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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Waterproof Image Stabilizer Release Date
Olympus E-M5Cutting-edge yet nostalgic in appearance, the Olympus E-M5 takes all the past engineering expertise of the Micro Four Thirds standard and overhauls it with enhanced features and... More
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Good Expert Reviews

This digital camera received a rating of 80% from expert review site thestar.com.my.

User Reviews Are Excellent

OM-D E-M5 owners on average rated this digital camera as marvellous.

Good Video Capture

Several people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good for video recording. Al said on Amazon “X) It makes fairly good videos, especially with the image stabilization”. Three years ago Dave H mentioned “The video is way better than I expected too - so take the plunge you won't be disappointed” in his review. S. Carter said “The video quality is great and does not suffer the 'jelly on a plate' like effect when panning as most (if not all) other DSLRs do” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and rated the product as very good.

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers who purchased it wrote that it had a good lens. Four years ago A. R. T. Ormsby mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The low light performance - even with the slowish kit lens - is really remarkable”. Archie mentioned in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 “Zuiko 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens is fairly small”. Five years ago Aussie_in_guernsey gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “It takes all the lens and is just as easy to use” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review.

A number of customers considered that this digital camera had a good autofocus. A. R. T. Ormsby mentioned on Amazon “Autofocus is generally quick” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and scored it 4 stars. A. R. T. Ormsby also said “Focusing on fast moving subjects is does not seem to work well for me”. Brandon he mentioned “It takes the best pics and the touch screen focus is excellent” in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

Ten people said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. G. Edwards wrote five years ago “The camera in body image stabilisation system is great” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. George Martin mentioned in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “And 45mm f1.8 and the wonderful 5 axis image stabilisation system and you have a very fast, intuitive camera capable of great results” . S. Carter gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review “You can almost hide this camera in your hand! The image stabilisation is much better than previous incarnations”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Hopefullyhelpful mentioned “The 12mm is a wide angle side of the zoom which gives a good wide perspective of the picture you are taking” and rated it 5 stars. Pillbox gave the Olympus OM-D E-M5 a very good rating and said in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review on Amazon three years ago “I use it with a panasonic 35-100mm 2.8 zoom and it is wonderfully light”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who bought it considered that it was able to produce good images. Adam Mcgee said “With the selection of m43 primes images were tack sharp -”. Al mentioned on Amazon “I upgrade from my Panasonic GF1, because I wanted a view finder for composing pictures on bright sunny days”. Al also wrote “Vii) The in-body image stabilization is amazing”.

Several people reckoned that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Five years ago Archie mentioned in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “This camera benefits from recent advances in sensor technology and has a claimed ISO range of 200-25600”. Archie also wrote “The useful ISO range is similar to the good recent DSLRs”. Electronicfur mentioned on Amazon “Low light, high ISO performance is great, view finder very clear”.

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good in low light. Andrew Curtis said three years ago “The noise performence in low light is fantastic up to ISO 1000 I find, coupled with the 5Axis IBIS, nightime/ indoor low light shots are lovely” in his review of this digital camera. Mr. T. A. Maurice wrote on Amazon “The OM-D EM5 produces JPEG images that are very impressive even in low light situations” and scored this digital camera very highly. Pro Recordist wrote “It is superbly built, focuses swiftly even in low light” .

A number of people agreed that it had a good image sensor. Elsa gave it a rating of 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “I was especially taken by the direct control dials, weather-proofing, swiveling touch screen, built in viewfinder, bigger sensor, improved in-body stabilisation”. Paul scored it 5 stars and he mentioned five years ago “It has a first class sensor, great dynamic range” in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Paul also mentioned “Size of APSC and 35mm "full frame" sensor cameras”.

A number of Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Adam Mcgee wrote on Amazon “For me more than high enough resolution.”. Three years ago Mr. T. A. Maurice mentioned on Amazon “A satisfactory resolution to the situation”.

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Robust

A few Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was well made. :) said on Amazon “The units are well built”. Dark Heart wrote in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “The Olympus OMD-EM5 is built like a swiss watch” and scored this digital camera very highly. Dark Heart also said “The EM5 its built as good as any Nikon”.

A few people who bought it agreed that it was sealed. Adam Mcgee gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “The buttons are small and squishy (it's weather sealed, which is good.”. K. Barclay mentioned in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “It has rubber seals around the contacts so I take it that it is weather sealed as well” and scored it 5 stars. Two years ago Thestar.com.my wrote “It has a compact body and is fully weather sealed”.

