After several leaks and rumors the Olympus OM-D E-M5 is finally here. The Micro Four Thirds entry takes design cues entirely from its predecessors starting with the OM-1 35mm SLR launched in 1972. The sealed magnesium alloy body will be available in black and silver and is packed with improvements over the PEN model line.
Highlights include a 16.1 megapixel Live MOS image sensor along with what Olympus claims is the world's fastest auto focus system. Not only this, but the company has built the first five-axis image stabilization system into the E-M5 for still and video recording. An electronic viewfinder with 1.44 million dot resolution and a 3-inch, 610k-pixel OLED tilting display are also part of the package.