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Very fast accurate auto-focus.
Reasonably good low light capability.
Appealing body design.
Smaller camera is easy to hold and quite small.
Battery grip makes the E-M5 feel like a tiny professional camera.
EVF works well.
Tilting OLED touch panel display.
Water resistant body.
Advanced in-body image stabilization.
Tough weather-sealed build quality.
Outstanding High ISO noise performance.
Great quality viewfinder and tilting OLED touch-screen.
5-axis image stabilization which works with any lens, 2, 3, 5 and 7-frame auto bracketing.
Menu system is not easy to use.
Odd power switch location.
Exposure compensation dial changes easily, can't be turned off.
EVF proximity sensor sometimes activates unexpectedly.
Moderately high chromatic aberration from 12-50mm kit lens.
Screen only tilts and there's no touch functions in movie modes.
Distracting whirring noise from stabilization motor.
No built-in mic socket.
Flash unit clips-on rather then being built-in
Base ISO of 100 would be welcome.
By Photo Answers on April 08, 2013
Over the past year there has been an influx of retro-styled cameras making their way onto the market; now it’s the turn of Olympus to enter the ring with the film SLR-inspired Olympus OM-D E-M5. On paper the OM-D makes for an exciting proposition,...
By Ubergizmo on January 28, 2013
Since its debut last year, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has won many accolades and numerous awards – and it’s easy to see why: this is a camera with a wealth of features, catering to ambitious photographers who are looking to reduce the size and...
By PC Pro on October 17, 2012
Olympus raises the bar for compact system cameras, but this capable all-rounder fails to shine in the company of upmarket...
By Macworld Australia on October 16, 2012
A superb camera that’s supported by a wide range of lenses and accessories, the OM-D is the perfect CSC for DSLR users looking for a lightweight companion camera.Related Tags: camera, compact, macworld, macworld australia, olympus, OM-D E-M5,...
By AsiaOne on October 10, 2012
The results are remarkable - you can get sharp, colour-rich pictures with amazing...
By TechSmart.co.za on October 09, 2012
Sometimes you come across a camera that makes photography simple. Olympus’ OM-D E-M5 is one such beast. Granted, its battery life is not that great, and yes, its buttons are so small you would think it was designed for five year olds, but once set...
By Good Gear Guide on September 06, 2012
The Olympus OM-D is a striking camera with a with a ton of features that cater to both enthusiast (or pro) users and casual photographers. We looked at the weatherproof kit, which comes with a splashproof macro lens and we definitely had a lot of fun...
By Expert Reviews on August 18, 2012
One of the best compact system cameras to date, but there are some weaker areas that we'd struggle to accept at this...
By ePHOTOzine on August 14, 2012
Olympus OM-D EM-5 User Review, records his early impressions I have watched the development of the micro four thirds cameras with interest since buying and then quite rapidly selling the . I was looking for a replacement for my back-up Canon DSLR...
By ePHOTOzine on July 12, 2012
This is a user review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 written by : A month with the Olympus OM-D E-M5.I’ve had the camera and the 14-42mm kit lens for about a month now, and I’ve taken more photos in that than in the previous 4 years combined. I...
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