April 21, 2012
Love the camera. Still wish for the weatherproof body in a smaller (non m4/3) size.
I've been amazed at the image quality diff in all my lenses. Comparing shots side by side the E-3 or E-510 is night and day.
Yes, it's as big as any other prosumer/pro camera out there. But it's tough (been shooting in sub zero weather, as well as rain and snowstorms with no ill effect) and reliable. Controls are easy to master, and offer lots of customization. When paired with Oly lenses, the system is a steal compared to other brands.
April 19, 2012
I own or have owned the E-500, 510, 520, 620 and now the E-5. There is no comparison. The only words I have for the E-5 is that it rocks. I just received it and took it to a photo field trip I was leading. As I was the instructor I just took the E-5 and the 50-200 SWD (I shoot almost everything from a tripod). My thoughts were that I'd freehand a few shots while teaching and see how good it was without a tripod.
Results are below. I backed sharpening down to -1 and it was still tack sharp freehand with auto focus. Never seen an auto focus this fast before.
All photos handheld - auto focus, full 200 mm zoom, varying metering settings, f/4 (I was teaching depth of field). The closeup is of a goat's eye. Levels adjustments only and cropping. The eagles are about a 300% crop (need to beg the wife for a longer lens).
Photos resized to medium quality for uploading
April 05, 2012
The E 5 is a worthy successor to the E-1 and E-3. I used both cameras and while the E 5 has evolved from those cameras ( and I loved those cameras)it is a joy to use with an amazing array of features. I just hope that Olympus continues the E series. I should also note that the Olympus tech support staff is ready to a fault to provide assistance when I call with an inquiry.
March 22, 2012
The E-5 was purchased to be used as my primary camera body when using my Zuiko 50-200 lens.
It has not disappointed me. Autofocus is fast and reliable. Living in an area with low light conditions due to cloud cover, the need to boost ISO settings is a must. Results have been good with settings up to 1600. I like having the manual controls over settings, and the layout of the menu is easy to navigate. The LCD monitor is awesome! This was an upgrade from an E-30, and low light performance with the E-5 is worth the upgrade.
March 22, 2012
Wow...it is a light weight amezing out put...thanks to Olympus..
March 10, 2012
Before getting the E5 I used the E500, and the E520, and with every camera I was able to see the incremental improvements. The E5 I find easy to use (like other Oly's - the controls make sense to me), fits nicely in my hand and accompanied by Zuiko lenses (any lens) you hit a home run ! I use the 9-18 mm, 50 mm, 14-35 mm, 14-54I mm, 35-100 mm, 70-300 mm. I don't do much video, but every time I use it I get good results. Enjoy the articulating screen, excellent built, cf and sd cards, art filters etc. In conclusion - excellent technology that is easy to understand and use.
February 22, 2012
I have owned my E-5 for almost a year. I am still learning from and about this exceptional camera. With the E-5 coupled to my Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm and 50-200mm lenses the quality of my images has improved immensely. I am always pleased when I process my gathered images. Whether the images are portrait work or field landscape work they are always sharp and clear. The E-5 is light, solid, and fast. The rare instance that I have an issue with the E-5 it mostly turns out to be an operator error or a learning issue.
February 11, 2012
Fast, accurate, waterproof, a great platform for the best lenses, the 150 f2 is unbelievable
February 07, 2012
This is an excellent camera and met my expectation. Thanks Olympus!
January 25, 2012
I've been shooting photographs since 1979 and am a professional fine art photographer.
The Olympus E-5 is an amazing camera. Quality and build are excellent and the camera provides beautiful results.
Lower noise at high ISO and built in image stabilization are huge. The camera display is large and articulating which is very handy when shooting over the tops of peoples head.
The glass in their mid-level and higher grade lenses is outstanding and the zoom ranges are nearly perfect for what I do.