At an event held recently in Mumbai, Olympus has taken the stage and launched their prized flagship, the new generation mirrorless system camera OM-D E-M5 thereby taking the forty-year legacy of the OM series to the next level. Olympus claims that the E-M5 features various, world’s first and leading technologies, such as world’s fastest auto-focus, a 5-axis image stabilization system, an electronic viewfinder with creative control and a Dust & Splash-proof design. 

Olympus OM-D EM-5 officially unveiled in India

Olympus OM-D EM-5 officially unveiled in India

The brand had also raised the curtains on a wide range of compact cameras with the latest technology.  The new line-up includes ‘iHS’, a technology which combines the powerful TruePic image processor (used for D-SLR) with a backlit CMOS sensor to realize intelligent, high-speed and high-sensitivity performance (this is what ‘iHS’ stands for) along with ‘Super Resolution Zoom’ doubling optical zoom magnification. The new range comprises SZ-31MR, SZ-14, SH-25MR, SP-720UZ, VR-350, VG-170, VG-160 and VG-150. 
Commenting on the global launch Mr. Toshio Murai, MD, Olympus Imaging India said, “After the unprecedented success of the PEN series in India, we are quite excited about the buzz, our flagship model, the Olympus OM-D will create when it hits the Indian shores. Taking off from the highly successful ‘OM’ line-up, the OM-D will meet the long-time requirements of SLR users and is expected to create its own legacy as the legendary OM did in its time. Olympus has always been at the forefront of innovation, and the Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds segment has been acknowledged as a game changer in the global photography arena. The OM-D not only reflects Olympus’ commitment as a technology pioneer but also strengthens its position as a market leader in the segment.”

Here is a look at the highlighted features of the OM-D E-M5
EVF with Creative Control – Olympus claims that this is the world’s first EVF with Creative Control for Easy Operation without Removing Eye from View Finder. It also has features such as controls for highlight and shadow, white balance, magnification and aspect ratio. The eye sensor over here also allows one to automatically switch between the EVF and the LCD display. It also features 120fps quick response to capture moving objects.

Fast AF Speed – Olympus states that it features the world’s fastest single AF speed even compared to professional DSLR cameras and approximately 20 percent faster than the E-P3. Along with this, it also features improved face detection, eye detection and 3D tracking AF.

5-Axis Image Stabilization – The brand claims that it is the world’s first technology in interchangeable digital camera and can compensate every blur. It also has powerful IS for macro shooting, long-time exposure and movie shooting while walking. It also features Image Stabilization up to 5 steps of shutter speed.

Dust and Splash-proof Design – It features the smallest dust and splash-proof design in mirrorless interchangeable cameras.

The body only of the Olympus EM-5 is priced in India at Rs. 66,990 and one can get an 8GB card free. For a price of Rs. 77,990, one can get the camera along with a M. Zuiko ED 12-50mm lens and the 8GB memory card free. For more information, click here.

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