OM Digital Options’s second digicam mannequin of their OM System of Micro 4 Thirds digicam is right here, and it is a successor to the wildly well-liked Olympus E-M5 Mark III. Say howdy to the OM System OM-5. The place the E-M1 grew to become the OM-1, the E-M5 turns into the OM-5. The OM-1 continued to sport the “Olympus” branding, because it was the primary digicam off the meeting line from OM System, the separate firm fashioned out of Olympus’s digicam division, however the physique design was all-new in comparison with the E-M1 Mark III. The brand new OM-5 then again is the primary digicam to characteristic solely “OM System” branding, but it makes use of a physique design that is primarily equivalent to the E-M5 Mark III (it does have higher climate sealing). Which is not essentially a foul factor!
It is below the hood the place many of the adjustments lie. In comparison with the E-M5 Mark III, the brand new OM-5 has a brand new picture processor, an up to date AF system with extra options, improved picture stabilization, extra in-camera computational pictures modes and higher video choices. Nonetheless, the OM-5 makes use of the identical 20.4-megapixel Dwell MOS sensor that was contained in the E-M1 Mark III, slightly than a wholly new sensor like we noticed within the OM-1. Whereas that is possible considerably disappointing to these hoping to see a departure from this pretty older 20MP 4 Thirds chip, the OM-5, as you may see with our First Pictures and Gallery Photos, remains to be completely able to capturing glorious, high-quality images.
Primarily, the OM-5 features the imaging pipeline because the prior flagship OM-D digicam, the E-M1 Mark III, and with it, a overwhelming majority of the identical options. The 20MP sensor matched with an up to date TruePic IX processor and higher IBIS unit provides the OM-5 up to date picture processing, improved picture stabilization now as much as 7.5 stops with Sync IS, 50MP Handheld Excessive-Res shot mode, Dwell ND mode, Starry Sky AF mode and extra. The ISO vary stays the identical, with a local ISO vary of 200-6400, with expandable excessive ISOs as much as 25,600 and low ISO ranges of ISO 100 and ISO 64.
The AF system is basically the identical, at the least relating to the foremost specs. The OM-5 makes use of the identical versatile 121-point hybrid AF system with 121 all-cross-type phase-detection pixels as within the E-M1 III. It options improved face- and eye-detection algorithms permitting for the digicam to detect faces and eyes which might be even smaller within the body, but it surely does not have the AI-based Clever Topic Detection characteristic we see within the OM-1 and E-M1X cameras. Efficiency-wise, the continual taking pictures options are largely the identical as within the E-M5 III, with mechanical shutter taking pictures going as much as 10fps, or 30fps should you change to the digital shutter. Burst taking pictures with steady AF slows issues down a bit, to 6fps with mechanical shutter and 10fps with digital.
Handheld Excessive-Res Mode: Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO: 40mm, F5.6, 1/640s, ISO 200, -1EV
On the video facet of issues, the OM-5 is a extra succesful video device than the E-M5 III, although the first video specs are largely comparable. The OM-5 nonetheless data 4K video, with Cinema 4K at as much as 24fps and 4K UHD at as much as 30fps. Full HD climbs to 120fps for nice slow-motion movies. What’s new, nevertheless, is the addition of OM-Log400 Profile now for higher post-processing and shade grading flexibility. The digicam additionally has built-in, computerized help for vertical video, built-in webcam help, and lastly no steady recording restrict! The E-M5 III stopped recording at 29 minutes, however the OM-5 limitless video recording.
Olympus 300mm F4.0 IS PRO: 300mm, F4, 1/500s, ISO 640, -0.3EV
We had been lucky to get an early take a look at the brand new OM-5 from OM System, and there is tons extra speak about and particulars to debate. An in-depth hands-on overview is within the works, however our preliminary impressions on usability and dealing with, a full rundown of the digicam’s options and specs, plus our First Pictures collection of lab pattern pictures and a batch of real-world gallery pictures are all prepared for a deep-dive over in our OM System OM-5 Assessment!
Pricing & Availability
The OM System OM-5 will probably be out there in each Silver and Black varieties beginning in late-November 2022. The body-only worth will retail for $1,199.99 USD ($1,699.99 CAD), whereas a package configuration with the 12-45mm F4 PRO lens can have an MSRP of $1,599.99 USD ($2,199.99 CAD).
Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 PRO: 40mm, F2.8, 1/80s, ISO 250, -1EV