June 24, 2012
Bought this camera because of some of the reviews I have read. All were true, great picture quality, fast autufocus with m4/3 lens. with the 17mm lens I can even but this camera in my baggy short pockets.
EVF built in is bright and great to use. very low noise up to iso 3200.
This camera has all need, this is a keeper.
June 23, 2012
Long time E-3 owner with a bevy of 4/3 lenses. Intrigued by the size and love the styling. The low light improvements coupled with the expanded dynamic range and the class-leading IBIS with 16megapixels is really stunning.
Negatives? No lens hood for the lens, bracket does not go to +/- 2EV and the manual is not very good.
June 19, 2012
Easy to use. Much lighter in weight than my prior DSLR with NO loss of photo quality. I'm just getting started with the camera, but I already know that I'll love it. Love the flexiblity and customization options. Happy to be back in the Olympus family (used to have an OM-10 and OM-2S).
June 16, 2012
As a long time DSLR user, I was looking for a camera to take on trips, not an every day one. However, my E-M5 has essentially replaced my DSLR. Once I got over showing my buddies the "toy" I had acquired and really got into it, I realized it did everything I wanted from a camera and then some. HDR set up is easy, the dials and button configuration is a snap, and the images are fine.
A caveat should be noted, namely this is a new body and some accessories are not available yet. For example, there are no extra batteries to be found at this time,Really Right Stuff has not shiped base plates for my tripod have not come in, etc.
June 14, 2012
I have only had the camera for week and used it to take a few hundred images under a variety of conditions and different purposes. I am an owner of two conventional full frame DSLRs (not allowed to disclose brands) with an accompanying assortment of lenses. These have delivered excellent images but were breaking my back and shoulders during frequent travels. I bought the E-M5 for its promise of excellent image quality coupled with a small size and light weight, a good assortments of lenses and a near optical quality viewfinder. I have not been disappointed. It is smaller, lighter and more capable than I expected. There is some adjustment required with the handling and imaging properties of the camera and the new lenses, so I expect to have more to say in the coming weeks to months. So far, two thumbs up!
June 14, 2012
Camera works well in all aspects. For someone transitioning from a point and shoot, the menu is cumbersome. If you want the challenge of stepping up from a point and shoot to a camera with the DSLR functionality, this camera is a good choice.
There is not a replacement BLN-1 battery available from Olympus. I need one ASAP and am distressed over thi issue. Poor planning on Olympus par.
June 12, 2012
Served me very well on our family trip. I did not had to carry my larger camera.
June 12, 2012
I was so excited my new OM-D arrived two days before my son's graduation. I attempted to video the event but the camera had severe problem with the focus hunting around through the whole event. The video was enough to make you nauseous. Memories I'll never get back. Every 5 seconds or so when the video was sharp, it looked good though. :(
June 11, 2012
If you're looking for a great and compact camera..this is it. It has all the features you could ever imagine. Perfect for travel, family and all around photography .
June 07, 2012
I did semi-professional work with film --and I'm old. My girlfriend gave me a pen PL-1 for my birthday and that was a great, eye-opening gift. I have since acquired the EM-5 and could not be more pleased with it to this point. It is a joy to use, and the creative possibilities it places in your hands, seem, well, almost to simple to be legal. All in all, the camera creates such good photos with so many easy manipulations that it's difficult to not take multiple shots of subjects. And the size of the body and dedicated lenses (especially the 75mm-300mm lense) are a definite plus when hiking outdoors. Unless you have large, clumsy hands, you'll never regret getting them on the EM-5 . . . and as many lenses as you can afford. Highly recommend.