Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds Digital CameraSporting the trendy mirrorless technology allowing the camera to have a lightweight yet compact body. However, much more than just that, this OM-D E-M5 is a superb camera that gives you tools such as a 120 frames per second refresh rate, electronic viewfinder that's eye-level, a tilt 3.0" touch screen OLED monitor, 16 megapixel resolution, and - obviously a growing array of congruent lens choices. All these factors come down to a lightweight camera that's more pleasurable to carry around than the typical DSLR, yet provides multiple creative options, along with many other high-end functions and features, at your fingertips.

Looking at the OM-D EM-5's features of the one by one, let's start with it's high image quality. It makes stunning 16Mp still pics' plus 1920 x 1080 HD movies possible. And the 16 megapixel Live MOS imaging sensor plus it's TruePic IV imaging processor which is the brains of the camera, this pair of processors work in harmony using a growing collection of M.ZUIKO mount DIGITAL lenses to provide impressive pictures and videos.

Also this OM-D EM-5 is one tough camera with a splash-proof and dust-proof layout. As Olympus says, "multiple ring-shape seals shield it from dust, sand, water spray and rain ". Meaning there's no longer a fear harsh elements and consequently miss a photo opportunity. In addition the OM-D has extended this characteristic to the included flash unit, the available hand grip, the available M.ZUIKO ED 12-50mm EZ lens. and the powered battery holder

Other attributes worth talking about here include the Olympus' AF system, that provides fast, accurate photos in a substantial variety of circumstances. In addition, the 9.2 frames per second sequential high-speed shooting goes on to further ensure that quick paced subjects may be easily acquired. The 5-axis stabilizer system also becomes an actor here by compensating for horizontal, vertical, along with rotational camera shake, that typical previous 2-axis systems have not been able to master. The stabilization is built-into the body of th camera, ensuring effective stabilization with every lens. The high-resolution, The LCD with it's 1.44 million dots features a 100% viewing field coverage plus a 1.15x max magnification factor. The EVF can also enlarge the point of focus for viewing the effect of numerous unique features right inside the viewfinder. Additionally to it's impressive EVF, the EM-5 also features a 3.0" OLED tilting touch screen monitor screen, making it the very first Olympus digital camera to encompass such capabilities. The touch screen monitor delivers fast menu navigation, along with brilliant composition and screen review. Mar 9, 2012 ✓

Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Adapters

As with all mirrorless cameras, if you want to mount a non-OEM lens on your Micro Four Thirds camera, all you need is the correct MFT lens adapter. Several manufacturers specifically create adapters for mounting third-party lenses to Four Thirds and Miro Four Thirds camera bodies.

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Camera type SLR-style mirrorless  
Camera Image sensor
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456  
Additional resolutions 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 2592 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 3200 x 1800, 3216 x 2144, 2400 x 2400, 1824 x 2432, 2560 x1920, 2560 x 1440, 2544 x 1696, 1920 x 1920, 1440 x 1920, 1920 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1280, 1440 x 1440, 1104 x 1472, 1600 x 1200, 1536 x 864, 1584 x 1056, 1216 x 1216, 864 x 1152, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 720, 1296 x 864, 960 x 960, 720 x 960, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 576, 1008 x 672, 768 x 768, 576 x 768, 640 x 480, 640 x 360, 624 x 416, 480 x 480, 384 x 512  
Image ratio width:height 4:3  
Operational pixels 16.1 megapixels  
Photo detector sensors 16.9 megapixels  
Image sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)  
Image sensor type CMOS  
Processor TruePic VI  
Camera Image
ISO value Auto (200 - 25600), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600  
White bal presets 12  
Custom white bal modes Yes (1)  
Stabilization type Sensor-shift  
Stabilization typenotes 5-axis IS  
Uncompressed format type RAW  
Focusing and Optics
Autofocus type
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital image zoom No  
Manual focus ability Yes (Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode))  
Number of focus positions 35  
Camera mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount  
Focal length multiplier 2  
Monitor and viewfinder
Pivoting LCD Tilting  
Monitor size 3"  
Screen resolution 610,000  
Touch screen interface Yes  
Screen type Touch control in electrostatic capacitance type OLED monitor  
Live view LCD Yes  
Viewfinder style Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 100 %  
Viewfinder magnification 1.15  
Photography highlights
Slowest shutter speed 60 sec  
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority mode Yes  
Shutter priority mode Yes  
Manual exposure setting Yes  
Scene modes Yes  
Flash built-in No  
External flash Yes (via Hot-shoe (FL-50/FL-50R, FL-36/FL-36R, FL-30, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R))  
Flash mode settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync (2), Manual (3 levels)  
Continuous shooting Yes (9 fps)  
Self-timing device Yes (2 or 12 sec)  
Metering mode settings
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)  
Auto exposure bracketing (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
White balance bracketing Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)  
Videography highlights
File formats
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone inputs Stereo  
Speaker outputs Mono  
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Media storage
Storage devices SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Multiple Device Connections
USB port USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI interface Yes (Mini HDMI type-D)  
Wireless connectivity None  
Remote ability Yes (Optional (RM-UC1))  
Physical features
Environmental sealing Yes  
Power Battery Pack  
Battery type Lithium-Ion BLN-1 rechargeable battery & charger  
Overall weight 425 g (0.94 lb / 14.99 oz)  
Overall dimensions 122 x 89 x 43 mm (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.69")  
Additional features
Interval recording No  
Global Positioning System None



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