Olympus OM-D Mirrorless Camera – Disney Photo Examples

By Cory Disbrow on August 6th, 2012   |    Posted in:  Camera Gear, Disney Photo Spotlight   |    13 Comments

Happy Monday everyone!

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know by now that I have decided to switch my second camera body from that of a Canon EOS 7D to a Olympus OM-D E-M5 mirrorless camera. I’ve only had the little guy for a week, but I have absolutely fallen in love with it. Very fast auto focus, high image quality, good in low light, and it fits in a cargo pocket!

My photos with it have stunned Adam so much that he went ahead and bought one and has already sold away some of his Nikon gear! Others in the Disney photography community have also made the switch or have expressed interest in doing so soon.

We plan on covering the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera in detail here on Disney Photography Blog. We are currently working on an in depth review and Adam will be posting his reasons and reaction from switching to the OM-D from a DSLR. To get started, here are 12 photos taken with the OM-D and the 14-42mm kit lens that comes with it. I plan on upgrading the glass soon, but the kit lens is VERY adequate for the time being.

It is pretty amazing to get DSLR quality photos from a camera that looks like a point and shoot. We’ll have a full review of Olympus OM-D E-M5 digital camera up soon, but we thought that we would give a sneak peek with these photos. Hope you all enjoyed them!

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!!


  1. Jeffrey   |   Aug 6, 2012

    Huge fan of m4/3 as an early adopter from the EP-1 days. Current cam is GX1 and can’t hardly take the PL 25 and Oly 45 off the front of it. They are perfect for a long day at the parks.

  2. Ken   |   Aug 6, 2012

    Thanks for publishing these. I’m heading to WDW in a few weeks and taking my OM-D with me. I only have a couple lenses to take with me; however, seeing what you were able to accomplish with the kit lens leaves me feeling a lot more comfortable.

    • Adam Hansen   |   Aug 6, 2012

      Which lenses do you have for the OM-D?

      • Ken   |   Aug 6, 2012

        I have the 14-42mm kit lens, the Olympus 40-150mm, the Panasonic 14mm, and the Panasonic 45-200mm. They’re all lenses that I got good deals on, so I grabbed them while I could. I’m itching to pick up something faster, but it probably won’t happen before the trip.

        • Adam Hansen   |   Aug 6, 2012

          Cool. I just bought the camera last week and have the 14-42mm, 45mm 1.8, 7.5mm fisheye and the 40-150mm is on the way. I am looking at getting one more prime though.

      • Ken   |   Aug 7, 2012

        How is the 45mm 1.8? I’ve been eyeing it. I definitely have that focal length well covered at this point, but the aperture makes it tempting.

    • Brett Kiger   |   Aug 6, 2012

      We’re going to be there in a few weeks too! What are your dates?

      • Ken   |   Aug 7, 2012

        I’m heading down the last week of August.

        • Brett Kiger   |   Aug 9, 2012

          We’ll be there the same week. I’ll keep an eye out for another OM-D user in the parks!

        • Ken   |   Aug 9, 2012

          I’ll have a flickr ears pin on my backpack too.

  3. Brett Kiger   |   Aug 6, 2012

    Great shots! These photos have a wonderful sense of depth to them, almost a 3D quality. I can’t wait to get there in just 18 days to give mine a spin. We can do some lens trading if you don’t buy ‘em all up before I get there (though you’re killing it with the kit lens)!

    After seeing these shots and giving my OM-D it’s first official outing yesterday, I’m really thinking my 7D’s days are numbered!

    • Adam Hansen   |   Aug 6, 2012

      Are you planning on taking the 7D with you to WDW or just the OM-D?

      • Brett Kiger   |   Aug 6, 2012

        At this point, I’m seriously considering just the OM-D for several reasons. I know it’s the camera I will want to shoot, and so far the quality is exceeding what I get out of the 7D anyway. Also, it was great walking around yesterday with my 12-50mm, 20mm f/1.7, 45mm f/1.8, and 45-200mm in a small shoulder bag. It was like carrying around the 7D with one lens from a weight standpoint, but I had so much versatility without the burden of a huge bag getting in the way.

        What I’ll probably do is leave the 7D in the room just in case I find some situations that I would benefit from something about that body or one of my lenses. I might get that 7.5mm fish before we leave though, so that’ll be just another reason to go all OM-D…



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