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Olympus OMD: Harder, Faster, Better, Newer

How not to use this beauty!
by Lou E. Albano | Jul 13, 2012
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Photography seems to be the hobby of the moment thanks to the accessibility of entry-level cameras and the imagined productivity you enjoy during these cheesy gatherings called “photo walks.” Unlike Swiss watches or fast cars, photography as a hobby can be cheaper, and it has been so. 

But there's a slight problem: Everybody is now a photographer, traversing around High Street with tons of equipment dangling from your mommy jeans only to shoot timeless photos of glazed doughnuts or Shih Tzus.

A reminder: even if you can afford the high end Digital Single Reflex camera (DSLR) and all the lenses that pro photographers use, your cock will remain the same size. And you will still instagram that shiz because boy, that bulky camera bag can be tiring.

Enter the Olympus OMD EM5, the latest offering from Olympus, the maker of the iconic OM-1 to the game changer PEN.

The Olympus OMD EM5 is like the unassuming, intelligent, mutli-tasking, well-dressed and well-connected friend everybody needs. Hold it and you feel as though you were holding a sword, and not some "new toy." The design is retro cool, the built feels solid and the performance will give you benefits. This sounds like a relationship that will be fruitful if you know how to push the right buttons.

Before busting out your credit card, here are a few facts so you wouldn’t sound like a pretentious “Because I can” camera owner who will get the last laugh. In choosing digital cameras, it’s no longer about the megapixels but the size of the sensor. Like its popular relative, the digital PEN, the OMD EM5 is part of the Micro Four Thirds System (or Micro 4/3rds) meaning you practically can enjoy the benefits of the DSLR without the bulk. Benefits? Yes benefits: having a compact camera that fits your man purse, the ability to use old or new lenses with the interchangeable-lens system, and better quality photos than the average point-and-shoot. This is the reason why cameras from the Micro 4/3rds system are the top choices of many professional photographers who need a “Compact everyday camera.”

We will not further alienate you with more terms because you’re already to eager to buy a camera for important live events like the FHM 100 Sexiest party. So, a quick run down on the features we love about the Olympus OMD EM-5.

1. The Body


The OMD EM5 has a classy yet rugged design that is already a winner to many professionals who miss the old OM cameras from the 70s and for porma prioritizing amateurs. The bottom is made of aluminum while the top is made of magnesium alloy and not to mention, the “weather sealed” unit is and splash and dust proof and so is the kit lens that comes with and 11 other lenses. The OMD EM5 is available in silver and black (preferably silver!)

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2. 3.0″ tilting OLED touch-screen

With OMD EM5, you can do a lot of finger action thanks to its OLED touch-screen. With just the touch of a finger, you can focus and press the shutter at the same time just by pointing at the desired subject! Lazy people will surely enjoy this feature. Also, the titling display of the OMD EM5 will have everybody from boy bansot to perverts rejoice. Shoot from all angles without climbing a chair or crouching like a bull dog.

3. High Definition Electronic viewfinder (EVF)

One of the best features of the OMD EM5 is the electronic viewfinder (EVF) The built in EVF boasts of a high 1.44M-dot definition, 125 fps refresh coupled with advanced optics that allows you to shoot and adjust your images in real time from family lunches to mosh pits. This saves you a lot of time and card space in determining the perfect setting and avoids the ultimate amateur action known as “chimping.”

4. The Sensor and image processor


The sensor and processor separates the men from the boys. With the OMD EM5, the 16.05-megapixel new Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VI image-processing engine is an upgrade from the PEN series that allows you to take photos with better image quality from color to detail minus the noise with the sensor’s sensitivity upto 25600. Low light performance is tops (but suggested is don’t go beyond 3200 unless you really need to) so you can finally take a decent photos during events minus the sweat stains and the acne.

Next: Evening, food, and ahrt!

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY TAMMY DAVID
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