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Olympus OM-D E-M5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1142 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. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the flash, and many are negative 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. Views about the size and design are generally 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.

Jul, 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. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The usability and portability also get good comments. The storage and memory get less positive comments.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, size

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

Jul, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and color. The lens and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the durability and portability.

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

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III review: Still the camera to buy

 

It isn't perfect, but thanks to its lightweight design and capable performance, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is one of the best values in cameras today. From phone photographers looking for their first "real" camera to experienced enthusiasts who...

Excellent image stabilization ; Fast, accurate autofocus ; Very compact and lightweight ; 4K video looks great ; Weather-sealed

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Bracaglia , Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 III initial review

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a 20MP Micro Four Thirds camera aimed at enthusiast photographers. It shares the same sensor, AF system and 4K-video capture as the flagship E-M1 II and E-M1 X, in a considerably smaller and lighter package.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review

 

Olympus's OM-D E-M5 II is, like its predecessor, a small, attractive and usable 16MP camera. In fact, at first glance it looks relatively unchanged. The most obvious additions are its more advanced movie capabilities and a clever multi-shot 40MP mode,...

By Richard Butler

Mar, 2015

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 : 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

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