Summary: Lack of time and sleep during the past 6 months due to my hectic schedule have resulted in severe delays of publishing reviews on this website. On one hand, I wish I wrote this review much earlier when I first got the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Excerpt: by Kevin Raber Decisions - Decisions September, 2014 It’s two days before I leave for Photokina and I am debating which camera system to take. As many of you know, I own a number of different camera systems.
Conclusion: Many pros flocked to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 as a lighter, more compact alternative to their big, bulky DSLRs. It was decidedly different from the Micro Four Thirds models that came before it, featuring blazing speed, a 5-axis in-camera stabilization system and best-in-class image quality.
Pros: Superior pro-level, weatherproof design and build, with magnesium alloy construction, Lots of physical controls, including the 2x2 Control Dial system, with immense customizability, Excellent image quality with very good high ISO performance that rivals APS-C models, New ISO 100 setting offers lo...
Cons: Larger and heavier than most compact system cameras, Lack of AA filter means moiré can be an issue (but seemingly little worse than the OM-D E-M5), Physical control customization and menu navigation has a high learning curve, Touchscreen controls not very helpful for navigating menus and changing...
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.
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
Summary: Taking over from the first OM-D, the E-M1 delivers nearly impeccable performance worthy of its flagship status. This model features a state-of-the-art 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect autofocus while keeping its predecessor's 5-axis image-stabilization and super-sonic...
Pros: Low image-noise up to ISO 1600, Impressive dynamic-range, Reliable Automatic White-Balance, Superb built-in stabilization, Virtually no shutter-lag, Fast contrast-detect AF, Great shot-to-shot speed, Great EVF resolution and refresh rate, Unique Live-Bulb mode, Extremely customizable, Excellent b...
Cons: Below average color accuracy, More over-exposure than usual, Not always Exposure-Priority and frequently wrong Live-Histogram, Poorly placed tripod mount, Low battery life, Video cuts last second
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.
Summary: Olympus OM-D E-M1 review: will this new Olympus compact system camera appeal to both Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds users? Find out in our review video. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the latest addition to the Olympus compact system camera (CSC) line-up and it’s aimed at professional and enthusiast...
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.