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Olympus OM-D E-M5
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP 1.15x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Release Date
Olympus E-M5Cutting-edge yet nostalgic in appearance, the Olympus E-M5 takes all the past engineering expertise of the Micro Four Thirds standard and overhauls it with enhanced features and... More
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43 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received a score of 80% from expert review website thestar.com.my. Camera experts are not sure about this waterproof camera.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this waterproof camera rated it as excellent. If all the cameras of a similar age and spec are ranked by average user review score then this Olympus digital camera is in the top 16%.

Good Video Capture

Several customers said that it was good for video recording. Four years ago Al rated it 5 stars and he said “X) It makes fairly good videos, especially with the image stabilization”. Dave H said in his review on Amazon “The video is way better than I expected too - so take the plunge you won't be disappointed” and rated the Olympus OM-D E-M5 5 stars. Five years ago S. Carter rated the Olympus OM-D E-M5 5 stars and said on Amazon “The video quality is great and does not suffer the 'jelly on a plate' like effect when panning as most (if not all) other DSLRs do”.

Good Quality Lens

Twenty-eight customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. A. R. T. Ormsby mentioned in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “The low light performance - even with the slowish kit lens - is really remarkable”. Archie scored the Olympus OM-D E-M5 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Zuiko 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens is fairly small” in his review. Aussie_in_guernsey mentioned in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “It takes all the lens and is just as easy to use” .

Some Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. A. R. T. Ormsby scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Autofocus is generally quick” in their review of this digital camera. A. R. T. Ormsby also mentioned “Focusing on fast moving subjects is does not seem to work well for me”. Brandon gave the Olympus OM-D E-M5 an excellent review and he mentioned in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 “It takes the best pics and the touch screen focus is excellent”.

Ten Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Five years ago G. Edwards said on Amazon “The camera in body image stabilisation system is great”. George Martin mentioned “And 45mm f1.8 and the wonderful 5 axis image stabilisation system and you have a very fast, intuitive camera capable of great results”. Five years ago S. Carter said in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review on Amazon “You can almost hide this camera in your hand! The image stabilisation is much better than previous incarnations” and gave this digital camera an excellent rating.

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Hopefullyhelpful said on Amazon “The 12mm is a wide angle side of the zoom which gives a good wide perspective of the picture you are taking” in their review of this digital camera. Pillbox wrote “I use it with a panasonic 35-100mm 2.8 zoom and it is wonderfully light” and rated it as very good.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Adam Mcgee gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “With the selection of m43 primes images were tack sharp -”. Al said on Amazon “I upgrade from my Panasonic GF1, because I wanted a view finder for composing pictures on bright sunny days” and scored this digital camera very highly. Al also said “Vii) The in-body image stabilization is amazing”.

Some people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good ISO range. Archie said in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “This camera benefits from recent advances in sensor technology and has a claimed ISO range of 200-25600” . Archie also wrote “The useful ISO range is similar to the good recent DSLRs”. Electronicfur rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Low light, high ISO performance is great, view finder very clear”.

A number of Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Three years ago Andrew Curtis he mentioned in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “The noise performence in low light is fantastic up to ISO 1000 I find, coupled with the 5Axis IBIS, nightime/ indoor low light shots are lovely”. Mr. T. A. Maurice wrote on Amazon “The OM-D EM5 produces JPEG images that are very impressive even in low light situations” in their review. Pro Recordist mentioned in their review “It is superbly built, focuses swiftly even in low light”.

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers considered that it had a good image sensor. Five years ago Elsa wrote on Amazon “I was especially taken by the direct control dials, weather-proofing, swiveling touch screen, built in viewfinder, bigger sensor, improved in-body stabilisation” in her review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Paul said on Amazon in the same month “It has a first class sensor, great dynamic range” and gave this digital camera a very good review. Paul also said “Size of APSC and 35mm "full frame" sensor cameras”.

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Adam Mcgee said on Amazon “For me more than high enough resolution.” in his review. Mr. T. A. Maurice mentioned on Amazon “A satisfactory resolution to the situation”.

