Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Olympus OM-D E-M5 16 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED Touchscreen

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and build quality. The lens and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the flash and value for money. There are some negative comments about the features.

usability, portability, lens, build quality, performance

features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus OM-D E-M5 16 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3.0-Inch Tilting OLED Touchscreen is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

See all Olympus Digital Compact Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 54 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 8 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 8 of 8 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (6)

Expert review by:

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

 

nbsp; A small and lightweight camera with a grown-up feature set, delivering professional results – that's the holy grail of digital photography. With the OM-D E-M5, Olympus aims to get close: the camera, touted as “groundbreaking” and “revolutionary,”...

If the OM-D E-M5 were a couple of hundred dollars or euros cheaper I would not hesitate to recommend it as a great all-round camera and masterful feat of digital-image engineering. As it is, potential buyers will have to answer for themselves if the...

Expert review by:

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

 

Olympus is one of the pioneers of the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) category as we know it. The PEN series has been one of the most popular sellers of this segment, and the E-P3 has made its way to the top of more than a few “best of” lists over the past...

Great battery life ; Superior image quality, even in low light ; You can really push ISO without sacrificing resolution ; Durability ; Very powerful auto-focus and image stabilization technology

Button design ; No pop-up flash – accessory only ; There can be some in-camera digging before you get your customized settings up and running

The OM-D E-M5 is an incredibly capable, fun camera that you won’t easily tire of.

Expert review by:

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is the latest Micro Four Thirds compact system camera from Olympus and its first with a built-in viewfinder. Announced in May 2012, the E-M5 design is based on the popular and, for it's time, diminutive Olympus OM series of SLRs,...

Tough weather-sealed build quality ; Outstanding High ISO noise performance ; Great quality viewfinder and tilting OLED touch-screen ; 5-axis image stabilisation which works with any lens ; 2, 3, 5 and 7-frame auto bracketing

Screen only tilts and there's no touch functions in movie modes ; Distracting whirring noise from stabilisation motor ; No built-in mic socket ; Flash unit clips-on rather then being built-in ; Continuous AF not as consistent as a phase-detect system

The OM-D E-M5 marks the beginning of a new strand in mirrorless CSC cameras that poses the strongest threat yet to the dominance of DSLRs in the higher-end of the consumer market. It cleverly combines a retro SLR design (which is still widely held in...

ADVERTISEMENT

Consumer review by:

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

GREAT camera, photos are wonderful. Learned to use some features by testing with live tv shows for face recognition and animal poses. Panorama worked well indoors, have not tried outdoors on this feature. Special effects, sparkle is great for holiday...

Consumer review by:

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

I'll admit it – I'm an early adopter. I had the first Pen M4/3 Camera as soon as I saw a review for it. I primarily got into this format because of the size and the easy of use for legacy glass. When I saw the release announcement of the E-M5, I...

Consumer review by:

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

I've had my OM-D EM-5 for about six weeks now and I have to say the reviewers missed the main point. What this camera is about is offering a pro level SLR in a much smaller package. I have no idea why you would review it with the battery pack as adding...

Consumer review by:

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

But do not try this on video camera. 25p and 24p is not The low britate to 12 and 13 mbps is ridiculous compared to the 45 mgbps that give the canon, for example. You can not regulate the opening iso or live. The stabilizer only works with Panasonic...

Expert review by:

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a compact micro four thirds camera with an interchangeable lens. It has a 16.3 megapixel LiveMOS sensor, shoots full 1080p high definition video, and has an ISO of 200-25,600, what Olympus claims to be world's fastest...

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a wealth of features sure to impress most keen photographers, enthusiast or those new to micro four-thirds cameras. Excellent photos, good build quality and a blistering autofocus make the Olympus OM-D E-M5 one to check out....

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT