Excerpt: I am not a pro, aspiring to be, but I digress. I bought this as I have friends who are serious enthusiasts and thought that I'd join them. I shoot some portraits of my family and street photography. Eventually I will upgrade my lenses, I wish that for the money you're spending, they would've made the control layout like that of the Fujifilm cameras. I mean this costs almost as much so you'd think they would've done that; Wi-Fi would've been nice as well.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I've never had a camera with interchangeable lenses before, so there is a big learning curve. The pictures aren't as crisp and clear as the ones I've seen on an em10, but they do blow up really well, before they loose focus.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I am a previous Olympus PEN user. I once owned an E-PL1 and later an E-PL2. I missed having a built-in viewfinder and didn't really care for the Olympus EVF that plugged into the hot shoe. So, I sold off the Micro 4/3 equipment and went with one of the Big Two brands. That camera ("The world's smallest DSLR") was actually pretty nice, but heavy lenses on a small body kind of defeated the purpose of a small scale camera.After a year or so, I looked at Olympus again.
Pros: Easy Autofucus Settings, Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: This camera is great from all the aspects except the auto flash mode. The pictures are pretty dark but there is a way around it if you set it manually. I am getting great pictures but the manual setting is better than the company auto preset. Why I chose this camera is that it is small but still making excellent pictures.
Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Cons: Automatic Flash Mode, Pure Automatic Flash Mode
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.
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.
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