Olympus OM-D review

Full specification for Olympus OM-D E-M5

Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Drive Mode Single, Speed L (4.2fps (IS off) or 3.5fps), Speed H (9fps), Self Timer (2 or 12sec)
Focusing Modes Single AF, Continous AF, Manual, Single AF + MF, AF tracking
Shutter Speeds 30-1/4000th second, plus Bulb
Dimensions 121 x 89.6 x 41.9mm
File Format 12 bit Raw (ORF), JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Power Rechargeable Li-ion
Weight 425g
Connectivity Hi-Speed USB, HDMI
Live Mode Yes
Exposure Modes P, S, A, M, iAuto, Art, Scene (23 scene modes)
Movie Mode 1080 (30p) HD video (MOV with H.264/MPEG-4AVC compression)
Metering System 324 zone Multi-pattern Sensing System
Built-in Image Stabilisation Yes, sensor shift
Dust Reduction Yes
Other Computerised focal-plane shutter
DoF Prview No
Focal Length Mag 2x
Max Flash Sync 1/180th/1/4000th (Super FP Mode)
Sensor 16.1MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS
White Balance Bracket Yes, 3 frames in steps of 2, 4 or 6
AF Points 35 selectable points
Colour Temp Control 2000-14,000K
Field of View 100%
LCD 3in wide, 610k-dot tiltable OLED touch panel screen
Output Size 4608 x 3456px
PC Socket No
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder, 1.440k-dots
Cable Release No
Compression Fine & Normal
Exposure Comp -/+3 EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
Memory Card SD (HC/XC)
Built-in Flash No, mini flashgun supplied with kit
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
White Balance Auto, tungsten, fluorescent 1, sunlight, flash, overcast, shade, underwater
ISO 200-25,600

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with 12-50mm kit lens


Features 18/20
Design 19/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 17/20
Overall Score 90%

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