Olympus OM-D E-M5: The best of the micro 4:3 cameras

Tuesday September 25 2012

Sensor Review
Introduction | Olympus OM-D E-M5 sensor performance | Olympus OM-D E-M5 versus competition | Conclusion

The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 sensor is an important contribution that brings micro 4:3 cameras roaring back into the game. During Photokina 2012, Olympus unveiled two new cameras in the Pen line, the Pen E-PL5 and Pen E-PM2, both of which are equipped with the same sensor as the OM-D E-M5. These Olympus high-end compact hybrids achieve scores that approximate those of their APS-C rivals (such as the Sony NEX). Simply put, the OM-D E-M5 is equipped with the best sensor we have ever analyzed for a micro 4:3, and to date the closest to that of the Sony NEX.