Excerpt: I'm sorry, but you won't get an expert opinion of the many characteristics of the E-PL5 from me. I purchased this camera because it was a recommendation on a youtube video by a person using it to create models with the Autodesk 123D Catch software, which is what I will be using it for. The first thing I noticed, however, is that I can use this camera for anything that I've ever needed to do. To me, a camera is for acurately capturing images of the people in my life.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD
Summary: The picture quality that this camera produces exceeds my expectations, even with the kit lens. The camera body is small but still easy to hold and steady and feels to be made of high quality. It's light weight and easy to carry around, especially when using a compact lens. The micro 4/3 lens selection is pretty good and the cost of the lenses is significantly less than equivalent DSLRs. I'm very, very happy with this camera, especially considering the price.
Summary: This is my second micro 4/3 camera. I love the size and capabilities. I have a Nikon D90 which I love too, but it's so much bulkier and hard to travel with that I use this camera exclusively now. I have the body and two lenses that I carry in a bag that's barely bigger than my Nikon camera itself. The images are amazing. The touch screen is great although I haven't used it much.