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.
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 camera places a caption under every frame on video and every picture that says "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" and it is NOT an option. If I had known this I would have purchase something else. --- NOTE FROM OLYMPUS: This is EXIF data that displays in some programs while reviewing video.
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...
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.
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.
Very Disappointed, stopped working in under three months
J Sullivan, Amazon
27 May 2014
Summary: I purchased through Amazon from Davis Max. The camera worked great for the first two months although it wasn't used much the first month. When working it would be rated with five stars. It's so much lighter than my Nikon D800. It's fast to focus and the stabilization system is top notch.
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