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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP Live MOS 4/3" Apr 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Two industry awards
External flash
No GPS, no WiFi
175 Reviews + 2 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from both review websites Trusted Reviews and Hardwarezone.com.ph, both of which wrote that this medium megapixel camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 81 out of 100 based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, techlife.net and datatid.dk. This puts this Olympus digital camera in the top 16% of all the cameras of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has an exceptional average owner rating based on 236 owner reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. That puts this medium megapixel camera in the top 13% of all the cameras of this age and spec.

Good Brand

Based on 4,447 expert and owner reviews (including 623 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 88% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Battery

330 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a camera that takes 330 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Memory

Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 36GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Smart TV

No GPS, No WiFi

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have gps. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “Pas de GPS, pas de WiFi” .


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Body

Twenty-four people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “Compact, stylish form factor” in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Compact design” in their review. Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Compact, relatively light magnesium body” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Sixteen customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Susan said on Bhphotovideo.com “Found them to be too cumbersome and heavy”. Kevin said in his review of this digital camera two years ago “It's heavy enough to feel substantial” . George Martin wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Very light and compact in comparison to big bulky and heavy DSLR'S” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Fifteen owners who purchased the product concluded that it was a good body shape. Expert Reviews said “Good level of direct control despite small body”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Both the body and the 1250mm kit lens are weathersealed” in their review. Expert review site Techlife.net wrote four years ago “It comes with a pleasingly solid magnesium alloy body and it's equipped with an elec” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5.

Ten people mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lightweight and comfortable to hold”. Expert review site Ubergizmo.com said “A small and lightweight camera with a grown-up feature set, delivering professional results – that’s the holy grail of digital photography”. Rafi mentioned “The small sensor allows for very lightweight lenses to perform very well” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was thick. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Broad Lens Selection”.

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Heavy

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of 373 grams, the OM-D E-M5 is one of the heavier medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon G1 X ($449) (492g), or the Fujifilm X-E1 (300g) which also has a higher rating.

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Features

DSLRlike Feature Set

Eighteen customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Five years ago Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Features both a viewfinder”. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “DSLRlike feature set”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Highly customizable feature set” in their review.


Power

Good Battery Life

Nine customers reckoned that the product had a good battery life. Bestbuy.com gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said three years ago “Good Battery Life”. Tinytim wrote in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on Bhphotovideo.com “Would like better battery life” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Gospodmarko said on Amazon “The only drawback is its battery life” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Bad Environmental Credentials

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was not good in terms of power usage.


Good Video Mode

Ten customers who reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M5 concluded that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent Movie Stabiliza”. Bestbuy.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Exstabilized Video”. Dave H he said “The video is way better than I expected too - so take the plunge you won't be disappointed” in his review of this digital camera.

Tilting OLED Screen

Eighteen owners concluded that this digital camera had a good screen. Five years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Tilting OLED screen”. Expert Reviews scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in the same month “Articulating rear display”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Bright and responsive OLED screen” in their review.

Seventeen people concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Five years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Dedicated electronic viewfinder”. Bhphotovideo.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Viewfinder Manual Focus”. Five years ago Utterly Enthused scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “The electronic viewfinder is better than I thought it would be.”.

Fourteen people concluded that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Thestar.com.my wrote in their review of this digital camera “Built-in EVF”. Five years ago Trusted Reviews wrote “Good quality EVF and tiltable screen” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “EVF shows all effects”.

Three owners who reviewed the product thought it was mirrorless. Lohaas gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The E-M-5 is mirrorless making it saller”. Lohaas also mentioned “If you are thinking about going mirrorless for what ever reason you just can't go wrong ($[$]camera” in their review. Pawitra S. said on Amazon “It is one of the great mirror-less camera”.

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Good Images and Video

One hundred and eighteen customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Excellent image and video quality”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Good images and video” in their review. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Outstanding image quality” in their review.

Thirteen customers said that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Two years ago Thestar.com.my said “Ottima qualit d'immagine, anche ad alti ISO” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 80 out of 100. Thestar.com.my also wrote “Performance ISO e in scarsa luminosit d'alto livello” in their review. Five years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “Impressive high ISO performance” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review.

