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It’s a toss-up with Fujifilm’s X100 as to whether it or the E-M5 is the camera we’ve been the most excited about road-testing. Regardless, the Olympus is also on the way to achieving cult status. Heritage aside, the OM-D system is critical to Olympus’s future success. The E-M5 has to work and it has to create the same sort of aura and fierce loyalty that the original 35mm cameras did.

The E-M5’s sensor-shift image stabilisation system has been upgraded to provide correction for movements in five directions and to give up to five stops of additional hand-held stability. The whole ethos that Olympus is building around its  OM-D system and the E-M5 is pretty damn near irresistible.

Thank-you for looking up aour review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5. This equipment review is currently available only as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages originally printed in the March April 2012 issue.

You can download it here: Olympus OM-D E-M5.pdf