I have a Canon S95, a Pentax K-5, and an Olympus E-P3 camera with multiple lenses for the K-5 and the E-P3 … more cameras than I need or use. I mostly use the E-P3 because of the quality, size and weight compromise. In addition, I seem to be gravitating towards using a prime lens on the E-P3 … the Panasonic 14 or 20 mm, or the Olympus 45 mm. My dilemma is what will I need in the future? It’s always easier to look back in time, and these cameras have all served me well under different circumstances. The question is, what will I need down the road? Will one of the newer cameras better serve my future needs?
I’m contemplating replacing my cameras with the new Olympus OM-D, E-M5. It would give me the weather protection that I have with the K-5 but in a much smaller, easier to carry system package. It would also allow me to continue to use the micro 4/3 lenses that I have and love, but it might not have the image quality that I can get with the K-5. The E-M5 might be the single camera solution that I have dreamed about.
My current reservations are:
- Will I use a camera enough to warrant buying a new one?
- Will I really need an all-weather camera?
- Will I do a lot better with the EVF of the E-M5 due to my eye-sight?
- Will I be able to handle the E-M5 with one hand if my other hand is holding a cane or walking stick?
- Should I keep the E-P3 for backup?
If I only knew what was down the road.