The Olympus OM-D E-M5 was the very first OM-D model in Olympus’ range of Micro Four Thirds cameras. Its stylish retro design is based on that of the Olympus OM series of film cameras.
Despite being one of the older mirrorless models, it comes with a variety of features that make it a relevant choice even today, such as a magnesium alloy chassis with weather sealing, 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, 5-axis in-body stabilisation, 9fps continuous shooting, a reasonably quick contrast detection AF system, built-in EVF, tilting touch sensitive LCD, and extra functions such as Live Time and Live Bulb. It was succeeded by the OM-D E-M5 mark II in 2015 and a third generation model is expected sometime this year.
On a personal note, the OM-D E-M5 was first mirrorless camera we ever bought and was in part the inspiration for our family of mirrorless websites.
- Announcement date: February 2012
- Release date: April 2012
The first section of this article features a selection of sample images we’ve taken with the OM-D E-M5 for our reviews and comparisons. In the second section, you will find a selection of sample SOOC JPG and RAW files to download. We hope you enjoy browsing through them!
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Sample Images
The following gallery consists of sixteen Olympus OM-D E-M5 sample RAW images, all of which were edited in Lightroom and exported as JPGs. Each image is accompanied by information about the shutter speed, aperture, ISO value, and lens used.
Clicking an image will open a larger version in a new window.
SOOC JPG and RAW Samples to Download
The following is a small selection of unedited SOOC JPG and RAW samples for you to download and experiment with. (Note that Olympus RAW files are called ORF.)