At a mere glance, the newly announced Olympus OM-D E-M5 looks innocuous enough; like an homage to the 40-year-old OM SLR film camera — that classical tank of combat photojournalism history, as though it were torn right from the hands of Eddie Adams himself. But peel back the layers, and the strikingly compact E-M5 reveals a state-of-the-art Micro Four-Thirds electronic viewfinder with a beefy 16 megapixel sensor, 3-inch tilting OLED touchscreen, and impressive 1080i60 MOV format movie capabilities tucked inside a dust and weather-sealed magnesium body. With its blazing fast autofocus (touted by Olympus as the fastest in the world), 5-axis image stabilization and 3D AF tracking capable of shooting at up to 9 frames-per-second, the E-M5 is set to revolutionize what it means to shoot from the hip. The E-M5 is the first in Olympus’s new OM-D series of interchangeable lens cameras. Pricing and availability dates have yet to be disclosed.
Source: Digital Photography Review