EM5 Elite ?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by bigal1000, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. bigal1000

    bigal1000 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 10, 2010
    New Hampshire
    BH Photo has one with 14-42 for great price $499 whats different then a regular EM5 camera ?
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  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    The Elite is distinguished primarily by the "leather-like" texture of the body skin compared the woven quasi-carbon fiber skin of the "regular" E-M5. It also is supposed to have larger dials, but in comparing images of the cameras, I don't see it...if they're larger it's not by much. Other than that, everything else about the camera is unchanged.

    $500 is a good price for this kit. For $100 more you might also consider the newer E-M10, which is slightly smaller, but adds WiFi connectivity, a sharper rear screen, and built-in flash and intervalometer. The trade off is that the E-M10 has just 3-axis image stabilization on the sensor (compared to the E-M5's 5-axis IS) and is not weather-sealed.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  3. Bigger shutter button, different "skin", more durable paint finish.
  4. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser Subscribing Member

    Nov 16, 2010
  5. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Did they de-mushify the buttons on the Elite?
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  6. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus loser Subscribing Member

    Nov 16, 2010
    No! The buttons are still as mushy as they intended in the first place.