Olympus OM-D E-M5


This is the type of camera that might just make other photographers do a double-take.

For all intents and purposes, it looks on the outside like a 40 year-old film camera. But the giant flexible OLED LCD screen attached to the back gives away what it really is: a sophisticated digital camera concealed in an antique body.

The OM-D E-M5 pushes every techical boundary there is in the mirrorless camera category with its high resolution 1.4 million dot electronic viewfinder, 3 inch flexible touch OLED LCD screen and a built-in 5-axis image stabilization system that works with any lens compatible with the camera.

All this fancy technology is wrapped up in a magnesium alloy body that is sealed against the elements - making the OM-D E-M5 a go-anywhere type of camera.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Features

Image StabilizationIn Body
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture9 per second
LCD3 inch OLED Touch (610,000 dots)
Flexible LCDYes, Tilting
ViewfinderElectronic (1.4 million dots)
AutofocusContrast AF
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios4:3
Sensor Dimensions17.3 x 13mm
ISO Range200-25600
Movie ModesAVCHD
1920 x 1080 (60i)
1280 x 720 (60p)
Motion JPEG
1280 x 720 (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
Movie SoundStereo
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortYes
Built-in FlashNo
Compatible LensesMicro 4/3
Standard 4/3rds with Adapter
OM with Adapter
BatteryBLN-1 LiIon
Dimensions4.8 x 3.5 x 1.69in.
122 x 89 x 43mm
Weight15oz (425g)

olympus om-d e-m5
Release Date: April 2012
$1,100 USD (with lens)