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Olympus Compact System Cameras Reviews

Updated: Nov 29, 2015 01:27
alaScore 95

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...

89 expert reviews | 474 user reviews

alaScore 95

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

68 expert reviews | 678 user reviews

alaScore 94

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 II is compact and powerful consumer ILC. The camera produces great image quality and performance in an affordable package. Read more in our

15 expert reviews | 18 user reviews

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

The E-M5 II is a great all-rounder that improves over its well-respected predecessor in almost every respect. Although it faces stiff competition from higher-resolution peers in this segment of the mirrorless market, the combination of a deep feature...

28 expert reviews | 89 user reviews

alaScore 92

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...

149 expert reviews | 994 user reviews

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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.

35 expert reviews | 441 user reviews

alaScore 91

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...

71 expert reviews | 61 user reviews

alaScore 88

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.

60 expert reviews | 392 user reviews

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...

110 expert reviews | 175 user reviews

alaScore 87

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Make no mistake: Aside from a screen that can now face forward for selfies, the Olympus PEN E-PL6 ($299.99 with 14-42mm lens) is the same camera as the E-PL5 we reviewed in 2012. Originally released in other markets in mid-2013, the E-PL6 is an...

5 expert reviews | 35 user reviews

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.

73 expert reviews | 389 user reviews

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.

72 expert reviews | 308 user reviews

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.

27 expert reviews | 325 user reviews

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.

140 expert reviews | 1112 user reviews

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.

86 expert reviews | 212 user reviews

alaScore 82

Olympus E-3

Olympus's Four Thirds sensor limits your lens choices, but the E-3 takes excellent pictures. The Olympus E-3 is a beefy, 10-megapixel, semipro DSLR aching to beat up on the competition. But at $1,700 for its magnesium-muscled body and another $900...

112 expert reviews | 604 user reviews

alaScore 82

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.

102 expert reviews | 183 user reviews

alaScore 82

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 | 525 user reviews


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