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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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A multi award winning and fully featured MILC camera, with an Editor's Choice award from six expert review websites and 19 further awards from other expert sites
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Olympus OM-D E-M5 number 144 across all digital cameras and number 205 in best selling cameras.
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Reviews
621 Reviews + 25 Awards
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Features
Fully-Featured
56
Age
5 Years Old
81
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 81?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The OM-D E-M5 has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Olympus e-m5
Image quality
Speed
Reliability
Creativity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 184 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 190 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 187 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £459 to £295 in the last 13 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 81% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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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.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

25 Industry Awards

Experts love this Olympus camera and have given it 25 awards.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Hardwarezone.com.ph, Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Gagadget.com, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Akam.no and Techradar all of whom concluded that this Olympus digital camera was very good.

The editors of six more expert review sites all decided that this Olympus camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. This was from Photoxels.com, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au, Camcorderinfo.com and PC Mag who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

The authors at review websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Camera Labs and Ephotozine all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites both said that this Olympus digital camera was superb and gave it their highest award. This was from Digifotopro.nl and Buy-n-shoot.com who gave it an "Platinum".

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

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 76 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this Olympus digital camera has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100. This means that experts think this camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, OM-D E-M5 owners rated this camera as terrific. Over 74% of reviewers gave this 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 Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 6,556 expert and user reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the most expensive 59% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. At £295.00 it appears to be great value for money overall.

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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 $519.95 (£721.12).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in October 2012.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 of 16.1MP is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 43% of all 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Olympus OM-D E-M5's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 10% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity 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 camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the OM-D E-M5 of 373g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 70% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The OM-D E-M5 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The OM-D E-M5 has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Waterproof

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

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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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Features Noise Reduction

The OM-D E-M5 features noise reduction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Calendar

The OM-D E-M5 features calendar. 87% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a USB connectivity. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features multi-shot function. 90% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the OM-D E-M5 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 9% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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3D

The OM-D E-M5 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The OM-D E-M5 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The OM-D E-M5's digital zoom of 14x is in the biggest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Dustproof

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

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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 smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum memory card size of all digital cameras is 43GB, with the smallest being 1GB and the largest being 260GB.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The OM-D E-M5 features flash exposure compensation. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The OM-D E-M5 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The OM-D E-M5 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Bluetooth

The OM-D E-M5 features bluetooth, unlike 95% of cameras which do not feature bluetooth.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The OM-D E-M5 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1024 x 768. That's 73% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Has a Touchscreen

The OM-D E-M5 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 of 0.373kg is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 81% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have weights of between 0.095kg and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.24kg.

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Has an HDMI Port

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

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Has a Wind Filter

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

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus omdem5markiibodysilver, olympus omdem5markiibodyblack, olympus v207041se000, olympus v204040se000, olympus v207040te000, olympus v207042se000, olympus omdblackkit, olympus sh480079

Barcodes:

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