I've tried the E-P5 and VF-4 - Just a couple impressions.

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I've tried the E-P5 and VF-4 - Just a couple impressions.
May 26, 2013

I was lucky enough in being allowed to use for a few minutes a silver E-P5 with the VF-4.

My quick impressions:

- The build quality is really superb, feels and looks real good.

- The new viewfinder is only marginally bigger than the VF-2 I'm currently using. It looks much bigger in the pictures because it has a more squared shape, but in reality there's little difference in size. The image you get from the VF-4 is bigger and more detailed, it's definitely an improvement. The eye sensor works quickly too.

- The controls layout beats the older pens, it's quicker and more intuitive, and the lever for changing the functions of the two main control dials really is very, very handy

- The grip is not removable (but the camera sits well in my largish sized hands and the main controls fall under my fingertips)

In general it feels a much more substantial and serious camera than my E-PL5 - I still think the body only price could be a tad lower, though. (I was told by the rep that here in Italy the body will go for 999 euros)

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