Olympus has announced their new E-5, a top of the line E-series digital SLR camera, which features rugged magnesium-alloy body, 12.3-megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor and free-angle shooting of still images and movies.
14 September 2010 – The E-5 is the new flagship model of the Olympus E-Series digital SLR camera lineup. The successor to the popular E-3, which was introduced in November 2007, the E-5 inherits the E-3’s highly reliable dust/splash-proof construction of the E-3 and the excellent imaging capability of ZUIKO DIGITAL. In addition, the new E-5 incorporates an array of impressive new features such as the multiple exposure, electronic level gauge and imager AF first introduced on the E-30 (released in December 2008), the advanced image processing engine popularised by the OLYMPUS PEN series, plus new Art Filter and HD movie functions.
Like the E-3, the new E-5 features a dust- and splash-proof body that makes extensive use of seals and is made of lightweight but rigid magnesium alloy. As for image quality, the E-5 offers truly breathtaking performance thanks to its “TruePic V+” image processing engine with new Fine-Detail Processing technology.
This enhances the sense of detail and resolution, maximizing the potential of the 12.3-megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor to deliver pictures that are sharp and clear. To make it easy for users to take advantage of all that imaging power, the E-5 boasts the world’s first 3-inch VGA HyperCrystal LCD monitor with dual-axis swivelling system for more comfortable and more flexible Live View shooting of movies and still photographs.
The Olympus E-5 is designed for professionals and serious amateurs, as well as marketing it as a step-up model for owners of popular-type SLR cameras such as the E-620. Together with the OLYMPUS PEN series of Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras that can be used as sub-cameras by professionals or as personal cameras by general users, the new E-5 is part of a line of products designed to satisfy the widest possible range of consumers.
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