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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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Overall 10
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Olympus E-M5

Imaging Resource
15 June 2012
  • Conclusion: Olympus' new Micro Four Thirds flagship has made quite an impression. Not just enthusiasts, but pro photographers are taking the OM-D E-M5 and the platform's latest optics quite a bit more seriously. Our time with the OM-D E-M5 was pure fun. There was quite a bit to discover in the new design, and it all just worked better than before. As a big fan of the Pen cameras, the main author of this story was quite bowled over by how much more the E-M5 appealed to him.
  • Pros: Appealing body design, Smaller camera is easy to hold and quite small, Battery grip makes the E-M5 feel like a tiny professional camera, EVF works well, Tilting OLED touchpanel display, Water resistant body, Advanced in-body image stabilization, Excellent overall image quality, Very good high ISO performance, rivals APS-C models, Very good dynamic range, the best Micro Four Thirds model we've tested, Accurate color that doesn't appear dull, 12-50mm kit lens goes wider...
  • Cons: Appealing body design, Smaller camera is easy to hold and quite small, Battery grip makes the E-M5 feel like a tiny professional camera, EVF works well, Tilting OLED touchpanel display, Water resistant body, Advanced in-body image stabilization, Excellent overall image quality, Very good high ISO performance, rivals APS-C models, Very good dynamic range, the best Micro Four Thirds model we've tested, Accurate color that doesn't appear dull, 12-50mm kit lens goes wider...
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Overall 9
8.5
Video quality 9
9.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Appearance 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Olympus OM-D EM-5 Digital DSLR Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
27 May 2012
  • Conclusion: There's quite a lot to like about the OM-D EM-5. If I had to mention something negative, it would be the small buttons although they do allow for a larger screen so it's really more of a positive trade off than a minor gripe. The flash is is a little fiddly too, though as mentioned it can be upgraded to a more powerful sturdier built one for more serious situations.
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Overall 10
10

Olympus OM-D E-M5

PC Magazine
25 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the best Micro Four Thirds camera we've tested. It's got a top-notch stabilization system, is fully weather sealed, can shoot in all types of light, and ships with a sharp and versatile kit lens. Add it all up, and you have our new Editors' Choice for high-end compact interchangeable lens cameras.
  • Pros: Compact body. Fully weather sealed. Crisp LCD EVF. Articulating rear display. Sharp kit lens. Impressive high ISO performance. Fast autofocus. Shoots at 9 frames per second. In-body stabilization. Large native lens library. Optional grip available.
  • Cons: External flash. Lacks a standard mic input.
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Overall 9
8.6

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: A Classic Revived

Digital Camera Review
10 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Back in the mid-1970s, I became intrigued with photography and my roommate at the time had a 35mm Minolta SLR he was gracious enough to lend me to explore this newfound interest. Once I was hooked, I started examining the market for a camera of my own, and two other friends were kind enough to let me play with their cameras - a Nikon F and Olympus OM-1, respectively. The size difference could not have been more profound between the big Nikon and diminutive Olympus.
  • Pros: Good image and video quality, Good shutter lag and AF acquisition time, DSLR-like feature set, Sub DSLR-like size in basic configuration, 2x crop factor favors telephoto lenses
  • Cons: Cost, 2x crop factor does not favor wide angle users
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Overall 9
8.7

Expert Review

reviewed
2 May 2012
  • Summary: The OM-D E-M5 brings back the hallowed OM line of Olympus's compact SLRs.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Olympus OM-D review

What Digital Camera
9 April 2012
  • Summary: The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a very impressive camera. The retro styling is very much a success, especially if you opt for the two-tone silver/black finish, while the materials and weather sealing deliver an excellent, high-end feel.
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
8.5
Performance 10
9.5

Olympus OM-D E-M5 - Oh My Darling (Updated!)

Hardware Zone
23 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The OM-D E-M5 is a new, gorgeous, retro-tastic Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus. It is the first from Olympus to come with an electronic viewfinder, and is aimed at enthusiasts who want a serious MFT option. We've fallen deeply in love with this camera, here's why.
  • Pros: Low noise at very high ISO settings, Superb handling, Excellent image stabilization, Fast and accurate auto-focus, Gorgeous retro-inspired design
  • Cons: Cramped and small back buttons, Less noise difference at lower ISOs, Camera strap hinders handling, Banding in some very high ISO shots
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Overall 9
8.8

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Camera Labs
1 February 2012
  • Summary: The Olympus OM-D E-M5 marks the start of a new line for Olympus. Like the PEN range it's a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless CSC, but, with a built-in viewfinder and styling that's inspired by the 70's OM 35mm film cameras, it looks and feels more like a miniature DSLR. The OM-D E-M5 shares the Magnesium alloy body and weather sealing of Olympus's flagship DSLR - the E5 - and is in fact a more capable camera all-round, from its new 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor to it's 5-axis...
  • Pros: Tough weather-sealed build quality., Outstanding High ISO noise performance., Great quality viewfinder and tilting OLED touch-screen., 5-axis image stabilisation which works with any lens., 2, 3, 5 and 7-frame auto bracketing.
  • Cons: Screen only tilts and there's no touch functions in movie modes., Distracting whirring noise from stabilisation motor., No built-in mic socket., Flash unit clips-on rather then being built-in., Continuous AF not as consistent as a phase-detect system.
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus OM-D E-M5

MacWorld
27 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Olympus is a leader in the compact system camera revolution and the OM-D E-M5 solidifies that. It’s a good-looking, well-designed, highly capable camera.
  • Pros: Outstanding image quality; highly customisable feature set; weather resistant body; fast autofocus and burst mode
  • Cons: Menu system can be daunting; no built-in mic adapter
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus OM-D E-M5

MacWorld
27 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Olympus is a leader in the compact system camera revolution and the OM-D E-M5 solidifies that. It’s a good-looking, well-designed, highly capable camera.
  • Pros: Outstanding image quality; highly customisable feature set; weather resistant body; fast autofocus and burst mode
  • Cons: Menu system can be daunting; no built-in mic adapter
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