Olympus OM-D E-M5

Announced Feb 8, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
dpreview conclusion

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is certainly the most capable Micro Four Thirds camera we've reviewed and arguably the most likeable mirrorless model yet. It falls down a little bit on its continuous focusing but we have no absolutely no complaints about the image quality. It's small, attractive and a pleasure to use, and its pictures are equally enjoyable.

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Gold Award
80%
dpreview score
Good for

A wide variety of photography, particularly if you spend the time configuring it to your needs.

Not so good for

Photography of moving subjects - the only area where it falls significantly behind a good DSLR.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 marks the start of a new line for Olympus. Like the PEN range it's a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless CSC, but, with a built-in viewfinder and styling that's inspired by the 70's OM 35mm film cameras, it looks and feels more like a miniature DSLR. The OM-D E-M5 shares the Magnesium alloy body and weather sealing of Olympus's flagship DSLR - the E5 - and is in fact a more...

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