Summary: Though Olympus has moved firmly into Micro Four Thirds territory ... particularly with their latest release, the EM-1 ... Olympus' flagship DSLR, the E-5, remains an extraordinary tool for the vast majority of photography needs. 12MP is more than enough for 99% of image-making.
Summary: I hate to admit it but I was a Canikono for a while. My first camera was an Olympus OM-1. It was an excellent camera. As the years went by I went to Nikon, Canon, Minolta, Pentax, Sony, Fuji. For a while I was a Canon buff but there was something a little off. That orange/yellow skin tone.
Summary: I started shooting 4/3 rds with the Olympus 510. I moved up to the E3 for its build quality. I own two them; both refurbished. After about a year with the E3s I decided to buy a new E5 when Olympus had a $200 instant rebate. I really like this camera.
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.
Great camera, well laid out controls, great quality
E. E. Osmann, Amazon
1 January 2013
Summary: I moved up from my E3 to this camera and was delighted with the increased picture quality. I shoot mainly in manual mode with RAW output as I enjoy the challenge of getting the shot as I see it.
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.