The black Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-50mm Lens provides you with an exceptional mirrorless camera and a black 12-50mm Olympus lens. This bundle ensures that you're set up and ready to shoot from day one.
The OM-D E-M5 sports the popular mirrorless technology that allows for a light and compact body. More than that, however, the OM-D E-M5 is an outstanding camera that provides you with tools like an electronic eye-level viewfinder, a 120fps refresh rate, a tilting 3.0" OLED touchscreen monitor, 16Mp of resolution, and - of course - an ever-expanding array of compatible lens options. All these factors boil down to a camera that's easier to transport than the average DSLR, yet puts multiple lens choices, and numerous other high-end features and functions, at your disposal.
Taking the features of the OM-D EM-5 one at a time, let's begin with the camera's high image quality. Making such stunning 16Mp stills and 1920 x 1080 HD video possible would be the 16Mp Live MOS image sensor and the TruePic IV image processor. The heart of the camera, these two work together with an array of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses for impressive images and movies.
Other features worth mentioning here include Olympus' AF system, which enables fast, accurate images in a variety of situations. Additionally, 9.2 fps high-speed sequential shooting goes a step further to ensure that fast moving subjects are easily captured. The 5-axis image stabilization system also comes into play here, compensating for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake, which conventional 2-axis systems of the past haven't been able to tame. This stabilization is built-in the camera body, and ensures effective stabilization with all lenses.
The high-res, 1.44 million dot LCD has 100% field-of-view coverage and 100% maximum magnification. The EVF also allows for enlarging the focus point for seeing the effect of many different features right in the viewfinder. In addition to this impressive EVF, the camera also has a 3.0" tilting OLED touchscreen monitor, making it the first Olympus camera to have such capabilities. The touchscreen monitor allows for fast menu navigation, and brilliant composition and review of scenes.
The OM-D EM-5 is also a tough camera, featuring a dust-proof and splash-proof design. As Olympus states, "multiple ring-shaped seals protect the camera from sand, dust, rain, and water spray". That means there's no need to fear the elements and as a result, miss the shot. What's more the OM-D extends this feature to the bundled flash unit, the optional grip, the power battery holder, and the included M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens.
A "Key Line" Art Filter joins ten other available filters on the Olympus E-M5 and enhances the edge lines of the image to make it look more like an illustration. "Cross Process II" and "Dramatic Tone II" Art Filters provide variations on the popular existing filters, and the two new Echo effects for movies leaves a momentary residual image of a subject's movements when activated during movie recording. Users who like to perform their movie post-editing on a PC will particularly appreciate the Full HD 1080i movie recording function, which adopts the MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
The included M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens offers a maximum magnification of 4.2x, covering a broad range extending from a wide angle of 24mm (35mm camera equivalent) - great for capturing wide shots, even indoors - to a medium telephoto focal length of 100mm (35mm camera equivalent) - optimal for portraits. A motorized zoom mechanism allows for smooth, quiet zooming while recording movies. The AF system is based on the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism improved by a linear motor drive enabling quicker, quieter focusing. The lens is equipped with 10 elements in 9 groups, including DSA lens, 2 Aspherical lenses and ED Lens. In normal mode, closest focusing distance is 1.15' (0.35 m), while in macro mode, it is 0.66' (0.2m). The maximum magnification is 0.36x in normal mode, or 0.72x in macro mode. Min. field size is 1.42 x 1.89" (36 x 48mm).