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Olympus OM-D E-M1
9.6 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 4
4.0

Olympus set up are not intuitive

Stefano, B&H Photo
4 August 2015
  • Excerpt: The manual is very poor. The set up is very difficult. The camera itself is very good. Photo are nice and sharp. Lens are superb.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Design, poor QC

Rock man, B&H Photo
1 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Great IQ, Great ergonomics and controls and really nice lenses. I want to love this camera but returned 2 of them due to defects. I also have an EM-5 with various problems. Olympus needs to improve on QC or perhaps bring the manufacturing to Japan! Cannot recommend.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Small / Compact
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Design, Poor Execution

Dick, B&H Photo
5 March 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: Short Battery Life
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Overall 4
4.0

EVF splotches

bruceM, B&H Photo
23 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I've had the E-M1 for 8 months now and am generally pleased with it. Good image quality and very customizable. Great ergonomics and small size make it a pleasure to shoot with. However, I too have already had to have a warranty repair due to green splotches in the EVF (apparently caused by sunlight...
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Overall 4
4.0

EVF too prone to sunburn damage

Ken, B&H Photo
10 August 2014
  • Excerpt: An otherwise great camera there are now far too many reports from owners who have had the EVF permanently burned by brief, fractions of a second, exposure to the sun. Seems to be mainly users who need +ve dioptre settings on the eyepiece.
  • Cons: Evf Sunburn Damage
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Overall 4
4.0

A killer flaw in the EVF

Luis, B&H Photo
25 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I could say so many good things about this camera: AF, IBIS, handling, construction, resolution,.... But would be a waste of time. Because the camera has a huge flaw on its EVF (viewfinder): you can easily damage it. Very easily.
  • Cons: Huge Evf Flaw, Short Battery Life
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Overall 4
4.0

Great camera only if...

Richard, B&H Photo
18 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The camera is built solid. The buttons are well placed. AF is fast and loaded with great features. Olys and Panasonic have great line of lenses. This is it if you are looking for a great solid body with great lenses, but the problem I have is the image...
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Poor Image Quality
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Idea - Poor Reliability

R. Behling, Amazon
19 January 2014
Overall 4
4.0

HELP!

TX PHOTO DOC, Adorama
17 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I use my cameras for taking all kinds of photos for exhibitions competitions and occasionally sell a few. It's a comfortable weight and size and the grip is good.I bought the MMF-3 Adapter with it and have also been using my 4/3 lenses like the 70-300 and the 12-60 (for some test shots), which is...
  • Pros: Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Complicated Controls
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't know what all the fuss is about

House shooter, B&H Photo
4 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm selling mine. After one month, I cannot get noise free photos even at 200 ISO. Pictures are JUST NOT AS GOOD as an APS-C sensor. I've tried every setting possible. I like everything else about the camera but the photos it produces. Outdoor shots are acceptable.
  • Pros: Small / Compact
  • Cons: Complicated Controls, Poor Image Quality, Poor in Low Light
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