We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the OM-D EM-5 is one killer camera… and now DxOMark is putting a thick underline beneath that statement!
DxOMark finally published the full Olympus E-M5 sensor test (Click here to read it). And the conclusion couldn’t be any better: “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.”
Cameras like the Sony NEX-7 still have a small edge, but then as usual you have to consider the lens quality too, and the story will look even better for Olympus as we know that most E-mount lenses aren’t that good (with the only exception being the Zeiss 24mm lens). I had some fun trying the comparison tool and the E-M5 beats cameras like the Leica M9, Canon 7!
If you consider the quality of the sensor even the not spectacular new E-Pm2 and E-PL5 cameras do look much better than we initially thought they would be! So here are the store links to all three Olympus camera using the same 16 Megapixel Sony sensor.
As you just read above, Olympus is now offering up 3 cameras with this powerful sensor/processor combo. The E-M5 and the PEN Lite (E-PL5) and PEN Mini (E-PM2), of which the latter two have wi-fi capabilities and are at a price that is an absolute bar-goon!
Check ’em out below:
Note: The makers of the spoof video above must have surely been inspired by our friend Giulio Sciorio at SmallCameraBigPicture.com 😉