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Olympus-e-m5.33191164
8.7 out of 10

Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Overall 4
4.0

Buyer Beware!

Disappointed, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Buyer Beware! Previous reviews have covered the pros and cons of this camera. I simply want to warn buyers not to trust Olympus. I bought the E-M5 and HLD6 Battery Grip together, directly from Olympus (B&H was out of stock). Within a month, something went wrong that caused the camera to fire randomly, or too many times, or not at all, any time the battery grip was attached.
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life
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Overall 4
4.0

I hate this camera!

topshot, B&H Photo
16 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I went from a Nikon system DSLR to the micro 4/3 when a disability forced me to start using a lighter weight camera. Originally I bought the first Panasonic m4/3 and loved it; I was amazed with the quality of the images, the color, etc. When Olympus came out with this camera, I bought it because I thought it would handle lower light better than the Panasonic, and would have more features, plus it could use the lenses I already had from the Panasonic.
  • Pros: Small / Compact
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life
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Overall 4
4.0

Plympus E-M5

Offbound, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera to replace my everyday pocket Panasonic Lumix LX-5 when I didn't have my Canon 5D Mark II on me.Along with the body I bought the 14-150 (28-300 in 35 mm) lense. Short note for the lense: Simply terrible: No IS, Slow and really bad focus, completely insufficient in low light like in a sunset let alone night shots, no detailed (sharp) photos.The camera buttons are placed so unergonomically.
  • Pros: Small / Compact
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Lag / Shutter Delay, Poor Image Quality, Poor Image Stabilization, Poor in Low Light, Short Battery Life
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Overall 4
4.0

You get what you pay for

George H, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The bag is made with a thin material and loses it's shape making any compartments you make fold to become in-accessible. It would be large enough if it kept it's shape. It is exactly what you have paid for. I am sure the M10 will be a big seller and quality custom designed bags and cases compatible with the quality of the camera will be offered at 4 times the price and will sell well.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Bulky, Flimsy Construction
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Overall 4
4.0

Olympus Quality

Frank J. DeFelice, Amazon
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Being a long time Canon and Nikon owner, this is my first Olympus camera. I was impressed with the workmanship and functionality -- mode buttons make sense, the menu was easy to navigate, and the viewfinder design is unique. If I use the eye level view finder to take a shot, the image stays a few seconds in the viewfinder. If I use the LCD screen for a shot, the image appears there for a few seconds.
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Overall 4
4.0

Factory refurb had issues.

Catman, Cameta
11 March 2013
  • Excerpt: This was a factory refurbished camera. It would lose time and date when the battery was changed. Olympus told me I me that I would have to send it in at my cost for repair. What do they actually do to refurbish one ?<br /><br />I returned it for a refund instead.
  • Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Complicated Controls
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Overall 4
4.0

Incomprehensible

Vand, olympusamerica.com
20 December 2012
  • Summary: I am sure this camera has some great features. However, the MANUAL is comprehensible, the display is too quick, navigation is difficult...I am learning by random selection...have lost some functions while doing so. The 'illustrations' (minute, tiny little illustrations) in the manual are not at all 'illustrative'. Big expense...STEEP learning curve to do anything other than iAUTO.
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Overall 4
4.0

Incredible photos, but numerous quality issues too

Trev, Amazon
13 August 2012
  • Summary: I have been using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 as my primary camera for about 7 months now, with the exception of the two months it was with Olympus for warranty service. I love the images that this camera produces, the size, the in body image stabilization (IBIS), and the excellent Olympus prime lenses. However, I have also experienced a number of serious quality issues in the short time that I have had this camera, and I am considering other options now.
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Overall 4
4.0

Low quality for the price

Elliott, B&H Photo
1 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Very cheaply built. Low quality materials. When I tried to adjust the spacer, I was afraid of tearing it down. Ended up returning it even tho I had to pay for the shipping, BOTH WAY.
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Overall 4
4.0

Autofocus Issue

Gadget Man "Gadget Man", Amazon
14 July 2012
  • Summary: There is a lot to like about this camera; small size, enormous amount of settings to adjust the camera to your photo shooting preference; water and dust resistant design, etc. At first I really liked the camera and was impressed with the blazingly fast auto-focus. But then I started to notice that pictures of objects that were 15-20 feet away were not really sharp.
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