Olympus OM-D E-M5 Combines High End Features with Old School Style

Paul Lilly

Don't adjust your browser, you haven't stumbled upon the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Olympus was apparently bitten by the retro bug when conceiving its E-M5 , but only in form, which resembles the original OM cameras from four decades ago. As for function, the E-M5 is the first of the new Olympus OM-D (OM Digital) Series of Micro Four Thirds cameras and it's brimming with an entirely new feature-set.

Combining features found in the Olympus E-System DSLR line with those of the compact PEN Series, the OM-D EM-5 sports a built-in 120fps high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), 16.1MP Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VI image processing engine, the world's first 5-axis image stabilizer (among interchangeable lens cameras), purportedly the world's fastest autofocusing system with new 3D AF tracking, 3-inch OLED touchscreen, and a lightweight magnesium alloy body that's dustproof and splashproof.

If you're not digging the retro silver body, the camera is also available in black. It runs $1,100 for a black body with black M.ZUIKO Digital 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens, or $1,300 for or a black or silver body with black M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-50 mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens. The body alone, in black or silver, runs $1,000.

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