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Good Size

Seventeen Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. A. R. T. Ormsby mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I wanted a compact digital camera with interchangeable lenses” and scored the Olympus OM-D E-M5 80 out of 100. A. R. T. Ormsby also said “Is pleasingly compact and light”. Al mentioned in his review on Amazon four years ago “V) It is fast at focusing for a compact system camera, unless you use a slow focusing lens like the Panasonic 20mm F1.7”.

Some people said that it was a good body shape. Peter Bailey scored the Olympus OM-D E-M5 very highly and he said five years ago “The very best micro four thirds body!”. Also five years ago Prospero scored it very highly and said on Amazon “This is partly due to its metal body unlike the plasticky/rubbery bodies found on the average SLR type camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Stuart C wrote in his review of this digital camera “I'm not missing the big heavy bags of gear one bit”.

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was a good weight. In January last year David Addis mentioned on Amazon “However, walking a lot I found that its weight was great” in his review. Elsa wrote “Has a great weight to it” in her Olympus OM-D E-M5 review and scored the product very highly.

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M5 wrote that it was lightweight. Jogo gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “Fantastic camera! Lightweight, classic look”. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Lightweight and comfortable to hold”.

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Good Support

Some Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “First attempts suggest good results, although it's manual focus only, so I've had plenty of misses” in their review of this digital camera. Andrew Curtis rated it as excellent and he mentioned on Amazon “Having the choice of 3 zoom modes is a great addition (electronic, manual and macro” in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review. Elsa rated it 5 stars and she wrote in her Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “I would happily recommend it to anyone, whether beginner or experienced, as it offers scope to work your way up from the iAuto mode to fully manual”.

Good Product Quality

Several customers wrote that it was good quality. Archie mentioned on Amazon “It arrived in two weeks - very nice quality and can be used either as a half case or with the cover fixed as a full case” in his review and gave it a very good review score. Two years ago Biff said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Image quality is very good and compares well with cameras costing substantially more”. Dark Heart said in their review “The micro four thirds camera's have a great reputation for image quality so I decided to give the OMD a whirl with a good prime lens attached” and scored the product very highly.

Easy to Use

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. A. R. T. Ormsby mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's an engaging camera to use”. Adam Mcgee said on Amazon “I've used Canon equipment for about 7 years, about 3 years ago I bought the Panasonic GF1 as a lighter option to use (for example travelling, or social events”. Adam Mcgee also said “It was a dream to use (in conjunction with my current m43 lenses the Pana 20mm 1.7, Oly 45mm 1.8”.

Eleven customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Ajs (london) said on Amazon “Adjacent to the screen, one of which is the Menu switch” and gave the product a very good review. Andrew Curtis mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The menu is easy to get used to” in his review. Aussie_in_guernsey wrote in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 “It's a very creative camera with all the built in settings”.

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was comfortable and easy to hold. Prospero mentioned “It is extremely pleasant to hold”. S. Carter said in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 “Even without one the camera feels very comfortable in my hands” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Three years ago The Navigator gave the product an excellent rating and mentioned in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 “Small body - Ok to hold”.

Four Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers thought it was easy to handle. Electronicfur said on Amazon “The camera handles perfectly.” in their review of this digital camera. George Martin mentioned in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 “For even better handling I would recommend the vertical grip”. Mr. T. A. Maurice said “Handling should be even better with the HLD-6 Grip which is available free with the Olympus promotion which runs until the 31/08/2014”.

One person considered that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 had a good interface. Thestar.com.my scored this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned in their review “The user interface is friendly and easy to manipulate”.

