Editors Liked

  • Takes sharp photos in good light, Splashproof and dustproof, Crisp, articulating LCD, In-camera color effects and HDR, Excellent connectivity options
  • Weatherresistant body, Dual card slots (CF and SD), Wireless flash control built in, Inbody image stabilization, Fast autofocusing, Level gauge, Tiltandswivel 3inch LCD, 100percent fieldofview optical viewfinder
  • Great picture quality for its class; fast performance; solid, weatherproof body construction; interesting Art Filters effects
  • Robust, Splashproof construction, Reliable and accurate metering, Excellent Live View, Quality of lens
  • The Olympus E5 has image stabilizing technology
  • Very good resolution at low ISO sensitivity settings (rivaling higher pixel-count cameras), Reliable metering and white balance systems, Excellent JPEG color, Tank-like body that feels like it can take years of abuse, Large, bright viewfinder showing 100%

Editors Didn't Like

  • Bulky and heavy, Underwhelming low-light performance, Video capture is limited to 720p30, Slow autofocus during Live View shooting, Audible lens noise during video recording
  • Lackluster high ISO performance above 1600, Only 5 fps burst mode, Limited video options, No mode dial, 12 megapixel sensor
  • Non-customizable dual memory card slots; lower image resolution not suitable for cropping; heavy
  • White Balance Issues, Very high cost, Limited system backup
  • This device provides only 870 images on a single battery charge
  • Uncompetitive high ISO performance (when compared to APS-C peers, Between 0.5-1EV less highlight dynamic range than APS-C competitors (but better than E-3), Unpredictable AF in multi-point mode, Maximum framerate of 5fps unimpressive compared to competiti