LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus E-M5 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 610k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
E-M5 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,440kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus E-M5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 9 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately E-M5 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes and Olympus also includes a small external flash with the E-M5 that you can mount on when you need.
Olympus E-M5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 35 points to choose from.
Olympus E-M5 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus E-M5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus E-M5 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
E-M5 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Olympus E-M5 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect E-M5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus E-M5 is powered by BLN-1 battery which provides a shooting life of 360 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 353 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic GH3 with its 540shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus E-M5 vs Panasonic GH3 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Olympus E-M5 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Olympus E-M5 is $999.00