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.
Excellent image quality but unacceptable battery life
Doru Cuturela, 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.
Summary: I own several DSLR's in addition to my Lumix GX1, OMD E-M5 and E-P5. The E-P5 flash release button is poorly designed in that every time I handle the camera I inadvertently release the flash. Nearly always when I remove it from my Lowepro Adventura Ultra Zoom 100 case the flash is popped up and just waiting for me to break it.
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.
Summary: Das ist keine anspruchslose Knipskamera; die Möglichkeiten der E-P5 (wie schon der Vorgängerinnen) kann nur derjenige wirklich ausschöpfen, der die ganzen Einstellungs- und Konfigurationsmöglichkeiten versteht; der wird mit einer beim Benutzerinterface sehr weitgehend individualisierbaren Kamera und einer exzellenten Bildqualität belohnt. Auch an der Verarbeitung gibt es nichts zu beanstanden. Aber der Zeitenbereich zwischen ca.