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Olympus OM-D E-M1

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A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from seven expert review websites and 19 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 16.3MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Sep 2013
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Olympus OM-D E-M1 number 192 in best selling cameras and number 351 across all digital cameras.
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573 Reviews + 26 Awards
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Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this digital 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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
The OM-D E-M1 has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 349 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 371 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 363 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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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.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

26 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this Olympus digital camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The writers at seven expert review sites all concluded that this digital camera was remarkably good and gave it their highest award. This was from Good Gear Guide.com.au, Tomsguide.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Photoreview.com.au, PC Mag, Reviewed.com and Techradar who gave it an "Editor's Choice".

The experts at five additional expert review sites all thought that this camera was great. Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this Olympus camera an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award, it received a "Highly Recommended" award from both PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

The experts at websites Digitaltrends.com, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Trusted Reviews, Ua.gecid.com and Focus-Numerique.fr all endorse this Olympus camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was superb and gave it one of their highest awards. This was from Onfoto.ru and DP Review who gave it an "Gold".

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

Excellent Expert Reviews

55 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com have rated this camera on average 90%. The camera expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this digital camera rated it as 89 out of 100. 291 reviewers (87% of all 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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Olympus Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 6,556 user and expert reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases), Olympus has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £829.99 it is in the most expensive 9% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the United Kingdom price of £829.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $999.00 (£1,385.51).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2013.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the OM-D E-M1 of 16.3MP is in the highest 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Olympus OM-D E-M1's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than 85% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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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Heavier Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The OM-D E-M1's weight of 443g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 77% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a touchscreen. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The OM-D E-M1 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The OM-D E-M1 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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

This 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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Supports Wi-Fi

The OM-D E-M1 supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus digital 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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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The OM-D E-M1 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The OM-D E-M1 has an anti-dust function, unlike 90% of cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Features Bluetooth

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 features bluetooth, which is unusual. 95% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the OM-D E-M1 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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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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Bigger Than Average Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the OM-D E-M1 of 21mm is bigger than 81% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The OM-D E-M1 features calendar, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The OM-D E-M1 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Noise Reduction

The OM-D E-M1 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the OM-D E-M1 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 20% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The OM-D E-M1's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than 82% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a USB Connectivity

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

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The OM-D E-M1 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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

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

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Supports Live View

The OM-D E-M1 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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