*This is an initial production unit of the Olympus E-5. The features and performance of this camera may be subject to change.
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You can see customers are eagerly waiting for him to complete their order.
I've included a short 18 second video clip in 720p HD movie mode to showcase the movie capabilities of the E-5. Unfortunately autofocus capabilities are not as efficient as dedicated video SLRs such as the Panasonic Lumix GH-2, hence manual focus will have to be the only way out for now if you'd like to obtain smooth focus transitions.
For long exposures, plenty of detailed is retained in this image.
To get the best out of your long exposures:
1. turn off Image stabilisation and mount the camera on a stable surface or tripod.
2. Activate mirror lock-up and the self timer.
3. Activate long exposure noise reduction (although this would significantly increase the time required as the camera would lock up to process the noise.
You don't normally have to tweak your exposures because the E-5 / E-3 have very good exposure controls. You can try to restore detail in the highlights, but I reckon you can't extract much with the ORF files compared to NEF or CR2 files.
I ended my shoot with a nice plate of nasi lemak. The original scene wasn't this vibrant and good looking. The E-5 surely did some wonders here.
In short, the E-5 performed admirably during the shoot at the night market. Perhaps not as well as I expect it to be, but its definitely a step above the rest of the other Fourthirds cameras in terms of image quality in low light conditions.