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9.6 out of 10

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Great Deal: $1,299.00

Reviews and Problems with Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Overall 6
6.0

So much potential wasted

David SF, B&H Photo
8 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Very nice MFT camera for photos. The built in image stabilizer is amazing. But sadly the video capabilities are far behind all the other major brands of cameras. With better video capabilities and the built in image stabilizer this camera would get 5 stars from me. But with only low end video it gets 3 stars.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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Overall 6
6.0

OK camera but needs a better user manual

Paul, B&H Photo
4 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a complicated camera and the manual is not very helpful. But maybe I overbought and this model is for professionals and very advanced users only. I should have checked the weight because it is 75% as heavy as my Nikon D7100 with a comparable lens (12-24mm).
  • Pros: Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Complicated Controls
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for travel but not for wildlife

JCM in Berkeley, B&H Photo
28 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I have used this camera with a variety of expensive lenses on a trip to New Orleans, to the Rose Parade in Pasadena, and on a wildlife photography trip to Costa Rica. I have taken about 3,000 images. In general the images are sharp and well exposed. Macro photography with the ring flash works very well. On previous wildlife photo safaris using full frame Nikon equipment, my camera bag weighed just over 50 pounds.
  • Pros: Excellent Image Stabiliaz, Great Resolution, Sharp images, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay
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Overall 6
6.0

Good camera, bad firmware(?)

Karthik, Amazon
19 January 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Not tough as I thought

Felixberto, olympusamerica.com
27 November 2013
  • Summary: I purchased the E-M1 as an upgrade to my E-M5, true the specs are great, I am amazed so much could be built into this little camera. With the 12-40mm lens the pictures are just as good if not better than cameras selling twice as much. My major disappointment began when after just a few months the carcass (the rubber trimmings) started peeling off! This does not speak very well to the ruggedness olympus is touting about!
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Overall 6
6.0

Great size but not comparable to SLRs

mike, olympusamerica.com
30 October 2013
  • Summary: This is a real good landscape camera, but the the telephoto lenses that I have tried are real soft, unless there is bright sunlight. I have the 14-150mm and the 75-300mm, if it is cloudy forget it, very soft. Olympus needs a 300mm f4.0 for a good price. Very limited on the prime lens choices, unless you have thousands to spend. I also have a 25mm f1.8, this is a good walking around lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sehr gut, aber zu kompliziert und leicht zu verlierende Kleinteile

Thomas Schubert, Amazon
5 April 2014
  • Summary: Die Kamera genügt sicher sehr hohen Ansprüchen, so wie man es bei diesem Preis auch erwarten darf. Die Bedienungsanleitung ist jedoch grottenschlecht, völlig unübersichtlich. Die vielen vielen Einstellungen bieten viele Möglichkeiten, am Anfang verwirren sie eher, zumal man einige Einstellungen auch nicht findet.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nicht wie erwartet....

Powerwatch, Amazon
11 February 2014
  • Summary: Nachdem ich die sehr gut verarbeitete und haptisch perfekte Kamera in meiner Hand hatte kam erst mal ein Wow Effekt, wie toll ist das denn. Aber schon nach kurzer Zeit nach den ersten gemischten Aufnahmen, drinnen und draussen, die Ernüchterung! Das Bildrauschen und die subjektive Bildqualität bei gleichen oder vergleichbaren Kameraeinstellungen mit meiner EOS 70D ist deutlich höher ( EOS 70D mit dem Sigma 17-70 2,8-4,0 oder auch mit dem 18-250 wegen der vergleichbaren...
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