With an honest, throwback design the Olympus OM-D E-M5 ($999, body) builds off of the 40 year-long lineage of OM SLR film cameras. Modernized in Micro Four Thirds format, the 16.1 megapixel shooter comes paired with a built-in electric viewfinder (before you groan, take note of its 1.44 million dot resolution and 120 fps refresh rate), 5-axis Image Stabilization, and the world’s fastest auto-focusing system. The result is a camera that bridges the gap between Olympus’ popular PEN series and the venerable E-System DSLR lineup. We’re especially excited about the combination of image stabilizer, which works for both still photography and HD move capture (1080i at 60fps), tilting OLED touch screen, and the lightweight, weatherproof, ruggedized body. Combined with full-compatibility with the ever-expanding line of Micro Four Thirds lenses, the OM-D E-M5 should make for another superb choice for photographers seeking out a DSLR alternative.
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