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
Excerpt: I traded in my D700 for a camera I could feel comfortable walking around with all day. This camera has an interchangeable lens and takes very good photographs, in both RAW as well as special Art settings. When shooting with these Art settings (such as sepia or dramatic tone), a RAW image is also taken so you're covered if the experiments don't work.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: good looking and good build little camera. Overally good image quality but not as good as those taken from SLR cameras. short battery life. The small flash comes with the camera socks. Sometimes difficult to hold.A good camera for travel.