Excerpt: It's hardly state-of-the-art in terms of its sensor or autofoocus, but it is a very tough, weatherproof and capable camera. While it uses essentially the same body and mostly the same innards as the E-3, many small but significant improvements and tweaks are the reason that the E-5 has held its value so well.
Excerpt: I've owned my E5 for two years now upgraded to the 50mm, 14-35, 7-14 and the 35-100 lenses. I have taken all kinds of photos--low light, landscape, macro, sports, portraiture (with soft boxes and speed lights) and this wonderful camera has never failed me. The color reproduction and bokeh of the 2.0 lenses on this camera is truly amazing.
Summary: I bought this camera to "upgrade" my Olympus E-3. Like the E-3 (and the E-1 and E-20 before it), this camera with grip is a substantial piece of equipment. I'm not a shooter who wants small & light in my hands & prefer using the OVF rather than the LCD panel. It's buttons & dials are relatively familiar in operation. It's image quality seems to be improved over that of the E-3, which I found was quite good, so I'm pleased with the output.
Summary: I have had my E-5 for 2 years and compliment it with my 7-14, 14-35 and 35-100 lenses. I shoot portrait, event, landscape, product and macro photography in studio and outside with pocket wizards with and without flash using light meters keeping my E5 on manual 80% of the time. As you can see I indulge in very complex photo shots and never once have my E5 let me down always works no matter the lighting conditions and pictures are very very acceptable for my clients.
Excerpt: This camera body is not worth the effort to me. Two bodies and multiple trips to Olympus USA Service Center did nothing to resolve inconsistent AF issues, even with SHG optics. I have to admit that the combination of the E-5 and Zuiko 12-60mm f/2,8-4 was admirable, but that was the only lens of several that I owned which auto-focused consistently well. In the end, after 10 months of anguished ownership, I divested myself of all 4/3 equipment and moved to m4/3.
Worth every penny- cannot beat the image quality in this price range!
23 August 2012
Summary: Amazing camera! Learning curve is steep the first few days, menu's are a little different then other major brands, but worth the time and effort! Fantastic picture qualities, jpegs really cannot be beat! Fast, accurate, true to life colors. Art filters are a nice bonus. Could not be happier with this camera. I have owned a Sony A850, Nikon D300, and Canon D60. This beats them all- no question. Olympus lenses are so sharp too!!
Have used it for a while now and it deliveres !!! Top-score !!!
15 August 2012
Summary: A very powerful camera. Top of the edge when it comes to the fourthirds standard. You cannot find any better cams at the moment. There is a wide range of good quality camera objectives available. An image stabilisator is built in the camera house. The autofocus is very fast. LCD screen can be tilted in all kind of directions and is clear even in sunshine. The extra lcd display (like other proffesional cams) comes handy in many situations.
Summary: Still I am learning more and more about the E-5. Purchased for the daughters' weddings of 2011, I have used it in more hockey arenas than I can count since. Any sports photographer will tell you that there is no such thing as constant lighting in any arena even those that hold professional games. The E-5 has dazzled me when compared to my EV500 under these conditions.
Summary: This IS a professional camera because of it's rugged build and it's use of the finest lenses ever produced for any camera system. Olympus may be marketing their EM-1 right now which is also a fine camera but for some the E-5 is the perfect size. The E-5 while not having a modern sensor like the new EM-1 still stacks up favorably against the competition because of the SHG f/2 lens suite that is available, and no other manufacturer even offers lenses of this caliber.