camera reviews

Shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 by Martin Siggers

Anybody who knows me knows it's no secret that I love SLRs. To me even the latest generation of electronic viewfinders hasn't gotten close to the accuracy and precision of optical, and the bigger sensors and more robust bodies of SLRs have always seemed like insurmountable advantages to me. However, mirrorless is definitely the wave of the future and the advantages are difficult to deny - smaller size and lighter weight are vital for those out and about with their cameras every day. I've maintained a small mirrorless system  since the early days of the format, relying on  Olympus's 2010 E-PL1 as my walkabout camera. The format has undergone huge shifts since those early days though and the result is the E-PL1 is now something of a dinosaur. Enter the  E-M5.

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