Took the plunge. Got the new E-M5 right in front of me now. Battery is in the charger, so need to be patient for a little longer.
I did get to try it out in the store while the battery wasn't flat yet.
First thing you notice ? Damn, it's small. I'd expected it to be in between the PEN and a DSLR but it's almost the same size as a PEN EPL-1/EP-2/3.
Second thing you notice ? It's friggin' gorgeous. Got the black one. It's the best looking camera out there as of now.
So you turn it on and then ? Bleep, very fast and accuracte AF. And smooth and quiet too. Like a DSLR equally fast using the 12-50.
So, I got home. Unpacked it. And tried to see if the battery was flat. It almost was, so I did get a few extra shots. But then it hit me...
What the hell am I hearing ? It's buzzing !!!
Scared the crap out of me. I reset, turned off, removed lenses like 5 times. I couldn't get the damn thing to be quiet. Sounded like an everlasting anti-dust shake or IBIS initialization. Oh damn....did I just get the first DOA Olympus of my life.....
Stay calm. Try again. I then noticed the buzzing went away during video. I then remembered reading the IS system switching to 2-axis instead of 5. So I Googled.....and now all is fine. Seems the buzzing is the IBIS the sensor floats around in. Even if you turn off IS, you can hear it.
But rest assured, you will not hear it all the time. You'd have to be in a quiet room to pick it up, I didn't notice it in the store either. But I had no idea it did this and I did read up on the E-M5 in advance. I do wonder what this will do to the battery life.
Anyways, it's a non issue once you get past the scary part
Now all I gotta do is wait for the battery charge.