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.
January 19, 2012
Received the Olympus E-5 as a gift and I love it. I am a novice photographer, but this camera is easy to use. Plus Olympus has a friendly and helpful Tech Support for questions I couldn't find answers to in the manual.
I've taken some fantastic night photos.
The menu is very user-friendly too to be able to quickly change settings.
I haven't tried the HD recording feature yet or the art filters, but look forward to using them.
January 14, 2012
The E-5 is the 5th professional Olympus camera I have owned, in addition to some point-and-shoot versions. I love the compact size of the format. I could go on and on because there are VERY FEW features that I have a problem with.
There are two areas where Olympus needs some improvements in their professional cameras. I photograph dancers on stage during rehearsal with no posing or control over the lighting. I often find the autofocus balky the in low light stage lighting and I would still love to have access to even higher ISO's and with a bit less noise.
January 13, 2012
What I like about the camara is its rugednes for outdoor photography. Its true to life colors,fast auto focus,excelent lenses and its ergonomic design.