Some people said in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was reliable. Three years ago Andrew Curtis wrote “Moving subjets (despite what others say) It is accurate, reliable and hits the mark 90% of the time”. Electronicfur rated it as very good and mentioned on Amazon “Perfect progression from my trusty E-P1” in their review. Electronicfur also wrote “I'm glad I waited for the OM-D before finally retiring my trusty E-P1”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. K. Barclay rated it as very good and wrote on Amazon “A Gold star from DPreview.I have had mine for almost three weeks now and it is sturdy, portable, easy to use”. Five years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “Rugged, weathersealed body with highres EVF”.

A number of Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Hopefullyhelpful wrote “The camera body itself is waterproof, so you can take it wherever you want” and scored the product 5 stars. Five years ago S. Carter gave it an excellent review score and mentioned “The waterproofing is very useful when you get caught in the rain”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it was quiet. Three years ago Andrew Curtis rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “A great lns for video with its silent electronic zoom” in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review. Archie gave the Olympus OM-D E-M5 an excellent review and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The zoom is very quiet which is an advantage when recording video”. Archie also mentioned “The shutter is very quiet compared with most DSLRs which of course have mirror flipping up”.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was noisy. Archie said on Amazon “Obviously at the highest ISO settings there is noise and loss of image quality” in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review and scored it very highly.

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Nice Design

Twenty-one Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Ajs (london) wrote on Amazon “They were well-built and handled beautifully despite the photo press being rather negative about them at first”. Al wrote four years ago “I'm a sucker for a beautiful camera, so I bought the silver version” in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Al also said “The black version is less eye-catching.”.

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it was ergonomic. Keith Seume he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Robust nature of it – it is exceptionally well made, ergonomically near perfect”. Paul rated the product 5 stars and he wrote “It's a joy to use, ergonomics are first class generally, though I found the secondary thumb wheel a bit difficult at first” in his review of this digital camera. R Racaza rated this digital camera as very good and mentioned “Everything just felt right about it – excellent image quality, incredibly fast auto focus, wide lens selection, superior ergonomics with a boatload of customization options”.

Five Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. St84 Photography mentioned in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “The battery grip design is excellent - it comes in two parts that are easy to attach”. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “Compact design”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Its got the look, innovative stabilisation system, fast autofocus, weather-sealed design, customisation and detailed menus”.

A number of Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was retro. Prospero scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “So it has a very attractive retro look”. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Wellbuilt, weathersealed metal body with a retro flair”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also said “Solid build and retro style”.

A few Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. John Wishart mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Is now smooth to use”. Brisbanetimes.com.au said five years ago “Sharp, smooth EVF”.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good value for money. :) wrote “Amazon are good through, I found this out the second day and called tech support, they credited my account for the cost of a genuine new battery” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars. A. R. T. Ormsby wrote “There are a range of reasonably priced lenses that mean the overall system cost isn't unreasonable”. Keith Seume said on Amazon “It also represents exceptional value for money and has completely” and rated the product as excellent.

Several people said in their reviews that this digital camera was a bargain for the price. C. Konig mentioned last year “It might be even wider than this) I think this is a great deal” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review. Dark Heart said “The EM5 is going for a bargain price now the newer EM10” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review. Two years ago George Martin mentioned on Amazon “This camera is superb in every way and a bargain now the Omd Em5 mkii has hit production”.

Four Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M5 agreed that it was cheap. Pen Teller said “Then M4/3 is not a proper replacement - very expensive”.

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Good Size

Some customers who bought the Olympus OM-D E-M5 concluded that it was compact. A. R. T. Ormsby wrote on Amazon “I wanted a compact digital camera with interchangeable lenses” in their review and rated the Olympus OM-D E-M5 4 stars. A. R. T. Ormsby also wrote “Is pleasingly compact and light”. Al said on Amazon “V) It is fast at focusing for a compact system camera, unless you use a slow focusing lens like the Panasonic 20mm F1.7” in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review.

A few people who bought the Olympus OM-D E-M5 thought it was a good body shape. Colson gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Vintage body design, impressive functionality, even just the kit lens can deliver such stunning image quality especially in the macro mode, great job Olympus.”. Peter Bailey mentioned on Amazon “The very best micro four thirds body!” in his review of this digital camera. Prospero said on Amazon “This is partly due to its metal body unlike the plasticky/rubbery bodies found on the average SLR type camera” and scored the product 5 stars.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Stuart C wrote on Amazon “I'm not missing the big heavy bags of gear one bit”.

