Olympus OM-D E-M1

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
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Based on 44 scores, 101 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    33
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Impressive image quality, even at high ISO settings.
  • Dust-proof, splash-proof design.
  • Solid build quality.

Cons:

  • Expensive.
  • No built-in flash.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Tom's Guide on 80

This Olympus OM-D EM-1 Review is a premium weatherproof mirrorless camera that has nearly all the features of an advanced DSLR. With the success of its first retro-rugged mirrorless camera, the OM-D EM-5, Olympus took a winning solution and...

By avhub.com.au on

Can we forgive the E-M1 for its flaws? You betcha! Just as with the E-M5, the interface curiosities simply aren't sufficiently annoying to detract from the overall experience of the E-M1 which is, quite simply, a hugely enjoyable and rewarding one.It's a...

By Techworld on

Whether you're coming from an older Four Thirds camera or earlier model Micro Four Thirds, or whether you're upgrading from a bigger, heavier DSLR, SLT or mirrorless camera, the E-M1 is highly...

By Macworld on 100

If you really need need the much larger files, slightly better exposure range or low-light performance of a full-frame camera, or if you can't live without 1024p or 1060p video, then the E-M1 may not be for you. By the same token, if you just want to...

By ConsumerSearch on

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a follow-up to the well-reviewed OM-D E-M5 (Est. $825 with kit lens), and supplements it rather than replaces it. It's based on the same formula and targeted to the same audience -- pros who don't want to lug around massive DSLR...

By Pocket-lint on 100

There's no doubt that the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a credible bit of kit. As far as compact system cameras go there's nothing else as fully featured on the market, nor as all-round capable as this slice of retro-inspired cool. The big hurdle for...

By The Imaging Resource on 90

The Olympus E-M1 builds upon the legacy of the outstanding OM-D E-M5, adding not only a ton of features geared for pros and advanced enthusiasts, but also an on-chip, phase-detect autofocusing system that delivers the responsiveness that Olympus Four...

By The Luminous Landscape on

Simply put, the Olympus O-MD E-M1 is that company's new flagship camera, and while not inexpensive, provides proof that Olympus is run by engineers and product marketing folks that actually understand the needs of...

By Macworld UK on 80

Hang on, you might be saying; whilst the 16.3 effective megapixel OM-D E-M1 may outwardly resemble a DSLR it’s not actually one in the strictest sense, on account of being a mirror-less model. But since Olympus hasn’t released a DSLR proper in years,...

By pdnonline.com on

The Olympus OM-D EM-1 is an excellent addition to Olympus's digital camera lineup, delivering superb image quality and above-average performance. To date, the E-M1 is probably one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market.Pros: Sturdy weatherproof...

By Popular Photography Magazine on

The OM-D E-M1 is one of the best current ILCs and marks a high point for the Olympus system. Extremely versatile controls, a rugged body, and a lovely EVF combine with some of the highest image quality you can get from a Micro Four Thirds camera. At...

By Digital Photography Review on 85

The Pentax K-3 is the company's latest range-topping DSLR, which means another robustly constructed, well-proportioned camera built with photographers in mind. The 24MP K-3 does without an anti-aliasing filter, instead offering the unique option of...

By Digital Photography Review on

The photography enthusiast has never had such a wide choice of great cameras to choose from - with the advent of mirrorless cameras swelling the ranks of highly capable cameras available for around $1,200. Although there's not always a difference in...

By Photography Bay on

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship camera in Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds mirrorless lineup. When you pick up the camera, it certainly feels like a flagship model. The tough, magnesium alloy body is immediately apparent, as are the plentiful controls...

By Digital Trends on 85

We don't understand the sometimes over-the-top positive online reaction to this capable but hardly extraordinary mirrorless camera. Yes, it certainly can capture quality stills and good 1080/30p videos. But for $1,400 body only? No way. Although much...

By camerastuffreviewcom on 84

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 is very good. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is even better. Everything there was to improve about the E-M5, is clearly better with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Differences in image quality are small, but still (sometimes) visible and measurable....

By Good Gear Guide on 90

The OM-D E-M1 takes over as the flagship camera for Olympus. It's a Micro Four Thirds-based camera with a stack of features that's aimed at those of you who want more of a 'pro' feel from a compact system camera. We love...

By TechRadar AU on 100

Happily the E-M1 isn't all style and no substance. It also delivers high quality, correctly exposed images with plenty of detail, good colour and well-controlled noise. The images look natural and sharp and although there is noise visible at relatively...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the second model in Olympus's OM-D series of compact system cameras. Designed as a fully-fledged professional photographic tool, the E-M1 boasts a tough dust-, drip- and freeze-proof magnesium alloy body and a vast array of...

By Amateur Photographer on 86

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is one of the best micro four thirds-system cameras yet, so if this test makes it look like a serious camera, thats because it is. The rugged-looking magnesium-alloy, weather-sealed body has all the features an enthusiast...