July 13, 2012
I took this camera on a trip to Rome, Italy... am I glad that I did! A very light and extremely manageable package, it was no problem to carry it everywhere. More importantly, the image quality was absolutely superb! Both day and night snap shots were very respectable with the 12-50mm kit lens. The touchscreen capabilities for focusing, shutter release, and overhead/waist-level shooting made catching difficult shots a breeze!
More lenses, accessories, and practice with this system to come.
July 11, 2012
This is a very well built camera, start up time is fast, and the autofocus is very accurate.
While it is a small camera, it feels substantial and well constructed, the fit and finish is very well done.
Now there are two things, one the camera does make a faint humming sound while on, its not very noticable, in fact the only time I notice it is in a very quite room, in real life situations you won't hear it at all.
My biggest gripe on the camera is the cover over the USB port on the side, I use a remote quite a bit, and its just a rubber panel that to get open you really need to pull the rear screen forward, I do wonder how long it will take for where it attaches on the bottom to wear out.
Other than that it is a great little camera, I love it and the way it performs.
July 11, 2012
This is definitely the ultimate four-thirds camera at this point in time.
I appreciate the versatile 12-50mm kit lens that features the ability to zoom manually or powered, plus a cool additional button that sets the lens up for macro shots.
Touch screen integrates seamlessly into the overall operation of the camera, and works well with the super-fast focusing (accurate focus and shoot with just one touch).
Love the art filters with dozens of variations.
July 09, 2012
I would give this product a five star rating but for the lack of accessory products. Spare battery unavailable anywhere in US or other worldwide location. No case available in US.
Camera itsel is on back order in US. Camera itself, if you can find one, is exceptionally good and I am very pleased. Olympus, - not so much.
July 08, 2012
I am in love with photography all over again! The size and weight of the beautiful EM 5 combined with the image quality has re-awakened my interest in photography. The DSLR was just too heavy for me to carry.
July 07, 2012
I have had this camera for abut two weeks and started to experiment the various features. I find one think difficult to set and and that is to find the section were the LN can be changed to MN because I ilke to make 4x6 prints.
I can not understand the reason for Viewer2 when Master 2 was much easier to use.
July 05, 2012
From opening the box one can see the quality fit & finish of this camera. While I'm new to Olympus cameras and thus struggle with the flexibility, it is clearly very capable with stunning colors & detail, achieved even by this amateur. My EVF had a problem (color blooms) so it went back to Olympus Repair in NY. The whole process was quick & painless and the problem solved. Thanks to the guys in Hauppauge for turning it around quickly & doing a great job. Now it's up to me to learn all it can do.
July 04, 2012
Harvey the pooka
Instructions are not user friendly. I understand how to manually use a quality 35mm camera, and how to use a dark room. I’m sure your new camera is good but some of the instructions are vague. This is big leap for me to come into the digital age. I wanted a camera that will not impede me as I learn the in’s and out’s of its use, that’s why I chose the Olympus E-M5. Please realize my archaic skills are my base line. I need a tutorial that will walk me through the basics. What is an EVF? It took me a while to find the answer. “Instructions for Idiots” would be greatly appreciated. I purchased the FL-300R remote flash … I still can’t figure out how to make it function remotely. Again, for me, the instructions are vague.
I purchased second battery extension … why no battery with it?? Other than “knock off” batteries, I can’t even get batteries on line. This is like have an auxiliary fuel tank on a vehicle but no key to take off the gas cap.
July 04, 2012
This camera has so many features that it is mind blowing. The special features have special features. The fact that it is rain, splash, dust, and sand proof makes it a cut above all other cameras in its price range.
I simply love it.
July 04, 2012
All the features I wanted in a very portable light weight camera. It's size and weight makes it easy for me to take it with me everywhere.