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Olympus OM-D E-M1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 722 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the energy efficiency and memory. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

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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. Comments about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The lens and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the water proof and price. There are some mixed comments about the battery and shutter.

performance, usability, lens, portability, durability

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

Jun, 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. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

performance, usability, portability, price, image quality

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

Jun, 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 views.

usability, size, zoom, durability, performance

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

Jun, 2020

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Phil Hall (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1

 

One of best cameras of any type currently available

Superb electronic viewfinder ; Responsive AF system ; Good image quality ; Sturdy build

JPEG files somewhat over-processed

Much like the recent E-P5, the E-M1 now offers full wireless connectivity, allowing for the wireless transfer of images between the camera and a compatible smartphone or tablet, as well as wireless control of the camera in the field.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (t3.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 compact system camera is a compact system camera that also works with DSLR lenses. Could this be Olympus's best camera yet?

Solid chassis ; High-res tilting LCD and EVF ; DSLR-esque images

Could be more intuitive ; Fiddly controls

So far we've only seen a pre-production model of the Olympus OM-D E-M1, but we were very impressed with what we saw. The DSLR-style design will appeal to enthusiasts looking for top-notch picture quality rather than those looking for a space-saving...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

 

We've been using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for a number of months now. This compact system camera has seen us through many different shoots - from personal snaps to product images that you might have seen in some other Pocket-lint reviews - made all the...

Outstanding image quality, super-fast autofocus, great electronic viewfinder, solid build, lots of customisation and function buttons, loads of lens options

Battery life limitations, colours dull at higher ISO settings, it is expensive, feedback noise from stabilisation system, menu systems are busy, single SD slot

There's no doubt that the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a credible bit of kit. As far as compact system cameras go there's nothing else as fully featured on the market, nor as all-round capable as this slice of retro-inspired cool.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 takes everything we love about the best ever compact system camera and makes it even better

Pro-like manual controls ; Rock-steady stabilisation ; The fastest autofocus around

Continuous AF can be beaten

The best, most complete all-round compact system camera money can buy

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Pocket-lint

 

Want to know what an Olympus camera looks like when the Japanese giant goes all out? Look no further than the OM-D E-M1, the latest interchangeable lens

Sep, 2013

Techradar Editor's Choice 2014

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

 

Olympus's best MFT camera to date and one of the best CSCs on the market, now with firmware update 2.0

Small camera body ; Plenty of direct controls ; Excellent EVF ; High quality images ; Weather sealed

LCD not variangle ; Some features hard to find ; High price

This camera delivers high quality, correctly exposed images with plenty of detail, good colour and well-controlled noise. The featureset is also impressive the touchscreen well-implemented.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

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Like the existing OMD-EM5, the Olympus OMD-EM1 is an advanced compact system camera that takes its cues from the company's classic OM series SLRs. It has a 16Mp Micro Four Thirds sensor and can use existing Micro Four Thirds lenses, but it promises...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Video Review By David Thorpe

 

David Thorpe has been putting the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III to the test and from his comments, it's safe to say he likes it. Find out why, and more in his latest video we have to share with you.

May, 2020

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Review

 

We've been testing the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III to find out how this latest Micro Four Thirds camera with a new image processor, improved speed and 20MP sensor performs.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : William Porter (techworld.com)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

 

The OM-D E-M1 is the best mirrorless camera ever from Olympus, and it's attracting interest from serious photographers who had, up until now, ignored Olympus and Micro Four Thirds technology. But the E-M1 deserves all the attention--it's the new champ...

Whether you're coming from an older Four Thirds camera or earlier model Micro Four Thirds, or whether you're upgrading from a bigger, heavier DSLR, SLT or mirrorless camera, the E-M1 is highly recommended

May, 2014

Price comparison for Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Micro Four Thirds System...
Ideal image quality thanks to 5-axis image stabilisation in the camera (up to 5.5 EV steps for correction)...
£899.00 TO SHOP
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera Body Only
The best-ever image quality generated by an Olympus camera
£299.00 TO SHOP
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four...
20.4MP Live MOS Sensor
£904.00 TO SHOP
Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II 12-40/2.8 M.zuiko Digital... £2863.00 TO SHOP Olympus HLD-7 Power Battery Grip for OM-D E-M1
Genuine Olympus accessory
£133.00 TO SHOP
Olympus BLH-1 Battery - Black
Recharge with the BCH‑1
£65.00 TO SHOP
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Kit, Micro Four Thirds...
Integrated five-axis image stabilization with sensor shift for crisp, clear video and photos without shaking
£940.00 TO SHOP
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Kit, Micro Four Thirds...
5-axis image stabilisation - provides a razor-sharp image and compensates for all types of camera movement
£521.00 TO SHOP
Olympus E-M1 Mark III 1240 Black, V207101BE000
Extremely powerful image stabilisation allows handheld shooting for various scenes while delivering clear...
£2029.00 TO SHOP
Olympus EE-1 Dot Sight for Cameras with Hot Shoe
Genuine Olympus accessory
£89.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£244.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£279.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 II - Compact System...
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 II is a workhorse Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, offering a broad range of...
£669.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£279.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£279.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£244.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£279.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£244.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£244.00 TO SHOP
Olympus Used Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Compact System Cameras
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Digital Camera provides you with classic design and outstanding features. With a...
£244.00 TO SHOP

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