Excerpt: First of all, this camera is small, and that's coming from someone who uses an Olympus E620, which is one of the smallest dSLRs available. Picture quality is great though, even with the kit lenses. Focus with the kit lens can be a little slow in low light conditions, but nowhere near as bad as what I experienced with the E520 and E620 cameras. The only thing missing that would make this perfect is a fully-articulated review screen.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: There are very few, if any, complaints about this camera. It has the look and feel of an old SLR camera of yesteryear. I use mine for personal use and the photos are crisp, clear and alive with perfect color. Small enough so that the weight is not a problem, it's easy to hold, and all the features such as continuous shutter and video recording are first class. The ability to interchange lenses makes the camera infinitely more versatile than my old pocket-sized digital.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a great micro 4/3 camera. It is very responsive. I was surprised by how quick it was on the shutter, even when all auto features are on. It is a little smaller than you may think. I will be purchasing the MCG-2 Large Detachable Grip to fit my large hands better. I upgraded from the E-pl2, and this is a natural progression from the older camera.
Excerpt: I wish the camera was a little larger as my sausage like fingers can sometimes mess things up.<br />works great with the articulated screen and closeup lens for photographing coins and stamps.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: This appears to be a significant update from previous generations of E-PL cameras. The sensor provides excellent resolution with reasonable noise, and is easy to use. Olympus' Pen system is a viable solution for those who are happy with their Olympus and Panadonic micro four thirds lenses but wish to periodically upgrade their camera bodies to take advantage of technology upgrades. The E-PL5 offers in-body IS, but can be set to either use the IS in the lens or the body.
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.