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Olympus OM-D E-M5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1141 reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the storage, while opinions are divided on the flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The portability and performance are also appreciated.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and image quality are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good views. The storage and memory get negative views.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, size

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability and color. The lens and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas the durability and portability get critical views.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Wilson (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III Review | Trusted Reviews

 

The world isn't short of small, travel-friendly system cameras – but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III might just be the most feature-packed of the lot.

Oct, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

Olympus has gone all retro with its latest compact system camera, and boy does it impress.

Super-fast AF and excellent image quality ; Lots of features and user customisation ; Easy to use and solid build quality ; Good quality EVF and tiltable screen

Neck strap can get in the way ; Plastic buttons feel a bit cheap

May, 2012

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

 

The OM name once signified the pinnacle of Olympus' SLR expertise – now the moniker has been resurrected for its most advanced Micro Four Thirds cam yet. Can the E-M5 do its ancestors proud?

Very fast autofocus, Sublime picture and video quality, Not as big as it looks

Buttons feel a bit naff

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

Olympus's latest Micro Four Thirds release - the OM-D E-M5 - builds on the brand's heritage. Like the digital PEN (E-P) series that came before it, the OM-D is a digital reimagining of the original Olympus OM series - a 35mm film camera series that was...

It’s got the look, innovative stabilisation system, fast autofocus, weather-sealed design, customisation and detailed menus, Micro Four Thirds opens door to many lenses

Poor battery life, pricey, poor low-light autofocus, ISO 200 is lowest sensitivity, image quality similar to Panasonic G3, continuous/tracking AF not a DSLR-beater, did we mention the price?

Sleek, stylish and a classy performer – there’s not much to dislike about the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Olympus OM-D E-M5

 

The Olympus OM-D is a new line of Micro Four Thirds cameras, pitched above the current Pen line. The E-M5 is the first model in this new range, which Olympus is pushing out with the tagline "the beginning of something new". We leave the Olympus OM-D...

Plenty of controls, packed full of features, Livebulb is great fun, stabilisation seems very good

Perhaps it's all a bit too cramped, especially when using the viewfinder, number of features might be too overwhelming

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

 

Is this retro-styled Micro Four Thirds camera worth its high price?

Excellent viewfinder ; Tilting touchscreen ; Customisable dials and buttons ; High image quality at low ISOs ; New art filters

Plastic unresponsive buttons ; No in-built flash ; Odd (sound) emitted

Three years after making its first entrance into the compact system camera arena with the PEN E-P1, Olympus has gone back to its roots again to produce the OM-D E-M5, with its retro styling owed to its analogue predecessor.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus OM-D EM-5 review

 

One of the best compact system cameras to date, but there are some weaker areas that we'd struggle to accept at this price

Aug, 2012

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Olympus OM-D EM-5 12-50mm kit review

 

Olympus and Panasonic jointly developed the Micro Four Thirds system that kick-started the compact system camera (CSC) movement, but Olympus's early PEN cameras were overshadowed by the sprightlier performance of Panasonic's G series and, later, the...

One of the best compact system cameras to date, but there are some weaker areas that we'd struggle to accept at this price

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

 

Much as it did when launching the PEN series of Micro Four Thirds cameras, Olympus trots out another beloved film brand and updates it for the digital age. This time out, though, Olympus frames enthusiasts squarely in the scene. Olympus' reincarnation...

A dust-and-weather-sealed design distinguishes the Olympus OM-D E-M5 from the rest of the interchangeable-lens crowd, and its class-leading performance doesn't hurt, either. Plus, it's got an interesting, relatively streamlined shooting design.

The photo quality is solid, but not outstanding, especially if you shoot only JPEG.

If you're looking for something a lot better, faster, and more sophisticated than a point-and-shoot that can stand up to your adventures, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is a great choice.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Derrick Story (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review

 

The top panel, as you're looking down at it, features an exposure mode dial on the left side and what Olympus calls a main dial on the right side. There's also a sub-dial around the shutter release. You can easily rotate either of the right-side dials...

Olympus has been a leader in the Compact System Camera revolution, and the OM-D E-M5 will solidify that position. It is a good-looking, well-designed, highly capable camera. I recommend the 12-50 mm zoom lens with the body, which currently lists for...

May, 2012

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