Two Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Last year David Addis said in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review on Amazon “However, walking a lot I found that its weight was great” and gave the Olympus OM-D E-M5 a score of 5 stars. Five years ago Elsa mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Has a great weight to it”.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight. Jogo mentioned in their review “Fantastic camera! Lightweight, classic look”. Brisbanetimes.com.au said five years ago “Lightweight and comfortable to hold”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Brandon scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review three years ago “This camera actually made me want to figure out how to use it because it has all the bells and whistles”. C. Konig mentioned in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon last year “This is perfect - compact, packed with features and weather sealed”. Greyman wrote on Amazon four years ago “It would tick all the boxes - compact size without compromise on features, wide choice of high quality glass, beautiful Olympus colour, out-of-camera JPEG” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review.

Good Product Quality

Fifty-one customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Five years ago Archie wrote in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “It is very well built with alloy metal body, weather sealing” and rated the product as very good. Archie also wrote “It arrived in two weeks - very nice quality and can be used either as a half case or with the cover fixed as a full case”. Biff mentioned “Image quality is very good and compares well with cameras costing substantially more”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Four years ago A. R. T. Ormsby gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon “It's an engaging camera to use” in their review. Adam Mcgee mentioned in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “I've used Canon equipment for about 7 years, about 3 years ago I bought the Panasonic GF1 as a lighter option to use (for example travelling, or social events”. Adam Mcgee also said “It was a dream to use (in conjunction with my current m43 lenses the Pana 20mm 1.7, Oly 45mm 1.8”.

Eleven Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Ajs (london) said in their review on Amazon “Adjacent to the screen, one of which is the Menu switch” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Andrew Curtis wrote on Amazon “The menu is easy to get used to”. Five years ago Aussie_in_guernsey wrote on Amazon “It's a very creative camera with all the built in settings”.

Five people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Prospero mentioned on Amazon “It is extremely pleasant to hold”. Five years ago S. Carter wrote “Even without one the camera feels very comfortable in my hands” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. The Navigator wrote “Small body - Ok to hold”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Electronicfur mentioned in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review on Amazon “The camera handles perfectly.”. George Martin mentioned in his review “For even better handling I would recommend the vertical grip”. Mr. T. A. Maurice wrote three years ago “Handling should be even better with the HLD-6 Grip which is available free with the Olympus promotion which runs until the 31/08/2014”.

One Olympus OM-D E-M5 owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good interface. Thestar.com.my gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The user interface is friendly and easy to manipulate”.

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Good Support

Eleven people who reviewed the product concluded that it had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 “First attempts suggest good results, although it's manual focus only, so I've had plenty of misses”. Andrew Curtis wrote “Having the choice of 3 zoom modes is a great addition (electronic, manual and macro” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Elsa wrote in her review of this digital camera five years ago “I would happily recommend it to anyone, whether beginner or experienced, as it offers scope to work your way up from the iAuto mode to fully manual” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Battery Life

Eight people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. :) wrote on Amazon last year “Called tech support, they credited my account for the cost of a genuine new battery and then some, excellent service”. A. R. T. Ormsby wrote “The images sharp and with good colour balance, battery life is excellent (I managed a two week holiday”. Adam Mcgee gave it a very good review score and he said on Amazon “However, with the OMD coming down in price, coupled with the current (until Sept 2013) offer of a free battery grip (more on that later), I finally bit the bullet”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good screen. Al gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “The touch to shoot LCD screen is really good fun for taking sneaky shots without anyone noticing”. Jogo said “Liveview screen helpful for framing a shot”. Paul said “It has a lovely high-res screen on the back”.

A number of Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who bought it thought it had a good viewfinder. A. R. T. Ormsby said four years ago “The viewfinder is great too, even for wearers of glasses like me”. Archie wrote “The built-in electronic viewfinder is good” and rated it 5 stars. Jogo mentioned on Amazon “Built in viewfinder very helpful especially in bright sunlight” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and rated the product 5 stars.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had an electronic viewfinder. Adam Mcgee said in his review on Amazon four years ago “The EVF is great” and scored the Olympus OM-D E-M5 5 stars. G. Edwards mentioned on Amazon “The camera is a joy to use and the EVF is excellent.” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Thestar.com.my mentioned “Built-in EVF” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was mirrorless. Pawitra S. rated the product as excellent and wrote “It is one of the great mirror-less camera” in their review.

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Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Olympus is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Olympus also has good reviews for its waterproof cameras.

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Good Connectivity

One customer said in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was good in terms of USB connections. Jose Ricardo Maciel Rubiao scored the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon four years ago “It came with a small problem in the paint near the usb port.I'm really impressed with the colour” in his review.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the OM-D E-M5, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The OM-D E-M5 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the OM-D E-M5 also are waterproof.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of this type and age is 4s, the longest is 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 21s. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the OM-D E-M5 that we have assessed the slowest camera shutter speed of, the OM-D E-M5's slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest.

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has one of the highest ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the OM-D E-M5 is 8,800, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000.

