The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship camera in Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds mirrorless lineup. When you pick up the camera, it certainly feels like a flagship model. The tough, magnesium alloy body is immediately apparent, as are the plentiful controls available via external buttons, dials and switches.
The controls are well-positioned, with several buttons and dials easily accessible for your shooting hand’s thumb and forefinger. Additionally, more advanced controls for shooting modes (e.g., burst, timer, HDR, etc) and AF modes are positioned on the top-left of the E-M1.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Key Features
- 16.3MP Live MOS Sensor
- TruePic VII Image Processor
- Micro Four Thirds System
- FAST Dual Phase- & Contrast-Detection AF
- Interactive 2,360k-Dot EVF
- 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
- 5-Axis Image Stabilization with IS Auto
- Built-In Wireless Connectivity
- 10 fps and 1/8000 sec. Top Shutter Speed
- Dust/Splash/Freezeproof Mag. Alloy Body
On the back, the 1/2 manual switch above the top-right corner of the E-M1 toggles the functions of the control dials and front programmable buttons. There are a ton of options and configurations for really making this camera your own.
The shutter response of the E-M1 is fantastic, with a great feel once you press the shutter button. And the battery grip is just as solid as the rest of the camera. The weatherproofing of the camera is just icing on the cake.
When shooting with the E-M1, it really feels like you are using a high end DSLR. The camera is so very solid and responsive. It’s hard to believe a camera this polished is only $1400.
It looks like Olympus has a big winner on its hands with the OM-D E-M1.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is available from Photography Bay’s trusted retail partner, B&H Photo, at the following link:
By making your photography purchases at B&H Photo through these links, you are helping Photography Bay to continue bring quality camera tests, news and reviews. Thanks for your continued support.