OM-D E-M5 a huge disappointment for me...

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OM-D E-M5 a huge disappointment for me...
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I read many reviews before choosing the E-M5 as a camera to replace my aging Oly dslr's.  Upon spending a couple of weeks with it I find that this camera is fatally flawed for my use, and I just can not believe that this issue is not really addressed to the proper extent in reviews.

I shoot exclusively hand held and only available light.  I have a steady hand and regularly shoot sharp shots at shutter times that violate the rule of thumb using my dslr.  I am often shooting in the 1/8 to 1/200 range at base iso.  On the OM-D E-M5 I find that 90% of the shots I take are blurred in a systematic way or "doubled".  The degree or severity of the problem seems to be somewhat lens dependent.  Given these results I dug deeper and discovered the "shutter shock" problem which has been discussed here in various threads.  In my reading I found that setting an "anti-shock" delay is a method for reducing this problem, and in my testing it is an effective way to reduce, if not completely eliminate the problem. However, introducing a shutter lag on the order of fractions of a second reduces the performance and responsiveness of the camera in an unacceptable way.  I am just surprised that this issue is not a deal breaker for more users, or a significant issue for reviewers.  I guess many are content with using high iso to avoid the conditions that are most susceptible to shutter-shock, but to me it seems like a big compromise...

I am wondering, am I alone in being disappointed with the shutter-shock problems and the anti-shock delay solution?  I would be interested in other user's experiences.  The OM-D E-M5 is capable of delivering truly incredible image quality in a very compact package, but for me the anti-shock delay is a huge price to pay...

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