Went to the local Olympus company store where I purchased my E-M1 a year ago and got me the E-M5 Mk.II in black today. I haven't shot with it as it's now night time here in Seoul, Korea but spent the past hour going thru the menus and setting it all up in the same manner as I had my E-M1 set up. Initial impressions and random thoughts? - Love the slightly smaller form factor and the overall solidity and density. I shoot primes on m43 and the body size and form factor is great. In black with black lenses, it's a very stealthy setup for a street shooter and a great street camera with it's blazing AF speed and accuracy. However, for those who shoot with anything like a 12-40/2.8 or larger, IMO, the E-M1 is a better fit or at least one would have to put a grip on the E-M5 Mk.II. - With all of the complaints about the front dial being too easy to turn, I was expecting the very worst. In actuality, it's nothing to complain about IMO. Sure, it could have been a bit tighter to turn but nowhere near as bad as I would have thought. To be honest, if they would have made the turning force tighter, I'm sure there would have been an equal number of people complaining that the knob was too tight. For the most part, I shoot in aperture priority and so I have the front dial set to change the aperture with the back dial set to change exposure. - Personally prefer tilting screen vs articulating screen for faster tilt access. I don't do video and aside from very rare cases where I'm doing a portrait mode shot from very low or high positions, the articulating screen is a downgrade for my needs. - AF speed and accuracy is same as E-M1 with brief testing. In other words, blazing fast and very accurate. - I've read reviews stating that there are too many custom buttons but I've set them up and they're easy to find without having to look. I have the "movie record" button changed to "ISO/WB" to have quick and easy access to change those parameters without having to resort to the 2x2 switch. - Camera is smaller than what pictures on the net would have you believe. - The battery release with only a metal tab is a backwards step over the plastic orange tab. Not a deal breaker by any means but it requires more dexterity to release the battery. - The included FL-LM3 flash unit is a godsend for those times you don't want to carry around a dedicated flash unit. Not powerful by any means (GN9) but with it's ability to tilt and rotate along with it's minuscule size there's no excuse not to carry a flash. For a bundled flash it's a godsend and can be great for those times you need slight fill-in light or to serve as a master for an off-camera flash. Anyways, I'll be testing the camera out in the weeks to come and I'm already contemplating going on a 3 day vacation some time over next couple of weeks to have some fun with the camera. It seems every time I get a new camera, I go on a honeymoon vacation in order to get to know the camera. Wasn't able to get as great of a deal last year with the E-M1 where they threw in a HLD-7 grip, extra battery along with a bunch of other stuff. This year, they just gave me an extra battery. The included battery had a 2015 date while the extra battery had a 2013 date if that's of any interest to anyone. The store had a bunch of promotions going with bundled packages that included the 12-50 lens, either grips, 12-40 lens, etc... but since I had no interest in any of the bundled items, I ended up getting just the body. The E-M5 Mk.II along with my Fuji X100 and Ricoh GRD3 will be in my everyday bag. Next month I'll be picking up the Fuji X100T as well as possibly upgrading my Ricoh to the GR. These three cameras gives me nearly 95% of my shooting needs these days.