Summary: I normally shoot with Nikon D7100 and bought an used E-M5 recently. Having used it for about 2 months now, here is my review : A. pros 1. This camera has so many ways to configure. You can even configure the direction of lens focus. 2. So expect to spend sometime to experiment and figure out the right configuration as it is complicated.
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.
Summary: This is a great little camera, its actually much smaller than the pictures make it seem. It works great for me, I use it every day! Pros: the dials for the shutter speed/ aperture are marvellous! I enjoy this the best. Second, the screen on the back is quite beautiful and the touch screen option is a plus. Third, its very quick and hardly ever hunts. Forth, the camera is gorgeous, and non- intimidating like the larger cannon/nikon cameras are.
Summary: The Olympus OMD-EM5 is a good compact camera that is very versatile. It is light and compact yet has an array of features. The good: a lightweight body, plenty of customizable controls, a built-in viewfinder, fast autofocus. The not so great: small controls, average image quality, and quirky menu system.
Summary: Not much to say about the performance as a still camera, it works fantastically. The functionality is amazingly robust, but unfortunately the menus are confusing and poorly documented. Be prepared to find help understanding some of them. Video has a horrendously low bitrate, so it's basically useless for motion, this is extremely disappointing for such an expensive device. It could be fixed by a firmware update, but Olympus seems to have no desire to do that.
Taking a Deep Dive into the micro43 system and leaving the rest behind
Uncle J, Amazon
1 July 2013
Summary: This review will be different than others in that I will tell you a story, then I'll point out what I think could be improved in this awesome camera, and then I'll tell you that there is no perfect camera out there, but this one is getting close, so here we go... I've had this camera for a while now and it has taken me some time to do this review.
Summary: This is my first micro four thirds camera. It came with the 12-50 kit lens and I added the 75-300 and the 60 macro. First problem was getting used to the EVF. I now like the EVF. Have some trouble with the small buttons but also adapting to them. The three lenses are of good quality and the image quality is high. I have had it for four months now and will stay with the micro four thirds system. I like the small size and weight.
Summary: The sensor quality and selection of lenses make this one of the best mirrorless stills cameras out there. The 5-axis in-body image stabilization is unmatched. But I'm baffled as to why Olympus cripples what could also be an amazing video camera with such an anemic and inflexible video codec (30 fps, 20Mbps max). It's sad to see amazing hardware limited by boneheaded firmware.