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Olympus 16.1MP E-M5 rugged mirrorless camera

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  June 12, 2012 01:18 PM

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Luminous Landscape writes:

It doesn't take a genius to figure out which are the hot cameras at any one time. Last year it was the Fuji X100 and Sony NEX-7. So far this year been it's the Nikon D800/e, the Fuji X-Pro 1, and the subject of this review, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. How to know if a camera is hot? Just try and buy one during the first six months or so.

The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 has quickly found itself in the uber-desirable category.

The bottom line on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (other than its convoluted name) is that it's the best Micro Four Thirds cameras yet, and highly competitive with the current mirrorless segment market leader, the Sony NEX-7.

Panasonic will undoubtedly have a strong response product later this year, but they'll have to really up their game if they're going to compete with Olympus in terms of features and functions. No doubt the next Pany will have killer video capability (which is not the O-MD's strong suit), but right now when it comes to fit, finish, features, ruggedness, and all-around camera goodness, the O-MD will be a tough act to follow.

Simply put, the Olympus O-MD E-M5 is a winner, and has now become my preferred camera for travel and urban walk-around shooting. The Nikon D800/e is still my main squeeze – an awesome camera in almost every respect – but, for its price ($1,000 for the body) and size it's hard to top the new O-MD.

Read the very through and detailed review here.

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