|The Olympus OM-D EM5 |
One impressive camera indeed.
When I first saw the Olympus OM-D camera, it was love at first sight. Really. Seriously.
I first came across the camera when Felicity and I went and explored the various exhibitions at the The Digital Show in Melbourne earlier this year.
I found it difficult to leave the exhibit, even though it was close to closing time, as Olympus had several OM-D cameras on display for everyone to play with. And did I want to play.
I was immediately taken by the following impressions:
* The ease of use
* The comfortable manner of which the camera sits in your hand
* The clarity of the shots and the realistic colour representation
* The speed of the auto focus and the shutter speed.
So, I went away with the booklet and day dreamed all the way home. I knew without doubt that the OM-D was going to be my next camera.
That said, as always, I never purchase anything, particularly something as important to me as a camera without doing some detailed research first.
So I started wading through the massive sea of reviews online and it became difficult to locate one that held the delicate balance between a strong technical investigation of the camera and a genuine opinion based on personal experience with the camera.
Then I found a detailed review by Tech Radar and it made all the difference.
With impressive specifications, it looked to be the perfect camera for a street photographer.
So after successfully convincing Felicity that we just had to have a new camera, I went and purchased one.
And it did not take long to find so many things to absolutely love about it:
* It is weatherproof – whilst it is not waterproof it is splash / dust proof
* The sharpness - the photos taken are sharp and vivid
* Famous Olympus colours – the colours are vivid, true to life and just beautiful to look at
|Tilting Touchscreen Monitor|
|5 axis system|
More than anything, I suppose, I love that it takes the right shot, first time round. I find that I don't have to keep re-taking the shot to ensure I got it right. It saves me a lot of time.
There is one downside to the camera, in that it sucks up the battery very quickly. I expect that it may have a lot to do with the 5 axis system. So I recommend that if you are looking at purchasing this camera, that you pick up a spare battery also.