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Olympus OM-D E-M1

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A multi award winning SLR camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 16.3MP 4" Live MOS Apr 2015
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Olympus OM-D E-M1 number 227 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 61?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 26 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Good Gear Guide.com.au plus six other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus four other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The OM-D E-M1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 170 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 187 in sports photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 183 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Olympus OM-D E-M1?

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 130.4mm wide and 93.5mm tall. It is 63.1mm deep and weighs 443g.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 front dimensions

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

26 Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded by experts in cameras of all the digital cameras.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Good Gear Guide.com.au, Tomsguide.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Photoreview.com.au, PC Mag, Reviewed.com and Techradar all of whom said that this camera was outstanding.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all of whom thought that this Olympus camera was very good.

This Olympus digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Digitaltrends.com, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Trusted Reviews, Ua.gecid.com and Focus-Numerique.fr all of whom said that this camera was very good.

The experts at review websites Onfoto.ru and DP Review both said that this camera was fantastic and gave it their "Gold" award.

Three more expert review sites all thought that this Olympus camera was very good. Imaging Resource.com gave this camera a "Dave's Pick" award, it received a "Good Stuff" award from Camerastuffreview.com/nl/ and it received a "5 Star" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 55 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com this camera has an average expert rating of 90%. This puts this Olympus camera in the top 5% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Owner Reviews

This Olympus digital camera has an average owner rating of 89% based on 518 owner reviews. Over 87% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 6,224 expert and user reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Olympus has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £799.00 it is more expensive than 80% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The OM-D E-M1's sensor megapixels of 16.3MP is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the OM-D E-M1 of 25,600 is in the highest 11% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavy

The weight of the OM-D E-M1 of 443g is in the heaviest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

The eye relief of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 of 21mm is quite big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 15% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average eye relief of all digital cameras is 19mm, with the smallest being 8mm and the biggest being 27mm.

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3D

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The OM-D E-M1 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the OM-D E-M1 of 1.33" is in the biggest 3% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Features Bluetooth

The OM-D E-M1 features bluetooth, unlike 96% of digital cameras which do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The OM-D E-M1 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Touchscreen

The OM-D E-M1 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Self-Timer

The OM-D E-M1 has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Noise Reduction

The OM-D E-M1 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the OM-D E-M1 of 3" is fairly large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9".

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The OM-D E-M1 features saturation adjustment. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The OM-D E-M1 supports live view. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The OM-D E-M1 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has an HDMI Port

The OM-D E-M1 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The OM-D E-M1 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The OM-D E-M1's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 15% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The OM-D E-M1 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a microphone in. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The OM-D E-M1 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The OM-D E-M1 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|2560 x 1920|1024 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Olympus released the OM-D E-M1 in April 2015.


Product Identifiers

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