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Olympus OM-D E-M5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1134 reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the flash, and there are some critical comments about the storage.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but the storage and memory get critical views.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the usability and color are on the whole positive. The lens and image quality also get good comments, whereas the durability and portability get negative views.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus E-M5 Mark II aggressively targets your $1,100

 

After 3 long years Olympus overhauls its midrange interchangeable-lens camera with significantly better movie-recording features and performance improvements.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a great camera for the great outdoors

 

Though it doesn't have the best photo quality we've ever seen, there's a lot about the OM-D E-M5 that compensates, including great performance, a broad feature set and an interesting yet functional design.

A dust-and-weather-sealed design distinguishes the ; from the rest of the interchangeable-lens crowd, and its class-leading performance doesn't hurt, either. Plus, it's got an interesting, relatively streamlined shooting design.

The photo quality is solid, but not outstanding, especially if you shoot only JPEG.

If you're looking for something a lot better, faster, and more sophisticated than a point-and-shoot that can stand up to your adventures, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a great choice.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

Review: Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

Olympus delivers a vintage-styled, power-packed digital OM camera for the 21st century.

Compact, relatively light magnesium body. Both the body and the 12-50mm kit lens are weather-sealed. Fun, creative art filters for in-camera experimentation. A wide array of available lenses. Super-comfortable and almost-indispensable grip attachment

No built-in pop-up flash. Can’t change exposure settings while shooting video. Shallow eye cup diminishes the EVF’s effectiveness in bright outdoor situations

May, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

 

Micro Four Thirds cameras are coming fast and furious, and getting better and more technically impressive all the time. For its latest offering, however, Olympus looked backward for inspiration rather than forward. The OM-D E-M5's design harkens back...

Excellent image and video quality ; Blistering performance ; Extremely attractive

Expensive for a Micro Four Thirds camera ; Smaller sensor than most $1,000-plus cameras

What's not to like?

May, 2012

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

With the launch of the E-M5, Olympus harks back to one of its most fondly-remembered camera systems - the Olympus OM range of 35mm SLRs. The E-M5 is the first camera in an OM-Digital lineup that will run alongside the PEN series and, according to the...

Very good image quality, even at high ISO ; Bright, punchy JPEGs make the most of camera's capability ; Very fast autofocus with most Micro Four Thirds lenses ; Weather-sealed body ; Built-in image stabilization helps increase number of sharp shots ;...

Focus tracking distinctly unreliable ; Small controls sometimes awkward (especially with cold/gloved hands) ; No in-camera correction of CA (which can be problematic with 12-50mm kit zoom) ; Default JPEG settings a bit keen to blur detail away ;...

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is certainly the most capable Micro Four Thirds camera we've reviewed and arguably the most likeable mirrorless model yet. It falls down a little bit on its continuous focusing but we have no absolutely no complaints about the...

Apr, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

The best Micro Four Thirds camera we've tested, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a top-notch stabilization system, is fully weather sealed, and ships with a sharp and versatile kit lens. Add it all up, and you have our new Editors' Choice for high-end compact...

Compact body. Fully weather sealed. Crisp LCD EVF. Articulating rear display. Sharp kit lens. Impressive high ISO performance. Fast autofocus. Shoots at 9 frames per second. In-body stabilization. Large native lens library. Optional grip available.

External flash. Lacks a standard mic input.

The E-M5's body is fully weather sealed, and if you opt to buy the kit we reviewed, which includes the sealed M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 ED lens ($499.99 if purchased separately), you've got a camera that you can take outdoors in almost any type of...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus E-M5 Hands On First Look

 

The OM returns with Olympus' first OM-D model; the E-M5. This sophisticated EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens) camera is loaded with various features that we've come to love about their Digital PEN cameras. It utilizes the same Micro...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Karsten Lemm (ubergizmo.com)

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review

 

With the Olympus OM-D E-M5 you've got the manufacturer taking what was great about the original OM line of SLR units with a collection of fabulous add-ons that work perfectly well in the digital world. In this 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.69-inch beast that weighs in...

With such knock-out features like 5-axis stabilization in such a tiny body as this, you’ve got one heck of a mobile-minded shooter on your hands. This device is great for those of you out there looking to amp up your game with your old OM, and with...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5Digital Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

We took some gorgeous videos with the Olympus E-M5, and we found the camera was able to capture sharp, crisp details even in low light situations. The camera struggled in extreme low light, however, which may be a direct result of Olympus capping the...

May, 2012

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