Olympus OM-D E-M1

Announced Sep 10, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Thought I would do a quick review of my OMD-EM1 after owning it for a few months and most importantly, having recently used it in anger as my main camera for my 2 weeks holiday in Crete (over 700 shots taken). Normally, I would take one of my Nikon DSLR bodies (Either my D800 or D4), and whilst their quality of images is pretty much unsurpassed and stunning, taking either of the bodies away with their inherent size and weight disadvantages (especially combined with full frame lenses), as well ...

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Araldite
 
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Have had Nikon 600, 610,7100,7000,5100 and 5200 and assortment of lenses. Decided I wanted something lighter with excellent image quality. I bought the E-M1 with the 12-40 and never regretted it. At the tender age of 73 went on a very steep walk up at Dorrigo (NSW) and hardly felt the camera weight at all. The results at the waterfall at the bottom of the walk were excellent. Unless you are a pixel peeper IMHO I don't think you need full frame. Graet camera and great (12-40 mm) lens.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG using OMD EM-1 The best Thing about this camera 0.) Image Quality Super Sharp, Great Saturation even at RAW. Best JPEG Quality like everybody say. Accurate Metering, Lots of details on The Shadows and Highlights even at JPG Best kit lens I ever Had. 1.) Super Fast and Accurate Auto Focus The touch screen interface is just so useful. 2.) Mind Blowing Optical Image Stabilization You wont believe it even after you see it. 3.) Dedicated Dials and Programable Buttons, makes ...

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I just bought the E-M1 brand new yesterday for $1249 at Future Shop. Man, this camera is fast and very well built. The handling is superb, not too light, not too heavy. My little finger sticks out, it has no grip at the bottom, maybe I'll buy the additional grip later on. Amazing customization possibilities, I still have to study further to my needs. At the natural setting, the images are very sharp and have slightly less saturation than most previous models I've used in the past. Maybe a ...

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OlympusTog
 
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Bought this little beauty at The Photography show at the NEC in Birmingham having taken the decision to ditch my Canon equipment - 5D2, 1D3 and 3 L series lenses  and I haven't been disappointed - the IQ is stunning and I use the Olympus 12-40 2.8 which is outstanding and as good as if not better than my L/DO lenses. My main reason to change was for the weight - my whole kit weighs less than the 80-200L (not a typo - The magic drainpipe). Olympus bill it as "Built to outperform DSLR cameras ...

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Many words have been printed about this pro-level camera and you've no doubt read all the technical discussion so I won't rake over the coals. All the technical discussion and tests show it to be an excellent pro-level shooter. . So .. what can you DO with an EM-1? So far, I'd answer “ just about anything you'd like to do ”. Ergonomics: The EM-1 has great ergonomics, even better than the EM-5 which I also own and use. It is very easy to set up QUICKLY once you note where everything is. It is ...

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The b ackground Being a Nikon user for the last ten years I faithfully bought a Nikon V1 on sale early in 2013 to complement my full-frame D600 setup - just something to bring along on small trips and to used by non-technicals as well. Quite surprisingly I started to use the V1 more and more, and the D600 less and less. D600 had superior image quality, but the V1 had "good-enough" IQ and a stunning fast AF - perfect for tracking small kids in motion. The V1 and its 18,5mm gave me some ...

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I've had a few Olympus DSLRs and mirrorless cameras and this unit is excellent. The best yet. It did NOT blow me away like the EM-5 did at first, however. Let me explain: The EM-5 for its size was (is) unrivalled in its mix of flexibility, speed of use and image quality. The 5-way IS is amazing. Viewfinder is very good and it is much faster to set up than menu-driven toys. It knocked my socks off, especially shooting theatre in dim light. http://photohounds.smugmug.com/Performing-arts etc. So ...

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Georg Metz
 
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I will not review the technical features or the image quality of this camera here. I will just write down my personal impressions after several weeks with my Olympus OM-D E-M1. To make a long story short: this is THE camera for me, a masterpiece! It is compact and light, especially with primes but also not too small for good ergonomics, also with larger lenses like the M.ZUIKO 12-40/2.8. The camera's look and shape have sometimes been discussed as a questionable mix of classic and modern ...

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