6.4 out of 10 based on 574 reviews

Olympus OM-D E-M1

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  • User Score (488)
    9.3 9.3 from 488 reviewers
  • Expert Score (44)
    8.5 8.5 from 44 reviewers
  • Design (7)
    7.1 7.1 from 7 reviewers
  • Value for money (4)
    5.0 5.0 from 4 reviewers
  • Features (2)
    7.3 7.3 from 2 reviewers
  • Ease of use (9)
    6.8 6.8 from 9 reviewers
  • Picture quality (6)
    6.8 6.8 from 6 reviewers
  • Overall quality (5)
    7.3 7.3 from 5 reviewers
  • Video quality (3)
    6.6 6.6 from 3 reviewers
  • Build quality (2)
    6.8 6.8 from 2 reviewers
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  • Expert Reviews

  1. Gadget Guy

    Gadget Guy
    29 May 2018

    The second of the bigger mirror-less cameras from Olympus, the E-M1 reinvents the an SLR from the 70s with bits of today, making it a standout camera for tomorrow. Read more

    • Great design and weight, Two megapixel viewfinder is very clear, Supports WiFi and wireless shooting with smartphone app, Smartphone camera application can show images building in real time, Lock button for keeping shooting mode selected, Lots of buttons, Comes with small external flash
    • While we like the amount of buttons, this number may confuse people, Screen only pops out at various angles, as per normal with other Olympus cameras, No built-in flash, Colour filtration modes only officially apply to JPEG, and while can be used with movies, can't be shut off in these modes
  2. PhotoReview

    10 January 2017

    As noted in our First Look review , the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the camera fans of Olympus products have been waiting for. Beautifully ““ and thoughtfully ““ constructed, with excellent weather sealing and great ergonomics, the E-M1 Mark II capable of doing pretty much anything the modern... Read more

  3. Good Gear Guide

    Good Gear Guide
    18 November 2013

    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 it. Read more

    • Strong build quality, Excellent controls, Excellent image quality, Fast performance
    • Shutter button too squishy for our liking, Some noticeable LCD and EVF flickering under fluro lights
  4. DPexpert

    10 October 2013

    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 focus, five axis sensor-shift stabilisation and built-in Wi-Fi with remote control from a smartphone. The LCD swivels on the vertical plane. Read more

  • User Reviews

  1. PriceSpy

    Reviewer: User_se1022254, PriceSpy
    2 August 2014

    Very, very, very good camera that deserves all the accolades it received on photo sites. Lovely to use and quick mad. Some points of the selection: + Love the rap autofocus and especially facial / eye recognition. Just shoot her kids running at random, the focus is on the pupil. Read more

  2. PriceSpy

    Reviewer: User_se995834, PriceSpy
    23 November 2013

    Incredibly smooth and competent camera with the right lens takes at least as good (or better) pictures twice as big, twice as heavy and twice as expensive Nikon, Canon or Sony. If you want to drive with auto-focus, so is the same crazy-fast. Read more

  3. Must be bought with the Battery Grip. Quite unbalanced rig with this lens otherwise

    Reviewer: Aaron V, Teds
    9 March 2014

    Having come from a SLR and Dslr background, this camera I believe will be a first model in the dominance of DSLRs in the enthusiast/pro sector. It is amazingly fast, sharp, bright and versatile. Just allow a lot of time to adjust to the menu system and controls. Read more

    • Compact, Build quality, Screen size
    • Battery life
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