Olympus OM-D EM-5

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Olympus : OM-D EM5

The Olympus OM-D EM-5 is a small form factor DSLR style Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. This camera is built with a robust all magnesium body designed to be splash, dust and freeze proof providing you are using a complimentary set of weatherproof lenses.
Compared to the EPM-1 reviewd previously the EM5 has all external controls as well as the fine tuning of a menu based control system.
The excellent intuitive super control panel again features in this model and adds to the ease of use when delving into menus is required.

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I have been shooting with this camera for about 9 months now and am so far impressed with its performance given up until a few weeks ago I was still shooting with the stock Kit lenses from the EPM-1.
Unfortunately or perhaps it was fortunate that my 14-42mm M.Zuiko Kit lens finally gave up the ghost and I have recently upgraded to the more professional quality M.Zuiko f2.8 12-40 and the 40-150 Pro Zooms which I will review in separate articles to follow shortly.

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But to give you an idea of the quality of the cameras output for the purposes of this article, the photos below were all taken with the OM-D EM-5 and a 40-150mm M.Zuiko stock Kit lens valued at around Au$200.00 retail.
I will further investigate the image quality of the OM-D EM5 with the New Pro Zoom Lenses in a separate article as a comparison tool later on.

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I suspect with the lens upgrade things can only get better..!!! : )
I’ll add some further info about this camera shortly.
Cheers
Bernie
Platypus Paparazzi Photography

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