Pros

  • Weather-resistant body
  • Dual card slots (CF and SD)
  • Wireless flash control built in
  • In-body image stabilization
  • Fast autofocusing
  • Level gauge
  • Tilt-and-swivel 3-inch LCD
  • 100-percent field-of-view optical viewfinder

Cons

  • Lackluster high ISO performance above 1600
  • Only 5 fps burst mode
  • Limited video options
  • No mode dial
  • 12 megapixel sensor

At A Glance

The Olympus E-5 is best suited for photographers with existing Olympus lenses who want a rugged, dependable DSLR body with a broad, creative feature set.

Manufacturer’s Description

Built on our revolutionary E-System technology, the new Olympus E-5 adds powerful new features that let you do more than ever before. Designed to maximize the award-winning performance of Zuiko Digital lenses, the E-5 achieves the highest image quality of any Olympus camera-with astonishing detail, blazing speed, and true-to-life color. New options like user control in Art Filters and 720p HD Video give you more freedom to explore creative effects. And with its weatherproof design, the rugged E-5 can go anywhere.