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.
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.
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.