Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera announced, to begin shipping in April

Olympus OM-D EM5 1

Sporting a comfortably familiar design aesthetic, the all new Olympus OM-D E-M5 micro four thirds camera is said to continue the OM SLR legacy. This latest rugged offering has been incorporated with a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor and a TruePic VI image processing engine, both of which work together to deliver decent quality images.

The snapper’s sturdy magnesium alloy body has been integrated with a 3-inch touchscreen OLED display that tilts to proffer more flexibility when brushing up snaps and editing videos. Complete with a built-in electronic viewfinder, the device offers FAST AF with the new 3D AF tracking technology and there’s support for up to 9fps in the sequential shooting mode in single AF. Offering a built-in 120fps refresh rate, the camera flaunts an M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50 mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens.

Olympus OM-D EM5 2

Additionally, it is also bundled with an FL-LM2 electronic flash which has received a dust- and splash-proof coating. The gadget features 5-axis image stabilization technology for blur-free images and videos. Then there are the onboard effects namely, One Shot Echo which lends a semi-transparent frame to video recordings and Multi Echo for a multi-motion trail effect for the HD movies shot with the device.

Set to begin shipping in April, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 price is $999.99 and it should come dipped in black or silver hues. When bundling up the camera with a black M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens, potential users will be required to shell out $1,299.99. Alternately, on clubbing the black body OM-D E-M5 with a black M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens, its price tag will spell out to be $1,099.99.

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