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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb little MFT Camera, January 28, 2013
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This review is from: Olympus E-PL5 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black) (Electronics)
Own the OMD and used it seriously.

PL5 is also great precisely because it has the same sensor as OMD. It is considerably smaller and is truly pocketable compared to the OMD. The single greatest gain the OMD has over the PL5 for me is the better IBIS (image stabilization) on the OMD. Yes, it is noticeable. Other than that, the PL5 really does perform exceptionally well. I change my dial to adjust compensation for Aperture and Shutter priority and that changed the whole feel for me so that it is not much less controllable than the OMD.

yes, the OMD still is more quick to manipulate but the PL5 is almost as quick to change settings once I customized the buttons.

In all, I can happily use either one and be absolutely content with the speed for shooting which easily gives the PL5 a five star.

one tip: Get the MCG2 grip. That changed the physical feel and made it so much more handholdable and stable - even more than the OMD in feel.

Pairing this with the 14mm 2.5 (I have a very sharp copy) or the 20mm 1.8 makes for an amazingly high performance pocketable camera for me. (Jacket pocket, not shirt pocket.)

Mo
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2013 10:38:02 AM PST
Vinyl Tap says:
does the MCG2 grip fit taut? it looks like it's designed to fit the EP3 better?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2013 1:08:32 PM PST
Mo says:
Perfect fit. The curvature of both camera around the grip should be identical. I believe Olympus intentionally does that.
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