Summary: I returned my copy of the E-M1 because the autofocus would not give a correct focus when a circular polarizer (and I tried two different brands of polarizers) was mounted on either of the two 14-42 kit lenses that I have, though the E-M1 did autofocus properly without a polarizer on these lenses.
Excerpt: Have 2 of these, the second bought through B&H 15 months ago. This is a very sophisticated little camera that I shall progressively use more often in the future. However: I am disturbed about the EVF problems. Hey Olympus, tell us how to overcome any problems (and sort on future models).
Pros: See Penultimate Para, Small / Compact
Cons: Evf Problem, No Decent Speedlight, Wifi Interface
Excerpt: In late 2013 I bought my first EM1 as a second body for shooting weddings. I soon found myself using the camera along with the excellent mZuiko lenses more than my DSLR. The autofocus is quick and accurate even in low light.
Summary: This review is for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 we recently purchased. I have been able to use this camera right out of the box, this is partially do to the fact that I am an Olympus owner of many cameras. It will take much more time to become familiar with all of the features on this excellent camera.
Excerpt: The in camera optical stabilization works very well and the electronic viewfinder helps as one can shoot while holding the camera with both hands and not having to use one hand to point to the subject for focus.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
Cons: No Bluetooth To Gps, No Internal Gps, Poor Menu Structure, Short Battery Life
The M1 is great. The ergonomics on the M5 made handling a ...
22 March 2015
Summary: I moved from an Olympus E-M5 to the E-M1. So most of my review of this camera will address the benefits over the M5. I used the M5 for about 9 months prior to moving to the M1, which I have now been using for the past 2 months.
Summary: I was reluctant to get a compact system camera when my E-5 started to wear out, but after being unhappy with a brief stint with Canon I decided to buy it. Now, I wish I had bought it sooner. The pictures are incredible and the high ISOs are amazing, and it is amazingly fast.
Excerpt: Traded in a multi defective EM5 for the newer upscale EM1. EM-5 failed on five trips and on the last Olympus indicated there was no problem even though the dealer clearly agreed there was an issue. The EM1 is over a year old, has failed three times on two trips.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: This is the Olympus OMD-EM1 without the US warranty. With a lifestyle that obliges me to live and work outside the US, this decision is a no-brainer. Saving $200 is a bonus. This is a terrific camera, that was until recently held back by the absence of a comprehensive range of top-end lenses.