread depicts scenes of violence.
  13. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hi .. I recently sold my OMD ( I am regretting) and have placed an order for body only . Here in Australia EP5 body is only for AUS 870 which is quite cheap . But I think OMD has better handling with grip and WR comes handy sometimes . OMD with grip balances well with heavy lenses. I will shoot with EP5 for next 6 months and will try top pick up a used OMD for around AUD500 mark.
  14. uscrx

    uscrx Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Shasta Cascade
    Wow, well done!
  15. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Maybe we should all get our imaginings of how he did it in quick before he answers?
    I'm thinking multiple frames and cloning out bodyparts which are holding the knives etc ... and throwing flashes.
  16. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
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    Imaginative approach. Not another drawn out debate of this vs. that.
  17. jacko

    jacko New to Mu-43

    May 30, 2013
    I love this. Fantastic. Do I need to worry about the E-P5 I am babysitting tearing into my 5d Mk lll?
  18. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    Very cute! But one wonders what you were taking all of those (excellent) photographs with if all of your cameras were in the frame...
  19. henavs

    henavs Mu-43 Regular

    May 30, 2013
    LOL, Thanks!

    Weather sealing is nice, but unfortunately at the moment only 3 zooms and the upcoming 12-40mm f/2.8 are sealed. Since I'm a prime guy, its as good as not sealed.
  20. henavs

    henavs Mu-43 Regular

    May 30, 2013
    Thanks! :thumbup:

    Thanks! Yup, built-in EVF is definitely nice