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8.9 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

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 perspective.
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Overall 6
6.0

Questionable Quality Control

dblsplayer, B&H Photo
16 September 2014
  • Excerpt: A beautiful camera and lens combo however the build quality is less than desired. Parts coming loose so I just reurned it. I have had two other Oly micro four thirds cameras and something small came loose. Oly repair service is just awful. I sent an EPL5in and it took three months to service and return.It's a shame, because of QC and poor service, I will not be buying another Olympus regardless of the many positives
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Image Quality, Portability, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Build quality
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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. The flash kept popping up every time you graze the open button. Big positives: Its every bit the OM-D in terms of imaging and the 5 axis stabilization is a key reason to love this system.
  • 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 something that makes your break to fine art or stock; no point in limiting the commercial viability of an image because of a quality compromise.
  • 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. A better video codec would in no way sacrifice stills image quality or camera size, as cameras smaller and 1/3rd the price handily demonstrate.
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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. Positives: - Excellent image quality - ISO2000 is always usable, while at higher ISO it depends on luck and needs. - Great image stabilizer - I could take sharp images at 20mm & 1/2s.
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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. Initially I could not get the camera to autofocus and then with the help of fellow Amazon reviewers found that the 17mm lens has a manual/autofocus ring that can be physically moved to switch between the 2 modes.
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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. Beim Auspacken fiel aber direkt das Gewicht der Kamera auf. Die NEX6 wiegt zwar nur 75g weniger, aber die 420g der E-P5 fühlen sich an als würde man eine Ziegelstein halten.
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Overall 6
6.0

Leider wieder nicht

Tragno, Amazon
12 August 2013
  • Summary: Eigentlich war ich kurz davor eine E-P5 zu bestellen, denn sie erfüllt am Papier praktishc alle meine Anforderungen und sieht auch noch gut aus. 2 Dinge haben mich aber abgehalten, und die sind mMn wichtig, deswegen schreibe ich eine Rezension ohne das Produkt zu haben (was manch einen stören wird, andere werden vielleicht dankbar sein). 1. Das Problem mit den Doppelbildern.
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Overall 6
6.0

Klappergeräusch und roter Punkt - Einzelfall?

R, Amazon
23 July 2013
  • Summary: Bei meiner E-P5 war ein Klappergeräusch im Inneren hörbar (auch beim festhalten der seitlichen Laschen). Klang wie ein loses Bauteil. Bei dunkleren Fotos sah man auf jedem Bild einen roten Punkt. Den sieht man nur bei 100% Ansicht auf Pc, oder auf Tv. Bald kommt die Fujifilm X-M1 raus, die ist deutlich billinger bei größerem Sensor.
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