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Olympus OM-D E-M1
9.6 out of 10

Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless Camera Review

7 June 2015
  • Excerpt: The new Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the follower of the first OM-D, the proper and full name having been the “OM-D E-M5.” The E-M1 incorporates many of the E-M5 advantages, the famous five-axis image stabilizer being one of them.
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
10 October 2014
  • Conclusion: I’m about to head to Scotland to lead a workshop on the Isle Of Skye. I will be taking the Fuji XT-1 on this trip and I’ll do a similar report on my two weeks with the XT-1
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Overall 10

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review: Micro Four Thirds camera is a lightweight heavyweight champ

20 May 2014
  • Conclusion: If you really need need the much larger files, slightly better exposure range or low-light performance of a full-frame camera, or if you can’t live without 1024p or 1060p video, then the E-M1 may not be for you.
  • Pros: Rugged body with excellent ergonomics, Best-in-class five-axis in-body image stabilization, Highly configurable
  • Cons: Video format options lacking by comparison to competing cameras, Mediocre battery life, Rich configurability of E-M1 makes for steep learning curve
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Olympus OM-D E-M1

16 May 2014
  • Conclusion: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a follow-up to the well-reviewed OM-D E-M5 (Est. $825 with kit lens) , and supplements it rather than replaces it. It's based on the same formula and targeted to the same audience -- pros who don't want to lug around massive DSLR kits.
  • Pros: Excellent stills quality, Lighter than DSLR cameras, Superb electronic viewfinder
  • Cons: "Kludgy" interface, Disappointing video
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Olympus OM-D E-M1

12 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Should E-M5 owners upgrade to an E-M1? Probably not, especially if they’ve got the optional battery grip. But everyone else should sell every camera they own, plus a body part and any heirlooms knocking about in the loft, and buy the new Olympus’ flagship.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

DP Review
2 February 2014
  • Summary: In most respects the E-M1 does a good job bridging the gap between a traditional DSLR and a Micro Four Thirds camera. Its controls and customizability may overwhelm less hands-on users, but those who don't mind tinkering will love its flexibility.
  • Pros: Sturdy, weather-resistant body with lovely retro styling, Excellent image quality, Chromatic aberration corrected in-camera making JPEGs more usable, 2x2 interface puts more controls at your fingers, Impressive number of customizable controls, Bright, sharp electronic viewfinder, Reliable Wi-Fi c...
  • Cons: Interface and controls can be overwhelming initially, In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive, Auto focus with Four Thirds lenses is slow in dim conditions with tricky subjects, Only one SD card slot, Inconveniently-placed power switch, Disappointing video quality, Multi-screen...
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Olympus OM-D E-M1: Mirrorless Perfection for Serious Photographers

28 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Mirrorless cameras aren't supposed to be this good. Yet, somehow, Olympus has made a compact interchangeable lens camera so marvelous and drool-worthy that I don't even know where to begin.
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Olympus OM-D E-M1

4 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (E-M1 from here on) has been a rather romantic experience, so it’s only natural for us to romanticise this review. In fact, we’re going to attempt writing this like a love story, sans the brutal Romeo-Juliet-esque ending.
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Camera Test: Olympus OM-D E-M1

Pop Photo
2 December 2013
  • Summary: The OM-D E-M1 is one of the best current ILCs and marks a high point for the Olympus system. Extremely versatile controls, a rugged body, and a lovely EVF combine with some of the highest image quality you can get from a Micro Four Thirds camera.
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Hands-On

21 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship camera in Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds mirrorless lineup. When you pick up the camera, it certainly feels like a flagship model. The tough, magnesium alloy body is immediately apparent, as are the plentiful controls available via external buttons, dials and...
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