Sunday, February 12, 2012

Olympus Unveils Its Latest Camera Offering, the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the latest product that Olympus unveiled recently that is inspired by the OM lineup of SLR cameras.

This recently introduced camera brings some features that will likely appeal to both enthusiasts and professionals although were not previously available in the Micro Four Thirds system. These features that are included on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 include the high-res electronic viewfinder, advanced image stabilization and weather sealing.

The three-inch display of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is an OLED touch screen that offers a rapid refresh rate while its viewing angle is wider compared to an LCD. The device also features a 16MP CMOS sensor that offers a maximum ISO setting of 25600 that is useful for lowlight photography.

The electronic viewfinder is integrated into the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and has a resolution of 1.44MP, 1.15x magnification and an 18mm eye point.

The body of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is made of magnesium alloy, which is similar to the Olympus E-5

The autofocus system of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the same as the one found on the Olympus PEN E-P3 although the sensor readout was increased to around 240fps. Continuous autofocus will offer 4.2 fps while non-changing focus offers a shooting capability of 9 fps.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 also offers QuickTime video recording while the processor dealt with some issues experienced by the Olympus Pen cameras.

Aside from the Olympus OM-D E-M5, reports have also revealed that a weather-sealed lens will be offered by Olympus, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm EZ lens. Although the lens can be purchased individually, it can also be acquired as the kit lens for the Olympus digital camera.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is anticipated to be available for sale by April and will come in silver or blue. The price tag for the body is at around $1,000 while the camera together with the M.Zuiko Digital ED lens will be available at around$1,300.

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