The all-new Olympus E-M5 is an amazing camera that embodies the best features found in all the latest cameras. A complete package, the device is sleek, sturdy, and delivers performance when taking pictures and videos. Moreover, it apparently has the world’s fastest focus and the best image stabilization.
This device is the first camera featured in the outstanding Olympus OM-D line, which will run with the PEN series and the Olympus Four Thirds models. With a silver and black form, the E-M5 is one of best looking cameras the market has seen in a while.
Classic in terms of styling, it is small and compact like the E-620, since it is based on the Four Thirds concept. It has a magnesium alloy body that offers superior weather sealing just like the E- 5. The E-M5 incorporates an M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm EZ lens and several external controls. It is equipped with twin dials that protrude in the front as well as the rear of the narrow top-plate. This gives users direct access to the major shooting functions. It is a beginner-friendly camera, but can work just as well for pros, too.
The camera is built around a 16MP Four Thirds sensor. It is complemented by the TruePic VI processor which could potentially be the secret behind the fabulous shots produced by the camera.
Another highlight is that it has a built-in image stabilization system. The design of the E-M5 is described by the company as 5-axes. It has translational movement, offering better stabilization for photography with higher magnification. The system also works in video.
The focus is almost instant in good light. In fact, Olympus claims that the E-M5 has the fastest focus in the world. The focus only drops off in very low light and is pretty much accurate most of the time.
Another good thing about the camera is that the image stabilization feature helps it produce some sharp shots, even while shooting continuously. This might be the highlight of the performance of the camera. Overall, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 offers remarkable features at a decent price.