Me, an Olympus & Marrakesh…. Last week I took a trip to Marrakesh, a nice bit of down time and some time away from emails, phone calls and work… I decided I’d leave the Nikons behind and head out with the Olympus OMD-EM5 which Olympus UK have kindly loaned me for testing, reviewing and a few personal projects… There are elements of the camera which to be honest I’m not keen on. The digital viewfinder & the touch screen are not to my taste, in fact I really dislike them. The focusing isn’t fast and has trouble at night…However, certainly for travel photography, it’s an awesome tool.. I loved chucking this in my pocket and generally being quite discreet… it’s a well made camera, feeling quality in the hand and withstanding a few bumps and knocks without any problems… I’m very impressed with the image quality this little camera packs.
I’ve found with my rather large manly(!) hands, that after a while the camera isn’t the most comfortable, but equally, you put any small camera in my hands and it’s a similar feeling.
The rubber grips are put in the right places, which does help when using the camera in anger. My main gripe is simply with the digital viewfinder… maybe it’s because I’m old school or something, but I cannot stress how much I dislike the digital viewfinders that all these cameras seem to have… I find myself getting a slight headache.. I guess given the amazing size of the camera, they simply have run out of room for an optical viewfinder.
In the whole, I’ve really enjoyed shooting with this camera. I would say it’s probably one of the best travel cameras on the market.