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
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.
Excerpt: This camera was purchased for a travel blogger to capture great videos and great photos with a camera that is not too bulky and is easy to operate. I can honestly say it captures excellent photos for such a small and reasonably priced camera. The video, on the other hand, looks really bad. It is very grainy and noisy. I can't believe the night and day difference between the photos and the video. I wish I could send this camera back, but it's probably too late now.
Pros: Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Incredible photos, but numerous quality issues too
27 July 2013
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.
Excerpt: Although lightweight - it was too complicated to understand the dircetions. Very little was intuitive and too much time between shots. It was very frustrating. The battery died after using for one day. I returned it.
Pros: Small / Compact
Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Poor Flash, Poor Image Quality, Short Battery Life
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.
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.
Summary: Sadly, my OM-D freezes so frequently as to be unusable. Which is a shame, because I'm really happy with the camera otherwise. Hopefully it's just a "dud" model that I've got - I look forward to getting a new one from Olympus and trying again...
Summary: Me alegra saber que no soy el unico con problemas, tambien ha sufrido varias reparaciones mi ¿camara?, y continua en reparacion, ahora desde hace dos meses y medio sin que me la entreguen, y solo me dicen en los correos que esta todo conforme con el "master" que ellos tienen, pero la camara no retorna a mis manos. Que pasara cuando termine la garantia??? Porque hasta ahora ha pasado mas tiempo en reparacion que funcionado??
Summary: Soy fan de Olympus, poseo mas de una docena de cámaras y la mitad son Olympus, pero con este modelo, me siento totalmente engañado, fotos sin nitidez, con una trepidación exagerada por debajo de 1/300. Cuando no funciona el modo manual, y se repara, no se puede modificar la apertura del obturador, o la velocidad,o no reconoce el macro de 60mm de zuiko. Ya ha ido al taller en tres ocasiones, y ahora esta otra vez porque la pantalla de una imagen de calidad nefasta..