www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Olympus E-PL5
8.5 out of 10

Olympus E-PL5

Great Deal: $349.00

Reviews and Problems with Olympus E-PL5

Showing 1-10 of 114
Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Pen Lite e_pl5

Iagoman, buydig.com
6 May 2015
  • Excerpt: [...]
  • Pros: Over all, this is a great camera. I took it to Cuba and shot almost 800 jpegs and .mov files. The pictures are excellent. I can't find a way to reduce the picture size when it is taken. It would be great if I could find a forum on the net for users with a Q&A. I have only used the camera on "AUTO...
  • Cons: The movie (.mov) files don't play on my Windows 7 computer. I've tried two different software products with no success. Additionally, the jpg picture sizes are huge, usually 3.4 GB! I had to compress them individually. The manual is screwed up. It is only 31 pages (in English), but some of the in...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding Engineering and Quality, Typically Poor Usability and Documentation

Commander Schlock "Science Officer", Amazon
6 February 2015
  • Summary: This is my first serious camera in quite a while. First, I am quite happy but I reserve 5 stars from perfection. I am pretty certain that this camera is tops in the price range and I am super happy with the image quality and build, but there are a few things that annoy me.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Great little camera if you don't mind the multifunction control dial

Logan3-1639, Amazon
11 December 2014
  • Summary: This compact M4/3 camera is capable of producing outstanding photos - as good as any shot by the Olympus OM-D series of cameras. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that the handling is not ideal for me.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Best Value for the money in micro four thirds system

Michael S. Klusek, Amazon
10 December 2014
  • Summary: Bought this in September. I did a lot of research (engineer by training) and this camera had the best combination of image quality, very good lens selection, and features for the money. I knew the tradeoffs going in. I would definitely like another top dial for EV adjustment.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Great IQ but not exactly E-P5's little brother

Omer Terrason, Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I loved the camera's IQ, which is in line with its big brother the PEN E-P5. That said, the controls and buttons are too plasticy, and inadvertently get budged while shooting. I found the size of the body to be just perfect as a carry around camera when coupled with a pancake lens, like the Lumix...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Excellent camera. It is especially enjoyable with fast prime ...

Mandelblat Julius, Amazon
16 August 2014
  • Summary: Excellent camera. It is especially enjoyable with fast prime lens (I used it with both kit lens and Panasonic 20mm 1.8). It has some cumbersome menu interface with advanced features hidden deep inside, but after reading some recommendations (you can find it in user manual, but using the WEB...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

User Review

naturenewbe, DP Review
1 August 2014
  • Excerpt: What I think about this camera that hasn't been said already. This is a 2 year old camera that is a good way to get started into photograph. I came from using my old Nikon D40 and 35mm 1.8 lens for many years. The D40 was a good camera but the size made me not want to stick with Nikon.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Great camera for beginners

nick, Amazon
15 June 2014
  • Summary: After years of using point and shoot cameras I finally decided to upgrade to something a little more serious. I read a lot of reviews before buying this camera and I would have to say they were all spot on, this is a great little camera.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Very tiny yet quite solid compact MFT

Kay M, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: My husband ordered this over Olympus' sale. I have Panasonic G5 and a Canon FF, so my review will be comparison to my G5. When I hold it for the first time, I was surprised how solid if felt. Despite the size of point and shoot, it has very good metallic feeling.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Fun little camera, but difficult to master

Craig A. Smith, Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: I have often thought of calling this thing Golf, because it does so many things, but it is hard to remember exactly how to change this setting, that setting, etc. I have spent a lot of time poring over the digital manual on my iPad while I am standing in the freezing cold wanting to do something...
  • Read full review
Next page >>