A snappier snapper
Olympus adds video with its evolutionary E-5 DSLR, writes Jennifer DudleyNicholson
Olympus improves quality and performance with the E-5. ation, easy access to four shooting modes, and onebutton LiveView to turn its screen into a viewfinder.
It has some drawbacks, too. Its menu is needlessly complicated, hiding important settings, its automatic display brightness can make it hard to see photographic results, and it lacks some of the innovation seen in some of its price rivals. The E-5’s shooting speed, light sensitivity and video handling could and should be better.
That said, the E-5 is a wellbuilt, reliable DSLR camera capable of producing detailed photographs and the occasional video.
Olympus fans should be relieved to have a new focus for their gadget lust.