Olympus OM-D E-M5
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.
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