Olympus E-M5 review by Spike Tennyson at M43 Info

A bit late? No, Spike posts his review on the exact day the OM-D was announced a year ago, so let's call it a birthday review. Spike previous camera is a Panasonic GX1, and he compares these two a lot:

"Those of us who have been shooting with M43 cameras for a while have always known how good they are, and we know how little you lose and how much you gain when you give up your DSLR for something smaller. But it has taken the E-M5 for the rest of the world to finally take notice and recognise the worth of these mirrorless cameras. Now I have an E-M5 in my hands, I understand why.

The E-M5 has all the trappings of a serious, “professional” (whatever that means) camera. It’s sturdily built and weatherproof. It’s got a built-in EVF and enough configuration options and physical controls to satisfy the most demanding photographer. Before the E-M5 came along, you could put an M43 camera in the hands of a DSLR user and they could point out what was missing compared to their big machine. But give them an E-M5 and they will find it can do everything their DSLR can do, and more, but in a small and undeniably attractive package.

All this would be of little benefit without image quality; but the Sony sensor in the E-M5 brings image quality firmly into DSLR territory. Complete the package with an ever-expanding selection of quality lenses, and you can understand why the E-M5 has finally brought M43 into the mainstream."

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