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Olympus OM-D E-M5

We are thinking about getting the Olympus OM-D E-M5 to replace our dying point n shoot. Does anyone have any experience with this camera?

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Thats not the half of your problems..

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Digital Photography Review is a very good and reliable source of information.

The OMD E-M5 is a game changing camera, but bear in mind that you need to put the budget into the lenses to realise all of it's benefits.

Absolute requisite lenses:
Olympus 9-18mm (Panasonic 7-14 is better, but too wide to be an every day lens
Panasonic 20mm f1.7
Olympus 45mm f1.8

On the 14-40odd mm Zoom lens front, unless you are getting the 2.8 zooms get a Panasonic one but not the little pancake, its cute and all, but...
The Olympus cheap zoom's in the 14-45odd mm range are not really worth considering.

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The Panasonic 14mm f2.5 is worth buying just to have as its rather good and ludicrously small, but the Olympus 12mm f2 is much better.

there is also a Samyang 7.5mm fisheye, which is rather good, if a little impractical, and not everyones cup of tea

its a bit of a trap, deciding which of the lenses to buy, and jumping about between Panasonic and Olympus.

Oh and if you're into video, rather go for the Panasonic GH3, or 4 if the budget takes you that far.
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I have the OMD-E10, and I must say that the upgrade from my well used Panasonic GF1 was worth every bit.

I am mostly a fix focus shooter, and use the Panny 14mm f/2.5 and Sigma 19 f/2.8

I am trying to find the money for the Olympus 17 f/1.8. It is very seldom I need a tele lense, but at one point I might pick up the 14-140 just to have it.

The Panasonic 14-42 is a very good lense for the price (and reasonably small), or the 14-140. Ultrawide is a hit and miss, I never got along with the results, but we're all different.
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They get very good reviews, only thing as good imo are the Fuji X series, which are better (again imo), but are generally aimed very much at enthusiasts and professionals. I bought a X-e1 last year and it was by far the best digital camera I have used, and I have used a fair few.
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They get very good reviews, only thing as good imo are the Fuji X series, which are better (again imo), but are generally aimed very much at enthusiasts and professionals. I bought a X-e1 last year and it was by far the best digital camera I have used, and I have used a fair few.
It is never the tool, it is your ability to use it

The OMD-E1 and X-T1 are build for the same market - more or less. They are both very interesting, and equally expensive. Unfortunately the glass to make them even better cost a lot of money....
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Yeah totally, just giving a my opinion that I prefer Fujis to Oly's
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