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OM-D / E-PL2 size comparison (pictures)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by heli-mech, May 2, 2012.

  1. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Well after all that waiting my OM-D finally came! Got it from a great company in Vancouver who only had only one kit come in and they gladly split it and sold me just the body. Cancelled my early March preorder from Olympus store, they were useless.

    Anyway as I am just watching the charger light thought I would take a couple (p&s quaility) quick comparison shots with the E-PL2 I just bought as I needed a camera weekend and didn't think the om-d would arrive in time :redface:

    With my limited time with the E-PL2 and the OM-D before the battery died, I can say this:
    -OM-D feels both smaller and better in the hand than the E-PL2.
    -OM-D's shutter is noticeably quieter
    -NIGHT AND DAY better hand held focusing with legacy manual telephotos. My FD 300mm F4L very hard to keep steady with magnified view for focusing. The OM-D while not rock steady is amazingly steady







    Tokina 90mm 2.5 AT-X (Bokina)

    Canon FD 300mm F4L
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  2. ronbot

    ronbot Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 27, 2010
    Thanks for the comparison. I also have an E-PL2 and would like to get an E-M5. It's amazing to see how small it really is!

    BTW, which store in Vancouver? I also live in Vancouver. Thanks!
  3. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Interesting. I hoped that the body would actually be slightly larger than the E-PL2.
  4. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Its weird, I think the OM-D measures bigger but looking at them and holding them the OM-D feels smaller. However it also feels more secure and "natural" to hold.
  5. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Dunne and Rundle (Doug). It was the only one they got in up till now, I know he said they have more on order but not sure if they have a eta on those yet. I'm actually over on the island, they got it in and shipped it out yesterday and I received it today.
  6. Offriver

    Offriver Mu-43 Regular

    May 17, 2011
    Wow - that's interesting! I never thought they would be roughly the same size. Thanks for posting this.
  7. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Ok, you should be proud of yourself. You might have just put one grand away from my kids' dinner table. :biggrin:

    Seriously, my only concern about the OM-D was the size. I got a G3 before, and the body itself was small, but that protrusion from the EVF annoyed me to bits. I kept telling myself the EVF from OM-D will annoy me just the same, and up until I saw your post it worked. It looks like I'll be ok with the OM-D EVF's height, I just don't want the excess horizontal protrusion of the G3.

    Now, I drool.
  8. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    I feel the same way, Hyubie. Although I saw the specs (and even looked at the comparisons on CameraSize), I still had managed to convince myself that the E-M5 would be/feel significantly larger than my E-PL1.

    To tamp down your GAS, you owe it to yourself to take a look at how much bigger the E-M5 is with a lens attached:
    E-M5 v. E-PL2 with lenses

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