February 7th, 2012, 09:20 PM
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Officially Announced
Olympus just announced the OM-D EM-5, the first Olympus Micro 4/3 camera to offer an integrated electronic viewfinder (EVF).
Key features of the E-M5:
DPReview Preview: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Preview: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
- Even faster autofocus than E-P3
- Autofocus tracking system which is effective even for subjects moving towards/away from the camera (up until now this has been a weak point for mirrorless cameras)
- 9.2 FPS sequential shooting
- 5-axis image stabilization system can compensate for 1) pitching, 2) yawing, 3) horizontal movement, 4) vertical movement, and 5) rotational movement around the optical axis.
- Proven dust-proof and splash-proof technology.
- Tilting 3-inch OLED touch screen
- 1.4million dot EVF with eye sensor for automatic switching between EVF and rear OLED.
Evolving, comprehensive coverage of the E-M5 at 1001 Noisy Cameras.
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February 7th, 2012, 10:17 PM
Thanks! That preview pretty much confirms that, apart from some minor points, this is the kind of CSC I've been hoping to see. I love how small it is, and how much control customisation it offers; you can make this a seriously quick camera to operate! Unless a weatherproof EX1 / LX5 / XZ1 comes along, I might just have to buy one of these OM-D's some day when I have the money!
And wow, that silver version is pretty! In my opinion, even prettier than the Fuji X100...
February 7th, 2012, 10:20 PM
I agree about the looks of this camera. I'm pre-ordering the silver one.
February 7th, 2012, 10:25 PM
It's cheaper than I thought. $999 for this body is a pretty good deal by today's standards.
Olympus E-PM1, E-PL5, and XZ-1; Pentax Q
February 7th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Well I will order one I think as soon as they get here. A silver one for me, might just wait to see the photos people are getting :)
Current gear: Panasonic LX7, Fuji X100, Fuji X-E1, Fuji XP50
February 7th, 2012, 10:37 PM
+1 I was thinking it was going to be around $1200.
Originally Posted by drd1135
Man, I am going to try to hold out for the updated Pens, as I don't always carry an EVF. It will be tough in April!
February 7th, 2012, 10:51 PM
This is what I've been waiting for ever since we went digital, except not enough cash on hand. Some day when the prices drop, maybe.
February 7th, 2012, 11:20 PM
having seen the progression of new technology (and specificly the PENs), the body alone should be around $800 in 4-6 months, and around $650 in a year or so. I LOVE trickle down economics!
February 7th, 2012, 11:56 PM
Just gotta love the comparison pic versus the canon rebel ... for all the people who said it was no smaller than a DSLR
But this says it more sweetly ...
Last edited by wolfie; February 8th, 2012 at 12:46 AM.
Reason: add pic
February 8th, 2012, 12:07 AM
for me, when the time comes, it will be silver with the 12-50mm lens. Doesn't get any better than that, methinks. Lets see how the pricing develops over time.
Gear: Mostly the Fuji X100, Ricoh GRD III and Olympus XZ-1
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