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Learn & Explore Series Episode 84

"What You Should Know About the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Camera"

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Did You Know?

Olympus has 17 lenses that are compatible with the OM-D E-M5 and a Micro Four thirds lens adapter that allows for the use of any Four Thirds lens.

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Did You Know?

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has an accessory port between the electronic viewfinder and flash hot shoe. The port will accept stereo microphones, macro light LEDs or the PENPal Bluetooth transmitter.

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Did You Know?

The OM-D E-M5’s in-camera image stabilization system works in a 5-axis configuration: vertically, horizontally and rotationally along the other 3 axes.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: Sean Grieco
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. Why would I consider buying an Olympus digital camera instead of the top-selling brands, such as Canon and Nikon?
  2. What are the benefits of shooting with a Micro Four Thirds camera system like the Olympus OM-D E-M5?
  3. What kind of photographer would benefit most from shooting with an Olympus OM-D E-M5?
  4. What is the resolution of the electronic viewfinder and what is its refresh rate?
  5. What is the maximum ISO sensitivity of this Olympus camera and how does that affect the quality of the images?
  6. What are the advantages of the OM-D E-M5’s built-in image stabilization system instead of IS being in a lens?
  7. Does the LCD screen tilt and how much?
  8. How many art filters are available in the OM-D E-M5 and can all of them be used in all shooting modes?
  9. Will the OM-D E-M5 allow me to combine multiple exposures?
  10. Does the OM-D E-M5 have a sensor dust cleaning system? How does it work?
  11. What memory cards will the OM-D E-M5 accept and will it support simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG files?
  12. How many aspect ratios are available on the OM-D E-M5? What are the advantages of so many choices?
  13. Does the OM-D E-M5 record video? At what resolution and in which formats?
  14. Are used OM-D E-M5 cameras available?
  15. Why would it be better to buy a used OM-D E-M5 from a used equipment dealer than a private owner?