The OM System OM-5 is a Rugged and Travel-Focused Camera

The OM System OM-5, a durable and travel-focused camera from OM Digital Solutions, is the company’s first camera that does not hold the Olympus name.
According to the manufacturer, the OM-5 is a fully functional, 20.4-megapixel Micro Four Thirds camera that will work best for a busy, traveling photographer who needs a capable but tiny and robust camera. The camera has dust and water resistance (more specifically, it receives an IP53 classification) and can withstand low temperatures of 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, the camera incorporates what OM Digital refers to as an SSWF (Supersonic Wave Filter) that, according to the company, considerably lessens concerns with dust and debris on the picture sensor while switching lenses.

The OM-5 has an in-body, five-axis image stabilization system that OM Digital describes as strong, as expected. The camera may cooperate with an appropriate lens that features optical image stabilization to offer stabilization in steps of up to 7.5EV.
The 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor in the OM-5, according to OM Digital, can produce natural gradations in photos with less noise and excellent image clarity even at high ISOs. The camera can take pictures between 1/8000 and 60 seconds with its physical and digital shutters. The BLS-50 battery powers the OM-5; the camera’s USB adaptor can be used to recharge the battery.

A 50-megapixel handheld high-resolution picture mode, a Live Neutral Density (ND) mode, internal focus stacking, Pro Capture, focus stacking, Starry Sky autofocus, and other computational photography technologies are all included in the OM-5.

The newer Handheld High-Res Shot mode, which replaces the older Tripod-Only High-Res Shot mode, combines numerous photos to produce roughly 50 Megapixel high-resolution images (also available in this camera).

With live ND, the camera can produce slow shutter speed effects in bright light, which is often only feasible with an ND filter. When LV Simulation is turned on, the effects, which can reach ND16, can be seen either through the viewfinder or on the LCD monitor before the photo is taken.

Pro Capture starts recording when the shutter button is down halfway and starts recording prior frames when the shutter button is fully depressed. Up to 14 previous frames can be saved when shooting at a maximum of 30 frames per second (AF/AE locked).

Internal Focus Stacking on the OM-5 automatically creates a single image from eight photos taken at various focal lengths, a technique frequently used in macro photography.

Live Composite, Live Bulb, Interval Shooting/Time Lapse Movie, Focus Bracketing, HDR, Color Creator, Art Filter, and Fisheye Compensation are additional computational photography tools.

According to OM Digital, in-body image stabilization enables users to record hand-held 4K video at up to 30 frames per second in either standard or Cinema 4K without any recording restrictions. For video shooters who desire more options for color grading, the aforementioned autofocus mechanism can also give smooth focusing, and the camera is equipped to record in OM-Log. In ALL-I, videos may be captured at about 202 Mbps.

Additionally, vertical video is supported, and films captured in this manner are saved as vertical files, according to OM Digital, making it simple to share them on social media without additional editing tools.

Here are some sample pictures:

The OM-5 will be available for $1,199.99 body-only and $1,599.99 with the 12-45mm f/4 PRO lens as a kit.

More info on OM Digital’s website.

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