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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus EP5 product images (1 of 5)ISO 2001-125 sec at f - 4.0

When we first were briefed on the Olympus EP5, we were quite impressed not only with its feature set but also its build quality. And for the past couple of weeks, we’ve been testing the camera during our daily routines. Olympus states that this camera has the same 16MP imaging sensor as the Olympus OMD EM5. But it also packs other crazy features such as 9fps shooting, focus peaking, Live View preview when in Bulb mode, interval shooting for time lapsers, and WiFi. In some ways, it outdoes its bigger brother, the OMD except in one critical feature: weather sealing.

But is that enough to make you not want to spring for the best Pen camera yet?

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I made a really big move this month, one that I’ve spent years thinking about. It was an overhaul, and was something that I’m not sure I could’ve done properly until this year. Yep, I sold my DSLR and all my lenses and moved to micro four thirds. And the one piece of gear that really pushed me there? You guessed it: the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

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