Eleven people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good in low light. Expert Reviews wrote “Reasonably good low light capability” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Three years ago Bestbuy.com wrote “Good in Low Light” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Bax said on Bhphotovideo.com “Intuitive takes fabulous shots in low light, I could go on”.

Eight customers thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Bhphotovideo.com said “High Resolution Mode” . Utterly Enthused mentioned “I like the ease with which one can control the important functions and make adjustments quickly while shooting”. Gail mentioned in his review of this digital camera four years ago “Excellent control and resolution and so many choices on set up” .

Five people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image sensor. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote five years ago “4bps burstmode in hoogste resolutie met autofocus, ingebouwd vijfassig sensor beeldstablisatiesysteem, elektronische zoeker met hoge resolutie, kantelbaar oled touchscreenscherm”. In the same month Elsa scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she mentioned “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 this digital camera. Paul scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “It has a first class sensor, great dynamic range” in his review of this digital camera.

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Sharp Kit Lens

Fourty-three owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens. Expert Reviews mentioned five years ago “Awesome kit lens” in their review of this digital camera. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote in their review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 in the same month “Manualautozoom kit lens”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also said “Large native lens library” in their review.

Twenty-nine customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Expert Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Very fast accurate auto-focus”. Expert Reviews also said “Insanely fast autofocus” in their review. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “Fast autofocus and burst mode” .

Twenty-eight people who bought the product agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fiveaxis, sensorshift image stabilization system”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also said “5axis image stabilization” in their review. Brisbanetimes.com.au also wrote “Best-in-class image stabilisation” in their review.

Ten people who purchased the product said that it had a good zoom. Brisbanetimes.com.au said five years ago “Good macro mode on 12 50mm zoom”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also wrote “Zoom 1250 mm galement tout temps” in their review. Andrew Curtis mentioned “Having the choice of 3 zoom modes is a great addition (electronic, manual” and rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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External Flash

Eighteen customers who purchased the product considered that it did not have a good flash. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “No builtin flash (separate accessory supplied” in their review of this digital camera. Expert Reviews mentioned “No builtin popup flash” in their review of this digital camera. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Pas de flash intgr (livr avec le botier” in their review.

Can't Change Exposure Settings While Shooting Video

One owner who bought it concluded that it did not have good exposure controls. Expert Reviews mentioned five years ago “Can't change exposure settings while shooting video”.


Support

Excellent Automatic Manual Focus Assist

Fifteen owners who bought it thought it had good technical guidance. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “Full manual controls, with lots of white balance options, five kinds of bracketing, realtime tone curve adjustment” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review. Neocamera.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Excellent automatic Manual Focus Assist”. Gizmodo.in said in their review of this digital camera “I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments”.


Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The OM-D E-M5 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Picture Quality

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 a 1/1.7"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 17.30 x 13.00mm.

This camera's optical sensor size (4/3"") is in fact the best optical sensor size amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst optical sensor size across similar types of camera is 1/3"".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the X-E2 ($696.17), or the X-E1 both from Fujifilm or the Canon G1 X ($449).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Olympus digital camera have a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768 and 2560 x 1920. The best still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The OM-D E-M5 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The OM-D E-M5 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Saturation Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The OM-D E-M5 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The OM-D E-M5 supports live view. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support live view.

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Features Calendar

The OM-D E-M5 features calendar, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features histogram. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a wind filter. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a wind filter.

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Features Voice Recording

The OM-D E-M5 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The OM-D E-M5 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Quiet Shutter Release

Ten owners who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Five years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Quiet shutter release”. Bestbuy.com said “Totally Quiet Elect Shutt” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com also wrote “11 Fps Soundless” in their review.

Two owners wrote that it was noisy.

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Design

Dustproof

The OM-D E-M5 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Beautiful Image Quality

Twenty-four people thought it was good looking. Five years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Beautiful 3inch articulating touchscreen OLED display with 610 000 pixels, plus a large”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also wrote “DSLRlike style, controls, speed” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Beautiful viewfinder” .

Nine people who reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M5 reckoned that it was well designed. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “Its got the look, innovative stabilisation system, fast autofocus, weather-sealed design, customisation”. Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera “Gorgeous retroinspired design”. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Lovely design, premium build, solid performance” in their review.

