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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 The second generation smallest and lightest Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus with an integrated Electronic Viewfinder

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Is it worth it?

Just a quick question, is it worth the extra to get the em5 mkll other than the em10 mkll? considering they are the same camera to all intents and purposes though the em5 mkll has a slightly better is and a greater magnification in the viewfinder and the big difference as far as I'm concerned, the articulated screen plus the 40 megapixels option. So are these differences worth the extra ?

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Re: Is it worth it?

The E-M5 is weathersealed, the E-M10 isn't. This may not be important to you, but if it is, it is quite a key feature.

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Re: Is it worth it?

Forgot about the weather seal lol
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Re: Is it worth it?

Dave - I am biased. Looked at both before I leapt into the whole MFT world (from SLR's), and just think the 5Mkll is the best. But it does come down to available resources, it's no bl**dy good paying out more than you are happy with just because some p**t say's it's better - otherwise we would all be toting Leica
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Re: Is it worth it?

Second hand there is not a lot of difference in the prices, been watching a few on the bay recently and an em10 mkll with a kit lens goes for about the same as an em5 mkll body only, I've got enough 4/3 rd lenses so I'm in a quandary, The only thing I think I'll miss on the em10 is the fully articulated screen but I hardly use it really and I have the e-600 if I need one.
Then again if I decide to move over to m4/3 totally, I wont have the e-600. Decisions, Decisions lol
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Re: Is it worth it?

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Second hand there is not a lot of difference in the prices, been watching a few on the bay recently and an em10 mkll with a kit lens goes for about the same as an em5 mkll body only, I've got enough 4/3 rd lenses so I'm in a quandary, The only thing I think I'll miss on the em10 is the fully articulated screen but I hardly use it really and I have the e-600 if I need one.
Then again if I decide to move over to m4/3 totally, I wont have the e-600. Decisions, Decisions lol
The E-M5ii has, I think a better IBIS, better screen, weather sealing and the hi-res mode. If none of them matter, then the E-M10ii will be the better option. The rear screen is fully articulated on the E-M5ii but not on the E-M10ii - advantage E-M10ii in my opinion!
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Re: Is it worth it?

I think I agree with you Paul, I don't think the extra benefits of the em5 mkll would sway me to head in that direction but it all depends which comes available first I think. Do you not like the fully articulated screen?
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Re: Is it worth it?

I'm rapidly loosing touch with the feature set and latest firmware updates on these cameras.

Do either have dual sync IS (i.e. support the in lens optical IS combined with in body IS in the other axis) with the 300mm and 12-100mm PRO lenses; and do either have active touch screen focus point selection when using the viewfinder?

It would be nice if Olympus published a big table of cameras versus features for the last 8 or so cameras they released.
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Re: Is it worth it?

Its really only you (freewheeler) that can answer the question.
Whats important to you as a user is different to someone else.
There are so many factors to consider depending on what kind of photography you do.
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You're right Dave, I just wondered what other members thoughts were on the differences of the two models and whether the differences justified the price. Regarding the type of photograph I take, usually they're rubbish lol.

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Re: Is it worth it?

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The E-M5ii has, I think a better IBIS, better screen, weather sealing and the hi-res mode. If none of them matter, then the E-M10ii will be the better option. The rear screen is fully articulated on the E-M5ii but not on the E-M10ii - advantage E-M10ii in my opinion!
Freewheeler - Paul has a problem with the fully articulating screen - you need to check out his previous Posts on that. As I said earlier, it comes down to cost, and what you want to take. You must feel comfortable with your purchase.
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You're right Dave, I just wondered what other members thoughts were on the differences of the two models and whether the differences justified the price. Regarding the type of photograph I take, usually they're rubbish lol.

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You are still asking others to make the decision for you.
Features are worth more to some people than others.

Get the one you want not what others think you should have.

Then and only then will you be happy.

That said, I also take lots of rubbish photos, but I still got the EM5mk2 because it was what I wanted.
Especially the articulating screen, my back thanks me for that when taking low down shots.
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Re: Is it worth it?

As I said earlier it will depend on which becomes available first, I'll bid on either I think. Thanks for all the input.

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