I was so excited for the camera when it came out. I had been using a EM10-Mkiii which was fantastic. But shooting outside mostly I was looking forward to the weather sealing of the EM5, not to mention the high res shot mode and much improved AF.
However.... There's one HUGE flaw. The plastic body. I was hesitant about this going in but believed the marketing. The tri pod mount is fragile and will flex and bow dramatically. On my first EM5 body the mounting area actually failed and cracked. This is not with some third party lenses. My daily driver is the 12-100 F4 pro, it's not a light lens but is a Olympus lens on a Olympus body. Trying to focus at 100mm on a tripod and the image bounces everywhere due to the bottom plate of the camera flexing. Just a note this is not an issue with EM10-mkiii at all, even when i forgot the lens mount for the 40-150 f2.8pro and mounted it on a tripod from the camera body.
For me this has really ruined the camera for me, sad that they made such a basic design flaw when typically everything olympus is engineered so well. Also very sad they have not admitted to this issue.