Summary: Great camera with absolutely hideous, non-usable interface for changing settings. No excuse for making something this user unfriendly. I wish I had gotten something different because I am sick and tired of missing shots or lousy shots because I cant get the settings changed fast enough or cant...
Outstanding Engineering and Quality, Typically Poor Usability and Documentation
Commander Schlock "Science Officer", Amazon
6 February 2015
Summary: Update from August 2015: The camera's LCD is essentially useless in bright sunlight. I am literally shooting blind. My next camera will have a view finder and I doubt I will spend $150 to get an optional one of this.
Summary: Pros: Touchscreen interface. Tons of customization options. Great lens selection. Decent image quality. Cons: Build quality is sub-par. Subjective, but the camera is quite ugly. Image quality is a bit disappointing (it's good, but not as good as reviews lead you to believe). LCD is horrible.
Summary: The olympus E-PL5 that I ordered showed a black camera grip pad however the camera has no grip pad at all contrary to the camera shown in all illustrations. The camera is good quality as I have been a user of the Olympus 4/3 cameras since they first hit the market owning the EP2 and the OMD 5.