That's a good question that I wondered about too.Bear with me if I could find the answer myself from the manual. Would the registration do any good to the warranty?
For Canada http://www.olympuscanada.com/cpg_section/cpg_registration.aspHow do you register? I still have about 6 weeks of warranty left on mine.
FWIW, I purchased two low mileage E-M5's recently and both needed servicing - one for IBIS and the other for the sticky shutter at high speeds. I would not read too much into this, except to say that there are a lot of parts and pieces in these cameras, especially associated with IBIS, so the probability of needing service is likely greater than with an old Nikon FM. An extended warranty is something I often consider with more expensive camera bodies these days.Upon seeing this, I registered my 12-40 and it got me a 1 month extended warranty along with 10% off of accessories. Its nothing to write home about and in the eventuality that the lens does break between month 12 and 13, it would ease things up. But I know I am covered by the warranty for much more than just 12 months here. Although the law is a bit unclear, I'd say that having a Pro lens used in a recreative way should last at the bare minimum 5 years (as long as that is considered reasonable, then that is what the actual warranty).
So, out of curiosity. What would you say is a reasonable amount of time an E-M5 or a 12-40 should last granted it is used and not abused ?