Extolling the Glories of the Olympus OM-D E-M5
Sunday 19 August 2012 — Category: Equipment
Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera offers rich feature set, fine design, and excellent image quality — from the August issue of MacWorld magazine (dated May 17, 2012 on their Web site), the reviewer eloquently writes:
Olympus reached back to its design roots when crafting the new OM-D E-M5 micro four thirds camera. The original OM line of film SLRs was known for its rich feature set and stylish, compact design. Now, released as a digital body, the first offering in the new OM-D line is the E-M5. Based on my initial testing, both in the lab and the field, this latest generation is destined to achieve even greater glory than the original.In a much more extensive, multi-page article at Digital Photography Review, the reviewer gushes:
The E-M5 is, without question, the most accomplished Micro Four Thirds camera we've yet seen and, given how well established the system has become, it vies for the title of most capable mirrorless [camera] option yet.... the E-M5 is simply an awful lot of camera in a compact and attractive body.... particularly in silver and black form, the E-M5 is one of best looking cameras we've encountered in some time. Without any reservations whatsoever, it deserves our Gold Award.Articles like these go a long ways to dispelling any lingering doubts I might have about my decision to get rid of my Sony α77 camera system and to whole-heartedly embrace the Micro Four Thirds (µ4/3) system instead.
So far, after about five weeks, I am VERY happy with my Olympus and Panasonic µ4/3 equipment, and I couldn’t imagine ever going back to the Sony α77 or any other larger and heavier APS-C or full-frame DSLR systems. For me, the µ4/3 world is where I belong, and I feel very much at home in it.
As the first reviewer I quoted above predicted, may my Olympus OM-D E-M5 achieve even greater glory than the original OM-D cameras. Amen!