Olympus OM-D E-M5: the OM legend reignited

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Olympus reignites the OM legend and unveils a very attractive interchangeable lens camera, a n ew mirrorless addition to the range , the OM-D line. The digital OM E-M5has a lot of technology an functions that will make it different. But, inside, the OM-D E-M5 is a M4:3 camera.

 

It gets some interesting features of the OM-D E-M5 :

  • 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor with Full HD video recording capability.
  • Up to ISO 25,600
  • 9 fps burst rate.
  • A tough magnesium alloy body, weather-sealed
  • Its body has integrated image stabilization, of a new kind, on 5 axis.
  • A high definition OLED touch-screen, tiltable (50° downward / 80° upward)
  • Fast AF module, said to be the fastest mirrorless autofocus on the market. Can it beat the Panasonic GX1 0.09s focusing speed ?

So, with a tough body, a nice 1.44 million dots EVF, OLED touch-screen, superfast AF and burst frames, it is the nicest M’:3 camera of Olympus’s range and for this reason, Olympus seized the opportunity to call it “OM-D” and not attaching it to the Olympus Pen family, although it is a Pen inside, indeed.

The best part of it is that, therefore, it is compatible with the entire accessory range, flashes (btw, it has no pop-up flash and that is always a disappointment to me for a non 100% professional camera), and so on.

The OM-D E-M5 will be launched with some new accessories :

  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1,8 lens, a nice and fast 150 equivalent lens.
  •  M/Zuiko Digital ED 60mm 1:2,8 macro lens with a 1:1 magnification ratio at 7.5″ from the subject.
  • A new weather resistant optional handgrip, the HLD-6.
  • A new flash, the FL-600R (ISO 100 guide number of 36) that can control wireless flashes and which has a continuous LED light source for video.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 will be available in April 2012 in two colors : black and silver.

The Olympus OM-D, the digital OM is born.
The Olympus OM-D is compatible with the entire Olympus Pen accessory range : lenses, flashes, etc... it is a M4:3 camera.
The promising OLED screen, a touch-screen that will add fun to the OM-D.
Olympus designers chose to reproduce the OM-1 lines in order to reignite the OM mania, but under the digital age.

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