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Good Battery Life

Some people agreed that it had a good battery life. :) said on Amazon “Called tech support, they credited my account for the cost of a genuine new battery and then some, excellent service” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. A. R. T. Ormsby said on Amazon “The images sharp and with good colour balance, battery life is excellent (I managed a two week holiday” and gave the Olympus OM-D E-M5 a score of 80 out of 100. Adam Mcgee mentioned on Amazon “However, with the OMD coming down in price, coupled with the current (until Sept 2013) offer of a free battery grip (more on that later), I finally bit the bullet”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few people thought this digital camera was quiet. Five years ago Archie mentioned “The zoom is very quiet which is an advantage when recording video” in his review and rated the Olympus OM-D E-M5 5 stars. Archie also said “The shutter is very quiet compared with most DSLRs which of course have mirror flipping up”. D. J. Pickett wrote on Amazon four years ago “It is perfectly capable of noiseless shots at a very high ISO” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

A number of customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was noisy. Archie mentioned on Amazon “Obviously at the highest ISO settings there is noise and loss of image quality” in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

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Good Technical Features

Nine customers wrote that this digital camera had good features. Brandon scored the product very highly and he said three years ago “This camera actually made me want to figure out how to use it because it has all the bells and whistles” in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. C. Konig said “This is perfect - compact, packed with features and weather sealed”. Greyman said “It would tick all the boxes - compact size without compromise on features, wide choice of high quality glass, beautiful Olympus colour, out-of-camera JPEG”.

Nice Design

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners considered that it was good looking. Al said in his review of this digital camera “I'm a sucker for a beautiful camera, so I bought the silver version” . Al also wrote “The black version is less eye-catching.”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Overall I'm pretty pleased with it” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Some Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners who purchased the Olympus OM-D E-M5 concluded that it was ergonomic. Three years ago Keith Seume said on Amazon “Robust nature of it – it is exceptionally well made, ergonomically near perfect”. Paul said on Amazon “It's a joy to use, ergonomics are first class generally, though I found the secondary thumb wheel a bit difficult at first”. R Racaza said in their review “Everything just felt right about it – excellent image quality, incredibly fast auto focus, wide lens selection, superior ergonomics with a boatload of customization options”.

Five Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M5 agreed that it was a good design. Colson rated it 5 stars and said “Vintage body design, impressive functionality, even just the kit lens can deliver such stunning image quality especially in the macro mode, great job Olympus.”. St84 Photography wrote “The battery grip design is excellent - it comes in two parts that are easy to attach” in their review. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “Compact design” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review.

Some Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers said in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was retro. Prospero gave the product a very good review and mentioned in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “So it has a very attractive retro look”. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “Wellbuilt, weathersealed metal body with a retro flair”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Solid build and retro style”.

A few people who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. John Wishart wrote on Amazon “Is now smooth to use” in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Sharp, smooth EVF” in their review of this digital camera.

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Robust

Several customers reckoned that it was well made. :) scored this digital camera very highly and mentioned “The units are well built” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review. Ajs (london) wrote on Amazon “They were well-built and handled beautifully despite the photo press being rather negative about them at first” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Archie said on Amazon “It is very well built with alloy metal body, weather sealing”.

A few Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was sealed. Adam Mcgee he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The buttons are small and squishy (it's weather sealed, which is good.”. Andrew Curtis mentioned on Amazon “Also weather sealed and a great lns for video with its silent electronic zoom”. K. Barclay rated it as very good and said “It has rubber seals around the contacts so I take it that it is weather sealed as well”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was reliable. Andrew Curtis mentioned “Moving subjets (despite what others say) It is accurate, reliable and hits the mark 90% of the time” in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Electronicfur said in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon four years ago “Perfect progression from my trusty E-P1”. Electronicfur also wrote “I'm glad I waited for the OM-D before finally retiring my trusty E-P1”.

Several people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was strong and durable. Five years ago K. Barclay wrote “A Gold star from DPreview.I have had mine for almost three weeks now and it is sturdy, portable, easy to use”. In the same month Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Rugged, weathersealed body with highres EVF” in their review.

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 owners who reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M5 reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Hopefullyhelpful rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “The camera body itself is waterproof, so you can take it wherever you want”. S. Carter wrote in their review “The waterproofing is very useful when you get caught in the rain”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eleven customers agreed that this digital camera had a good screen. Al mentioned in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “The touch to shoot LCD screen is really good fun for taking sneaky shots without anyone noticing” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Jogo mentioned in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “Liveview screen helpful for framing a shot”. Paul said in his review of this digital camera four years ago “It has a lovely high-res screen on the back” and rated it as very good.

