New E-M5 reviews roundup (Amateur P, Mobile01 and more).


E-M5 focus test. Terrific!

Short in Stock status update. Two local european dealers informed me that they will receive a very limited Stock of Olympus E-M5 cameras next week. And now let’s check the latest E-M5 reviews coming mostly from Asia where the camera is already shipping at Amazon (Japan) and Digitalrev (Hong Kong).

Fullcirclepix (Click here) is testing the video quality of the E-M5: “This is certainly a huge improvement from my AVCCAM which is a semi HD and cost 4 times more than the E-M5. The E-M5 is also much less complicated to function and gained more points with me for its new IS.

Amateur Photographer latest magazin issue contains a full E-M5 review. Adventurerob (Click here) posted some excerpts of the test: “The overall conclusion is for the utmost in image quality, you’d be better off with something else (I think they were hinting at the X Pro 1 (reviewed last month – I don’t know score) and NEX-7. But then said for it’s class of camera (micro-4/3) it is as good as it gets right now.

A short hands-on report by the japanese Itmedia (Click here). RAW and JPEG image samples at FourThirdsUser (Click here). A short hands-on at Itmedia (Click here). Another JPEG and RAW test comparison by DSLR-check (Click here).

There is a new full E-M5 review at Mobile01 (Click here). Our friend Jesper made the nice work to translate the conclusions:

Pros:
1. The battery grip is a exellent add-on. Featuring complete sets of function buttons, scroll wheels. But still keeps the size rather comapct
2. Weathersealed. Magnesium alloy body
3. Customizable real-time curve
4. Lots of customizable buttons, both scroll wheel are customizable.
5. The revolutionary 5-axis IS
6. 17 art filters
7. Tilt screen
8. E-M5 plus 12-50 (Macro, motor zoom, weathersealed) are perfect match

Cons:
1. The camera suffers of minor lags, starting up, button, scroll wheels are not as reponsive as Panasonic cameras. Especially the exposure compensation.
2. When recording, E-M5 does not support touch-toggle-focus.
3. Lowest ISO-value is 200.
4. The flash is external.

That’s it for now!

(Pre)orders: Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

Today Rankings:
USA: E-M5 on position 11/13/14 (Click here)
UK: E-M5 is on position 25/30 (Click here).
Germany: The E-M5 is on position 14/20 (Click here).
France: not available (Click here to see rankings anyway).
Japan: E-M5 on position 3/14 (Click here).