Olympus OM-D E-M1

88
Global
Score
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Olympus' retro-inspired OM-D E-M5 wowed critics, and the company looks to wow them some more with a retro camera offering both impressive image and speed. Like the E-M5, the E-M1 has a sleek and stylish body that Gizmodo says "retains its throwback sensibility while wielding more controls and better ergonomics," while the Phoblographer says the E-M1 "feels quite solid in the hand and nothing at all like a toy." But it isn't all looks, as the E-M1 has a 37-point autofocus that "works very quickly" regardless of lighting situations according to Digital Versus, and image abilities that Gizmodo Australia thinks are "so hot it hurts." The E-M1's photos are "excellent" according to CNET, who also feels the E-M1 can even stand against Nikon's D7100. With the E-M1, Olympus does it again, delivering a retro-looking shooter with exceptional image quality and speed inside a mirrorless body.

from $999+

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Breakdown

Ease of use
8.3
Video quality
7.4
Speed (start-up time, lag)
9.0
Image quality
9.8
Durability
8.6
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Specs

OM-D

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)
Resolution (effective)
16.3 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD
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Specs

OM-D

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)
Resolution (effective)
16.3 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
Memory card
SD
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Video

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