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Olympus OM-D E-M1
9.2 out of 10

Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

eyevan, DP Review
2 November 2015
  • Excerpt: My EM-1 is about to be sent for repairs, again, this time for a sticky shutter (2nd curtain? occasionally won't reset after taking a shot) and intermittently unresponsive rear dial. I purchased my camera in April of 2014 and as of today it has 37,532 clicks on the shutter.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not for sports or any action.

BRodbell, B&H Photo
22 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera along with the 40-150 pro lens to get sports photos. I was used to using a nikon d7000 with a 70-200 f/2.8 lens. The Olympus combo was really bad at auto focusing on moving subjects. I missed my old set up right away.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointed

Michael, olympusamerica.com
29 July 2014
  • Summary: I have had many Olympus cameras through the years.This is a very complicated camera and not very intuitive. Took me forever to even figure out how to adjust the flash for a flash fill in. I was hoping for a good fast focus with good results.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good camera but still has the defective shutter mechanism as first reported by users in 2012 - not good for primary camera

Winter, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: This camera still has the defective shutter mechanism which will lock up completely in cold weather and then the camera is inoperable. You can send the camera in to Olympus for repair but they will check it at room temperature and return it as not needing to be repaired.
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Overall 2
2.0

Shutter Stuck Closed, not covered by warranty.

C. Hill, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Worked well for 8 months, then the shutter started sticking intermittently. at 1 year 2 months the problem got much worse and the camera was unusable because the shutter would stick closed after about 90% of the pictures I take.
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of junk

Bryan, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: Rear dial stopped functioning properly after a year. Have to pay Olympus another $200 to get it fixed.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer beware for action and sports shooting.

Barry, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: I had been using a Nikon d7000 and wanted to upgrade. I also wanted something lighter for travel. I read everything I could find about these cameras. Watched youtube videos and talked to camera shops. The result was that this camera could do it all.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good pictures , poor build quality

caprinut, WEX
9 April 2015
  • Summary: Purchased a year ago and on my second body , which has to go back again . Rear dial not working , Drive button fallen off , flash cover fallen off . It feels nice and takes lovely pictures ,but is nowhere near the build quality of my E3 or E1 and let down by Olympus customer care .
  • Pros: Great Picture Quality
  • Cons: Flimsy Construction
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