Summary: I have owned a Nikon D7000 with the 18-200 VR II lens for the last couple of years. I love it. But it has failed me at times because I didn’t want to lug it around. In situations where I am going to be walking around for hours it just got too burdensome. So I got very interested when the Olympus EMD-EM5 came out. I kept reading reviews that said it was a DSLR killer. It was ‘almost’ as good as a DSLR. It ‘approached’ DSLR levels or quality.
Excerpt: Have the camera close to a year, from the get go the manual tells it all. instructively poor and yes, I would not buy this product on a due over. The manual is not the only issue, Olympus cheap out on the flash, unless you play with the settings your flash photos will be underexposed , you must adjust the ISO setting until the right exposure is achieved. <br /><br />Most of my flash photos are fixable on my P/C nevertheless this shouldn't be the case.
Excerpt: I was over the moon when I first discovered this camera, though I was late to the party on this one. The retro design hooked me immediately. I went to my local camera store to try it out and I was impressed with the 9 fops. I was excited about the variable angle screen and most of all the smaller size. At the time I didn't want a bulky DSLR as I wanted to be able to carry a camera with me more often than not without any size restrictions.
Excerpt: Tough little camera. Pretty good image resolution, and easy to use, but terrible battery life. Battery charge meter shows full charge all the way until the battery dies on my unit. I missed shooting a once in a lifetime concert because of this. Batteries died right at the start of the concert.
Pros: Easy to Use, Small / Compact
Cons: Inacurate Battery Meter, Lag / Shutter Delay, Short Battery Life
Summary: It's noisy as you may have already read it someplace. It starts up fast and takes images fast. Thousands of options, OK maybe not that many but all the manual options and many built in art modes. What I don't understand how can people state that this takes amazing photos. I bought it with the 12-50mm lens and most of my images turn out somewhat grainy and soft. Especially when I take burst images. Even in broad daylight.
Summary: I have owned the Panasonic GX1 for about nine months and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 for about three weeks. The E-M5 is a disappointment in comparison to the GX1 specifically in that the E-M5 does not focus as fast, as accurately or in as low light as does the GX1. I use touch focus/shutter about ninety per cent of the time. The touch focus on the E-M5 is not as fast, is not as precise in placement and is not as accurate as the GX1.
Excerpt: The combined weight of this camera along with the Panasonic 14-140MM zoom was about the same as that on my T3i DSLR and 18-200MM zoom. My original thought of going to a mirrorless camera was to reduce the carry around weight for traveling. On top of that, the Om is very complicated to use.
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time
Excerpt: There aren't many cameras over the years that I have so eagerly anticipated. The reviews are fantastic. Best thing since sliced bread (too bad I gave up wheat).I really, really wanted to worship at the altar of the OM-D. Where oh Where did I go wrong?I teach classes at a local community college on How to Use Digital Camera.
Pros: Environmentally Sealed, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: Initially its's a nice little camera, small and light. With adapters you can put your legacy lenses on the camera, in my case Nikon and Leica. But it's also a cameras with lots of features, and the instructions to use the full features comes on a CD. And they are badly written. So after 2 months I am still going "my goodness, I wasnt a decent manual". The camera body that I purchased costs $xxxx.