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Olympus PEN E-P5
8.4 out of 10

Olympus PEN E-P5

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus PEN E-P5

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Overall 6
6.0

A phenomenal camera. I hate it.

B.K., Amazon
5 January 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent camera but so far very unreliable

Brad Hutchinson, Amazon
31 October 2014
  • Summary: I've been using this camera body for about 6 months now and overall am satisfied but there are big reliability issues in my opinion. I switched to Micro 4/3 after years of using Panasonic compact travel zoom point and shoot cameras (ZS/TZ series) previously so will be reviewing from that...
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Overall 6
6.0

A fine camera but with dim light caution

Gerald, olympusamerica.com
17 March 2014
  • Summary: After many happy years with an earlier PEN model, it was time to upgrade to a newer, more capable, travel-friendly family member. Based on research, it appeared the E-P5 still provided equal and in some cases better functionality than the newer E-P7. Well, sort of.
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Overall 6
6.0

great system but betwixt and between

jqnyc, B&H Photo
26 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I prefer the size-compromises of the EP-L5 to this camera. If size is the issue then you might as well just get an OM-D. Two negatives: The build and design quality isn't as nice as other Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras Its too big for a small camera and too cramped professional camera.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time
  • Cons: No Viewfinder, Poor Flash, Short Battery Life
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as hype

aseancat, B&H Photo
4 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The choices were between GX7 and E-P5; something compact for use to photograph the kind of general scenes when walking about or travel. It has to be small and light with high grade lens and sensor capacity – both have to be of high optical quality as you never know when you might come across...
  • Pros: Small / Compact
  • Cons: No Viewfinder
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Overall 6
6.0

Weak Video Capabilities

JW, Amazon
5 October 2013
  • Summary: Solid build quality but Olympus is now lagging seriously behind in video support. The single frame rate and paltry bit-rate in such a high-dollar camera with such capable hardware come down to nothing but neglect.
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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent image quality but unacceptable battery life

Doru C, Amazon
25 August 2013
  • Summary: Switching from Panasonic GF1 to Olympus E-P5 was a big step up in image quality but a big step down in terms of usability (read below). Note that throughout this review I'm mostly comparing EP5 with my trusty Panasonic GF1 that I'm using for quite a few years.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not good enough- Inconsistent results- will keep RX100

J. Robinson, Amazon
13 July 2013
  • Summary: This is a well built solid camera. The menus are intuitive and functions are easy to access. I bought it as an upgrade to my RX100. I was willing to compromise on the pocket-ability of the camera for higher quality photos.
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Overall 6
6.0

A very good still photo camera if bit expensive

Disco, Amazon
31 August 2013
  • Summary: Pros: Well made, with good controls, excellent photos with the in body stablisation or IBIS. Complex if full featured menu system. It is actually good in low light (with a fast lens) and has a fast 1/320 flash sync speed from built in or 1/250 from external.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bilder Top, Video unbrauchbar. E-P5 vs. NEX6

Mr. W, Amazon
15 January 2014
  • Summary: Ich hatte die E-P5 bestellt, da sie meine NEX6 ablösen sollte. Die Hauptgründe dafür waren, dass mich die großen APSC-Linsen stören und Olympus wirklich hochwertige kleine Linsen im Angebot hat. Die E-P5 ist zu dem noch eine wirklich stylische Kamera. Tolle Linien, klasse Optik.
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