Eight owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was ergonomic. Five years ago Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Great ergonomics”. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Ergonomics And Controls” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Two years ago R Racaza wrote in their review of this digital camera “Everything just felt right about it – excellent image quality, incredibly fast auto focus, wide lens selection, superior ergonomics with a boatload of customization options”.

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was retro. Five years ago expert website Hardwarezone.com.my wrote in their review of this digital camera “Enjoy!Olympus has been bringing retro back since the first PEN E-P1 first launched in 2009”. Archie he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It is a good looking camera with a retro look reminiscent of the OM series SLRs”. Prospero mentioned on Amazon “Olympus have based this camera on the old OM line from the 70s and so it has a very attractive retro look” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was smooth. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “Sharp, smooth EVF” in their review of this digital camera. John Wishart said in his review of this digital camera “Is now smooth to use”.

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Beautiful Image Quality

Seventy-one people concluded that this digital camera was good quality. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote five years ago “Wellbuilt, weathersealed metal body with a retro flair” in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review. Brisbanetimes.com.au also mentioned “Very good photo quality (though best results are achieved by shooting RAW” in their review. Brisbanetimes.com.au also wrote “Beautiful image quality” in their review.

Solid Build

Fourty-three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Expert Reviews wrote in their Olympus OM-D E-M5 review “Solid build”. Expert Reviews also said “Vrtettet og solid” in their review. Thestar.com.my mentioned “Nice build quality, compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that it was sealed. Expert Reviews gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and said “It has a compact body and is fully weather sealed” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Weather Sealed Body”. Adam Mcgee he wrote four years ago “The buttons are small and squishy (it's weather sealed, which is good.” in his review of this digital camera.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Neocamera.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Reliable Automatic WhiteBalance”. Four years ago Electronicfur gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I'm glad I waited for the OM-D before finally retiring my trusty E-P1”. Electronicfur also wrote “Perfect progression from my trusty E-P1” in their review.

Three customers who purchased it wrote that it was strong and durable. K. Barclay said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I have had mine for almost three weeks now and it is sturdy, portable, easy to use”.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Hopefullyhelpful mentioned on Amazon “The camera body itself is waterproof, so you can take it wherever you want”. S. Carter gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The waterproofing is very useful when you get caught in the rain” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use and Solid Build Quality

Fifty customers who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “Large amount of control over image parameters”. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Picture quality and ease of use” in their review of this digital camera. Hardwarezone.com.my gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said five years ago “We could tell you how well the camera handles with the twin control dials, quick AF speed” in their review of this digital camera.

Twenty customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Thestar.com.my wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Menu vasto e ricchissimo di personalizzazioni”. Hardwarezone.com.sg rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said five years ago “Low noise at very high ISO settings” in their review of this digital camera. Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Two settings dials”.

Seven people who bought the product reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Tinytim mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Perfect size for me, feels great in my hands even with zoom lense”. Jane wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I traded in my D700 for a camera I could feel comfortable walking around with all day”. S. Carter gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Even without one the camera feels very comfortable in my hands”.

Four people concluded that it was easy to handle. Hardwarezone.com.sg said five years ago “Superb handling” in their review of this digital camera. Electronicfur wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera handles perfectly.”. George Martin wrote in his review of this digital camera “For even better handling I would recommend the vertical grip”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Thestar.com.my rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and said “The user interface is friendly” in their review of this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The OM-D E-M5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm X-E2 ($696.17), the Nikon 1 AW1 ($566.88), or the Canon G1 X ($449) which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The OM-D E-M5 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The OM-D E-M5 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Heavy

At 0.373 kilograms, the OM-D E-M5 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The OM-D E-M5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Sony NEX-5 ($346.95), or the Fujifilm X-E1 which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 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 amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 2" and the largest is 4.8". At 3 inches, the OM-D E-M5 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Quite Wide Field of View

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have field of views of between 95% and 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a fairly wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The OM-D E-M5 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 610,000 pixels, the OM-D E-M5 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Olympus released the OM-D E-M5 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus omdem5markii, olympus v207042se000, olympus omdblackkit, canon v207042se000, olympus n130379w, olympus em5
Barcodes 00017890987960, 00050332182745, 00050332182752, 00050332182769, 00635131600609, 04017386100862, 04017386384101, 04017386410947, 04017386640689, 04545350040390, 04545350040406, 04545350040413, 04545350040420, 04545350046248, 04545350048358

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