BrickR wrote in post #16291854
I didn't like the way the X-E1 felt either. The on/off switch wasn't tight and kind of "dangled" around along with all of the other issues mentioned. It is really hard to believe it is in the same price range as the EM-5, which feels professional and is built like a little tank.
Agreed on all of the above!
I actually went into the mirrorless market with a huge dislike for M4/3 and a very strong like for the X-E1. In the end, I had it narrowed down to the Sony NEX-6, the X-E1 and the OM-D.
For build quality, I'd give the OM-D a slight (VERY slight) edge over the NEX-6, because the OM-D feels like a mini tank. The NEX-6, however bests the OM-D for button feel. (I know that may sound like nitpicking, but it's important when using a camera for long periods of time). The X-E1, felt the worst. By a long mile.
In the end, the decision came down to lenses. Sony had some good lenses, but quality control was brutal and decentering especially is rampant. Since I'm in Korea, I didn't feel like having to deal with having to return/warranty it. Fuji, as mentioned above, has a really poor lens line-up, and even though they've been promising certain basic lenses (UWA zoom, fast portrait prime) for a YEAR (!!!), they're nowhere to be seen. Olympus, on the other hand, had two UWA zooms and a ton of great primes.
Reluctantly, I went to a shop and picked up an OM-D...I fell in love with it instantly. It felt incredibly well-built and solid. The first time I handled an X-E1, I was equally shocked, but in the other direction.