Olympus OM-D E-M1

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
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Based on 33 scores, 64 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    27
  • Good:
    5
  • 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 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 Stuff.tv on 100

Should E-M5 owners upgrade to an E-M1? Probably not, especially if they've got the optional battery grip. But everyone else should sell every camera they own, plus a body part and any heirlooms knocking about in the loft, and buy the new Olympus'...

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 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.com/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...

By DigitalVersus on 100

It's hard to find fault with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. With enhanced picture quality, a speedier autofocus, a nice wide viewfinder, a 10 fps burst mode and an all-weather finish, the E-M1 has plenty of qualities to win over enthusiasts and pros. Olympus has...

By mashable.com on -

Whether you're a pro looking for a second, lighter camera that doesn't skimp on performance or an amateur looking for a camera that will provide enough custom settings and buttons to grow with over time, the OM-D EM-1 is one of the speediest and most...

By TrustedReviews on 10

The Olympus E-M1 delivers the goods across the board, with an impressive specification, fantastic build quality and a level of performance to match or better almost any CSC on the market.

By cnet on 80

One of the fastest, most feature-laden cameras you can buy for less than $1,500, you really need to spend some quality time going through all the settings before using the Olympus OM-D...

By AsiaOne on 100

Olympus' latest flagship Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, OM-D E-M1, has large shoes to fill, and longer shoelaces to tie.The E-M1 is the successor to the MFT E-M5 and the company's flagship Four Thirds DSLR E-5.The newcomer uses a dual...

By DPexpert on -

review—OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1] by terry on 10 October 2013 Pric e: $1600 body Sublime THE LOW-DOWN: The 16 megapixel E-M1 is the company’s top micro four thirds camera. It has a 2.36 megapixel electronic viewfinder, dual contrast and phase detection auto...