Hi Swandy,I went from EM5 to EP5 and now EM10. Loved the EM5 but really never loved some of the mushy buttons and actually preferred the "range finder" look of the EP5, so went to that. But after updating my XZ-2 to the Stylus 1 I discovered that I liked having an EVF around all the time (my "excuse" with the EP5 was that I could mount the EVF whenever I wanted) so I sold it and got the EM10. Very happy now with the overall feel of the camera, the EVF, the way the controls are laid out and the IQ.
E-M10 is a great remedy for GAS. Likewise, since owning it, I lost interest in other cameras. It has everything I need or will need.Owned an E-M5, handled an E-P5 and currently own an E-M10. Personally it's my favorite M43 body. It's just the right size, handles great with the grip (which works great with the quick release), and the buttons are placed just right. On top of that, it has the latest Olympus image processing and I haven't noticed any strange bugs like I did with the E-M5. It's pretty much killed my desire for any other camera body!
The 3-axis IBIS in the E-M10 is pretty darn good. For general use it does the job. Though I think for heavy duty usage like shooting MF glass, macro and long telephoto, I think the 5-axis IBIS might be a little better.Nobody's missing the 5-axis IBIS on the E-M5?
On the E-M5, I have difficulty doing a half-press on the shutter button to focus. Either I get nothing, or the shutter clicks. Is this inability to tell when the button is half-pressed part of the "mushy buttons" issue that several of you have mentioned? I've never had the opportunity to handle an E-M10 or an E-P5, so I have no grounds for comparison.
Have not done any direct comparisons/testing, but for me I think that the IQ of the EM10 is a bit better. Significantly in normal images - no. A bit better as far as dynamic range and higher ISO noise - definitely. Enough to make the "improvement" the deciding factor - probably not for most people. As I said, I never loved the buttons and control layout of the EM5 and decided to go back to the EP5. If, when I decided I really wanted a camera with a built in EVF there was no EM10, I probably would have gotten another EM5 and been very happy. But since the EM10 had the newer processor from the EM1 and some other improvements, and since I liked the idea of a slightly smaller body, the EM10 made more sense.Hi Swandy,
Looking at the EM10s image thread, I notice an improved IQ in the pictures over the EM5, in just about every picture. Can you tell me more about your experience? I am between getting an EM5 or EM10. I have been leaning towards the EM5 because of the weather sealing but I don't want to compromise IQ.
I went from the EM10 (through the EM5 and EP5) and as far as your "pros" for the EP5:Like many others, I prefer the ergonomics of the E-P5 to the OMD models. Plus I like the choice of using a viewfinder. Without it, the E-P5 is significantly smaller. With the VF4, it has the best viewfinder available (2.36 versus 1.44 megapixels). I love being able to shoot with it tilted up 90 degrees. So, really, there is no choice for me.
The E-P5 has 5 axis IBIS but the E-M10 has only the older 3-axis.
The E-P5 uses the BLN-1 battery, like the EM-5 and EM-1. The E-M10 uses the BLS-5 battery, like earlier PEN models, which is just bizarre.
The E-P5 has 1/8000s shutter speed and pulled ISO 100, and so is two stops more capable than the E-M10 in bright light.
And two cons:
The E-M10 has more AF focus points (81) and so might be better at continuous focus for moving targets.
The E-M10 has the improved JPG engine of the E-M1.
I beg to differ on one minor point: the E-P5's 5 axis IBIS is superior to the 3 axis when you are shooting very close up with the 60mm macro. The closer you get to 1:1 the more the 5 axis IBIS shows its stuff!I went from the EM10 (through the EM5 and EP5) and as far as your "pros" for the EP5:
(1) Yes it has the 5-Axis system, but unless you are doing a lot of video, you probably will not even notice the two missing ones as they really don't effect still shots. And the EM10 has the stabilization during video enhanced digitally, so the videos come out great anyway.
(2) Yes it is the smaller battery, but to honest, I have not noticed a major difference in the amount of shots/chimping/etc. that I get. Perhaps if I owned a second camera that used the larger battery (but my second camera is the Stylus 1 which uses the same as the EM10).
(3) Yes, the EM10 does not have the 1/8000 shutter speed, but it does have ISO LOW, which is the equivalent of your "pulled ISO 100".
Also, because the EM10 has the newer processor, it also does the really cool Live Composite, which is great if you like taking long exposures. Forget what other features the newer processor allows the EM10 to do.
That is possible - I don't do a lot of macro shooting - but from what I have read, the two "missing" axises don't really impact on still photography. (And from what I have seen, going from the EM5/EP5 which both have it to the EM10 which doesn't, at least in my experience it has not made any significant difference.)I beg to differ on one minor point: the E-P5's 5 axis IBIS is superior to the 3 axis when you are shooting very close up with the 60mm macro. The closer you get to 1:1 the more the 5 axis IBIS shows its stuff!