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Olympus OM-D E-M1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 720 reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the price, and there are some critical opinions about the water proof and storage.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

flash, battery, memory, storage, water proof

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and portability. The lens and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the water proof and price. Comments about the battery and shutter are mixed.

performance, usability, lens, portability, durability

price, water proof

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, portability, price, image quality

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus OM-D E-M1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Olympus OM-D E-M1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the performance and durability. The zoom and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, zoom, durability, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Hillary K. Grigonis (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Review: Making impossible shots easy

 

With the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III, less is more, because you don't need to bring a tripod. The E-M1 Mark III reworks the E-M1X into a smaller body.

Excellent stabilization ; Starry sky autofocus ; Quick performance ; Handheld high-res mode ; Weather-sealed

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III initial review

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III is a 20MP high-end Micro Four Thirds camera. It brings a whole heap of E-M1X capability to a sensibly sized body.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : William Porter (pcworld.com)

William Porter

 

Olympus's best mirror less camera is attracting interest from serious photographers.

Rugged body with excellent ergonomics ; Best-in-class five-axis in-body image stabilization ; Highly configurable

Video format options lacking by comparison to competing cameras ; Mediocre battery life ; Rich configurability of E-M1 makes for steep learning curve

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...

May, 2014

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

In most respects the E-M1 does a good job bridging the gap between a traditional DSLR and a Micro Four Thirds camera. Its controls and customizability may overwhelm less hands-on users, but those who don't mind tinkering will love its flexibility. The...

Sturdy, weather-resistant body with lovely retro styling, Excellent image quality, Chromatic aberration corrected in-camera making JPEGs more usable, 2x2 interface puts more controls at your fingers, Impressive number of customizable controls, Bright,...

Interface and controls can be overwhelming initially, In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive, Auto focus with Four Thirds lenses is slow in dim conditions with tricky subjects, Only one SD card slot, Inconveniently-placed power...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

 

The E-M1 is the second model in Olympus's OM-D series and extends the range further into semi-pro/enthusiast territory. There are two main distinctions that set the E-M1 apart from its little brother (the E-M5) - a more sophisticated autofocus system...

Sturdy, weather-resistant body with lovely retro styling Excellent image quality Chromatic aberration corrected in-camera making JPEGs more usable 2x2 interface puts more controls at your fingers Impressive number of customizable controls Bright, sharp...

Interface and controls can be overwhelming initially In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive Auto focus with Four Thirds lenses is slow in dim conditions with tricky subjects Only one SD card slot Inconveniently-placed power switch...

The first OM-D model - the E-M5 - was a breakthrough camera, both for Olympus and, arguably, for the industry too. The combination of the best Four Thirds sensor yet in a well worked-out, twin control dial body led us to call it one of the most capable...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

 

Olympus pulls out all the stops for its latest top-of-the-line Micro Four Thirds camera, the OM-D E-M1. Designed to woo Four Thirds-lens aficianados from its dSLRs -- this is the model that for all intents and purposes signs the death warrant on the E...

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a great, feature-packed and weather-sealed camera that's fast and delivers high-quality photos and videos.

The out-of-the-box JPEG quality could be better and the sheer number of configuration options can at best test your memory and at worst, overwhelm. It deserves a better manual, as well as a second card slot.

One of the fastest, most feature-laden cameras you can buy for less than $1,500, you really need to spend some quality time going through all the settings before using the Olympus OM-D E-M1.

Oct, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1

 

With gorgeous images—even in low light, incredible speed, and a wealth of high-end features, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the best Micro Four Thirds camera that money can buy. It's an easy Editors' Choice award winner.

Impressive image quality, even at high ISO settings. Dust-proof, splash-proof design. Solid build quality. Excellent ergonomics. Best-in-class EVF. Wi-Fi. In-camera art filters and color control. Robust time lapse feature. Quick autofocus. 10.5fps...

On the pricey side. No built-in flash. No support for 60fps video.

The EVF is everything you want an electronic viewfinder to be. It's big—the magnification is higher than a full-frame D-SLR; it's sharp at 2.4 million dots, and the lag time is a mere 29 milliseconds. The quality is on par with the external VF-4...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 surpasses everything that we have seen so far from an ILC. Providing amazing performance and image quality that rivals a lower level pro mode dSLR, this much smaller camera is ready to go anywhere and perform in all situations....

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record Full 1080p movies ; Sealed Body and Magnesium Alloy frame provide a tough, go anywhere camera ; Excellent overall image quality ;...

No built-in flash - possible to forget or not bring the included attachable flash unit ; Highest ISO settings are unacceptable due to image noise ; Very high price tag for an ILC

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 surpasses everything that we have seen so far from an ILC. Providing amazing performance and image quality that rivals a lower level pro mode dSLR, this much smaller camera is ready to go anywhere and perform in all situations....

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 firmware upgrade

 

Olympus E-M1 firmware upgrade : Olympus announces a firmware upgrade for the OM-D E-M1 body that adds two new features to the award-winning camera's flagship specifications. Launched in 2013, the Micro Four Thirds OM-D E-M1 is one of the most advanced...

To complement its convenient dimensions, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 body is equipped with one of the world’s fastest autofocus systems and 5-axis image stabilisation - which makes it ideal for spontaneous, hand-held video and still-photo capture. In...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 in silver

 

Olympus E-M1 now available in silver : Olympus Imaging is pleased to announce the upgraded version of the Olympus OM-D E-M1, scheduled for release in November 2014. It is a flagship model of Compact System Camera that conforms to Micro Four Thirds...

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 price is set at € 1300 EUR / $ 1300 USD (body only) and € 2000 EUR / $ 2000 USD for the OM-D E-M1 kit including the new M.ZUIKO Digital 12-40mm 1:2.8 lens.

Nov, 2014

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