Today I finally got to try the Olympus OM-D EM-5 in Vancouver. We were very fortunate as we are the first ones to try it out in Canada. Lens & Shutter invited an Olympus rep from Montreal to show us the camera and gave us a short presentation on it. I think we had a small group of around 20 people but unfortunately there was only 1 camera for us to try so my playing time with it was very very minimal. Sorry for the crappy pictures. I just wanted to take a quick snap with my iphone of my Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 on the black EM-5. I think it would look pretty nice without the flash, but anyhow I pre-ordered the silver model instead. Me trying out the EM-5 with my 0.95 1. Build quality is very good. Feels very well made. 2. EVF is very important to me and I was worried that the EVF on the EM-5 would not match my expectations. a. Comparing the EM-5 EVF with my GH2 EVF (which I have sold) - I think I prefer the GH2 EVF because of the much larger magnification. Manual focusing with the Vogtlander 25mm and the Canon FD lens were very very nice. The EM-5 EVF's color is better than the GH2. It seems more natural and a bit warmer. The EM-5 EVF feels small - not sure if it is because I didn't adjust it cause I wear glasses and the Olympus rep did not. b. I think the EM-5 EVF is better than the VF2 though but my experience of both are limited. c. I tried one of the Sony's OLED EVF and I think that one is simply the best. 3. I thought the EM-5 sensor is suppose to be a secret but the Olympus rep told us it is from Panasonic. 4. I also tried the 12-50mm lens. Honestly I think is very small - much smaller than the pics we see on the internet. The size I think is about 1 cm longer than my Voigtlander. It is very light and the build quality is ok to me. The electronic zoom is smooth. I think pulling back the ring becomes a manual zoom. It is nice but the feeling is very wierd - you can feel the mechanical gear moving it. I mean is better than not having this option but it doesn't feel that great.