Olympus E-M5

Verge Review

Micro Four Thirds cameras are coming fast and furious, and getting better and more technically impressive all the time. For its latest offering, however, Olympus looked backward for inspiration rather than forward. The OM-D E-M5's design harkens back to the 1970's, to Olympus' old OM-1 film SLR. The OM-1 was introduced in 1972, and was a revelation in both size and build quality; the E-M5's petite stature isn't quite as game-changing this time, but it's still awfully small, and still awfully...

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Basic Specs

Camera type Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
Sensor size Four Thirds System
Sensor type Live MOS
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG
Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias OM-D EM-5

Pricing (base kit)

SKU description Black or Silver body with black M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-50 mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens, Black body with black M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens

Hardware

Camera type Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
Width 4.8 inches
Height 3.5 inches
Depth 1.7 inches
Weight 0.94 pounds
Color Black, Silver
Internal image stabilization Yes

Sensor

Sensor size Four Thirds System
Sensor type Live MOS
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels

Controls

Minimum ISO 200
Maximum ISO 25600
Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds) 4000
Slowest shutter speed (n seconds) 60 seconds
Focus points 35
Max. continuous shooting speed 9 FPS

Display

Size 3 inches
Resolution 610000 dots
Touch technology Yes / Unspecified
Articulating / hinged screen Yes
Built-in viewfinder Yes

Video

Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 1080p
Standard framerate(s) 30, 59.94

Software

Supported video formats H.264, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
RAW support RAW, RAW + JPEG

Lens

Interchangeable Yes
Supported mounts Micro Four Thirds

Storage

Supported media SD, SDHC, SDXC

Audio

Built-in speaker Yes
Built-in microphone Yes

Ports

Video out Yes
Connection(s) Accessory shoe, USB, AV Multi, Micro HDMI

Battery

Model BLN-1
Removable Yes

Flash

Flash Yes (Built-in)

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