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.
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: 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.
Summary: All the features a pro would ever need. Build- The upper deck is clean with no exposed screws and the dials add character. Few other highlights: 1) Trim piece that runs along the bottom edge of the upper deck really sets the camera off and adds sophistication. The thin chrom and EP5 enscription is what makes it work. 2) Power button looks like a switch and sets off the other buttons- its distinct and you don't see it on other cameras.
Summary: After a few hundred images I have mixed feelings and find I still prefer my Olympus E-P1 bodies over this model. I should note that I very rarely shoot video and have not captured any video with this camera. Positives: 1. Love the Focus Peaking. I am getting some great shots with my 40 year old Minolta MC Rokkor lenses, especially the 58mm f/1.4. 2. I shoot mostly in manual, and find the shutter speed and aperture dial work much better for me when compared to the E-P1.
Where is the pen? Why there is no pen attached to this camera
dark life "dunkelleben", Amazon
6 April 2014
Summary: I bought this camera while bag ago and I couldn't found that pen...what is pen look like? Is there any pen that I can use with this camera...or even do we need pen to use this camera? Is it kind of like a CD card? I need explanation from Olumpus right away...Oh bythe way I bought four cameras and none of them had pens..
Excerpt: I've had my E-P5 for several weeks now, replacing the excellent E-PL5 in my kit. The E-P5 is a jewel among µ4/3 cameras. Handling : The dual-dial control combined with the 1-2 lever makes handling a dream compared to the "fiddly" (my word) E-PL5. For some reason, the button placement on this camera seems far more intuitive than on my E-PL5; I just seem to know where to press at the right time.
Summary: To qualify myself I have a successful photography business and I have shot every level of camera out there. I shoot weddings, commercial work, event photography, family portraits, and much more all with M43 cameras. Was a Nikon guy until 3 years ago but 3 Nikons with back focus issues pointed me towards the M43 revolution. I have never looked back and I have owned about every Olympus M43 camera they make.
Summary: Pros Takes fantastic pictures Very well made Compact and much easier to carry than a full size DLSR OR FF mirrorless Functions can be extensively customized Works well at low temperatures (0-10 below Fahrenheit) Good battery life Image stabilization is fantastic. Cons Built in flash is anemic. Heavy for its size Control menu system needs to be re-thought.