October 23, 2014
The OM-D E-M5 is exactly what I was expecting after reading many reviews from different sources. I am still discovering all its possibilities but so far I am indeed impressed with picture quality and handling. It is true that it takes time to figure out the somewhat complex menu but once adapted to my shooting type all is smooth and easy. It also doesn't hurt that it looks great and feels great in my hand. After the E-PL3 (which I enjoyed) its like stepping from an econobox car to a sporty performance beast.. Great cam!
June 05, 2014
After studying mirrorless camera tests and reviews for months, I finally pulled the trigger and bought the OM-D E-M5. Small, light weight, and weather proof, it is fantastic as a travel camera. And with its fast autofocus and superior five axis image stabilization, it produces fantastic images. I added the two piece HLD-6 grip which improves handling and provides the option of having a fully charged second battery available.
May 18, 2014
I've only had E-M5 for two days of shooting, about 300 frames so far and as usual I'm very pleased....Of course, I've been and OLY fan for many years (OM-1N was my 1st 35mm film camera). This one replaced a E-P3 but still use E -5 and E-620. At 77 yrs old I like the lighter weight now days. All my glass is Zuiko both Micro and regular 4/3's. With the HLD-6 it is perfect for my old arthritic hands. Picture quality is significantly better that the E-P3 on all my printers. (Epson's). This is a great camera if "stepin-up" from a point and shoot... Tinkered yesterday with regular 4/3's 50-200mm 2.8-3.5 using a monopod on the E-M5 and although a bit lens heavy, the shots were very good and the AF was much faster than any of my 3 OLY's.... I'm a satisfied customer.
May 16, 2014
This is very good camera if you're travelling a lot and like to do outdoor. Very sharp pics and good quality of product.
May 04, 2014
I purchased this camera to replace my OM-1(s) that have served me well since 1976. I am impressed with the features of the E-M5 and look forward to creating some outstanding photos with my daughter and her different brand SLR. It is compact and seems natural to use without the bulk of most digital SLRs. I must say that it will be hard to put the OM-1s down and if I could get them serviced by Olympus, I probably wouldn't have bought a new camera. Right now, I hope the E-M5 is as reliable as the film OMs.
May 01, 2014
So Far i'm satisfied with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 12-50mm. The pics came out good and sharp picture. The only problem is when i hold the camera and push the shutter button it's kind little odd because im used to it with canon camera
April 15, 2014
An amazing camera that takes phenomenal pictures! I love to shoot wildlife and particularly birds, which can be difficult. This camera and 70-300mm lens are great. Focus, image stabilization are super. Have gotten some really good shots. The settings are many and can be daunting, so I suggest the downloaded manual as opposed to the paper manual. It gives more information. I also googled some questions when I needed extra assistance. In addition, I got the 12-50mm lens which is also a quality lens. I'm glad I traded in my other camera for this small, feature packed gem of a camera!!
April 13, 2014
having previously owned olympus,pentax,minolta and canon for the past 45 years i can only say, WOW. what a dream. no need for me to go into all the bells and whistles that everyone else has covered just to suffice i'm very pleased. very steep learning curve for someone not familiar with digital camera technology but just sit back with your manual and explore. i'm very happy.
March 30, 2014
Just got it and learning the camera, so far it is a great camera. This is my 3rd OLYMPUS SLR and this one is the best!!!
February 28, 2014
I am absolutely in love with this camera. When I set out to buy into a mirrorless system, I debated the merits of Olympus vs the slightly larger Fuji X platform (which I'd had previous experience with), and took a risk on the OMD. I haven't looked back once.
The ergonomics are great (especially with the optional grip) and the user experience is super-easy to master. I especially love the touch-to-focus-and-shoot capability on the rear LCD.
I've found that this camera is best paired with the fast primes that are available - I already have the 17mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8, and just ordered the 12mm f/2.
The standard hotshoe allows me to use the remote triggers I already have to fire any flash remotely. I'm not locked into a proprietary system for off-camera flash, which was very important in my purchasing process.
The battery life is incredible. I can shoot all day, even using the large rear LCD for image preview/review.
I was afraid that a compact system would limit my creativity, but I am able to achieve incredible results with the OMD system. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this camera to a friend - even fellow professional photographers.