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Man With Uncontrollable Tremors Gives Image Stabilization Its Truest Test

Camera tests can be somewhat tedious, and if you're a tried and true camera nerd, you have probably seen experiments and comparisons ad nauseum. But this test, showing the effectiveness if the image stabilization feature of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a personal touch that makes it stand out among the rest.


Vimeo user Fiatopichan suffers from something called essential tremor, causing his hands to shake at a rate of 5-10 Hz. You could see why he might be excited by the 5-axis image stabilization on Olympus' beauty of a micro-four thirds cam. The results are pretty amazing, with the OM-D E-M5 significantly reducing jitter. [Vimeo via PetaPixel]

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Slightly related, this is what DPreview has to say about the new OM-D E-M5.


The E-M5 is, without question, the most accomplished Micro Four Thirds camera we've yet seen and, given how well established the system has become, it vies for the title of most capable mirrorless option yet. It's not entirely without flaws and, predictably, most of those relate to continuous autofocus. But, for the most part, the E-M5 is simply an awful lot of camera in a compact and attractive body. It's a nice camera to use and the images it takes are just as enjoyable. Without any reservations whatsoever, it deserves our Gold Award.




Thoroughly impressive stuff.