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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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MILC 16.1MP 4" Live MOS Apr 2015
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Olympus OM-D E-M5 number 652 across all digital cameras.
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629 Reviews + 25 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 55?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Quite large display diagonal
Very small maximum memory card size
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
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How Big is the Olympus OM-D E-M5?

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is 121mm wide and 89.6mm tall. It is 41.9mm deep and weighs 0.373kg.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

25 Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this camera and have given it 25 awards.

This Olympus camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Hardwarezone.com.ph, Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Gagadget.com, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Akam.no and Techradar all of whom said that this camera was very good.

The writers at six additional expert review sites all concluded that this camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. This Olympus camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Photoxels.com, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Digitaltrends.com, Photoreview.com.au, Camcorderinfo.com and PC Mag.

The writers at four other expert review sites all said that this digital camera was great. Camera Labs and Ephotozine both gave this Olympus digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, it received an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk and Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

This Olympus camera was given a "Platinum" award by both websites Digifotopro.nl and Buy-N-Shoot.com, both of which concluded that this camera was fantastic.

This camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites Onfoto.ru and What Digital Camera, both of which said that this Olympus camera was outstanding.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on 76 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews. Digital camera experts think this digital camera is one of the better cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 521 user reviews this camera has a superb average user rating. Over 74% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 6,180 expert and user reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 89% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Pricey

Digital cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 of £295.00 ($295.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $604.00.

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Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the OM-D E-M5 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

The OM-D E-M5 has a fairly typical weight (373 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The OM-D E-M5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The OM-D E-M5 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9".

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Supports 25, 100 and 5 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the OM-D E-M5 is more than most cameras. This digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "Auto", "100", "160", "1600", "25600" and "25" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The OM-D E-M5 has a maximum optical sensor size of 4/3"". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 2/3"". 17.30 x 13.00mm.

This camera's optical sensor size (4/3"") is in fact the best optical sensor size amongst all cameras.

The worst optical sensor size amongst similar types of camera is 1.8".

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The OM-D E-M5 has one of the bigger digital zooms (14 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Features Noise Reduction

The OM-D E-M5 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The OM-D E-M5 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Has a Wind Filter

The OM-D E-M5 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras also have a wind filter.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Waterproof

The OM-D E-M5 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The OM-D E-M5 has a fairly small maximum memory card size (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other cameras. The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average maximum memory card size is 48GB.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The OM-D E-M5 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The OM-D E-M5 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 300mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. The OM-D E-M5 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 100 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Touchscreen

The OM-D E-M5 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the OM-D E-M5 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 supports a maximum video resolution of 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 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. The video resolution of all cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The OM-D E-M5 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Olympus camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2560 x 1920 and 1024 x 768. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Dustproof

The OM-D E-M5 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The OM-D E-M5 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The OM-D E-M5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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3D

The OM-D E-M5 is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Features Calendar

The OM-D E-M5 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The OM-D E-M5 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The OM-D E-M5 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Supports Live View

The OM-D E-M5 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Features Bluetooth

The OM-D E-M5 features bluetooth, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2015.


Product Identifiers

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