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2 Year Olympus Warranty Included.


The Olympus OM-D EM-5 may be a blast from the past for some of you. Bearing the retro look of its Film OM-D forefathers, the EM-5 is a Micro 4/3rds camera with interchangeable lenses (the same lenses which can be bought with the Olympus PEN series).

The Olympus EM5 sports a high-resolution 16 Megapixel LiveMOS sensor, as well as the world’s fastest Auto Focus system. Shoot with your choice of electronic Viewfinder or OLED touch screen, as well as utilising a variety of creative filters. This is all packed into a weatherproof case, so you can take this camera with you to document all of your exploits.

 

Electronic Viewfinder with 1.44 megapixel resolution
The integrated high resolution EVF features advanced aspherical optics, 18mm eyepoint and a 100% field of view. The Olympus E-M5 immerses the you fully into the creative process through a genuine WYSIWYG experience. Exposure, colour and filter effects are seen live, not after the picture has been taken. Built-in diopter adjustable.

World’s fastest autofocus speed 
The E-M5 sets a new AF speed benchmark using its FAST-AF technology with 35 AF zones and 3D AF tracking

World’s first 5-axis image stabiliser 

A totally new image-stabilisation system has been developed for the E-M5 providing groundbreaking 5-axis stabilisation of pitch, yaw, roll, and horizontal and vertical translational movements. This new system has a maximum -5 EV stabilisation capability and the ability to show a Live image-stabilised view and is effective for both stills and video shooting. The body-integrated nature of the system means that all lenses used with the camera are stabilised, eliminating the need for costly specialised lenses. Even heritage manual focus lenses that are non-electronically coupled can benefit from stabilisation

New 16 megapixel LiveMOS high-speed image sensor 
This new image sensor provides up to an ISO 25600 maximum sensitivity

TruePic VI advanced image processor
The latest TruePic processor provides a new level of image quality with even better noise processing for cleaner and clearer pictures and superior video processing results with significantly reduced aliasing

Full HD video with Multi-motion image stabilisation 
The E-M5 captures broadcast quality video in Linear PCM stereo sound. Rolling shutter effects are virtually eliminated ensuring the video capture quality is aberration free

3-inch tilting OLED touch-screen 
A brilliant OLED screen with 610,000 pixels provides crystal clear LiveView and image playback. Touchscreen control enables one-touch tap shooting with autofocusing as well as touch-enabled playback control. The tilt-mechanism enables an upwards angle of 80 degrees and downwards of 50 degrees.

9 frames per second sequential shooting rate
High readout speeds and extremely quick image processing enables a very high 9 frames per second shooting speed for sports and action photography

Splashproof and Dustproof metal alloy chassis
For all-weather shooting, the E-M5 is the first weather-sealed compact system camera in the world when used with the M.Zuiko 12-50mm zoom lens

Available Colours Black, Silver
Array 16MP
Sensor Size 4/3"
ISO/Sensitivity 200-25600
Image Stabilisation Sensor Shift
Autofocus Points 35 points
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
LCD Size 3.0"
Touchscreen Yes
Liveview Yes
Viewfinder Electronic
Min Shutter Speed 60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Built-in Flash External (included)
Continuous Shooting Speed 9 fps
Self Timer 2 or 12 sec
Metering Centre-weighted, Multi-pattern, Spot
Video Resolution Full HD 1080
WiFi No
GPS No
Memory Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Connectivity Wi-Fi (optional)
Battery BLN-1
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Charger Includes Li-Ion Charger
File Formats JPEG, RAW, AVCHD, H.264, Motion JPEG
Dimensions 122 x 89 x 43 mm
Box Contents Body, Flash FL-LM2, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB cable, AV cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 2 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card
Skill Level Enthusiast, Semi-Professional
Lifestyle Uses Family/Pets/Party, Portrait, Sports, Travel/Landscape
Waterproof No
Manufacturer's Warranty 12 Months

Included flash poor, no great for indoors or moderate-low light
Look Around , NSW , 20/03/2013

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The camera is lightweight which is great but indoor performance with the kit lenses (I have tried the 12-50, 14-42 & 40-150) is not great and the supplied compact flash is very poor. You need to remove two seals from the camera and one from the flash to mount it and the results from the flash are just awful compared to even entry level DSLR's for half the price.

Without the flash, Indoors with decent lighting (eight halogen down lights) pushes the camera to ISO 1600 to take a photo and the shutter speed is so slow at this light level that your subject will need to remain perfectly still to avoid motion blur.

Focusing is low light is very poor compared to me Canon 650D. Anything 2.5M (say at a outdoor party) and you won't be able to focus in auto. The Canon has no problem as it uses a pulse of flash to illuminate the target, Nikon also can handle this easily.

IF you only intend to take photo's outside in good light then this camera is fine. Otherwise you will need to purchase and attach a decent flash or compliment this camera with a point and shoot and leave this one at home.

FL-600R System Flash for example is >$300 is 100mm high and weighs around 300g including batteries.

