by Damian McGillicuddy Published 01/04/2013
We've had a cover from Team McGillicuddy slated in for a couple of months now, partly to celebrate his conversion to the Olympus OM-D, but also to ponder on the qualities of this little gem of a camera. Its design takes us back to the film-based OM-4 and the days even before that, when Bonnington, Haston and Scott dragged OM-1s halfway up Everest (a little trade secret now, Scott took his Rollei 35 to the summit).
So what is the OM-D system all about?
The basic camera specification is as follows:
It is an SLR-style, mirror-less magnesium alloy body with a 16.1 megapixels sensor and a resolution of 4,608 x 3,456 pixels. In essence then a Four Thirds format with a chip size of 17.3 x 13 mm. This delivers ISO speeds of 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600. There is no mirror and the use of an electronic viewfinder allows for an impressive 9fps firing rate.
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