By Andy Choi
The Olympus OM-D EM-5 is a unique digital camera. The camera is equipped with a sophisticated interchangeable lens compact (ILC), also called the mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact (MILC) or the compact system camera (CSC).
The silver version of the new Olympus OM-D EM-5, available for pre-order at Adorama.com
The exterior configuration of Olympus OM-D E-M5 is represents the architecture of classic Olympus OM-series 35mm SLRs, down to the top-deck hump enclosing the eye-level viewfinder on a digital or film SLR.
Adorama’s Olympus OM-D E-M5 is available in warm silver and black color kits. The camera is also being offered as the camera body alone for users already having compatible lenses. Bundled Olympus FL-LM2 Flash is incorporated in both bodies and kits. The company offers any one of the accessories including an Olympus FL-300R Wireless Flash, Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds Lens Adapter, and Olympus MF-2 OM Lens Adapter.
The ILC models enable the photographers to perform viewing and composing operation through the LCD screen located behind the camera. The camera’s sharp and crisp electronic viewfinder has an ultrahigh resolution of 1.44 M dots, ensuring high-quality captures.
The all-new Olympus Five-Axis Image Stabilization system stabilizes the Olympus OM-D EM-5’s 16.4-MP image sensor, eliminating blur due to hand tremors. The split-second fast autofocus is capable of tracking a moving subject. The camera’s blazing 9.2 FPS high-speed burst rate complements this enhancement.
A mix of contemporary wheels and toggle switches and retro mode dials leverage the Olympus OM-D EM-5. It is the first ILC class with splash-proof and dust-proof features. The all-new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ zoom lens is made up of weatherproof configuration. This multi-featured lens complements over 12 Micro Four Thirds lenses being validated by the Olympus OM-D EM-5.