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 entering the EVF from the rear). Definitely sounds like a serious design flaw if one was required to continually block the EVF eyepiece from any direct 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. Unlike sunburn on your body, this won't clear up after a couple of days of redness. This is permanent damage that needs a return to Olympus to fix. No camera should be this limited.
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. Several users, including myself, got strange, permanent green spots in the EVF. It *seems* this is caused by the sun being amplified by the EVF loupe and burning the EVF screen.
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... What good is it to have a great body that can't produce good images. The problem I have is the purple cast I get in the sky when you shot facing the sun. I'm I new to photography? No.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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 very nice.
Pros: Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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. Indoor shots are impossible - even shooting with a tripod at 200 ISO in a fairly bright room. There is noise in shadowy to darker areas.
Pros: Small / Compact
Cons: Complicated Controls, Poor Image Quality, Poor in Low Light
Very Disappointed, stopped working in under three months
J Sullivan, Amazon
26 November 2013
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. The eye piece on the camera is great, very clear and makes it easy to see your subject or landscape. Olympus did it right.
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.
Summary: Also das was die Kamera jetzt kostet ist sie definitiv nicht wert. Die Vorteile sind alle schön und gut (siehe 5 und 4 Sterne Rezensionen), und es ist eine top Kamera, so ist es nicht. Aber für weniger(!!!) bekomme ich die Vollformat Sony A7 Ob ich also eine Kamera mit MFT Sensor nehme oder Geld spare und mir lieber eine günstigere Vollformat (welch absurdität), also bitte. Die Kamera ist nur was für Olympus Fans, der Preis ist weit fernab jeglicher Realität.