Ilse Jurriën : February 8th 2012 - 03:05 CET
Olympus OM D camera : Olympus is taking the pedigree of the 40 year old OM series into the next generation with the launch of the Olympus OM-D, also known as the Olympus E-M5. Featuring world’s first 5-axis image stabilization system, the Olympus OM-D eliminates blur in still pictures and videos like no other camera can do. The user can appreciate the blur reduction effect during active shooting via the fast electronic viewfinder. In addition, the Olympus OM-D user will benefit from world's fastest auto-focus system of any interchangeable lens cameras. The autofocus of the Olympus OM-D is a further refinement of the incredible FAST AF found on the popular Olympus PEN cameras. |
The innovative Olympus OM-D is equipped with a 16.1 megapixel Live MOS Sensor working in tandem with the powerful TruePic VI image processing engine to achieve outstandingly refined image quality and high sensitivity. Furthermore, the Olympus OMD integrates a high-definition electronic viewfinder, with 1.44 million dot, allowing the user to check manual adjustments to brightness and color tones on-screen. The fast, sharp and smart Olympus OM D camera comes attractively packaged in a durable dust- & splash proof magnesium-alloy body.
Olympus OM-D accessories
The Olympus OM-D is an outstanding go-anywhere camera, especially combined with the interesting optional accessories. New accessories include an optional HLD-6 power battery holder grip, MMF-3 Four Thirds mount adapter and FL-600R electronic flash. There are also two new options under development for the Olympus OMD, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8 and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2.8 macro lens.
Features of the Olympus OMD
• Compact and lightweight camera body
• Dust- & splash proof magnesium alloy body
• New 16,1-Megapixel Live MOS-sensor
• Powerful TruePic VI-image processor
• Fast AF-autofocus system with 3D-tracking
• Ultra-effective built-in image stabilization
• Electronic viewfinder with 1,44 Megapixels
• 7,6cm swivel touchscreen LCD
• 1080p Full-HD video recording
Olympus OM-D price & availability
The Olympus OM D (also known as Olympus PEN E-M5) comes in a silver or black body. The Olympus OM-D body is available from April 2012 for an suggested retail price of € 1100 euro in Europe, or as a kit with the black M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 lens for €1300 euro.
Olympus OM-D review
As soon as we receive a Olympus OM-D test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Olympus OM-D review. In the mean time you may want to read one of our other Olympus PEN reviews; the Olympus PEN E-P3 review, the Olympus PEN Lite review or the Olympus PEN Mini review.
Olympus OM-D camera