Excerpt: I had DSLR and they are great but i found myself not taking them out as much as my P/S.The P/S image quality just did not cut it to much photoshop to get the image how i wanted it. So it became a short list.I wanted a system i can grow in and Olympus has the flashes and lenses that i was interested in.Like the 60mm Macro for example (don't own it yet but will). That became one of the reason i went with the PL5, the flip down screen,good for low level insect shots.
Good so far. But with 14-42 lens has a little chromatic aberration.
10 November 2013
Summary: I bought the model because it was looking for a compact camera but with professional features. This model combines both. Reduced size and all manual controls, both exposure to as manual focus. After much research in forums model EPL5 Olympus seemed to me one of the best cost-benefit. The camera delivers what it promises, self-focus extremely fast and accurate, high ISO (25000), 8 shots per second, and a very useful mobile display.
Summary: I enjoy motorcycling as well as photography and bought this camera to replace the Point and Shoot I take with me on the bike. I had noticed my Olympus VG 160 P and S requires fewer post processing adjustments than my Nikon D5100 so when shopping for a 4/3rd camera I easily looked to Olympus first. From the moment I opened the box I have been pleased with the EPL5.
Summary: I just received this camera so I have not been able to utilize all of its features, i.e. have not started to wade through its extensive menu. But using auto and P setting --so far the AF response is very fast--sometimes too fast--kit lens needs to complete focus. Camera is smaller than my Sony Nex 6 but has solid feel--even more solid than the Nex 6 and smaller..Feels and looks like a P&S but it is a DSLR.
Summary: I own both the Epl1 and the Epl5. The 1 is better to hold and feels better in the hand due to the bigger grip and metal body. I wish the 5 had the 1 body and pop-up flash. That said, the 5 is a blast to use. I love the touchscreen focus and shoot via finger tap. The focus speed has to be seen to be believed. Picture quality is superb with the Pany 20mm or Oly 45mm. Color rendition is great.