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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera Review

The Olympus E-M5 features a robust movie mode that provides a variety of manual video controls and features.

May 04, 2012
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Introduction

Along with its retro design and weather-sealed body, the Olympus E-M5 features a robust movie mode that provides you with a variety of manual video controls and features. It's not the best camera for video we've reviewed, but its performance and functions are some of the strongest we've seen from a Micro Four Thirds model. With its $999 price tag (body only), the OM-D EM-5 is also the most expensive Micro Four Thirds camera on the market.

Motion & Sharpness

The motion rendition with the E-M5’s video was superb, with great clarity, little ghosting, and without much visible artifacting. We did notice some trailing around our monochrome pinwheel, though, with the moire problem a pretty distracting element in our example motion video. We also saw a strong rolling shutter effect with the camera, which you can see in the video below.