Ilse Jurriën : February 8th 2012 - 03:00 CET
Olympus E-M5 system camera : Olympus introduces a very unique system camera. The new Olympus E-M5, also known as the Olympus OM-D, is the 'successor' of the 40 year old OM-cameras from Olympus. The Olympus E M5 is equipped with a new Live MOS-sensor with 16,1 megapixel resolution, combined with the fast TruePic VI image processor the camera delivers outstanding results, even in low-light circumstances. The ultra-fast FAST AF autofocus system, first seen in the Olympus PEN E-P3, has also been integrated into the E-M5. Experienced camera users will not only appreciate the advances in camera speed on the Olympus OM-D, they will also enjoy the first 5-axis image stabilization for blur-free photos and videos.|
The Olympus E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera guarantees razor sharp and unmoved photos over and over again. The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a camera to rely on, even in demanding conditions. The Olympus E-M5 makes extensive use of shields and has a tough dust- / splash proof construction. To facilitate use of interchangeable lenses, Olympus has developed the SSWF (Supersonic Wave Filter). Installed in front of the image sensor, it is activated as the Olympus E-M5 is switched on to remove any dust attached to the image sensor by generating supersonic vibrations.
Olympus E M5 lenses
The Olympus E-M5 is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lenses, which will be supplemented by two new lens options later this year: the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8 and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 macro. Both lenses are ideal when combined with the Olympus EM5. The 75mm Zuiko lens is in a high-quality metal design and affords fast aperture settings for portraits and indoor sports shooting, while the dust- and splash proof 60mm lens features 1:1 macro and a closest shooting distance of just 0.19m.
Features of the Olympus E-M5
• Dust & splash proof body
• 16,1-Megapixel photos
• Full HD videos (1920x1080)
• Fast AF-autofocus system
• Effective image stabilization
• Tiltable touchscreen LCDM
• Fully compatible with Micro Four Thirds
Olympus E-M5 price & availability
Available in a black and silver body color, the Olympus E-M5 (also known as Olympus OM-D), will come available in April 2012 for an estimated retail price of €1100 Euro in Europe. The black Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 is the new kit lens, combined with the Olympus E-M5, the kit price will be set on €1300 Euro.
Olympus E-M5 review
Within a short period of time we expect an Olympus E-M5 test sample, immediately thereafter we will publish an extensive Olympus E-M5 review. In the mean time you may want to read one of our Olympus PEN reviews; the Olympus PEN E-P3 review, the Olympus PEN Lite review or the Olympus PEN Mini review.
Olympus E-M5 camera