January 8, 2017 by Christopher
A Rugged Camera and a Capable System
The OM-D E-M1 is a brilliant camera and can be summed up, in my opinion, with a few well chosen words: compact, rugged, capable. Having owned cameras from a number of manufacturers over the years, I keep coming back to Olympus for their lightweight, compact dimensions and rugged reliability. Add to that a flexible, intuitive interface and excellent image quality and you really have a winning package. For me, the OM-D E-M1 has all of that and more. Shooting in Canada’s north country, I routinely carry my equipment over kilometres of trail in temperatures a low as minus thirty or forty degrees Celsius. I have owned four different Olympus digital cameras and have never had a problem with any of them, and the OM-D E-M1 is especially rugged. Its solid build instills confidence, while the micro four-thirds system allows me to carry a full range of lenses without breaking my back. The weight difference between the OM-D E-M1 and a couple of lenses compared to an APS-C unit I also own, is significant. With the E-M1, I can enjoy the hike make great photos and carry extras that I’d have to leave behind with the other system. All in all, I couldn't be happier with this camera and its lens system. Easily a five star product!
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January 8, 2017 by Debra
Excellent Micro 4/3 camera
A great camera! Switched from the 620 to OMD.. and all I can say is OMG! Light weight, a great hand grip to stabilize the already 5 axis camera. It is more than I ever dreamed could be built into a camera. Great fun features like the live composite and time lapse. I am still exploring all of the wonderful features it has, and i have had it for 2 years!
January 2, 2017 by Jeff
Rugged, compact, powerful
Great, rugged photo machine. I have been using this for over 2 years and don't regret switching to the micro 4/3 system. Great for landscapes!
December 31, 2016 by Nick S.
A Great Replacement For Larger DSLR's
Traded up to this camera after using a APS-C DSLR for many years. I just got tired of lugging around all that weight! For the most part, I have been very happy with the switch. Camera is pretty fast, the lenses are half the size but just as good as their larger friends. I only wish the focus speeds were a bit better, but that was worth the trade off!
December 20, 2016 by Gregan
Olympus Legacy Quality
Having spent some of my adult life using om1's and om1n's and even a trusty om10 (my first slr), I knew I liked the size of that sale camera. I had my foray into digital photography with a wonderful 4/3 camera with a terrific Leica branded lens. The size of the OM-D em-1 was very appealing, and the icing on the cake was the Zuiko Pro lenses designed to be used with it. When I saw the f1.8 8mm fisheye lens, I had to have it, and that clinched the em-1 decision! The 7mm-14mm was also a must-have. Needless to say I'm a big wide-angle photo fan at the moment. 12-40mm was next on the list, and it was time to study this remarkable, and very complex camera. Well that's still a work in progress as there are many custom options and many menus to memorize. This all adds to the allure of these pieces of kit. Much to chew on! Of course a camera is only as good as the lenses put in front of it, and that's where Olympus shines. These new Pro lenses are just quality personified, and being dust/moisture-proof is a big plus. And the f1.8 8mm fisheye that drew me in from the get-go? What a nifty piece of glass. Olympus deserves an award based on that lens alone. I'll have loads of fun with that lens alone with my new camera. Like an old girlfriend, I'll never stop loving my OM-1n, however this em-1 brings the same emotion into the 21st century for me, and for that, Olympus, I am most grateful. Well done.
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