I have the E-5 now long enough tested to me here allow a judgment to be made. I also think that it is helpful for many customers, once to read a recent review on a no longer brand new product.
I photographed earlier with E-420, E-520, E-620 and E-3. Now I was faced with the agony of choice: This Week's Most OM-D or E-5th
Since I still do not trust the mirrorless all over the road and especially "something in his hand" wants, I opted for the e-5th Furthermore, I can but there my conduct not to be despised Zuiko lens fundus without adapter. And last but not least, I simply like this feeling "SLR".
I also the OM-D had in his hand and found it easy to "edgy". She lay me not good enough in the hand, because there is no reasonable elaborations for placing the hands are present. This is due to the retro look.
The differences from the E-3 are outstanding. Among the differences to the semi-pro cameras the E-XXX series to mention.
The E-5 is the focus on a newer level and brings a lot more of the lenses out, as the E-3.
The case is, as usual from Olympus, processed more than super. The feel of the camera is very good and will improve with me even through the battery grip HLD-4 optional.
Although the complete combination weighs quite substantially, but it shows the fact that you really do not need to be squeamish with the camera.
I am much outdoor traveling and Scan also studio-standard. The camera made with Thunderstorm, storms, the occasional downpour, etc.
You still working reliably and flawlessly.
That video resolution is only 720p, for me is not really a reason for exclusion. I think that photographers take pictures and use a (D) SLR for movies Filmografen and use for film cameras.
Thus, this combination is absolutely to cope with great photos and a normal HD resolution. This must of course everyone judge for themselves.
Olympus E-5 in the waived its proprietary XD format of Olympus XD Picture Card, and CF cards instead next and normal SD cards allows I personally find good.
If worst comes to worst times and you need a memory card fast times one does not always find CF cards, and XD Picture Cards you look at retail almost always in vain.
An SD card there if need be in DM or other drug stores around the corner.
The autofocus is hard to beat. The competition is lagging here (even today, 2012 still) comparable models afterwards.
The swivel display is a nice Spielere - who's needs can therefore be happy, I use it almost.
The operability of the E-5 is also again very Olympus: super resolved.
Who does not the factory settings, the key is to simply and its preferred key assignment stores so easily from.
Accessibility of the buttons is also super.
Olympus E-5 in the use of the BLM-5 battery of example. E-520 allows, is quite reasonable. Many who had the previous models (like me), still possess some of these batteries and can save it so, to purchase new replacement batteries at great expense.
All in all: a super camera I / sets performance of any importance to quality and price, would recommend. They will give you a lot of joy and no matter when, where and under what weather conditions always be a faithful companion!
Still to note: price / performance is the reason why I ever chose Olympus. Prices are not low but can still offer both the lenses, as well as the bodies more features and higher quality than the same priced articles from other manufacturers.
I also have professional work which I make for order customers. These look at first skeptical when I come around the corner with Olympus, however, the end result is always more than satisfied.