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Olympus PEN E-P5

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Olympus PEN E-P5

Micro Four Thirds may be the thing to bring back Olympus cameras, but boy do Olympus know their way when it comes to styling. The new E-P5 has a look directly from the 60's, and that isn't a bad thing. The looks are the only retro thing about this camera, what's packed inside is one of the best Micro Four Thirds cameras.

The Olympus E-P5 has a lightning fast 1/8000S shutter speed, the first Micro Four Thirds camera to achieve such a feat. It has a five-axis stabilisation system to help you take blur free shots and has a very fast autofocus. The sensor is a 16-megapixel LIVE MOS sensor which runs with Olympus' TRUEPIC VI image processor. There's a large tilting 1037k dot LCD touchscreen on the back. Just like a DSLR it also has an array of buttons and wheels to help you configure the camera to your needs. With many cameras now coming equipped with WiFi, this one has it too, allowing you to control the camera remotely from a smartphone.

The price for the body only in the UK is going for £899. No word on what kits will be available in the UK yet.

I'm contemplating on getting one myself but the GF6 is £400 cheaper and comes with nearly all the same features, except the shutter speed and fantastic styling.