Well, you asked... EM5/GH2 thoughts

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nickthetasmaniac, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
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  2. Lisandra

    Lisandra Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2010
    Mostly agree, but tge em5 buttons are squishy and unresponsive to me...
  3. twalker294

    twalker294 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    Excellent write up. I've never owned a Panasonic MFT camera but your points on the EM5 pretty well mirror my own experiences. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    I've had both and sold both, I've just bought an OM-D to replace the one I sold (silly sod).

    Both IMVHO, are excellent cameras.

    The OM-D (gripped), for me anyway, in spite of it's idiosyncrasties, and there are lots, just had the indefinable 'something' that the GH2 just did not have.

    One buys an OM-D with one's heart not with one's head.

    In this world there are 'lovesome' things and 'unlovesome' things.

    The GH2 for me was just another excellent camera.

    Pssst BTW.....I will also be collecting my free grip and battery, RRP about £280.
  5. marcsitkin

    marcsitkin Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Harwich, MA USA
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    Marc Sitkin
    I wonder why some function buttons aren't made available on the left side of the camera. My left hand feels "left out"
  6. ralfmouth

    ralfmouth Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 16, 2012
    "has a camera that makes me want to take photos"

    "Can you please quantify this which is heard a lot.
    Is it just the smaller size that you like?
  7. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    True, but then coming from a K20D and E-3 I'm used to buttons made mushy with sealing. I still stick by my comment that, while far from perfect, they're much more positive than the GH2. Better mushy-feeling than no feeling at all...

    Ah, not really because it's not a quantifiable comment - thats the point. As I said in the article, the GH2 is a very efficient tool (a quantifiable quality) but I feel much more emotionally connected with the EM5 (an un-quantifiable quality). If I had to I'd probably point out the build-quality, materiality, aesthetics/design and screen (having my shots look good on review gets me more excited to take them...). To some people the end result is whats important, but to me its about the process of getting there...