Excerpt: I love this camera, it is small, stealthy, quick, loaded with features and gives great quality images. I usually prefer to use my om-d e-m1, but the e-p5 actually gives me almost identical quality images in a smaller easy to use package.
Excerpt: Having owned the E-PL5 for a while now with the 14-42mm and 40-150mm I felt that it was time to step up a little. I recently bought the VF-4 for my E-PL5 for a very good price (debundled) and I liked that a lot already.
Excerpt: I prefer working with a rangefinder-like body style which is less conspicuous than the SLR body type of the OM series. I use the camera primarily for street photography where like the leica it attracts less attention than a big camera.
Excerpt: Love it! High quality build and excellent photos. Menus are extensive but once you learn, they're fine. Perfect size for travel. If you don't need a viewfinder, its great. If you need a viewfinder, get the OMD-EM5II. I have both and highly recommend both.
Excerpt: Great Camera, great price. Purchased the camera from ADORAMA on Dec 23rd at 5:30 pm and it was delivered to my door at 10:20 am the next morning. Great Company. Always a first look when needing Photography equipment or supplies.
Summary: I've owned SLRs, Digital SLRs, mirrorless and compacts and this is likely the best fitting and working camera for me! The control is amazing, it has dual dials to control apperature and shutter speed and a switch that allows you to change ISO and white balance with the same dials.
Pros: Focus peaking, you can use this to tell whether or not your lens is focused especially when using manual focus or vintage lense like old Canon or Nikon lenses. The option to add or remove a viewfinder, you can add one for sunlight or to be sure of your focus or take it off just to have a smaller...
Cons: None, except you cannot use an external viewfinder and flash in the hot shoe at the same time but the attached flash can control an external unit so not much of a compromise. I may buy a second, in ways it's better than the OMD unless you need the viewfinder at all times.
Summary: I bought PEN E-P5 with VF4 viewfinder and Olympus 17mm/F1.8 lens. I din't want to by larger camera and this set gives me flexibility to use it as a pocketable camera (without viewfinder) with the same excellent picture quality as its bigger brothers.