NEW: Olympus E-5: Dustproof, splashproof new D-SLR designed for extreme photography
Olympus’ new flagship is tough as they come:
The ultimate E-System DSLR: E-5
London, 14 September 2010 – Olympus has cornered the market in robust D-SLR design in recent years and its E-3 and E-1 cameras are synonymous with go-anywhere, shoot-anything photography. Now Photokina will offer photographers a first reassuring grip of the new Olympus D-SLR powerhouse designed for imaging on the edge: the next generation flagship E-5.
The direct successor to the award-winning E-3, the E-5’s all-terrain lightweight rigid magnesium alloy body is dustproof, splashproof, incredibly robust.
The new flagship combines Four Thirds lens compatibility and a more powerful image processor to deliver photographs of the very highest calibre. In tandem with the remarkable ZUIKO DIGITAL lens system, the new 12.3 Megapixel High Speed Live MOS sensor and TruePic V+ engine with Fine-Detail Processing technology capture more detailed and sharper images than comparable resolution D-SLR's with larger sensors.
The E-5 sets new standards in reliability, speed and creativity. In addition to Olympus’ unique Supersonic Wave Filter dust reduction system, it features a 3 inch VGA Swivel LCD, a 1/8000 sec. high-speed shutter with 5fps sequential shooting, IS0 6400, HD Movie, wireless flash and ten Art Filters.
With the E-5, professionals can stay creative in virtually any conditions. If they can hack it, so can their camera. The Olympus E-5 will be available for £1500 from late October 2010.
E-5 main features:
Dustproof, splashproof, lightweight rigid magnesium alloy body
Supersonic Wave Filter dust protection system
Large viewfinder with 100% field of view
Durable high-speed shutter tested to 150,000 releases
Ultra-effective, Supersonic Wave Drive built-in image stabilisation
12.3 effective Megapixel High Speed Live MOS sensor
New TruePic V+ image processor
ISO 6400 sensitivity
Ten Art Filters with astonishing new Dramatic Tone Filter
Multi exposure mode
Built-in flash with commander function for wireless flash synchronisation
Compatible with Four Thirds Standard lenses
Live View with high-speed full twin cross 11-point AF system
1/8000 second high-speed shutter with 5fps sequential shooting
3 inch 921,000 dot Dual Axis Swivel HyperCrystal LCD
720p 30fps HD Movie
Stereo microphone jack
SD and CompactFlash card slots for additional memory
2 frame and 7 frame AE bracketing
Level Gauge on the viewfinder
Two easy-to-use dials plus cursor keys for convenient playback