Olympus' E-5: No blur. No dust. No bulk. No limits.

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Olympus has announced the latest in their aresenal of Four Thirds DLSRs: the E-5. Set to replace the E-3, the E-5 pairs a 12.3 megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor with a TruePic V+ image processing engine & features a large 3.0″ 921k dual axis swivel HyperCrystal® LCD, fast sensor AF (including face detection), 720p movie mode, HDMI and Stereo mic connections, 10 art filters, and compatibility with over 20 Four Thirds lenses.

Designed to maximize the award-winning performance of Zuiko Digital lenses, the E-5 achieves the highest image quality of any Olympus camera—with astonishing detail, blazing speed, and true-to-life color. New options like user control in Art Filters and 720p HD Video give you more freedom to explore creative effects. And with its weatherproof design, the rugged E-5 can go anywhere.

Olympus also claims its 11-point High Precision Fully Twin Cross AF system is one of the world’s fastest and most accurate. Not too shabby.

Other functions & features include:

  • Dust and splashproof magnesium alloy body
  • Spotless photography with most effective dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter)
  • Fully biaxial high-speed 11 point AF system
  • 1/8000 sec. high-speed and high-precision shutter control
  • High-performance built-in image stabiliser to stabilise all lenses
  • Multi-angle HyperCrystal LCD with Live View for greatest flexibility and real-time monitoring
  • Large viewfinder with 100% field of view for accurate image control
  • Professional working tool in terms of speed, quality and durability
  • 12.3 Megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • Great image performance and large variety of bright dedicated-to-digital lenses thanks to Four Thirds Standard
  • Live simulation function (effective monitoring)
  • Pre-control over White Balance & exposure compensation
  • Preview of shadow adjustment technology (SAT) for maximum image results
  • 5x/7x/10x magnified view for precise focusing
  • Built-in flash and wireless flash control from the camera body
  • Ergonomic design of body, control buttons and GUI for easy operation
  • AE/AF lock functionality for individual customisation
  • High Sensitivity
  • Accurate White Balance with two sensors
  • High-speed data writing and lossless compression for quick processing
  • Second control panel display for direct view
  • Optional power grip ideal for portrait shooting and long battery life
  • USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Simultaneous writing of RAW & JPEG

Check out the full specs for yourself!

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