Olympus OM-D E-M5 Officially Announced


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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

Evolving, comprehensive coverage of the E-M5 at 1001 Noisy Cameras.

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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...


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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????


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


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.