Editors Liked

  • Lightweight
  • Relatively small
  • Very fast accurate auto-focus
  • Reasonably good low light capability
  • Appealing body design
  • Smaller camera is easy to hold and quite small
  • Battery grip makes the E-M5 feel like a tiny professional camera
  • EVF works well
  • Tilting OLED touch panel display
  • Water resistant body
  • Advanced in-body image stabilization
  • Tough weather-sealed build quality
  • Outstanding High ISO noise performance
  • Great quality viewfinder and tilting OLED touch-screen
  • 5-axis image stabilization which works with any lens, 2, 3, 5 and 7-frame auto bracketing

Editors Didn't Like

  • Menu system is not easy to use
  • Expensive
  • Odd power switch location
  • Exposure compensation dial changes easily, can't be turned off
  • Small buttons
  • EVF proximity sensor sometimes activates unexpectedly
  • Moderately high chromatic aberration from 12-50mm kit lens
  • Screen only tilts and there's no touch functions in movie modes
  • Distracting whirring noise from stabilization motor
  • No built-in mic socket
  • Flash unit clips-on rather then being built-in
  • External flash
  • Base ISO of 100 would be welcome