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Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

Is this retro-styled Micro Four Thirds camera worth its high price?

A single scene photographed at every sensitivity setting. The first image shows the full scene, and the ones below show cropped versions at Actual Pixels, or 100%. Follow the links to download the full images.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera Body Only
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyOM-D
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameOlympus
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Live View, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG (AVI), MOV
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)425 g
Image Sensor Size4/3" (18 mm x 13.50 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeOLED
Height88.9 mm
Width121.9 mm
Depth43.2 mm
Image FormatsRAW, MPO, JPEG
External FlashIncluded
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerOlympus Corporation
Product ModelE-M5
Product NameOM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Camera
Product LineOM-D
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberV204040SU000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.olympus.co.uk
Marketing Information

A new era in Micro Four Thirds technology is about to begin. The new, revolutionary mirrorless camera, the OM-D E-M5, has an exceptionally light and compact body. Its Electronic View Finder enables photographers to check exposure levels, white balance and preview Art Filter effects in real-time. When shooting, the photographer can instantly "create" a truly unique world and preserve it in exceptional quality. The "world" will be transformed from something you see to something you "take part" in.

The OM-D is a groundbreaking, new digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to "take part", "create", and "share".