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%.
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 there is a port for mounting external flashes.
Olympus E-M5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 35 points to choose from.
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 your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
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 348 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 Mirrorless Cameras
Current Lowest price for Olympus E-M5 is $799.99