Excerpt: I've been shooting digitally since early 2001. I purchased a 2MP Kodak DCS 520 that year and was amazed. That camera cost me a little over $12,000. Digital advanced quickly during the years following. By 2003 my Kodak had already become obsolete and was replaced with a 6MP Canon D60, which in turn was replaced by a Canon 10D. Back then, a Canon 10D cost a little over $2,400 new. The advancements ... and camera purchases ... continued. Canon 1Ds. Canon 1Ds II. Canon 5D.
Excerpt: I finally joined eBay a few weeks back, and this is my first eBay bargain. Before I begin, I'd like to re-state a view I've expressed here before: When Olympus launched this camera, their asking price was absurd. Noting about owning and using this camera has changed this view. I thought the all three OMDs were great value, from the beginning. The pricing of the E-PX line seems a little odd to me.
Summary: Good pictures. Effective work with lenses with longer focal length when using the AntiShok "0" s Without a separate viewfinder - not convenient. Ergonomics is not for large hands. No moisture protection. Only slightly better than the functional OM-D Em 5 - could be in the same price category.
Excerpt: This is the second in a three-part series about the Olympus Pen E-P5, a mirror-less camera that squeezes just the right amount of pro features into a pocketable package. The first article was called Olympus Pen: Portrait Olympus Pen: Portrait of a Camera of a Camera . Here I take a look at shooting pictures with the E-P5 and trying out some of its features. I took the Pen E-P5 out for a day of shooting. Oh my.
Summary: Since Olympus finally released a firmware update that adds a zero-second anti-shock setting that eliminates shutter shock (or at least comes close enough), this camera has finally become a very worthwhile purchase. And it has a very beautiful retro look. If you want a beautiful camera, but can't afford a Leica (or just don't believe that Leicas are especially great cameras despite the ridiculously high price tag), this is the camera to get.
Excerpt: I've never been infatuated with a camera - or any other piece of gear. That doesn't mean I'm not a gear hound - I am. And I like to think that my purchase decision starts with the practicalities of features + function. But with the Olympus Pen E-P5, I was smitten at first fondling. Lucky for me, turns out it's also a pro-level work horse. Because by the time I twist-locked the 17mm f/1.7 lens on and snapped the EVF to the top, I didn't care: I had to have this camera.
Summary: This is a keeper. It's quiet, has all the features you could ever need and takes beautiful pictures. I use it with the 12-40mm pro lens and this combination has awesome image quality with beautiful saturation and colors with subtle gradations. The learning curve requires a little patience, but it's worth it. It's even better with the VF-4 electronic viewfinder which is clear and bright even in low light. I love this camera!
Summary: Ok, this is hard to review since mine died after 1 1/2 days. While it worked, I really started to enjoy it, it is quick, the evf is really nice even while wearing glasses. The wifi worked great, the playback is the best I've used. But...if the camera won't hold up to heavy use and carry, then it is no good to me. Mine might be a fluke, but I will not get another one and have it die on me a month from now. I hope everyone else's experience with this model will be good.