Excerpt: On unpacking my Oly E-P5, I ignored the included USB (threw it into a drawer somewhere). I have many standard USBs and thought "just another" no big deal. Wrong, this is a proprietary USB that is unique to Oly cams. You will need it for downloading firmware updates.
Excerpt: I lost my usb cable for the OMD EM-5 and needed to replace it for firmware uploads. I purchased this cable and, as you would expect, it works just fine as it is made by Olympus. You can't go wrong with this cable.
Excerpt: Lost my old cord and a replacement seems easy until you try the remaining 30 cords you have at home and none fit. More than a review in regards to product this is really about B&H customer service.
Excerpt: This is the Olympus cable for about half the price. I've used it many times to transfer photos from my E-510 and it works fine. It's great to have a second one in addition to one with my desktop PC so I can keep one in my laptop case and not forget it when I travel.