Problem is reduced with a faster lenses. I have 47mm 0.8 but you are starting to add to the cost of the camera. To buy a faster telephoto lens from Panasonic for example you are looking at around $1000 per lense (Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f 2.8 & 35-100)

Pros: Easy to use
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Battery life is the only worst part of the camera.
Leisa Commins , Point Cook , 3/01/2013

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The Camera has all I expected and more, but the only let down is the battery life. I am very pleased with the camera, the camera has a little bit slow focus issues when video filming things it cant keep up if you are filming whilst driving slowly, like filming to show a school as you pass from your car window.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


I can really understand what all the buzz is about with this camera!
Geoff , Canberra , 29/11/2012

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As a long time Canon DSLR user (60D and 5D) and with many thousands invested in quality Canon L lenses, all I can say is I am really impressed with the Olympus OM-D and can understand what all the buzz is about. Image quality is very good (on par with the 60D or perhaps better), the ergonomics are excellent for such a small camera (I was not a fan of the Olympus Pens, which I previously owned). AF is fast and responsive, though can hunt in low light. The camera is also easy to configure and has some really useful features such as touch and shoot mode where you touch a point in live view on the LCD and the camera focuses on that point an shoots automatically. The flip out LCD is also useful for macro and low to the ground or overhead shots. The electronic viewfinder works really well.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Excellent
Ford Training , Melbourne , 11/10/2012

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I take hundreds of shots every week, absolutely brilliant!!! I used the camera recently for a inside seminar and the shots came out beauifully. I have also used the camera with kids shots, park and beach shots and have not been disappointed in any way! Highly recommend.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Ease of use
Go Catters , Melbourne , 5/10/2012

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Having previously used both a compact and SLR camera, I love the Olympus OMD as it offers the features of both the SLR and compact cameras in a camera that is easy to use and operate. Whilst i have only had the camera a short time, i have thoroughly enjoyed using the camera and am slowly discovering all of its features

Pros: Easy to use, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Overall great camera
Brendan Allen , Gympie , 23/08/2012

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Good to use takes great shots. Very easy for me as I am not a die-hard photog.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


This is a great little camera.
Lex Fagg , Melbourne , 18/08/2012

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Image quality using the 12-50 lens rivals that of a much more expensive DSLR that I also use. The camera is comfortable to use and its light weight and compactness make it the ideal tourists companion. I will be giving serious consideration to selling my big DSLR.
The flash set up is a bit messy but works well. You will need to carry a spare battery if doing a lot of shooting. Overall a little beauty that works and feels like a real camera.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Lovely camera
PeterW , Melbourne , 9/08/2012

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Still learning how to use all the functions of this camera but very pleased with it so far.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Overall, I'm very happy
Peter Goonan , Cranbourne West, Vic , 29/07/2012

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The image quality is spectacular, and the camera is light and beautifully compact. The digital viewfinder is first class, and works really well. There's little noise up to ISO 6000, and the camera controls and functions quickly become intuitive. With my previous camera I had to use a monopod when shooting with a zoom lens, but so far it appears that the image stabilisation in this camera renders it unnecessary.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Great return to "proper" photography
Richard , Gold Coast , 26/07/2012

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Its been 15 years since I had a proper camera. Using an SLR in the days of film, when they weighed slightly more than a small car was the last time I was in this space. For every day, they were just too slow and cumbersome. The photography "bug" never left me as I tried to convince various compact digital cameras to do my bidding, but there was always a bit of frustration there...

Along comes the OMD EM5. Perfect for me, I can use it for family snaps, flick onto full auto for ease or have a genuinely useful range of transition through to fully manual for more finesse situations. Its truly fantastic. I've read the reviews about the merits and challenges of compact interchangeable lens cameras, but personally, I'm thrilled with the quality of the photos I'm getting.

The camera itself seems really well put together, I compared with the Nikon J1 and Panasonic when I bought, but as a package the OMD just seemed to fit my needs so much more. Great camera, and I look forward to years of using it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Really enjoying shooting with this camera
Flann , Melbourne , 5/07/2012

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This camera suits me almost perfectly. I love its compact size and high quality build - it feels great in my hand and when I see it on the desk I just want to pick it up and use it. The fact that I can put the body in one coat pocket, and the kit lens in another, means I'm pretty much taking it everywhere. Most important of all, the image quality is excellent - I'm getting some really pleasing results in a wide variety of circumstances.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


A great camera
OM Addict , Sydney , 2/07/2012

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Having loved my old OM 2 I was really looking forward to this and it has not disappointed a really great camera I could not be happier

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Reasonably compact - parts fall off
GaryMc , Melbourne , 22/06/2012

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Took this camera on a tour of France and Italy and was very pleased with the performance compared to previous used compact cameras for travelling (eg/Canon S90). Was always happy with a compact because you could clip it on your belt and it was always available. This camera required a shoulder bag, but was less obtrusive and heavy than a DSLR - a compromise I was willing to take. I didn't need to use the flash at all.
The 14mm lens doesn't quite get the full picture when close to large objects/groups, and the 42mm end doesn't quite zoom enough, and I occasionally changed to the 40-150 lens. The 14-50mm would probably be the better option.
Couldn't get my required settings on the function keys. What I use most are image aspect and white balance, and couldn't get this combination.
What was disappointing were the parts that fell off. The top flash connections cover was lost (fell off at some stage?), and the eyepiece surround fell off (the glue failed).

Pros: Compact
Cons: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Truly Amasing
Leon Lambropoulos , Mill Park Melbourne , 21/06/2012

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I took this Camera overseas with me, It was a delight to use. A lot of features, and a lot of options. The twin lens kit that it came with was a bit of a letdown. However when I attached an Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm f/2.0 lens, its true potential came out.



Pros: Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Complicated
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Numerous features, need to use camera often to become familiar with features
New to 4/3 concept , Brisbane , 18/06/2012

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Easy to use on auto, however, I am having considerable trouble with using the camera when using settings other than auto. Quality of photos are very good using auto.
Battery life has been poor - recommend purchasing additional battery holder and vertical hand grip which makes the camera a pleasure to use.

Pros: Compact, Screen size
Cons: Complicated, Build quality, Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No


Love the E-M5
Oly snapper , Melbourne , 2/06/2012

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The E-M5 is a great camera, fast to focus, easy to use.
Battery life is not as good as I would like about 200 shots to a recharge.
Oly quality through and through.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No