A few Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers reckoned that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 had a good viewfinder. A. R. T. Ormsby wrote in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “The viewfinder is great too, even for wearers of glasses like me”. Archie said five years ago “The built-in electronic viewfinder is good”. Jogo wrote on Amazon “Built in viewfinder very helpful especially in bright sunlight”.

Several Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had an electronic viewfinder. Adam Mcgee said in his Olympus OM-D E-M5 review on Amazon four years ago “The EVF is great” and rated the product as very good. G. Edwards gave the product a very good review score and wrote in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review on Amazon “The camera is a joy to use and the EVF is excellent.”. Thestar.com.my mentioned “Built-in EVF” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

One Olympus OM-D E-M5 reviewer who purchased the Olympus OM-D E-M5 considered that it was mirrorless. Two years ago Pawitra S. mentioned “It is one of the great mirror-less camera”.

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Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Olympus waterproof cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Olympus is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Connectivity

One Olympus OM-D E-M5 owner said that it was good in terms of USB connections. Jose Ricardo Maciel Rubiao mentioned in his review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Amazon “It came with a small problem in the paint near the usb port.I'm really impressed with the colour”.

4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the OM-D E-M5 is 4/3"". That's over three times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". 17.30 x 13.00mm.

A 4/3"" optical sensor size is in fact the best optical sensor size amongst all similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A 1/3"" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size amongst similar types of camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The OM-D E-M5 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OM-D E-M5 which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the OM-D E-M5, the OM-D E-M5 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price].

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Waterproof

The OM-D E-M5 is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the OM-D E-M5.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this camera and we think the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital cameras of this age and type range from 2x to 20x. With a digital zoom of 14 times zoom factor, the OM-D E-M5 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Megapixel

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the OM-D E-M5 the megapixels range from 5MP to 21MP. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has one of the higher megapixels (16.1 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The OM-D E-M5 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Olympus digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Three Image Quality Adjustments

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a greater number of image adjustment modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features a Sharpness image quality adjustment, which is the most commonly featured image quality adjustment featured on similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The image quality adjustments "Contrast" and "Saturation" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the OM-D E-M5 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 9.7s. The slowest camera shutter speed of the OM-D E-M5 of 60 seconds is one of the longest amongst cameras that came out around the same time as the OM-D E-M5.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the OM-D E-M5 is 200 and the highest is 52,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the OM-D E-M5 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras of this type and age is 2.7 and the smallest is 38. With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The OM-D E-M5 has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera also have a ±3EV (1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the OM-D E-M5 the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±3EV (1/3 EV step).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The OM-D E-M5 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. In addition, this Olympus digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768 and 2560 x 1920.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OM-D E-M5.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the OM-D E-M5 is more than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the OM-D E-M5. The photo effectss "Art", "Muted", "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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OLED Display

The OM-D E-M5 has a better display than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an OLED display, whereas most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have an LCD display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

An OLED display is actually the best display across all cameras of this age and spec.

An LCD display is the worst display across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Olympus digital camera). In addition, this Olympus camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the OM-D E-M5.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 17.2 megapixels, the OM-D E-M5 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst cameras of this age. The average total megapixels of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the OM-D E-M5 is 15MP, and the total megapixelss range from 5MP to 21MP.

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330 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The OM-D E-M5 is a camera that takes 330 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 120 and 1,119 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the OM-D E-M5. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Olympus digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the OM-D E-M5 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the OM-D E-M5. Waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the OM-D E-M5 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto / Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the OM-D E-M5 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Exposure Control

One customer reckoned that this digital camera did not have good exposure controls. Thestar.com.my said “Can't change exposure settings while shooting video”.

