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Pixiq review: Olympus E-5

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  January 1, 2011 09:00 AM

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Targeting professionals and serious enthusiasts, the new Olympus E-5 has upgrades such as better sensors and processors, greater speed, superior quality, and extra features, according to Pixiq's Peter K. Burian.

Burian says the E-5 replaces the E-3 and boasts higher (12 vs. 10 MP) resolution, superior image quality plus amenities originally developed for the mirrorless E-PL series of cameras. This splash-proof magnesium alloy camera has a shutter tested for 150,000 cycles, 5 fps burst speed, and a very large, high magnification viewfinder.

The E-5 body is equipped with the latest E-System features, including the Supersonic sensor cleaner, Live View and Olympus' three mode image stabilizer. Pro-oriented amenities include an autofocus fine-tuning function, slots for SD and CF memory cards, a 2-axis electronic level gauge in both the viewfinder and the LCD display, and copyright data input, Burian writes.

It retails for $1,700.

Read Peter Burian's in-depth review here.

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