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Has Seven White Balances

The OM-D E-M5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Olympus digital camera has a Fluorescent white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the OM-D E-M5. The white balances "Auto", "Flash", "Shade", "Sunny", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Olympus camera.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The OM-D E-M5 has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This Olympus camera also have a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. The worst flash exposure correction of all digital cameras of this spec and age is ±3EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This digital camera has a Neutral photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the OM-D E-M5. The photo effectss "Art", "Black&White", "Muted" and "Sepia" are also found on this camera.

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OLED Display

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an OLED display which is better than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a TFT display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays. The best display of all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the OM-D E-M5 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the OM-D E-M5 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Olympus camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200, 1600 and 25600 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The OM-D E-M5 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the OM-D E-M5. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Olympus camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the OM-D E-M5.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the OM-D E-M5 is more than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Olympus camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the OM-D E-M5. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The OM-D E-M5 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF and Exif 2.2 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

Digital cameras that have been around for more than a year have flash sync-speeds of between 0.004s and 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.72s. With a flash sync-speed of only 0.004 seconds, the OM-D E-M5 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The OM-D E-M5 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the OM-D E-M5. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The OM-D E-M5 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Exposure Control

One Olympus OM-D E-M5 owner who bought this digital camera thought it did not have good exposure controls. Thestar.com.my wrote “Can't change exposure settings while shooting video” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 although they still gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Bad Environmental Credentials

One Olympus OM-D E-M5 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not good in terms of power usage.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the OM-D E-M5 do not have an image stabilizer. The OM-D E-M5 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the OM-D E-M5 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The OM-D E-M5 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OM-D E-M5, the OM-D E-M5 does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 does not support video capability.

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Pricey

The price range of waterproof cameras that came out more than a year ago is from £36 to £549. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other waterproof cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Features Three Image Quality Adjustments

The number of image adjustment modes featured on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features a Saturation image quality adjustment, which is the most commonly featured image quality adjustment featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The image quality adjustments "Brightness" and "Sharpness" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest motion JPEG frame rate of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the OM-D E-M5 is 30fps, the highest is 60fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 40fps. At only 30 frames per second, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a quite low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the OM-D E-M5.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The ISO sensitivity (min) of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 of 200 is one of the biggest amongst waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the OM-D E-M5. Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the OM-D E-M5 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 100 and 200.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Released Over a Year Ago

Olympus released the OM-D E-M5 over a year ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the OM-D E-M5 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the OM-D E-M5.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Megapixel

The OM-D E-M5 has a fairly standard megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the OM-D E-M5.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 373 grams, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the OM-D E-M5.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(3)

Thestar.com.my

8 June 2015

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a really great little camera for the advanced amateur ? it has a lot of features and is built tough.The feature set is almost the same as the E-M1's with the added bonus...

Nice build quality, compact
High Res Shot mode, lots of customisable buttons
Very good image quality
Stacks of functions and filters
Good video mode
Button overload may confuse some users
Lots of menus, can be daunting to use
Some buttons are too small and uncomfortable
Hinges screen not useful for self portraits
Menu system is not easy to use

Olympus OMD EM-5.OLYMPUS OMD E-M5Price: $1479 ''Movie kit'' with 12mm-50mm lensBliss!The low-down: This is a 16-megapixel micro four thirds camera in a body reminiscent of Olympus OM 35mm SLRs,...

Dedicated electronic viewfinder
Great ergonomics
Beautiful image quality
Impressive low light performance
Very good photo quality (though best results are achieved by shooting RAW)
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A cute little camera that's packed with features and offers excellent image quality
Appealing body design
Smaller camera is easy to hold and quite small
Battery grip makes the E- 5 feel like a tiny professional camera
EVF works well
Just never felt comfortable shooting with it
Price
999 (body only, in black or silver)
1 299 (black or silver body with black M
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User Reviews

(94)
Reviewed 10 July 2016 by :)
(Verified Purchase)

An excellent piece of kit, the macro is brilliant and the units are well built. Beware if you buy new though. these kits are a few years old and the batteries are L-ION, they aren't good sitting... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2016 by J. A. Heath
(Verified Purchase)

The model is excellent but purchased as used it had a fault that eventually cost me £100 to get fixed...

Reviewed 20 June 2016 by Mr D James
(Verified Purchase)

Just started using the Olympus, always been a Nikon user, all good so far, excellent camera.

Reviewed 29 May 2016 by Mr Singh
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect...

Reviewed 29 April 2016 by David addis
(Verified Purchase)

When I received the camera I thought that it may be to small. however ,walking a lot I found that its weight was great. then the lens 12/50 was beyond my expectations no problems whatsoever.

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