Saturday, August 11, 2012

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review - Page 1

Olympus ups their game.

There are as many types of photographers as there are camera types in the world - from the slow, methodical users of large sheet film cameras to the people just looking for a quick snap with their phone.   No single camera encompasses the needs of every user - such a feat would be impossible.

The 'enthusiast' segment (sometimes called prosumer or semi-pro) is where most of the feature-packing goes on, both in terms of bells as whistles as well as raw performance, where unwavering attempts at packing raw bang-for-the-buck performance happen.   It is also into this category which  Olympus firmly plants their latest micro-43 flagship, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (OM-D).

A note on this review - This review isn't a technical white paper on every scientific theory associated with the properties of light and sensor production, etc.  Plenty of that stuff can be found elsewhere.

Instead, this review focuses on the usability of the camera in a variety of situations from the perspective of an advanced amateur/semi-pro.  To know where I'm coming from, read a little about me here.

If you're a photography neophyte and have no idea what I mean by Micro Four Thirds, you might want to read the introduction.  Otherwise, most people can skip to body features.

Areas which I'll cover:

Introduction to Micro-4/3 (m43)
Body Features
(coming soon) Imaging Performance
(coming soon) Things to Really Like
(coming soon) Annoyances
(coming soon) Conclusion

Next Page/Post - Introduction to Micro-4/3 (m43)

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