A Review of the New OM System OM-5 Mirrorless Camera

The OM System OM-5 mirrorless camera is here, and it brings with a lot of the company's innovative features and technology at a relatively affordable price. This excellent video review takes a look at the new camera and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

Coming to you from DPReview TV, this great video review takes a look at the OM System OM-5 mirrorless camera. At $1,199, the OM-5 is relatively affordable, but it still comes with a variety of useful features, including:

  • 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic IX Image Processor
  • Continuous burst rate of up to 30 fps with Pro Capture mode
  • DCI and UHD 4K video at up to 30 fps
  • Optional vertical video mode for social media
  • ISO range up to 25,600
  • 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system offering up to 6.5 stops of compensation or up to 7.5 stops when paired with appropriate lenses 
  • 121 cross-type phase detection autofocus points and 121 contrast detection areas
  • Upgraded face and eye detection autofocus
  • Starry Sky autofocus feature 
  • Time-lapse mode
  • Live ND 16 mode 
  • Focus stacking mode
  • High-resolution mode offering 50-megapixel output
  • Live Composite mode
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder
  • 3.0-inch 1.04-million-dot vari-angle rear screen
  • 310-shot battery life with in-camera charging via micro-USB
  • Single UHS-II card slot
  • Environmentally proofed construction
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Check out the video above for the full rundown on the OM-5. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Good and very fair review. The E-M5 was always a nice camera to use, I had one of the very first ones when they were introduced. If someone gave me a new one, I’d probably love it but would I spend £1200 on one? Nah. So near yet so far! It really needed the new sensor, menu system and USB-C.

I tend to like his reviews. Another very fair one. In fairness to the company the OM-1 is a good camera, with innovations. This feels reheated. It probably reflects their limited ability to invest in a wide range of new cameras, they have to recycle what they have. I think not migrating the menu is a mistake and makes it feel dated. USB-C should have been added, it would have meant reengineering. I'd love OM-D to succeed as there is a great range of lens. The lack of an improved micro 4/3 sensor is really holding them back.