The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera sports the popular mirrorless technology that allows for a light and compact body. More than that, however, the OM-D E-M5 is an outstanding camera that provides you with tools like an electronic eye-level viewfinder, a 120fps refresh rate, a tilting 3.0" OLED touchscreen monitor, 16Mp of resolution, and - of course - an ever-expanding array of compatible lens options. All these factors boil down to a camera that's easier to transport than the average DSLR, yet puts multiple creative choices, and numerous other high-end features and functions, at your disposal.
Taking the features of the OM-D EM-5 one at a time, let's begin with the camera's high image quality. Making such stunning 16Mp stills and 1920 x 1080 HD video possible would be the 16Mp Live MOS image sensor and the TruePic IV image processor. The heart of the camera, these two work together with an array of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses for impressive images and movies.
Other features worth mentioning here include Olympus' AF system, which enables fast, accurate images in a variety of situations. Additionally, 9.2 fps high-speed sequential shooting goes a step further to ensure that fast moving subjects are easily captured. The 5-axis image stabilization system also comes into play here, compensating for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake, which conventional 2-axis systems of the past haven't been able to tame. This stabilization is built-in the camera body, and ensures effective stabilization with all lenses.
The high-res, 1.44 million dot LCD has 100% field-of-view coverage and a 1.15x maximum magnification. The EVF also allows for enlarging the focus point for seeing the effect of many different features right in the viewfinder. In addition to this impressive EVF, the camera also has a 3.0" tilting OLED touchscreen monitor, making it the first Olympus camera to have such capabilities. The touchscreen monitor allows for fast menu navigation, and brilliant composition and review of scenes.
The OM-D EM-5 is also a tough camera, featuring a dust-proof and splash-proof design. As Olympus states, "multiple ring-shaped seals protect the camera from sand, dust, rain, and water spray". That means there's no need to fear the elements and as a result, miss the shot. What's more the OM-D extends this feature to the bundled flash unit, the optional grip, the power battery holder, and the optional M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens.
16.1Mp 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
TruePic VI Image Processor
3.0" Tilting OLED Monitor
RAW + JPEG Still File Formats
200-25,600 ISO Sensitivity
TTL Flash Compatibility
1920 x 1080 HD Video Capture
Computerized Focal-Plane Shutter
Whats in the Box
Olympus OM-D E-M5 16.1MP Mirrorless Digital Camera
FL-LM2 Flash for E-M5 Digital Camera
BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1220mAh)
BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1
Front/Rear Lens Caps
Olympus Viewer 2 CD-ROM
1-Year Limited Warranty
Color Class : Silver
Memory Card Type : SD
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Viewfinder Type : Electronic
Camera Megapixels : 15 - 20 Megapixel
Focus Mode : Auto
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) : 60
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) : 16.1
Image Format : Raw
Image Stabilization Type : Optical
Resolution : 4608 x 3456
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