Summary: I'm an enthusiast photographer. My usual camera is a Canon 5D II with various L glass, but it's large, and I wanted to get a smaller kit mainly to take pictures of my 1-year-old son, and also for light travel photograph. The PEN E-P5 is an amazing camera for this purpose for a few reasons. 1.
Summary: The ep5 body and vf4 is great. The 17mm 1.8 is disapponting. It produce a clicking noise that will be heard all over the video. If you are to buy this bundle, be sure to check the video capability first of the lens. I regret not doing that. Hence i have to bring it to olympus for repair.
Summary: first off this camera is probably not for someone who wants to 'point and shoot'. although it can be used like that, and results would be great, there are much more cost effective and appropriate 'point and shoot' oriented cameras out there - for instance the panasonic gm1, gm5, and gf7.
Summary: Very nice camera with super effective IS. Unfortunately, the software crashed couple of times, and then the IS stopped working altogether. I had to reset it every time that happened! Also, The camera in this combo feel surprisingly heavy and is not comfortable to hold over a long period of time.
Summary: I am jaded as I always view Olympus as top of the line products; Every day is a pleasant adventure . I reserve the fifth star for the year anniversary of owning the product as I only have it for a month so far
Arthritis meant ending my long love affair with Nikon and Nikkor and downsizing
James P. Burns, Amazon
16 January 2015
Summary: Arthritis meant ending my long love affair with Nikon and Nikkor and downsizing. After agonizing about which way to go i settled on the EP5, the VF4 and the Olympus 40-150 zoom and 25mm f1.8 lens. I'm in love again and highly recommend all of the above.
Summary: This thing has been driving me crazy for the weeks I've owned it. I'm upgrading from a Panasonic GF1, which, I'm realizing in retrospect, is probably one of the best digital cameras ever made.