5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2013
good camera, handy and flexible for lens. need some time to learn the operation. once you get used to the interface/setting, it's so convenient. When pairing with Panasonic 20mm f1.7, the image is sharp and quality. The only complaint is the focus is slow which isn't camera's fault but the old lens. The Olympus 17mm f1.8 BLACK will release soon. Really looking forward to it. Highly recommend to ppl who want to start to learn photography.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 20, 2013
Easy to handle and good image quality from what I can tell so far. Kit lens is just OK but its a kit lens so that is expected. Definitely helps to have read the other reviews with tips about set-up to help with access to common controls if your not shooting in program mode. Otherwise I am enjoying using this camera...great size and manageable controls even for my big hands. Huge change as I had been shooting with a Nikon D200. Not a full-frame beast but still large and heavy. There is room in my life for both cameras but I really enjoy this Olympus and would recommend it to others.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2013
The E-PL5 takes truly excellent photos and has all the features you might find in a dSLR. It doesn't have as large of a sensor, true enough, but it is nonetheless quite capable. Also, the 8fps burst rate for photos is super helpful. The extras that came with it for no extra cost are a nice bonus.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2014
I use this camera for shooting underwater shots while scuba diving. I use a waterproof housing and strobe, but the quality of the shots are great. The camera is small and loaded with features and is a great all around camera. This package includes everything you need to take great shots.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2013
The PL5 will be my backup to my E-M5. It uses the same sensor and processor, and should yield the same high quality images. The in-body image stabilization isn't as good as the E-M5, but it should work fine. It's very compact and light and is great for throwing into a backpack for street photography. I wish Olympus made a zoom pancake lens like the Panasonic Vario X 14-42, which would make it even more compact. It will be a great backup camera for the E-M6 and a fun take around camera.