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.
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.
Platypus Paparazzi Photography