Some quick notes on the Olympus OM-D E-M5—
- Olympus has done a stellar job of avoiding the shortcomings found on cameras like the Leica X2; the OM-D E-M5 is just so much more usable as a camera. Smartly done.
- The 12mm f/2 lens (24mm equivalent) is a gem. Results at f/2 are already impressive and stopping down slightly makes razor-sharp images.
- Focus is super-fast, as claimed.
- Sensor noise is a challenge. ISO 200 makes nice images, but are not noise free. For my taste, ISO 800 is already on the margin. Presumably this is the result of cramming 16 megapixels in a tiny 4/3 sensor.