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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Silver Digital Camera Body

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The Olympus OM-D E-M5 includes enhanced innovations and takes all of the past engineering expertise of the Micro Four Thirds system and wraps it into a classic OM design that's compact and portable. The fully weather-sealed, magnesium alloy body of the E-M5 is built around a large 16-megapixel sensor, powerful TruePic VI image processor and bright 1.44M-dot electronic viewfinder. Unlike an optical viewfinder, the EVF lets you frame your images and get creative with them too - controlling highlights, white balance, magnification and aspect before even taking the shot. The built-in 5-axis IS reduces image blur from five directions to ensure your results are crisp and clear, while the ultra-fast AF system with 35-point area provides a responsive and accurate experience when tracking any moving subject. In addition to the above features, the OM-D E-M5 also delivers Full HD video, 9 fps continuous shooting, a 3.0” tilting OLED touch screen and wide ISO range of 200-25,600.
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 Buying Guide: Compact System Cameras

Buying Guide: Compact System Cameras

June 2013 - The last few years have played host to arguably the most significant development in the digital camera market we’ve seen yet – that is, the introduction of the Compact System Camera. In this buying guide we take a closer look at all the things you need to consider when choosing one. Read more... »

The Key Features

  • 16MP Live MOS sensor
  • Weather-sealed magnesium alloy body
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilisation
  • ISO 200-25,600
  • Full HD 1080i Video at 60 fps
  • Up to 9fps shooting (4.2 fps with continuous AF)
  • 1.44K-dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" tilting OLED touchscreen LCD
  • Eye sensor for automatic Live View / EVF switchover
  • TruePic VI Image Processor
  • Fast Auto Focus system
  • Micro Four Thirds lens mount


Superior speed
Experienced camera users will appreciate the advances in camera speed on the OM-D, with the FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF system, a world-beater also featured on the PEN E-P3, driving the Live MOS Sensor at 120 fps. The speed of communications for controlling the lens action has been improved, while the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) system has also been adopted for AF speed increase and noise reduction in the lens. In sequential shooting, the camera is capable of operating at an impressive 9 fps, and even with focus employed it can perform at a maximum speed of 4.2 fps *3. Users are also sure to appreciate the noticeable reduction in Live View return time after release. This has been achieved by using independent image-processing cores for the recorded images and Live View images, as found in the new TruePic VI engine, since the output to the rear-panel monitor or electronic viewfinder is no longer dependent on completing recording of the captured image.

Superior image quality and colour reproduction, plus Art Filter enhancements
The new High-Speed Live MOS Sensor on the OM-D comes with 16.1 megapixels, and allied to the TruePic VI image processing engine it offers excellent noise reduction capability and still image shooting sensitivity as high as ISO25600. There’s more faithful reproduction of a wide brightness range, thanks to the expanded dynamic range. Fine Detail Processing technology, first seen on the E-5, eliminates moiré and pseudo-colours, while Real-Colour Technology is used to reproduce previously hard-torender colours such as emerald green. The OM-D offers a new “Key Line” filter to enhance edge lines, allowing the picture to look more like an illustration; there are two variations, providing different-strength effects. Art Filter Bracketing enables the user to generate multiple pictures with different Art Filters from a single shot – all features designed to inspire the user to experiment and become more creative in their camera use.

Superior viewfinder quality
The 1.44 million dot high-definition integrated electronic viewfinder is a first on an Olympus interchangeable lens camera, and is sure to prove a strong selling point. It features a 100% field of view and max. 1.15x magnification, with an 18mm eye point. The optimised display time lag is a major benefit, particularly when shooting fast sports action, while the unique optical design means the image can be viewed clearly from the centre to the periphery with little or no vignetting. The camera’s eye sensor can switch between the rear-panel monitor and electronic viewfinder automatically – a small but significant enhancement to ease-of-use. Information, including shutter speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder – allowing the user to concentrate on the framing operation. The electronic viewfinder, unlike an optical viewfinder, also assists in image composition, by allowing the user to check the effects of various manual adjustments and Art Filters. Extended through-the-viewfinder operation is further facilitated via a new interface, EVF Creative Control, which enables separate adjustment of highlight and shadow brightness, monitored using the viewfinder image with a tone curve overlay. White balance, magnification and aspect ratio can similarly be adjusted without the eye moving away from the viewfinder.

