Nice pictures but separate flash and clunky design
Becky and Jim review "Becky (in Nola)", 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: 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.
Summary: Hallo! Kann zu den technischen Details nicht viel sagen. Die Rezensionen darüber sind ja grundsätzlich gut. Mir war für den Preis die Haptik einfach zu filigran, daher habe ich sie noch am selben Tag retourgeschickt, und eine andere Systemkamera gekauft, die zwar größer ist, aber dafür die Tasten...