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Olympus OM-D E-M5

£295.00
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A multi award winning MILC camera, exceptional for wildlife photography
MILC 16.1MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Apr 2015
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Olympus OM-D E-M5 number 174 across all digital cameras.
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702 Reviews + 25 Awards
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2 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 65?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 25 awards including a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph plus six other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoxels.com plus five other sites. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The OM-D E-M5 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Quite high ISO sensitivity (max)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Very small maximum memory card size

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 58 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 49 in sports photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 48 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Olympus OM-D E-M5?

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is 121mm wide and 89.6mm tall. It is 41.9mm deep and weighs 0.373kg.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 front dimensions

Olympus OM-D E-M5 size in context

Olympus OM-D E-M5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

25 Industry Awards

This Olympus camera is one of the most awarded of all the digital cameras.

The writers at seven expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Olympus digital camera. This was from Hardwarezone.com.ph, Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Gagadget.com, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Akam.no and Techradar who gave it an "Recommended".

Review sites Photoxels.com, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au, Camcorderinfo.com and PC Mag all thought that this camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The experts at review sites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all thought that this Olympus digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Platinum" award from both websites Digifotopro.nl and Buy-N-Shoot.com, both of which said that this Olympus digital camera was superb.

This Olympus digital camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites Onfoto.ru and What Digital Camera, both of which concluded that this digital camera was fantastic.

Good Expert Reviews

76 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews have rated this digital camera on average 85%. This puts this camera in the top 16% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, OM-D E-M5 owners rated this digital camera as marvellous. 323 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Olympus Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 6,199 owner and expert reviews (including 1,326 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £295.00 it is cheaper than 53% of digital cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the United Kingdom price of £295.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $899.00 (£1,181.56).

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Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The OM-D E-M5's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 57% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 of 25,600 is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Olympus digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 of 373g is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 71% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the OM-D E-M5 of 3" is in the largest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The OM-D E-M5 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Dustproof

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The OM-D E-M5 features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Bluetooth

The OM-D E-M5 features bluetooth, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Calendar

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features calendar, unlike 86% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Supports Live View

The OM-D E-M5 supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

Cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The image sensor size of the OM-D E-M5 of 1.33" is in the biggest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the OM-D E-M5 of only 8GB is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The OM-D E-M5 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The OM-D E-M5's digital zoom of 14x is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The OM-D E-M5 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an HDMI Port

The OM-D E-M5 has an HDMI port. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Wind Filter

The OM-D E-M5 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The OM-D E-M5 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|2560 x 1920|1024 x 768, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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3D

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is 3D. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Waterproof

The OM-D E-M5 is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Features Noise Reduction

The OM-D E-M5 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Touchscreen

The OM-D E-M5 has a touchscreen. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2015.


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