Olympus OM-D E-M5 & 12-50mm lens reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

88 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

£304 – £1699 at 3 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.1 out of 10 based on 88 reviews.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 & 12-50mm lens: 16.1 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

Laszlo, Trentham Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Design, weight, quality, brand
Bad points:
Nothing so far
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2014

Catherine, Orpington Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very comfortable to hold as I have small hands. All controls easy to find and the advantage of the size & dust & splash proof makes this camera much more versatile to life on the go. Image quality is amazing better than other cameras of similar price.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2014

Walter, York Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Image quality is outstanding coupled with discrete handling which makes this the ideal street photographer's tool.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Aug 2014

Mark, Ireland Cavan Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
love the camera need more practice with it but like it.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Apr 2014

Tony, Staffordshire U.K. Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
There are so many good points to the EM-5 it's hard to pick just one.
A nice feature is when using exposure compensation you can actually see the effect in the electronic view finder (E.V.F) and the auto focus is lightning fast and accurate.
Over all this camera is an awesome piece of technology .
Bad points:
To be really picky, the on off switch is small and fiddly and could be better placed.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Mar 2015

Clive, Essex Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Light, compact some great lens
Bad points:
Battery life
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2015

Johan, Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what it should. Feels very solid and well made - it really does feel like a DSLR in a smaller size, but the quality seems to be better than an entry level DSLR.
Bad points:
Honestly, you have to decide. You don't want to buy this if you don't know what you're doing, it's a serious bit of kit but good value if it's what you want.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Apr 2014

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen Yes
3D Yes
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Video recorder Yes
Weight (g) 425
Flash Yes
WiFi Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2012-04-12
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes
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