Summary: The high-resolution sensor of the E-M5 delivers quality that rivals DSLRs. It shows very low image noise until ISO 1600 and remains usable up to ISO 12800 for mid-size prints and 25600 for small ones. The exposure system is really good and automatic white-balance is great. Color accuracy is not perfect but not entire off either. Although there are some quirks to the E-M5, it is the most advanced mirrorless camera available with only much larger competitors.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Very good metering, Reliable Automatic White-Balance, Superb built-in stabilization, Virtually no shutter-lag, Fast contrast-detect AF, Good shot-to-shot speed, Very responsive, Excellent automatic, Unique, Highly customizable interface, Instant video recording, Excellent build quality
Cons: Poor color accuracy, Low-contrast EVF, Not always, Modal Exposure-Compensation, Some tiny, Uncomfortable eyelets, Poorly placed tripod mount, Low battery life, Rear control-dial uncomfortably high
Conclusion: If you can afford the EM-5 and you’re in the market for a MFT, yes, you should buy it. That might sound a little niche, but MFT cameras are becoming insanely popular and insanely expensive, so there’s real demand for what Olympus is offering here. The OM-D E-M5 is an incredibly capable, fun camera that you won’t easily tire of.
Pros: Great battery life, Superior image quality, even in low light, You can really push ISO without sacrificing resolution, Durability, Very powerful auto-focus and image stabilization technology
Cons: Button design, No pop-up flash – accessory only, There can be some in-camera digging before you get your customized settings up and running
Summary: The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a wealth of features sure to impress most keen photographers, enthusiast or those new to micro four-thirds cameras. Excellent photos, good build quality and a blistering autofocus make the Olympus OM-D E-M5 one to check out.
Summary: The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is certainly the most capable Micro Four Thirds camera we've reviewed and arguably the most likeable mirrorless model yet. It falls down a little bit on its continuous focusing but we have no absolutely no complaints about the image quality. It's small, attractive and a pleasure to use, and its pictures are equally enjoyable.
Pros: Very good image quality, even at high ISO, Bright, punchy JPEGs make the most of camera's capability, Very fast autofocus with most Micro Four Thirds lenses, Weather-sealed body, Built-in image stabilization helps increase number of sharp shots, Good level of direct control despite small body, Tilting OLED screen very good, Large amount of control over image parameters, Art Filters can help produce interesting results from dull subjects, Almost every aspect of the cam...
Cons: Focus tracking distinctly unreliable, Small controls sometimes awkward (especially with cold/gloved hands), No in-camera correction of CA (which can be problematic with 12-50mm kit zoom), Default JPEG settings a bit keen to blur detail away, Several useful features hidden in obscure and confusingly-named menu options, Otherwise useful HLD-6 grip makes some controls more awkward to reach, No warning given that focus is locked during high-speed shooting
Excerpt: Cameras with a retro look and feel are big business right now, a trend Olympus arguably started with its original E-P1 Compact System Camera (CSC) from 2009, which harked back to its maker’s ‘Pen’ camera range of the 1950s/60s. Since then we’ve had the smaller Pentax Q , resembling a shrunken old SLR, plus the Fuji X100 , X10 and X-Pro1 , which have looked to traditional rangefinder models from Leica , with all its manual dials and knobs, for inspiration.
Pros: Solid build and retro style, Angle-adjustable OLED, Integral viewfinder
An interchangeable lens camera that provides serious manual control as well as fun art filters
Good Gear Guide.au
20 May 2012
Summary: The Olympus OM-D is a striking camera with a with a ton of features that cater to both enthusiast (or pro) users and casual photographers. We looked at the weatherproof kit, which comes with a splashproof macro lens and we definitely had a lot of fun using it. We just wish its menu system was a little clearer and that some of the controls were more comfortable. Overall though, a great camera that can capture clear and vibrant images.
Pros: Very good image quality, Stacks of functions and filters, Good video mode, Built-in EVF
Cons: Lots of menus, can be daunting to use, Some buttons are too small and uncomfortable, Hinged screen not useful for self portraits
Conclusion: The Olympus OM-D is of course an expensive proposition, at £1,149 for the single lens kit or £999 body-only, but when you consider all of the improvements that have been made, we think the extra expense when compared with an E-P3 is just about worth it. It's also worth pointing out that one of its biggest rivals, the Fuji X Pro1, is currently retailing for around £1,500 body only, making the E-M5 suddenly seem more attractive.
Pros: Excellent viewfinder, Tilting touchscreen, Customisable dials and buttons, High image quality at low ISOs, New art filters
Cons: Plastic unresponsive buttons, No in-built flash, Odd (sound) emitted
Excerpt: Retrouvez notre avis et les meilleurs prix pour l'Olympus OM-D E-M5 Avec l'Olympus OM-D E-M5, Olympus a réussi à proposer un appareil séduisant : qualité d'image, ergonomie, finition tout temps, et compacité appréciable... Quel objectif choisir pour accompagner cet OM-D E-M5 ? Le Zuiko 12-50mm fera un bon compagnon pour ceux qui recherche un zoom à tout faire, polyvalent et efficace.
Pros: qualité optique, finition, zoom électrique en vidéo