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Olympus OM-D Camera Price & Review

By on May 8, 2012

Another digital camera from the Japan based Olympus to very soon hit the market is the new Olympus OM-D E-M5. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the inaugural product under the new OM-D series from the Company.

This latest camera will be the Company’s eighth compact camera with interchangeable lens feature. After the highly successful Pen series of products, the new OM-D series of Micro four-thirds system promises many new and exciting features.

The new camera is a ‘wish list’ product manufactured only after consolidating the feedbacks from users in Japan. Product features and specifications of the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 digital camera are given below:

Olympus OM-D Camera Price & Review

What’s new? The OM-D E-M5 is not similar to the legendary OM-D models as it will be based on the mirror-less Micro Four Thirds system. The new camera has an improved sensor, a better built-in image stabilization system and better processing powers.

The camera is built to withstand any amount of rain splashing and also repels dust. However, one should note here that the OM-D E-M5 is not water-proof (it is splash proof) and cannot be used for underwater adventures.

Features of Olympus OM-D 

Design

The new camera takes a few design hints from the classic OM series of cameras, but in many ways is a unique product. The camera comes in two colors – black and silver. The OM-D E-M5 is a small and compact camera with a magnesium alloy body and a 5-axis design.

The 5-axis design helps in translational movements including vertical, horizontal and rotational movements that offer effective stabilization at high magnifications. The product sports a lot of external controls (such as twin dials in the front and back part) that are within the photographer’s reach.

Screen

The product sports a VGA equivalent 3 inch OLED touchscreen display that tilts 80 degree upwards and 50 degree downwards. The LCD electronic viewfinder of the camera supports a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and 1.44M dots.

Olympus OM-D Camera Price & Review

Sensor

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is built around a 16 MP MOS four thirds sensor (17.3mm x 13.0mm)

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Lens

Micro Four Thirds lenses. The Product will sport three new lenses which are also compatible with the PEN series. The three lenses include – M.Zuiko Digital ED 75 mm F1.8 prime lens with a wide aperture, M.Zuiko Digital ED 60 mm F2.8 dust-proof and splash proof macro lens with a minimum focus distance of 7.5 inches, and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50 mm F3.5-6.3 EZ zoom lens. The zoom lens will be available with the OM-D E-M5 kit, where as the other two prime lenses are still in production and will be available later this year for an additional price.

Processor

Latest TruePic VI processor

Others

Shooting at up to ISO 25,600, up to 9 fps shooting (4.2 fps with continuous AF), Improved C-AF autofocus with 3D tracking, Flash sync speed up to 1/250th sec, 1080i video recording at 60 fps with automatic correction, several Art Filter presets, a detachable flash, EVF with Creative Control etc.

Price & Availability

The product will have a retail price of $1000 (only for the body) and will be available by the end of April this year. The OM-D E-M5 will also come in two kits with different configurations – $1100 for a 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 lens and $1300 for a new 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens

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