Olympus OM-D E-M5

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The OM-D E-M5 was Olympus' first DSLR-like mirrorless camera, with a built-in EVF and DSLR-style controls in a very small package.

  • Sensor: 16mp Sony CMOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop), five-axis sensor stabilization
  • Mount: Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images:  4608x3456 pixel JPEG or 12-bit ORF maximum, 9 fps max (without IS), 18 frame minimum raw buffer
  • Video: 1080i/60 20Mbps AVCHD max .MOV file, also 720P/60/30, 480P/30, plus Motion-JPEG .AVI file, stereo 48kHz sampled 16-bit PCM audio, 24Mbps max nitrate.
  • Shutter: mechanical 60 sec to 1/4000 sec, bulb (+1 to 30 minute settings)
  • Exposure: matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 12 white balance settings (plus Preset K's, Auto and Custom), ISO 200-25,600, AUTO ISO
  • Focus: 800 point, 35 area contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display: 3" 610k dot tilt touchscreen LCD, built-in 1.44m dot EVF (1.15x magnification) 
  • Flash: included FL-LM2 flash (7GN m@100 ISO), hot shoe, 1/200 flash sync with internal flash (otherwise Super FP to 1/4000), red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync, three-level manual
  • Remote: optional RM-UC1
  • Other Notable Features: optional accessory slot, interval timer
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I, Eye-Fi compatible)
  • Battery: BLN-1
  • Size: 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7" (122 x 89 x 42) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 12.9 ounces (370g) body only
  • Colors: Black, Silver
  • Price: US$1000 body only
  • Current Firmware: version 2.0 (January 2014)
  • Announced: February 8, 2012

Thom's Review of the OM-D E-M5

Announcement Coverage of the OM-D E-M5

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