Olympus has developed a compact system camera that is getting loved from both users and critics. This micro four thirds compact system camera has actually turned out to be so popular that retailers like Amazon had to cancel several pre-orders due to the lack of the devices.Olympus has been constantly working to bridge the gap between production and demand and the next shipment is expected between June 27 and July 24. The fact that there has been a clear gap between supply and demand shows that Olympus itself did not expect such a huge response from the consumers. It has rarely happened in past that Olympus delayed any product for these reasons, but the immense success of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has made the company take this decision.
The technical specifications of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 are quite impressive. This micro four thirds compact system camera has a 16.1Mp 4/3 Live MOS Sensor, TruePic VI Image Processor, 3.0″ Tilting OLED Monitor, and an Eye-Level Viewfinder. It has the option of taking photos either in RAW form or JPEG Still File Formats. The camera has the ISO sensitivity of 200-25,600 and also happens to be TTL Flash compatible. Finally it can also capture videos in 1080p HD format and is also equipped with Computerized Focal-Plane Shutter. The AF system of Olympus for the OM-D E-M5 camera affords fast and accurate images in a variety of conditions. The 9.2 fps high-speed sequential shooting of the camera captures the fast moving objects with impressive clarity and accuracy. Unlike the conventional 2-axis image stabilization system, we find the 5-axis system on this camera (be aware it only works with 5 axis for micro four third lens not legacy ones) much more helpful when it comes to tackling with vertical, horizontal and rotational camera shake. Finally, this is the first Olympus interchangeable-lens camera to incorporate a 120fps refresh rate along with a high-definition electronic viewfinder. So a lot of leading features that one would find on this remarkable piece of technology. The design of the camera is also lightweight and the physical structure makes it effortless to hold it in the hand.
Several first reviews of Silver E-M5 have been posted over the internet and almost all of them have a very appreciative and positive response. According to Lori Grunin from CNET, there don’t seem to be a lot of alternatives if one needs something rugged under $1000 that can be considered better than the point-and-shoot alternatives. The photo quality might not be the very best (if compared to full frame), but it is certainly better than most photo cameras around including majority of APSC DSLRs. T
here has been a lot of praise for the JPEG engine of the camera as well and many consumers have said that they don’t even feel the need to use the RAW option at lower ISO. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has made its away on Amazon best seller list in several countries including US, Germany,UK, France and Japan. If you have tried out compact system cameras lately, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 can be a great option for the money. However if silver is your favorite color you might, however, have to wait for a while considering the delay in the upcoming shipment.