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Olympus E-M5 reviews roundup (Pekka Potka, Robin Wong, Rudin and more!!!).


Image courtesy by Phil Rudin

A while ago we reported about a possible new High End OM camera coming this winter. But the best camera is the camera that ffullfills your needs now and reviewers keep posting super reports about the Olympus E-M5.

Before to start US and European readers should know that:
1) Eight E-M5 bodies are in Stock at Adorama eBay (Click here) on Adorama’s website and at BHphoto (Click here).
2) Body + 14-42mm kit is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
3) The very rare to find SIlver body only is available in Europe at Simplyelectronics UK on eBay (Click here)

Here is a full roundp of the latest E-M5 reviews:
Is the Olympus OM-D the perfect digital camera? By Imaging Resource. In the bush with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 by Scott Rinckenberger. Wildlife with E-M5 by Pekka Potka.The Olympus E-M5 by The Frugal Filmmakers.A report by PEN and Tell (german). Robin Wong report abotu the Olympus Malaysia event. Our friend Phil Rudin posted a set of E-M5 underwater pictures on Digitaldiver.

About the rumored professional E-M5.
I am collecting your OM PRO features suggestions posted here: Will do a poll soon.


E-M5 preorder links:
Amazon, Adorama, B&H, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

E-M5 Case:
There is the official CS-36FBC Olympus case. A leather half case from Hong Kong. A full leather case with strap from Cina. Than we have half cases from two well known producers, Zelenpol, Kaza and Gariz.

E-M5 Batteries, and other things:
The Olympus GS-4 strap and the DSTE E-M5 batteries you have to use with an extra charger. There is an E-M5 car charger a new E-M5 LCD screen and a Front Cover+ Top Panel.

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    • Ross

      We hope. :D But my E-M5 will have to do.

  • Frank.B

    just boring reviews. we need rumors.

  • Interesting. The Imaging Resource report keeps mentioning a BSI sensor. Never heard of it before. Is that the “trick” the E-M5 plays?

    • Same thing I noticed. It stands for Back-side-illuminated Sensor. It is widely used in cell phones to increase the quality of the otherwise small sensor. I’d be really surprised if Olympus used something like this in the E-M5. But it would explain a lot…

      • Thanks. I know what it is, just never heard of the E-M5 having one.

      • Tom

        I’d presume that it’s having had Sony confirmed as the sensor supplier/designer/fabricator — Sony are big advocates of the tech so it wouldn’t be all that surprising.

        • Yes, It’s Sony technology. You’ll find the same in Sony SLTs, Nikon SLRs, some Sony and Nikon compacts, the iPhone 4S and a few other cameras too. Sony really do have their fingers in a lot of pies!

  • Good cam, but not perfect ;) And I received one with a little defect in the ibis. But what I want to see now are lenses like 12-60 or 50-200 for mFT – without a dust problem. My mFT 14-42 and 40-150 have a lot of dust inside, after one year. With the FT kit lenses I have no dust problem after 3 years.

  • grmlfz

    Any news concerning banding?
    This damn issue keeps me from buying an E-M5…

    • cork

      Yes, it has incredible banding problems…well documented in the NYT, WSJ, PP, and on DPreview. Strongly suggest you stay away…save your money for the new Kodak m4/3 offering…

      • grmlfz

        Ignoring an issue does not make it better.
        I do available light photography and being able to use my p20 in higher iso-modes is crutial for me.
        Why are you so ignorant to the needs of other people?

        • bart

          I’ve yet to see this banding issue. I’m using iso 1600 and up, but not c-af with the p20, which seems to be one of the conditions affecting this.

          • mooboy

            I haadn’t noticed any banding either, but I generally try to stick to iso or 1600 at most as well. But, if C-AF is a condition to cause it then I’m sure I’ll never encounter it.

            If you don’t mind manual focusing (and price), you could try pairing the the E-M5 with a Voigtlander. I’ve got the 25mm f/0.95 – with the combination of lens, IBIS and decent high ISO handling, you can virtually shoot in the dark!

  • There is a banding problem with the Panasonic 20 mm only…

  • Pei

    What is that bug thing in the middle? Dragonfly?

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