Olympus E-M5 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus OM-D E-M5 
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General
Model Number: E-M5 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $1299.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2012-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 23.0 oz (652 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7 in.
(122 x 89 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 16.9
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 60i, 60i/30p, 30p
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Digital ED
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 100 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.20x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/6.3 - 22 (tele) 
Normal Focus Range: 35 cm to Infinity
13.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 50 cm
7.9 - 19.7 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x 
Filter Thread: 52mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF 
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 1.44M-dot, 1.15x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter 
Display
OLED Viewfinder: Yes 
OLED Size (inches): 3.0
OLED Resolution: 614,000 dots (205,000 px)
Touchscreen: Yes 
Articulating OLED: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB  
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene select AE (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D Still), Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro 
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash:  
Flash Modes: Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1 (FULL) - 1/64) 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM2 GN = 7m/ISO 100 
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 
Other Connection: Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, Accessory Port 2 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLN-1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 360
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3" tilting OLED monitor with Touchscreen panel, Hi-res EVF, 5-axis image stabilization, 9 fps burst, Full HD video. 

 


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