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    Default E-M5 Mk2 vs E-M10 Mk2

    Hi All,

    I want to upgrade my multi-year-old Lumix GX1. My main use for my camera is
    - Travel (landscape and street)
    - Family event
    - Occasionally walk-about photo taking

    I've read up reviews, watching YouTube to research and I am torn between E-M5 Mk2 (quoted $1225 body only) vs E-M10 Mk2 (quoted $998 with 14-42mm).

    I am well aware that these 2 are at different class of Olympus. My question here is: with my usage above, is it worth to get E-M5 Mk2(for features like weather sealed, Hi-Res, Mic line, etc...)?

    TIA.
    Last edited by awayfromhome; 19th October 2017 at 09:20 PM.

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    Default Re: E-M5 Mk2 vs E-M10 Mk2

    I think for your above usage, either will do fine, question is, for example, how often do you find yourself being caught in undesirable weather? Hi-res is a nice feature, but I rarely use it, do you print large images? If not, no point shooting hi-res and taking up precious space on your hard disk even though there are 12TB HDD around. Mic line, you shoot video?

    I think you should list down what do you do and the features of both cameras, and ask yourself honestly if you need it, for example, you've listed the following.

    . Travel
    . Family event
    . Occasional walk about

    Which can be filled as

    . Travel - E-M5 MKII, E-M10MKK
    . Family event - E-M5 MKII, E-M10MKK
    . Occasional walk about - E-M5 MKII, E-M10MKK

    Then the features, like so

    . Weather sealing - I don't shoot in the rain
    . High-res - I got limited HDD space and don't need hi res files
    . Mic line in - I don't shoot video
    . Flip screen - I prefer discreet shooting (WongLP likes this more)
    . swivel screen - I don't shoot video (I personally like swivel but I'm ok with both)

    I think only you yourself can answer it, else I personally will tell you to go for E-M5 MKII cause it's in the middle and the best compromise between the top and bottom
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    Both capable m43 camera. I had the em10 mark 1 before and upgraded to em5 mark 2.
    I find the built of em5 mk2 much better, weather sealing for assurance in case of rain, sea etc and the 5 axis IS amazing. Worth spending the extra hundreds. Got what I paid for.

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    Just to add to your headache, there's EM10 Mark III now hahaha, but doesn't looks like you do 4K, so probably can skip. Anyways, what Spidey89 had mentioned is a good start to help you narrow down, but only yourself will know.

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    Default Re: E-M5 Mk2 vs E-M10 Mk2

    I am also considering the same thing. Was waiting if I would see a price drop on the EM10.2 in the upcoming Sitex..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    I am also considering the same thing. Was waiting if I would see a price drop on the EM10.2 in the upcoming Sitex..
    Promo from 1-31 October 2017
    https://home.olympusimage.com.sg/ois...final_3417.pdf

    For Sitex, need to go down to walk and see.
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    Default Re: E-M5 Mk2 vs E-M10 Mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Promo from 1-31 October 2017
    https://home.olympusimage.com.sg/ois...final_3417.pdf

    For Sitex, need to go down to walk and see.
    Thanks Bro, in the end I bought I did bought the EM10.2 for S$898/- with two lens with 3 year warranty. May not be the best price, but when I see the price in BnS it seem its more worthwhile getting a new unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Thanks Bro, in the end I bought I did bought the EM10.2 for S$898/- with two lens with 3 year warranty. May not be the best price, but when I see the price in BnS it seem its more worthwhile getting a new unit.
    Hi Anson, might sharing where you get yr em10 mk2 for $898 for two lens?

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    Default Re: E-M5 Mk2 vs E-M10 Mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by sypders View Post
    Hi Anson, might sharing where you get yr em10 mk2 for $898 for two lens?
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