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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera - Silver - with Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Zoom Lens

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About the Olympus E-M5

Olympus E-M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera
For photographers with memories that stretch back to the film era, the new Olympus OMD-EM5 bears a striking resemblance to the classic film OM series, a long-lived line of SLRs that broke new ground in compact and light camera design.

Desipite its remarkable resemblance to classic Olympus SLRs such as the OM-1, the OMD-EM5 is not an SLR. It is a mirrorless camera with a high-resolution (1.44 million dot) electronic viewfinder and a plethora of new technology and features.

The OM-D is a groundbreaking, new digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to "take part", "create", and "share".

ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER
The OM-D's new electronic viewfinder (EVF) features a high-resolution 1.44-million dot LCD, 100% field-of-view coverage, and 1.15x maximum magnification that let you totally immerse yourself in your subject, and actively control image creation. The EVF also enables you to enlarge the focus point for precision focusing in virtually any shooting situation, and can show you the effect of Highlight & Shadow Control, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Aspect Ratio, and a host of other settings and advanced digital image processing functions right in the viewfinder. With improved precision and responsiveness that make it as easy to use as an optical viewfinder, the OM-D's advanced EVF gives you virtually unlimited creative control.

HIGH IMAGE QUALITY
Three key factors contribute to the OM-D's unprecedented image quality: a wide lineup of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses for sharp, clear subject capture, a new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor for rich tonal expression, and an advanced TruePic VI image processor for superb color fidelity. The optimal balance of these factors ensures the high resolution, sensitivity, and color accuracy you need tobrilliantly capture the world around you.

FAST AF
The world's fastest* AF system, FAST AF, has been made even faster and more accurate on the OM-D. Improved new 3D Tracking AF assures you won't miss the moment even when subjects move toward or away from you, and the new high-sensitivity image sensor ensuressuperior AF performance even in dim light.

* Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of February 8, 2012, when using the OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens with the E-M5, based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.

9.2 FPS HIGH-SPEED SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING
Thanks to the new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor's high-speed read-out performance, the OM-D offers maximum sequential shooting at 9.2 fps, making it easy to capture sports action or fast-moving subjects such as pets and wildlife. In addition, a compact new hi gh-speed shutter mechanism enables the OM-D to offer this performance without compromising the handling advantages of a light and compact body.

5-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZAT ION
The OM-D is equipped with the world's first 5-axis image stabilization system, and can compensate for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems of the past have been unable to handle. Built into the camera body to ensure effective stabilization with all lenses, its unique 5-axis design makes it particularly effective when taking high-magnification telephoto shots, macro close-ups, and long exposures. In addition, it can be activated by pressing the shutter button halfway, so you can also use it to stabilize the viewfinder image and obtain a crisp, clear view of your subject that makes it easy to frame and compose your shots.

Sensor unit with new 5-AXIS IS
The new 5-AXIS IS can compensate for five different types of movement: 1) pitching, 2) yawing, 3) horizontal movement, 4) vertical movement, and 5) rotational movement around the optical axis. As a result, it can compensate for types of camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems cannot, such as horizontal/vertical shake during macro shooting, rotational shake during long exposure shooting, and the low-frequency shake caused by walking or breathing during movie recording.

DUST-PROOF & SPLASH-PROOF CONSTRUCTION
Trouble-free shooting in all environments is assured by our proven dust-proof and splash-proof technology. Multiple ring-shaped seals protect the camera from sand, dust, rain, and water spray, making it ideal for all kinds of outdoor shooting. What's more, theOM-D extends this protection to the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens, the bundled detachable flash unit, and the optionalgrip and power battery holder.

TILTING 3-INCH OLED TOUCHSCREEN
In addition to offering dial and button controls, the OM-D is the first Olympus camera to feature a tilting touch screen monitor forintuitive fingertip operation. The 3-inch OLED touch screen delivers high-resolution images of your subject with rich color reproduction. It also responds instantly to your touch with fast operation that makes it easy to focus on subjects, play back images, and adjust settings such as exposure and white balance.

LENSES AND ACCESSORIES
In addition to its new electronic motorized M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens with quiet, linear drive AF, the OM-D is supported by an ever-expanding range of wide-angle, macro, portrait, and telephoto Micro Four Thirds M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses. System accessories include cases, straps, filters, external flash units, and mount adapters for Four Thirds System lenses and OM System lenses.

The Olympus E-M5 is commonly used for Family photos, Low light, Macro photography, Travel, Wildlife and more.The Olympus E-M5 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Olympus E-M5 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus E-M5: Compact, Easy to use, Good in low light, Great resolution, Large clear LCD, Nice body color and Short lag time.

