OM System OM-1 Overview

Announced Feb 15, 2022 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Announced Feb 15, 2022

Manufacturer description: The OM-1 is a new flagship camera released by OM Digital Solutions under its new OM System brand. The OM-1, whose name page homage to the original OM-1 released 50 years ago, features 20.4MP Micro Four Thirds stacked CMOS sensor with 5-axis in-body image stabilization and two high-resolution modes capable of outputting 50MP and 80MP images in a special Tripod High Res mode. It's also quite capable on the video front, with support for 4K video (UHD or DCI) at up to 60 fps and Full HD (1080p) video at up to 240 fps, both internally in H.264 (8-bit) or H.265 (10-bit) codecs. Olympus has also doubled down on its weatherproofing expertise by adding enough weather-sealing to qualify this camera for IP53 dust- and splash-resistance.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.4 x 13 mm)
Sensor type Stacked CMOS
ISO Auto, 80-25600 (expands to 80-102400)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Storage types SD, SDHC (UHS-I/II), SDXC (UHS-I/II)
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 599 g (1.32 lb / 21.13 oz)
Dimensions 135 x 92 x 73 mm (5.31 x 3.62 x 2.87)
GPS None

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Our review

The OM-1 brings speed, improved AF and more detailed video to a system that already offered great image stabilization and small and light camera/lens combinations. This makes it a powerful all-rounder with particular strengths for wildlife. That compactness comes as a trade-off for absolute image quality but a series of computational multi-shot modes can help close the gap in certain circumstances. It's a lot of capability for the money.

Good for: Wildlife, hand-held video, some sports shooting

Not so good for: Family photos where simplicity is essential

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