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Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Olympus's OM-D E-M5 is the company's best camera yet, but battery meter and focusing issues may be a dealbreaker for some.

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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Engadget

81
 

User Reviews

90
thkie
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
psbern
Bought camera as an upgrade to my PM1! using same lenses. Great images and...read more
80
Ckdavies
The only camera kit I ever regretted buying, just didn't deliver the results...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
89
Average user Score
 
90
thkie
03.07.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
psbern
02.23.14
Bought camera as an upgrade to my PM1! using same lenses. Great images and very good video. I like the micro 4/3 system
 
80
Ckdavies
10.11.13
The only camera kit I ever regretted buying, just didn't deliver the results for me. Portrait photography was uninspiring with this. The only good lens was the 45mm f1.8.
 
80
manusang
05.22.13
Excellent quality
 
90
mike24mcse
05.19.13
I kept waiting for a good DSLR but would never pull the trigger because once I would find the nice DSLR I wanted looking at pricing for lenses would make me go back to my piggy bank crying. This camera is amazing and the Olympus prime lenses are butter! I would recommend this camera to anyone. If the camera came with the battery grip and lens hoods then I would have given it a 10/10. Thanks to wirecutter.com for the recommendation!
 
90
ArkHunter
05.15.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
blackH
01.12.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
Fiatopichan
09.24.12
One of the best mirrorless cameras. I love everything form the built to the pictures it's taken. Also it has superb 5-axis stabilization. One drawback is the battery life, if you compare with other mirrorless, it's great. But if you compare with other DSLR, it's bad. Also, I can't find any battery in store here in my country.
 
90
AdrianQ
09.07.12
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
halfmac
08.09.12
As a OM-D EM-5 owner, I can say it is the best Compact System Camera to date. Bravo to Olympus. "I put my hands on an Olympus OM-D (EM-5) and I loved it right away. It left the store with me. When Olympus first announced the camera I was impressed but was not that excited. I loved myPansonic DMC-GH2. The early reviews are raving about the picture quality so I had to go to see one to see what the fuss was all about. This is review of primary using the EM-5 as a stills camera since it does not beat the GH2 as a video camera. Olympus is going to sell a lot of them.""Olympus has pulled out the stops when they created the E-M5. The image quality is excellent. The biggest complaints about the four thirds format have been conquered. High image noise, focus speed, built quality have all been raised to it’s mighty expensive brethren, the “Big Boys”, Nikon and Canon’s APC cameras. With the E-M5 other benefits are a very quiet, no mirror vibration, seeing what we get as we shoot and of course small size and weight. We can carry a lot smaller camera bag. We don’t have to carry as much. Combine that with some stellar lenses and we finally have a stills camera built for the 21st Century."Read my full my review at: http://frugalfilmmakers.com/2012/07/10/i-could-not-resist-the-olympus-e-m5/

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