Olympus E-M5 Includes

  • Olympus E-M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ Lens
  • Flash FL-LM2
  • Li-ion Battery BLN-1
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCN-1
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Viewer 2 (CD-ROM)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Olympus 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Compact (10) , Good in low light (9) , Large clear LCD (9) , Easy to use (8) , Great resolution (6) , Nice body color (4) , Short lag time (4) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (3) , Good battery life (3) , Good image quality (3) , Image stabilization (3)
Cons:
Short battery life (5)
Best Uses:
Family photos (8) , Travel (8) , Low light (7) , Wildlife (5) , Macro photography (4) , Landscape/scenery (3) , Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5) , Semi-pro photographer (4) , Photography student (1)

Olympus E-M5 Features

  • INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER: The High Resolution 1.4million dot EVF is a 100% accurate high eye point electronic viewfinder, delivering precise preview accuracy of highlight/shadow control, white balance and exposure for unlimited creative control.
  • 16 MEGAPIXEL LIVE-MOS SENSOR & TRUEPIC VI IMAGE PROCESSOR: The new 16-megapixel Live-MOS sensor coupled with the newly developed TruePic VIdelivers increased ISO sensitivity up to a staggering 25,600 ISO level. Fast data readout for seamless continuous shooting and support for the FAST AF system.
  • WORLD'S FASTEST AUTOFOCUS: The E-M5's "FAST" contrast type AF system is the worlds fastest so you can follow the action no matter how fast it is happening. The 35 area AF design assures offers the flexibility of choosing a 9 AF area or single AF area patternto match the situation.
  • IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION: The E-M5 features an all new "5 axis" In-body Image Stabilization system that for the first time can compensate for not only vertical and horizontal camera movement, but as well for rotational camera shake that previous systems could not handle. It is effective for up to five shutter speed Steps for all lenses
  • 3" 610,000 DOT TILT/TOUCH OLED LCD: Dust and Splash Proof like the body; tilt and touch LCD gives you the flexibility to capture your image from low on the ground to above your head, or at any angle. The 100 percent accurate LCD delivers the precise compositional previews.
  • ART FILTERS: A series of 11 built-in Art Filters, including the all new "Key Line" filter letyou create dramatic effects when shooting stills or video. The innovative Art Filters including Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone and the new Key Line filter
  • RUGGED CONSTRUCTION: Magnesium-alloy and Aluminum construction coupled with advanced splash and dust protection, make the E-M5 the perfect choice for photographers who need a camerathat is not limited by harsh environments and that they can depend on in any situation.
  • DUST REDUCTION SYSTEM: The E-M5's proven Dust Reduction System, with the Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF) self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit, eliminates dust particles on the sensor bysilently vibrating an amazing 30,000 times per second, ensuring spot-free images. It is a sealed unit integrated into the stabilizer/sensor assembly.
  • SHUTTER DURABILITY: Durable shutter mechanism tested to 100,000 cycles. The pro-level shutter ensures reliability, even during extended burst shooting at nine frames per second.
  • DATA STORAGE: The E-M5 accepts SD- SDHC/SDXC, cards in a weatherproof slot. This media formatpossesses the ultra-fast data transfer speeds necessary to support burst shooting with simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG files as well as HD Movie recording.
  • MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: Multiple Exposure makes heightened creativity an easily-obtained objective. Two frames can be combined, and portions of one can be combined with those of another in any of the shooting modes. Additional RAW frames can be overlaid in the playback mode.
  • MULTIPLE ASPECT RATIOS: Express yourself by altering how you frame the world -- choose from nine aspect ratios, from the standard 4:3 to the cinematic 16:9. By selecting an aspect ratio before shooting and easily reviewing images on the LCD throughout the shoot, the Multi-Aspect function adds a new means of expression to your photography
  • WIRELESS FLASH CONTROL: The E-M5 is compatible with a range of optional external flashes, including the Olympus FL-300R and FL-600R. Both of these flashes can be controlled wirelessly by the E-M5 so you can dynamically control lighting as your photography skills grow.
  • DIGITAL LEVELER: The camera's Digital Leveler function is a highly functional and practical feature for such specialized requirements as architectural photography and othersimilar needs. It can be displayed on the 3" OLED monitor or in the EVF
  • HD VIDEO: Shoot movies at full 1080 HD resolution with available manual control over aperture and shutter speed. This level of control allows you to express your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos. When shooting a movie you have the choice of Standard or HD Movie with or without the 11 Art Filters

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