OMG! Olympus Intros 16.1MP OM-D E-M5 Camera That Resembles Classic SLR (Hands-on and Photos)

Posted by on Tuesday February 7, 2012 | Uncategorized

With a quite a few new camera models mimicking the retro look of classic rangefinders, Olympus has turned to old film single-lens-reflex cameras (remember those?) for inspiration on it’s newest digital camera, the 16.1-megapixel E-M5.

The mirrorless E-M5 is the first in a new line of Olympus OM-D (OM Digital) compact system cameras that use Micro Four Thirds image sensors. The OM-D E-M5 is based on the Olympus OM-4, a film SLR from the 1980s, though it looks like a miniaturized version of that model.

We got some hands-on time with the exceedingly cute Olympus E-M5 at the CES show in Las Vegas and were then shipped a prototype of the camera to play with for a few days after the show. The only catch — and it was a big one — was we weren’t given a battery for the camera so could not shoot images or access the new OM-D model’s performance.

Included with this story are some real-world images we shot of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

Read more of this story and see more photos of the new Olympus E-M5 by clicking here.

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