Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera with the world’s fastest autofocus – watch this video

Written by Gary on February 21st, 2012

Just a year or two ago nobody in their right minds would have suggested that a mirrorless camera would be the world’s fastest autofocus camera beating even a Canon or Nikon dSLR.

Micro Four Thirds has come of age.

Well, Panasonic made great in roads into AF speed with their Panasonic GH2 and G3, then Olympus did even better with their E-P3, E-PL3 and E-PM1 becoming the world’s fastest AF cameras, and now we have an even faster camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 which not only has the fast AF but is weatherproof, robust metal body, looks great, has a unique 5 axis 5 EV built-in image stabiliser which works with any lens and during movie mode, a built-in EVF, flash sync 1/250th sec,  and can shoot 9fps (4.2fps with continuous AF). All this and it has fantastic image quality thanks to some very nice lenses – see previous 2 posts.

But seeing is believing perhaps, so check out this video on Youtube:

I think this is one very exciting camera, and I can’t wait for it to be available in April.

With the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 comparing very well with Canon or Nikon 24mm f/1.4 lenses on  a full frame dSLR, and the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens comparing very well with the Canon 85mm f/1.8 and Nikon 85mm f/1.4G on full frame dSLRs, why would you buy a cropped sensor dSLR instead of this OM-D E-M5?



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