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Olympus OM-D E-M1

$999.00
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A multi award winning and fully featured 16.3 megapixel digital camera
SLR 16.3MP 4" Live MOS Apr 2015
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Olympus OM-D E-M1 number 82 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 45?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 89% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
4608 x 3456 still image resolution
Heavy
Only supports 25, 50 and 7 more ISO sensitivities

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the OM-D E-M1 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being average for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape 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.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

26 Industry Awards

Camera experts rave about this Olympus digital camera and have given it 26 awards.

The authors at seven expert review sites all decided that this camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. Good Gear Guide.com.au, Tomsguide.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Photoreview.com.au, PC Mag, Reviewed.com and Techradar all gave this Olympus camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all strongly endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

This Olympus camera was given a "Gold" award by both websites Onfoto.ru and DP Review, both of which decided that this camera was excellent.

Imaging Resource.com gave this camera a "Dave's Pick" award, Camerastuffreview.com/nl/ gave it a "Good Stuff" award and it received a "5 Star" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on 55 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com the average expert rating of this digital camera is 90 out of 100. The camera expert review sites think this Olympus camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 518 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 89 out of 100. 291 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this digital 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 Cameras

Based on 6,180 user and expert reviews (including 1,319 verified purchases), Olympus has very good ratings for its cameras. Olympus also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Not Cheap

Digital cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 of £799.00 ($799.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $200.00.

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Features

Average Megapixel

The OM-D E-M1 has a relatively average megapixel (16.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Heavy

Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The OM-D E-M1 is one of the heavier cameras (443 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". At 3 inches, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only Supports 25, 50 and 7 More ISO Sensitivities

The OM-D E-M1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "50", "160", "250", "500", "1600", "2500", "25600" and "25" are also supported by this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The OM-D E-M1 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2560 x 1920 and 1024 x 768. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The OM-D E-M1 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Touchscreen

The OM-D E-M1 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Self-Timer

The OM-D E-M1 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras also have a self-timer.

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3D

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 3D. Most of the other cameras also are 3D.

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Features Bluetooth

The OM-D E-M1 features bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The OM-D E-M1 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The OM-D E-M1 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Fairly High Magnification

The lowest magnification of cameras is 0.15x, the highest is 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x. With a magnification of 1.48 times zoom factor, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a quite high magnification compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100 millimeters, the OM-D E-M1 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 300mm.

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Has a Microphone in

The OM-D E-M1 has a microphone in, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Live View

The OM-D E-M1 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras also support live view.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The OM-D E-M1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The OM-D E-M1 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The OM-D E-M1 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,037,000 pixel, the OM-D E-M1 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The OM-D E-M1 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

The eye reliefs of cameras range from 8mm to 27mm. With an eye relief of 21 millimeters, the OM-D E-M1 has a quite big eye relief compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The OM-D E-M1 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

The OM-D E-M1 is a two aspherical lens digital camera. Most of the other cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130. With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Olympus digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

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


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus omdem1silver1240mm, olympus omdem1silver1250mm, olympus omdem1black1240mm, olympus omdem1black1250mm, olympus v207010su000, olympus v207060bu000, olympus v207010bu000, olympus em1bodyonly, olympus m1240mm
Barcodes 00050332186279, 00050332188457, 00050332191181, 00609788730644, 00739615964987, 00971498981709, 04017386436251, 04017386726352, 04545350044688, 04545350044701, 04545350044718, 04545350047337, 04545350047351, 04545350047368, 07290105134547

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