EM-5 IBIS manufacturing defect

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by sprinke, May 11, 2012.

  1. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
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    I thought I would post this even though it's secondhand information.

    A fellow shooter is returning his OM-D EM-5 because of a serious malfunction with the IBIS.

    Basically, if he points the camera up, down, or upside down, his camera crashes and requires a reboot.

    Hopefully this is a fairly isolated problem.
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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
  3. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    i would assume it's pretty isolated. With all the shooters here we would be hearing a lot more about it. Let's not all turn this into a bigger deal than it is. But just to make sure, I'll shoot a whole day with it upside-down.....gotta work on a new grip. :wink:
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  4. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    No issues here, but I do minimal upside-down shooting. :biggrin:

    Seriously, would think this is fairly isolated (I remember 1 or 2 similar comments on DPR early on). I have about 1,000 clicks on mine already, and have seen no issues with the IBIS.
  5. broadway

    broadway Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    I have used it upside down with no problems:smile:
  6. lowincash

    lowincash Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 6, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I remember seeing that thread on dpr, and I tested my camera upside down too and nothing happened. Hmm don't remember who it was, wonder if he got a replacement yet or not.
  7. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've had random freezes, but this sounds pretty bad. Nothing new, the usual first round glitches of early adopters! :wink: