Olympus OMD EM5
The Olympus camera brand has long been associated with precision and quality, this association is continued with the Olympus OMD EM5. This new camera is one of the latest releases from Olympus, and is definitely a revolutionary piece of kit that has to be observed. Photography enthusiasts should take a look into the features that the Olympus OMD EM5 has to offer. This stunning piece of kit offers new mirrorless technology as part of its design. The camera uses an electronic viewfinder, which allows smarter control of environmental variables. The camera’s features, their advantages and the cameras design will all be covered in this short article.
First off let’s look at how the electronic viewfinder helps the photographer in taking pictures. The digital viewfinder on the Olympus OMD EM5 allows the photographer to understand and adjust to environmental variables. These include the air filter effect, color temperature and levels for exposure. All of these settings can now be adjusted in real time thanks to the new electronic viewfinder installed in this model. Some people have concerns about the quality of an LCD electronic viewfinder. However the integrated electronic viewfinder in the Olympus camera range is extremely high in definition. It boasts a 1.44 million dot LCD viewing panel; this screen has a 100% field of view range and allows full focal coverage. The photographer can really immerse him/herself in the environment, whilst knowing exactly what their results will be. This is a unique feature of an electronic viewfinder in comparison with a manual viewfinder.
The Olympus OMD EM5 also uses a fast auto focus system. This allows for quick capture of fast moving subjects. This is especially useful for action shots, or unexpected shots that need to be taken quickly. The fast auto focus relies on an improved 3D tracking AF, so this ensures that the shot won’t be missed even if the focal point is moving away or towards the photographer.
In addition to the fast auto focus feature the Olympus OMD EM5 also includes 5-axis image stabilisation. This provides greater resistance to shocks and shakes than other cameras which have a 2-axis system. Having a camera that can take good pictures in all conditions is becoming increasingly more important. Many photographers are going into more extreme conditions and taking quicker, more unexpected pictures. If this is the case for you then you will want to invest in a camera that deals with shocks and shakes. Otherwise a great photo opportunity could be a blurry mess.
Following on from this design, which aims to allow photography in more extreme conditions, this camera is also dust and splash proof. This means that the camera can handle conditions such as rainfall and sand blasts. So taking pictures at beach locations is not an issue, the more adventurous of you may even capture some desert or dune shots.
Overall this is a pretty nice camera with a lightweight and sleek design. The visual appeal of the camera is pretty modest and it does not try to be anything more than what it is. Olympus have focused much more on making this a feature packed and reliable camera,