View Poll Results: E-M5 mk 2 or E-M1

3. You may not vote on this poll
  • E-M5 mk 2

    0 0%
  • E-M1

    3 100.00%
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: E-M1 or E-M5 mk 2?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Likes: 0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    E-M1 or E-M5 mk 2?

    Hey there. Newbie member here. I had my camera bag stolen while vacationing in CA last month (all covered by insurance, thanks to the powers that be), so I'm wondering which route to go. I had an original E-M5 (w some great lenses) that I loved plenty enough, but I can't wait until September for the E-M1 mk 2. Should I go with the E-M5 mk 2 or the original E-M1?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Blue Mtns, N.S.W. Australia
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    Thanked in
    174 Posts
    Likes: 247
    Liked 334 Times in 156 Posts

    Re: E-M1 or E-M5 mk 2?

    It all depends on what you expect out of the camera. The E-M5 Mk II might have some advantage in the area of video & 40M High Res Shot but the E-M1 has the larger buffer (allows for more continuous sequential frames) & does in camera Focus Stacking (only with certain lenses). It also has the built in grip that is really needed for any larger lenses as that is an added expense for the E-M5's, although I also use it with the HLD-7 battery grip. For myself, I prefer my E-M1 (although I haven't tried the E-M5 Mk II), since it is the only model with PD-AF pixels which works fully with my 4/3's lenses but is also used when doing C-AF with M4/3's lenses.
    I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
    Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
    Lenses: M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, ZD12-60 SWD, ZD50-200 SWD, EC14, EC20, EX25, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
    Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
    Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts