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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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A good spec and multi award winning MILC digital camera, a massive range of available lenses but representing only moderate value for money
MILC 16.1MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Oct 2012
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus OM-D E-M5 number 378 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
621 Reviews + 25 Awards
66
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

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 digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Olympus e-m5
Image quality
Speed
Reliability
Creativity
Heavier than average
Only 1024 x 768 still image resolution

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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

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $519.95 it is in the most expensive 19% of 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 $224.95.

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Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The OM-D E-M5's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 61% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Olympus OM-D E-M5's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The weight of the OM-D E-M5 of 373g is heavier than 70% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The OM-D E-M5 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Wind Filter

The OM-D E-M5 has a wind filter, unlike 96% of cameras which do not have a wind filter.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The OM-D E-M5 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The OM-D E-M5 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Bluetooth

The OM-D E-M5 features bluetooth. 95% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1024 x 768. That's 73% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Touchscreen

The OM-D E-M5 has a touchscreen. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The OM-D E-M5 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 features noise reduction. 91% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Features Calendar

The OM-D E-M5 features calendar. 87% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The OM-D E-M5 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Waterproof

The OM-D E-M5 is waterproof, unlike 92% of cameras which are not waterproof.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The OM-D E-M5 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The OM-D E-M5's maximum memory card size of only 8GB is smaller than 86% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The maximum memory card sizes of digital cameras range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The OM-D E-M5 has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The OM-D E-M5 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The OM-D E-M5 features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The OM-D E-M5 features multi-shot function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the OM-D E-M5 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 91% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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3D

The OM-D E-M5 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Dustproof

The OM-D E-M5 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 0.095kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.25kg. The weight of the OM-D E-M5 of 0.373kg is in the heaviest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The OM-D E-M5's digital zoom of 14x is bigger than 93% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

olympus omdem5markiibodysilver, olympus omdem5markiibodyblack, olympus v207041se000, olympus v204040se000, olympus v207040te000, olympus v207042se000, olympus omdblackkit, olympus sh480079

Barcodes:

00000001646279, 00000001648740, 00017890987960, 00050332182745, 00050332182752, 00050332182769, 00635131600609, 04017386100862, 04017386384101, 04017386410947, 04017386640689, 04545350040390, 04545350040406, 04545350040413, 04545350040420, 04545350046248, 04545350048327, 04545350048358, 04545350048709

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