OM-D EM-5 Viewfinder

Superior, world-first*1 5-axis image stabilisation (IS)
The previous mechanism compensated for camera shake by dealing with two kinds of rotary movement, yaw and pitch. However, camera shake is actually caused by five different kinds of motion, and the new IS mechanism now also corrects effectively for horizontal shift, vertical shift and rotary motion (rolling). Particularly when shooting at larger magnifications (macro shooting), the user will appreciate the value of being able to correct blur. The OM-D also comes equipped for shooting on the move, as multi-motion IS with wide frequency-band compatibility compensates for shake.

Superior movie functions
The camera’s built-in IS has evolved into the MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) IS system, offering improved stabilisation of movie images. Users who like to perform their movie post-editing on a PC will particularly appreciate the Full-HD movie recording function which adopts the MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264). It allows a recording time of about 29 minutes. Traditional AVI (Motion JPEG) format is also available. Linear PCM audio is used for both recording modes. One-shot echo and multiecho effects can now be added to movies, adding to the user’s creative options.

Superior ease-of-use and reliability
Alongside the enhancements to facilitate operation while working through the viewfinder, the OM-D also features a 3.0-inch OLED rear-panel monitor that can be tilted by max. 80° upwards or max. 50° downwards, to assist when shooting from high and low angles. It uses a special layout of 610,000 dots and can display video data equivalent to VGA, while its capacitive-type touchscreen has a high response speed that enables intuitive operation with finger-tip focussing and shutter release. In a further development facilitating ease-of-use, the Live Bulb feature updates the Live View image on the rear-panel monitor at preset intervals during bulb shooting. It also allows the user to assess the final image during the exposure and to adjust the exposure time accordingly.

OM-D EM-5 Viewfinder

Dust and splash-proof construction
The OM-D is a camera to rely on, even in demanding conditions. It makes extensive use of shields and has a tough dust-/splashproof construction. To facilitate use of interchangeable lenses, Olympus has developed the SSWF (Super-Sonic Wave Filter). Installed in front of the image sensor, it is activated as the camera is switched on to remove any dust attached to the image sensor by generating supersonic vibrations.

* As of February 2012. Olympus in-house test.
*1 As of February 2012. Among interchangeable lens cameras.
*2 As of November 2011. Among interchangeable lens digital cameras on
the market, and using Olympus’s in-house test conditions.
*3 When fitted with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ lens.

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Product Specification

Aspect Ratio 4:3
Autofocus Points 35
Autofocus System High-speed imager AF
Battery Model BLN-1
Connectivity HDMI - Micro connector (Type D), USB 2.0, Combined V & USB output, Bluetooth
Exposure Modes 24 Scene modes
File Formats AVCHD, MOV, AVI, JPEG, RAW, MPO
Flash Guide Number 10
Flash Sync Speed 1/250 sec
Flash Type Detachable Flash
Frames Per Second 9
Included Accessories BLN-1 Rechargeable Battery, FL-LM2 Flash, Battery Charger BCN-1, Micro Four Thirds body cap (BC-2), Shoulder Strap, CB-USB6 USB Cable, CB-AVC3 Audio/Video cable, Image Management Software, Olympus Viewer 2 Software CD-ROM
ISO Maximum 25600
ISO Minimum 200
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Megapixels 16.1
Memory Card Format SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi compatible
Screen Resolution (Pixels) 610000
Screen Size (Inches) 3
Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm
Sensor Type Live MOS
Size (mm) 121 x 90 x 42 mm
Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
Weight (g) 425
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Final Instalments £27.52
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Annual Rate of Interest 19.9% P.A.
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