OMD - would you buy one with 5K clicks?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by oto02, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. oto02

    oto02 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    Melbourne, VICTORIA, AU
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    There is an EM5 for sale online in nick conditions.

    Would you guys buy an used OMD, with 5k clicks on the dash? (they asking about AU$600)
    How much life could still have in it? Estimated life span?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Air-Cooled

    Air-Cooled Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 27, 2012
    If I remember my internet correctly, the shutter is rated for 100K.
    Keeping that in mind, you have a lot of clicks left to burn.

    If everything else checks out, seems like a deal, good luck!
  3. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
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    No problem at all... I am not sure what's the shutter life of E-m5 but if it's anythinf like DSLR's its in the 100,000clicks.

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Mu-43 mobile app
  4. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
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    Yeah, it's supposed to last around 100K. 5% is pretty good.
  5. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    If the price is good, buy it. 5k is nothing if the camera hasn't been abused. I bought my used one with 14k and it looked brand new (used in a studio).
  6. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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    I bought mine at the end of May. 5096 actuations today in 3 months. 20K a year, it will still last 5 years or so.
  7. bredman

    bredman Mu-43 Veteran

    May 30, 2013
    Sherwood Forest
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    27,482 since it first came out. I hardly touch it in the winter so i reckon it'll be about 32K after 2 years so that's 16K a year.
  8. gochugogi

    gochugogi Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2013
    Oahu, gathering place of many cars
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    Peter Gunn
    Sheesh, it's almost like new. It's not uncommon to shoot 500 to 1000 images in a busy day, so 5000 clicks means the owner only used it a few times.