E-M5 Mk2 vs E-M10 Mk2


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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.
 

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spidey89

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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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Fable

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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.
 

wonglp

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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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Anson

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sypders

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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?