Summary: I've resisted the Olympus brand for many years because of their crazy hard menu system. Had one a few years back, and that camera was impossible! But Olympus digicams have matured and so *ahem* have I. My Canon gear is getting heavier by the week.
Summary: first off this camera is probably not for someone who wants to 'point and shoot'. although it can be used like that, and results would be great, there are much more cost effective and appropriate 'point and shoot' oriented cameras out there - for instance the panasonic gm1, gm5, and gf7.
Summary: Very nice camera with super effective IS. Unfortunately, the software crashed couple of times, and then the IS stopped working altogether. I had to reset it every time that happened! Also, The camera in this combo feel surprisingly heavy and is not comfortable to hold over a long period of time.
Summary: I am jaded as I always view Olympus as top of the line products; Every day is a pleasant adventure . I reserve the fifth star for the year anniversary of owning the product as I only have it for a month so far
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.
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 .
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.
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.