Nice pictures but separate flash and clunky design
Becky (NOLA) "Becky", Amazon
15 February 2015
Summary: The camera came with a damaged sd card. I tried several I know were working. It would take two or three pictures then I would get the error message. I considered getting another one, but I didn't care for several things about this camera.
Excerpt: Intro: So after just over 1 year of use I think it is time to give my opinion on this cam, as it is still the top of the line of this series by Olympus (EPl-3, 2 & 1 being the other siblings).
Summary: I purchased this camera for $666.42 "CA tax" and wish I had the chance to look at camera before I bought it. It is small, off balance, awkward to use, has too many small parts and feels toy like.
Summary: Often produces excellent pictures but to many pictures appear out of focus or possibly unclear caused by camera shake. Normally use heavier cameras such as Nikon D600, maybe I have to be more careful.
Summary: I believe the PEN E-PL5 to be a terrific camera that's offered at a reasonable price, but with a steep learning curve for even routine (non-Auto) operations--evidently not just for me--and weak associated support.
Summary: I would have given 5/5 because it is an excellent camera. BUT... when such a costly camera has to be sent to service after one month of use because it doesn't work... then I have to give only 3/5
Summary: Double check the title. It's very important. Don't do what I did. If you are coming from a P&S camera then this thing will be a beautiful dream. If you're coming from an Olympus 4/3 DSLR camera (like the e520) you'll be disappointed (in the case of the title above).
Summary: I had high hopes for this camera; not much so anymore. Stills are good, not as good as the OMD-EM5, but good for a camera this size. Video is too noisy while focusing. The same lens is a lot quieter on OMD. I think because the mics are well isolated or something in the OMD.
Summary: I've had my camera for three months now, and have just been away for 2 weeks in Europe. Trading up from a compact camera, I did plenty of rearch before finally deciding to buy a m4/3 camera and specificly this one.
Takes photographs as expected, but a bit flimsy and awkward to carry!
Peter the elder, Amazon
20 May 2013
Summary: This camera is fine for an amateur photographer with average ability like me. Exposures can be automated, aperture or shutter-speed led, or you can control them manually together. A bit like the the film cameras I started out with.