The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a compact system camera. This means it has a similar set of features to a Digital SLR, but is smaller in size. This is one of the more expensive Compact System Cameras and is aimed at the photography enthusiast.
Key features include 16 megapixels and a set of manual exposure controls. The body of the OM-D E-M5 is made out of magnesium alloy. Olympus have made the camera splashproof as well as dustproof.
It is capable of shooting Full High Definition Movies at a resolution of 1080p. In still shooting mode it has a burst feature that can reel off up to 9 frames per second.
One difference between the OM-D E-M5 and a number of Compact System Cameras is that it has an electronic viewfinder built in. The screen in 3 inches in size and can be tilted away from bright sunlight. The screen uses OLED technology. This should give you a better viewing experience than the more standard LCD technology screens.
Other features include the ability to save images in RAW mode. For long exposures there is a bulb setting.
In terms of design Olympus have given the OM-D E-M5 a retro look. It is available in black or in two tone silver.
Compact System Camera
SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-1
4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 6:6, 3:4
JPEG / RAW
30 minutes to 1/4000 seconds
ISO 200 - 25600
White Balance Settings
Auto, Tungsten, Flourescent 1, Sunlight, Flash, Overcast, Shade, Underwater, One Touch, Custom
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
AUTO, Manual, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Macro, Sports, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Children, High key, Low key, Digital Image Stabilisation, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, Fisheye converter, Macro converter, 3D, Wide converter, Underwater Macro, Underwater Wide
Maximum Movie Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Maximum Movie Frames Per Second
Maximum Movie Duration
7 minutes HD
ESP light metering, Spot metering, Centre weighted metering, Highlight, Shadow
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
2 or 12 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
121.0 x 89.6 x 41.9mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Specification