Olympus OM-D E-M5 Officially Announced

Amin

Hall of Famer
Jul 3, 2010



Olympus just announced the OM-D EM-5, the first Olympus Micro 4/3 camera to offer an integrated electronic viewfinder (EVF).


Key features of the E-M5:
  • Even faster autofocus than E-P3
  • Autofocus tracking system which is effective even for subjects moving towards/away from the camera (up until now this has been a weak point for mirrorless cameras)
  • 9.2 FPS sequential shooting
  • 5-axis image stabilization system can compensate for 1) pitching, 2) yawing, 3) horizontal movement, 4) vertical movement, and 5) rotational movement around the optical axis.
  • Proven dust-proof and splash-proof technology.
  • Tilting 3-inch OLED touch screen
  • 1.4million dot EVF with eye sensor for automatic switching between EVF and rear OLED.
DPReview Preview: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Preview: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review


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bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
bart
Thanks! That preview pretty much confirms that, apart from some minor points, this is the kind of CSC I've been hoping to see. I love how small it is, and how much control customisation it offers; you can make this a seriously quick camera to operate! Unless a weatherproof EX1 / LX5 / XZ1 comes along, I might just have to buy one of these OM-D's some day when I have the money!

And wow, that silver version is pretty! In my opinion, even prettier than the Fuji X100...
 

Amin

Hall of Famer
Jul 3, 2010
I agree about the looks of this camera. I'm pre-ordering the silver one.
 

krugorg

All-Pro
Sep 26, 2011
Minnesota USA
Kyle Krug
It's cheaper than I thought. $999 for this body is a pretty good deal by today's standards.
+1 I was thinking it was going to be around $1200.

Man, I am going to try to hold out for the updated Pens, as I don't always carry an EVF. It will be tough in April!
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
I'm canceling my NEX7 preorder.

I like RF styled cameras better, but the OMD seems to have combined just about everything I'd hoped for in a m4/3 camera --- dual dials and fully customizable buttons! Weather seal and tilt touchscreen LCD are gravy! Still wish the hump was smaller, but after seeing various videos, I really like it!

I can't wait to see Oly's JPG engine combined with the 16 mp sensor.

Only question now is black or silver? :) Help!!

Ps: I may cancel that XP1 preorder too. Any news on the actual release date of the OMD?

Pps: I take it back ... the buttons are fully customizable. 5 freaking FN buttons, and metering can't be assigned to ANY of the five!!!! Why Oly??? WHY????
 

Landshark

PhotoDog
Jul 15, 2010
SoCal
Bob
I will wait and see how this one turns out, but I am now fully committed to rangefinder style cameras and I am still full speed ahead with the X-PRO1 for digital and vintage Nikon rangefinders for film
 

retow

All-Pro
Jul 24, 2010
Looking very good, but I'll wait until Leica's announcement later this year before buying a new camera system. We will see great deals on EP3s soon and many showing up in the used market.
 

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