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Olympus Compact System Cameras Reviews

Updated: Sep 1, 2015 15:21
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#1
alaScore 98

Olympus OM-D E-M1

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...

87 expert reviews | 324 user reviews

#2
alaScore 97

Olympus OM-D E-M10

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 is a portable and compact ILC with great performance and image quality. Loaded with useful features and coming in at $700 for the basic kit, this is a fantastic entry-level ILC or travel camera. Read more in our

61 expert reviews | 433 user reviews

#3
alaScore 94

Olympus OM-D E-M5

If the OM-D E-M5 were a couple of hundred dollars or euros cheaper I would not hesitate to recommend it as a great all-round camera and masterful feat of digital-image engineering. As it is, potential buyers will have to answer for themselves if the...

188 expert reviews | 1059 user reviews

#4
alaScore 93

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a compelling camera, with a range of features to suit all aspects of photography, from the video enthusiast, who will benefit from the 5-axis image stabilisation and improved video options, or someone looking for high...

17 expert reviews | 44 user reviews

#5
alaScore 92

Olympus PEN E-PL7

A likeable interchangeable-lens model, the Olympus PEN E-PL7's overall package makes an attractive alternative to an advanced compact and has quite a bit to offer as a first ILC.

24 expert reviews | 306 user reviews

#6
alaScore 92

Olympus PEN E-P5

The Olympus E-P5 is an outstanding ILC combining Rangefinder styling, top of the line components, outstanding image quality and amazing performance into a compact package. It also features the largest collection of available lenses for an ILC. Read...

69 expert reviews | 56 user reviews

#7
alaScore 89

Olympus PEN E-PL5

For users upgrading from a simple point-and-shoot to an interchangeable lens camera, the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 is a very good camera to transition to.

54 expert reviews | 369 user reviews

#8
alaScore 87

Olympus PEN E-P3

The Olympus E-P3 is a remarkable camera that snaps quality photos, even in difficult lighting conditions. I like the build quality, and the attention to details that Olympus has put into it. Its design will surely catch the attention of classic camera...

111 expert reviews | 121 user reviews

#9
alaScore 86

Olympus PEN E-PL3

The Olympus PEN E-PL3 delivers impressive performance when it comes to speed, but is held back by noisy images at higher ISO settings and a kit lens that delivers so-so sharpness at longer focal lengths.

76 expert reviews | 343 user reviews

#10
alaScore 86

Olympus PEN E-PM1

If you're looking for a step-up model that's still pretty compact, the Olympus PEN E-PM1 is a solid, affordable choice.

73 expert reviews | 249 user reviews

#11
alaScore 84

Olympus PEN E-PM2

The PEN E-PM2 costs less than the similar PEN E-PL5. Performance and features are near identical minus a few things.

37 expert reviews | 290 user reviews

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#12
alaScore 84

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Its image quality isn't quite on par with a DSLR, but the Olympus Pen E-PL1 is a groundbreaking and powerful interchangeable-lens camera that serves as an excellent learning tool.

142 expert reviews | 1061 user reviews

#13
alaScore 83

Olympus PEN E-PL2

The Olympus E-PL2 is the least-expensive compact interchangeable-lens camera you can buy. And while it offers very good image quality, some same-price cameras use even larger image sensors and deliver better low-light performance.

88 expert reviews | 194 user reviews

#14
alaScore 82

Olympus PEN LITE E-PL6

The all-metal, all style PEN E-PL6 has inherited more than good looks from big brothers in the OMD range, it's got the brains too. The latest streamline design from Olympus also comes equipped with Wi-Fi capable FlashAir SD card and a lust-worthy...

2 expert reviews | 24 user reviews

#15
alaScore 81

Olympus PEN E-P2

The Olympus Pen E-P2 serves up unique in-camera controls and an attractive, durable design, but it costs significantly more than an entry-level DSLR, lacks a built-in flash, and has autofocus issues.

103 expert reviews | 158 user reviews

#16
alaScore 81

Olympus PEN E-P1

It's hard not to fall for the E-P1's charms. The unashamedly nostalgic design combines with true SLR quality in a remarkably pocketable package. The lack of flash and viewfinder will put some off, as will the relatively slow focus, but overall this...

153 expert reviews | 461 user reviews

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