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Olympus OM-D E-M1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 723 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. Reviews about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts 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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The lens and usability are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the battery and shutter. There are some critical comments about the water proof and price.

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

Jul, 2019

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 really like the image quality and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, portability, price, image quality

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

Jul, 2019

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. Opinions about the performance and durability are overall positive. The zoom and size are also appreciated.

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

Jul, 2019

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 : 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

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 review

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is one of the best micro four thirds-system cameras yet, so if this test makes it look like a serious camera, that's because it is. The rugged-looking magnesium-alloy, weather-sealed body has all the features an enthusiast...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (techsmart.co.za)

Olympus OM-D E-M1: 3 Things to love

 

We were pretty much enamoured with the Olympus E-M5 when we tested it in 2012. The E-M1 takes the best from that camera and further ups the game. Here are three things to love about this camera (and a few to hate).

Great build quality; Excellent specs; Customization is incredible; EVF is excellent

Very expensive; Battery life not that great; EVF takes a bit of time to start

Feb, 2014

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