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First touch . E5 . Olympus

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Nov 03 2010

Thanks to Olympus Malaysia for allowing me to test out this pre production unit. I have been told Olympus E-5 have excellent performance when come to anti-shake technology which is body integrated Image Stabilization. The new E-5 also latest image engine which is TRUEPIC V+ with fine detail process technology.

A quick check on specification of this machine shows that:

Reliability

  • Large viewfinder with professional-level coverage of 100% and 1.15x magnification for accurate image control
  • Spotless photography with most effective dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter)
  • Splashproof body and lens system
  • Professional quality shutter life of 150K operations
Image Quality

  • High-performance built-in image stabiliser to stabilise all lenses (up to 5 EV steps) with two modes
  • High Speed 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • High image quality with a variety of bright dedicated-to-digital ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses
  • TruePic V+ image processor
Creativity

  • High-resolution 3 inch 921000 dots Dual Axis Swivel Hyper Crystal LCD
  • Dramatic Tone Art Filter and 9 additional Art Filters give endless imaging ideas
  • Nine aspect ratios
  • Built-in Wireless flash control with commander function
  • Multi-exposure mode

For this first touch series, I will only test on few aspect on this machine and I will share my experience and feedbacks from the on the field test. I will not provide feature comparison with other brand, I will not test pixel details on how good or who have better pixel quality picture as well. I must admit that I have no experience handling olympus E system before, the last I tried during photo exhibition booth is E-1 series which is quite impress with toughness of this machine. E-5 offer almost same confident build to me too.

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