Size Comparison of Olympus OM-D E-M5
My new toy Olympus OM-D E-M5 has arrived! I have been very happy with the results from my Panasonic GF3 so I have decided to try m43 as my primary system. I figured I wanted a viewfinder and better noise performance on my primary camera so I placed an order for an Olympus OM-D. Of course it was out of stock and while I was waiting for it I started to think I didn’t really need it and was just about to cancel the order when I got a e-mail saying it was shipped. No harm done, it will fit nicely between the GF3 (which I plan to use as a pocketable setup on skiing trips) and my old Canon EOS 50D (which I plan to use for action shots of MTB and skiing until I see that the Olympus have good enough continues AF).
Below are some photos comparing the sizes of my cameras; Panasonic GF3 with the 14 f/2.5, Olympus OM-D with the PL 25 f/1.4 and Canon EOS 50D with the Tamron 28-75 f/2,8. From some angles the size of the cameras looks about the same, but in real life there is a significant difference between all three of them. The lack of viewfinder on the Panasonic GF3 makes it much easier to put in the pocket of a jacket or loose pair of trousers (e.g. skiing pants or DH biking shorts) and the smaller size of the Olympus OM-D (and the lenses) compared to the Canon EOS 50D gives you more room for accessories (or other important things, like snacks) in the camera bag.
Future will tell if I’m going to use (and keep) all three cameras and how difficult it will be to decide what to bring on trips.