Olympus OM-D E-M5

Announced Feb 8, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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OK, all of this is quite subjective, so take it for what it is. That out of the way, I've never been happier with a camera. Quite a few years ago, I thought Olympus was on to something with their 4/3 camera system: small (properly proportioned) sensor means small body and lens, and when they came out with in-camera image stabilization in the e-510 I was interested enough to buy in. It was a pretty nice camera, easy to shoot with, but not the greatest high ISO IQ, nor the best autofocus in ...

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I own the Panasonic GF1, Olympus EP-3 and the Panasonic GX1, and several prime lenses. While the lenses have gotten really good, I felt the M4/3 format was not really progressing much after its early promise, both the EP-3 and the GX1 were disappointing to me. This camera finally delivers on this promise and in my opinion is the perfect M4/3 body in almost every way. PROS: The censor's overall and high iso performance, really great manual controls (love the two top dials), almost complete ...

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If you had asked me to buy another olympus camera after the E3 fiasco I would have told you to bog off. This little wonder is so good I have sold my entire collection of Nikons and all other cameras. I just stopped using them as they were very heavy. Olympus have shown just a glimpse of what the future holds for people who photograph for pleasure. They held nothing back with this camera and even included art filters for those of us who hate photoshop. The image stabilisation is better than ...

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Harkirat
 
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olympus is taking new technology to the world but the worst thing is other brands cashing their technology even after taking same technology years after

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No doubt - this is a nice camera. Well made and with lots of features. The sensor-shift image stabilization works REALLY very well. High ISO noise is better than you could expect from a 4/3 sensor. However, it is not on par with recent (and less so) APC-size cameras. Although the Dpreview OM-D review rated this camera very high for its low nose at high iso, I do not think that mine is so good in this aspect (maybe I am spoiled by my Pentax K-5). I see substantial chromatic noise at ISO 1600. ...

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Been using this gem of a camera for five months now, and it has surpassed my expectations. Solid build, solid ergonomics for the size, great IQ, superb image stabilization and blazing operating speed. The 2x crop sensor has some disadvantages (DoF control) and advantages (reach with tele lenses) over the FF, but IQ gap in comparison with APS sized sensors has become neglible. Problems: The eyecup easily falls off.

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I've been a long-time user and supporter of the 43 format. If you look at my gear list of previously owned cameras you'll see a LONG list of 43 and m43 gear! (Embarassingly long... ;-)) While the size and weight of the gear has always been impressive there's always been concerns with two areas of the m43 lineup - the IQ of the smaller sensor (especially at higher ISO) and the AF capabilities, or lack thereof. As a landscape guy I don't care much about AF but IQ is very important to me. The ...

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I was initially looking for the Sony NEX6 but the shop didn't have it in stock so he recommended me this baby. My wife took a few test shots with it at the shop and quickly said she loves it. I didn't like it that much until we took it home. I was totally blown away by the image quality and features. Very high quality & solid camera. Feels like a brick. The only thing i need now is a good lens. Problems: Slow AF was a bit slow with the standard lens. Don't like the feel on buttons - too small.

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asulea
 
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After E-P1, ...2, ...3, now is OK !

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Finally I have the camera for me! After a long road winding through point and shoots big and small, and even a trip through DSLR's, I am finally home. I see this camera as a beginning, and at some point I might upgrade to another in this line if improvements merit, but this is really what I've wanted all along. Its size means I can bring it along in my (large) handbag for a family trip or get together, and its technology means I can actually have a good chance of getting some really good ...

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