Bad Environmental Credentials

One Olympus OM-D E-M5 owner who bought the Olympus OM-D E-M5 concluded that it was not good in terms of power usage.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The OM-D E-M5 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the OM-D E-M5 which have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the OM-D E-M5 also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The OM-D E-M5 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the OM-D E-M5 do not support wi-Fi. The OM-D E-M5 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Heavy

The weights of waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 36g to 1.4kg. The OM-D E-M5 is one of the heavier similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the OM-D E-M5 (373 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price] (820g) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the OM-D E-M5 is more than most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Olympus digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is more than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.2 and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras of this type and age range from 0.11kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.34kg. At 0.373 kilograms, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is quite heavy compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the OM-D E-M5.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Olympus digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The OM-D E-M5 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the OM-D E-M5.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 7D[plb_420993_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Material
Dustproof
Splash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Frame
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Manual Focus
Shutter Priority AE
Colour Temperature

Expert Reviews

(3)

Thestar.com.my

8 June 2015

The OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a really great little camera for the advanced amateur ? it has a lot of features and is built tough.The feature set is almost the same as the E-M1's with the added bonus...

Nice build quality, compact
High Res Shot mode, lots of customisable buttons
Very good image quality
Stacks of functions and filters
Good video mode
Button overload may confuse some users
Lots of menus, can be daunting to use
Some buttons are too small and uncomfortable
Hinges screen not useful for self portraits
Menu system is not easy to use

Olympus OMD EM-5.OLYMPUS OMD E-M5Price: $1479 ''Movie kit'' with 12mm-50mm lensBliss!The low-down: This is a 16-megapixel micro four thirds camera in a body reminiscent of Olympus OM 35mm SLRs,...

Dedicated electronic viewfinder
Great ergonomics
Beautiful image quality
Impressive low light performance
Very good photo quality (though best results are achieved by shooting RAW)
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Olympus no estaba muerta que estaba ? a la espera de presentar una compacta del sistema micro cuatro tercios como la OM-D E-M5 que hemos probado ya en Xataka Foto . Esta Olympus OM-D E-M5 destaca... Read more…

A cute little camera that's packed with features and offers excellent image quality
Appealing body design
Smaller camera is easy to hold and quite small
Battery grip makes the E- 5 feel like a tiny professional camera
EVF works well
Just never felt comfortable shooting with it
Price
999 (body only, in black or silver)
1 299 (black or silver body with black M
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User Reviews

(124)
Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Genie who accepts meta-wishes

_______________________________ MAIN HIGHLIGHTS The E-M5ii has a lot of features that just don't exist in many other cameras. For me, the main highlights are: 1. the 5-axis in-body image... Read more…

Reviewed 16 August 2016 by Roberto Pereira

I bought a similar kit. Turned out the "EZ" lens was a regular R lens (the thick one). Now they don't want to send the EZ with the excuse they don't carry it.

Reviewed 9 August 2016 by M P Cook
(Verified Purchase)

I'm a bit of a camera geek - I love trying new brands / formats etc. I currently have a full frame Canon 5d MK3, a Sony A7, A Canon 70D (mainly for astrophotography) and a Panasonic TZ70. I've not... Read more…

Reviewed 6 August 2016 by Chris
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic camera nice compact...

Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Awesome.

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus em5, olympus em5i, olympus em5ii, olympus omdem5, olympus omdem5b, olympus omdem5s, olympus omdem5m, olympus n130379, olympus omdem5si, olympus 4010942s, olympus omdem5ma, olympus sh820898, olympus 4010946s, olympus n130379w, olympus omdem5bl, olympus 4010946k, olympus sh480079, olympus omdem5mar, olympus omdem5blk, olympus omdem5sil, canon v207040be000, canon v207042be000, canon v207040se000, canon v207042se000, canon v207041be000, olympus omdem5mark, olympus omdblackkit, olympus omdem5marki, olympus v207040se000, olympus v207040be000
Barcodes 00017890987960, 00050332182745, 00050332182752, 00050332182769, 00635131600609, 00840102146837, 04017386100862, 04017386384101, 04017386410947, 04017386640689, 04545350040390, 04545350040406, 04545350040413, 04545350040420, 04545350046248, 04545350048310, 04545350048327, 04545350048334, 04545350048358

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