Summary: I purchased the E-5 about two years ago. It's a superb camera. I've read a few reviews here that complain of noise but the only noise that annoys me is the bloody loud CLICKCLICK when shooting at 6 fps. I've had a number of Olympus cameras and none makes as much audible noise as the E-5!!
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...
Nice hefty weather proof camera with many features
Phil D, Amazon
19 December 2012
Summary: Why the E-5 since there are other options like Nikon and Cannon. I committed to the 4/3 system when I bough a E-520 a few years ago. I have built up a collection of lenses and flashes that made it a no-brain-er for me.
Summary: I have been using an E5 for about 14 months now, and have shot over 10,000 images with it. I use it with SHG lenses (35-100 and 14-35). Strengths are: Rugged build and waterproofing - I have been hit by waves whilst photographing seascapes and have been able to put the camera under a tap to remove...
Great Camera, Expensive , mainly for Olympus lens owners
S. Dragseth, Amazon
7 May 2012
Summary: Great quality, if u have Olympus lenses its for you. If you don't have Olympus lenses I don't think anybody would start with this camera, maybe you have an overidding need for a weatherproof camera? It's iso performance is been well commented on.
Summary: I've been using the Olympus E-1 since early 2004 when the Four-Thirds system was quite new. At that time, what Olympus and the E-1 produced were quite good against the competition. Time passed, and the competition improved greatly.
Summary: I purchased this camera back in November. I have a history with Olympus cameras starting with the E-520, which I purchased back in 2008. From then on I've purchased the E-3, E-30 and eventually the E-5. In that time I've had the opportunity to see how Olympus four thirds has developed.
Summary: (I copied this from my review of the E-5 at a popular New York photo store) - I am very new to Olympus, having moved from Nikon D700 (great system, but wanted something new). I rented an E-30 for 4 days then put in my order for E-5 and managed to get it early :) I use the camera with 50-200 SWD and...
Summary: La E-5 es una buena camara semiprofesional, muy robusta (y bastante ergonomica), aceptablemente rapida con muchissimos ajustes y una calidad de imagen ACEPTABLE, pero no superior. Tengo tambien las Canon 5 D MII, 5 D clasica, la nueva K 5 de Pentax y la Nikon D 300s.