www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Olympus OM-D E-M1
9.6 out of 10

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Great Deal: $949.00

Reviews and Problems with Olympus OM-D E-M1

Showing 1-10 of 30
Overall 10
10

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

Macworld
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
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

Olympus E-M1

Imaging Resource
4 November 2013
  • 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...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

Digital Photography School
16 October 2013
  • Conclusion: truly superb quality with tons of access to image management.
  • Pros: excellent stabiliser for video shooting; arguably the best Micro Four Thirds camera on the market.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.2
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

What Digital Camera
10 October 2013
  • Summary: The E-M1 does a lot of things very well, starting with the specification. It’s incredibly comprehensive and we’re sure that both enthusiast and professionals alike won’t be left wanting.
  • Pros: Build quality; Electronic viewfinder is excellent; Fast and responsive AF; Image quality
  • Cons: JPEG files a little over-processed at higher sensitivities
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Olympus OM-D E-M1

PC Magazine
4 October 2013
  • Conclusion: With gorgeous images—even in low light, incredible speed, and a wealth of high-end features, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the best Micro Four Thirds camera that money can buy. It's an easy Editors' Choice award winner.
  • Pros: Impressive image quality, even at high ISO settings. Dust-proof, splash-proof design. Solid build quality. Excellent ergonomics. Best-in-class EVF. Wi-Fi. In-camera art filters and color control. Robust time lapse feature. Quick autofocus. 10.5fps burst shooting. In-camera image stabilization. Sh...
  • Cons: On the pricey side. No built-in flash. No support for 60fps video.
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
30 September 2013
  • Summary: A big Olympus announcement was rumored even before my trip to NYC to unveil what is now known to be the OM-D E-M1. Although we all hoped for something huge, we weren’t really sure if the unveiling would match our expectations.
  • Pros: Great image quality, Weather proofed, Awesome grip, Great autofocus, Great viewfinder and LCD screen, DSLR-like feature set
  • Cons: Noise can be an issue at high ISOs, Cost, No second memory card slot
  • Read full review
Overall 9
9.2

Expert Review

reviewed
20 September 2013
  • Summary: The new flagship OM-D is a pro-ready camera that shows Micro Four Thirds is ready to get to work.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Expert Review

PhotoRadar
11 September 2013
  • Conclusion: In addition, the image can be seen forming on the screen of the smartphone during long exposures captured using Live Bulb and Live Time mode.
  • Pros: Small camera body, Plenty of direct controls, Excellent EVF, High quality images, Weather sealed
  • Cons: LCD not variangle, Some features hard to find, High price
  • Read full review
Overall 9
8.7

Olympus OMD EM1

Camera Labs
1 September 2013
  • Summary: As a semi-pro option I'd say the OMD EM1 is a triumph. It has a tough weatherproof body that handles like a dream, feeling great in your hands with highly customizable but always intuitive and comfortable controls, sports one of the best electronic viewfinders around that actually delivers a...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality with very usable OOC JPEGs., Weather-proof body., Built-in stabilisation works with any lens you attach., Superb ergonomics, controls & customization., Large & detailed electronic viewfinder. One of the best., Titling touch-screen., Very fast single AF speed with MFT lense...
  • Cons: Image quality no better than EM5 or GX7., Continuous AF isn't as confident as a DSLR using v/f., Phase Detect AF not used for movies or MFT lenses., Movies only available at 30fps., Focus peaking only for stills, not movies., Timelapse & miniature movies encoded at low frame rate., Only one memor...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

TechRadar UK
8 October 2014
  • Summary: Olympus's best MFT camera to date and one of the best CSCs on the market, now with firmware update 2.0
  • Pros: Small camera body, Plenty of direct controls, Excellent EVF, High quality images, Weather sealed, There are buttons and dials aplenty on the camera body and these give direct access to key features so that settings can be changed quickly. The electronic viewfinder is also excellent and much more ...
  • Cons: LCD not variangle, Some features hard to find, High price, Given the comprehensive featureset of the E-M1 it's a shame that Olympus plumped for a tilting LCD screen rather than a fully articulating monitor as this would be much more versatile and be far more useful when shooting upright images. I...
  • Read full review
Next page >>