The Olympus OM-D E-M5 micro four thirds digital camera comes with a 16 megapixel sensor, 1080p video recording and a 3" OLED touch display packed in a stylish retro design for $1,000. Matt Mira and John Barrowman go hands on with the camera for its Gadget Pr0n rating.
What You Need To Know
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a tasteful update to their OM line.
The design is great and we really like the feel and positioning of the buttons.
They kept the large dials up on the top that the original OM had.
The camera also comes with a removable flash, which is not the easiest thing to keep taking on and off, due to a lot of covers (four, to be exact, and they are incredibly easy to lose).
There is also an electronic view finder with an adjustable screen.
On the side is an HDMI out and AV cables.
The OLDE screen is great: it pops out and you can tilt it to pretty much any angle you would need.
The body on the digital camera is metal and sealed, which means you can take this thing outside.
The Om-D is meant to compete with DSLRs, which means the pictures are very, very good.
This has a 16.1 megapixel sensor and can shoot at a number of different ISO stops from 200 all the way to 25,600.
The color saturation is good.
We thought the camera performed well indoors and macro shots were easy to use.
This camera hs a number of settings but if you're new to shooting, you may want to stick to Auto.
This camera is very versatile and shooting modes can be customized with every conceivable setting.
This is a great way to learn more about photography.
The video quality was solid but nowhere near as the quality of DSLRs.
In a well light situation, the video is crisp and colors bright.
We can’t really say the same about low light but that's typical for a consumer level camera.
If you're a serious shooter, you should look at a camera like the Sony NEX-7 or the Canon DSLRs that we love.