Summary: I'm an enthusiast photographer. My usual camera is a Canon 5D II with various L glass, but it's large, and I wanted to get a smaller kit mainly to take pictures of my 1-year-old son, and also for light travel photograph. The PEN E-P5 is an amazing camera for this purpose for a few reasons. 1.
Arthritis meant ending my long love affair with Nikon and Nikkor and downsizing
James P. Burns, Amazon
16 January 2015
Summary: Arthritis meant ending my long love affair with Nikon and Nikkor and downsizing. After agonizing about which way to go i settled on the EP5, the VF4 and the Olympus 40-150 zoom and 25mm f1.8 lens. I'm in love again and highly recommend all of the above.
Excerpt: I've been shooting digitally since early 2001. I purchased a 2MP Kodak DCS 520 that year and was amazed. That camera cost me a little over $12,000. Digital advanced quickly during the years following.
Summary: Since Olympus finally released a firmware update that adds a zero-second anti-shock setting that eliminates shutter shock (or at least comes close enough), this camera has finally become a very worthwhile purchase. And it has a very beautiful retro look.
Summary: This is a keeper. It's quiet, has all the features you could ever need and takes beautiful pictures. I use it with the 12-40mm pro lens and this combination has awesome image quality with beautiful saturation and colors with subtle gradations.
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.