Excerpt: For the price, this may be the best mirrorless value available. Whether or not micro 4/3rds sensor size is satisfactory for you is the only reason to pause on buying it. The sensor already trumps the larger one on my D90. The lens in this package is the best that I've used; sharp, fast, beautiful bokeh. The body is an outgoing model but has 80-90% the features of its' EM-1 replacement.
Summary: What a stellar camera. I recently decided to get rid of a handful of lenses for my Nikon DX system (D90) that I've been using for years, because I wanted something smaller. After holding one in my hand and thinking about it for a few weeks, I took the plunge and got the EM-5. It is so much handier than the big bloated (for the sensor size) DX stuff I've been using. So small, still fits in the hand really well.
Summary: Quality is very good but not very comfortable to hold. It's cold and slippery with sharp edges that hurts the palm. Too inconvenient distance between the fingers (index finger and middle finger).
Excerpt: All in all a terrific camera! Very compact but produces high quality images even with kit lens. Looking forward to adding other lenses and ultimately may phase out of DSLR. Would have given 5 stars if not for poor user's manual. Still a highly recommended camera .
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
Excellent but Very Complex Micro 4/3 Camera and Lens, A Good Value Now
Roger James "Doc", Amazon
26 February 2014
Summary: I wanted to give the OMD-EM5 a five star rating because of its quality construction, high image quality and the significant number of custom adjustments that pros will love. I have deducted 1 stars because I like the camera but don't love it for many reasons. Why did I buy this camera? I am not a PRO but I do appreciate the feature set found on better cameras.
Summary: Very good product. I can hold my camera firmly. Excellent material, well built. It matches well with the silver Oly. The only reason that I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that It's heavy for this camera. I'm getting used to it, anyway! I recommend it.
Excerpt: After 3.5 years of fulltime DSLR use, I decided to change as my camera was too heavy to carry while doing difficult hikes. I finally opted for the EM-5 because of it's lighter weight, weather resistance, and the price drop coinciding with the release of the OM-1. Although initally impressed, I now leave it mostly at home due to the EM-5's idiocyncracies, my changing needs, and improving camera technology. The Good: ========= - Mechanically very solid.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: The camera is now 14 months into use. Quick and handy camera that excels in versatility. A few extra batteries handy. Video quality in particular by the excellent stabilizing a winner in my eyes.
Summary: Incredible camera! I've had a Nikon V1, Fuji X100 and Fuji XE-1. While all are great cameras the OMD has the best total package. The V1 is fast but IQ lacks. I still own the X100 and the IQ is incredible but the focus is just a little too slow and you are stuck with one (awesome) lens. The XE has fantastic IQ and the great Fuji direct controls but its slower then the X100 and way top heavy.
Pros: Fast! Art Filters, overall usability is top notch. It rarely misses a shot and its so much fun. Very customizable.
Cons: Menus can be a little confusing but the more you use them the easier you get and they allow you to customize all the dials and buttons to fit your style