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  • Dust and splash proof design; Impressive image quality; Great solid build
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II Body Black Digital Camera (V207060BU000)
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II Body Black Digital Camera (V207060BU000)
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

The OM-D E-M1 Camera from Olympus boasts a number of important qualities. Outstanding image quality coupled with a very resistant model is only mildly stained by some minor, specific flaws.


Olympus’ compact system camera sports a 5-Axis Image Stabilization. This functionality assists in reducing camera-shake outcomes for the different types of lenses used. It checks for camera movement using shutter-speed five-step equivalence. The 5-axis image stabilization consists of horizontal angle rotation, vertical angle rotation, vertical shift, horizontal shift and rolling-camera motion. Aspects of vertical and horizontal panning are detected using IS-Auto mode application, which aids in attaining better stability when shooting. A FAST Contrast- plus Dual Phase-Detection AF sensor comes with the E-M1 as well, having dual mode auto-focusing, for executing phase-detection in Dual Phase and Contrast modes. The application enables focusing both fast and accurately. These two applications offer a comprehensive mechanism of focusing that produces fast and precise focus of pictures. Users also have access to four varied AF area sizes and can get high precision, macro as well as close-up imagery particularly through the smallest of these, called Super Spot. Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology or FAST is present on the camera too.


In order to generate images which are still and of high resolution, 16.3MP MOS Live Sensor and TruePic VII Image Processor functions work together harmoniously. ISO 100-25600 low-light quality shooting action is also included on the Olympus E-M1. A 1/8000 sec shutter speed enables users to achieve high-speed operation of the camera. Users can be confident of getting 30 fps of High Definition 1080p in full for movie-recording. Regarding its built-in wireless connectivity, the O.I Share app is capable of providing wireless camera operations for iOS and Android devices. Together with this, users can execute composition previews, specific AF-point selection and release of shutter via the intuitive interface application. You may also set the self-timer and activate downloading of images for secondary individuals. To provide linking services, use the QR Code intuitive mechanism. As well, you could apply this Smartphone for embedding GPS info to perform geo-tagging and filing images.


Olympus OM-D E-M1 features a brilliant electronic viewfinder, 2360k-dot which enables effective eye-level viewing. Expect 29ms of lag time when taking images, together with smart eye-detection and a 1.48x magnification. Image playback and navigation of menu is supported, along with live monitoring. You also can achieve 80° and 50° tilt upward and downward, respectively. This camera’s frame has been constructed with Magnesium alloy and has proofing from dust and splashes, together with freezing. This takes care of operation in full during harsh situations. Users benefit from outstanding ergonomics too from this camera, which utilizes rugged metallic body to take care of extended periods of shooting movies. The body has been customized to provide intuitive manipulation across multiple settings and camera. Locking mode is included too, plus 2 x 2 control dial, which offer bolstered manipulation through varied exposure conditions. An X-sync function is present, linking external strobes for executing HDTV functions. Finally, this compact camera model possesses several crucial features to execute image control. Among these is Live Mode, color creator, Magnified Focus (MF) as well as the intelligent iAuto which facilitates automated shooting of pictures. Despite some minor flaws, like focus peaks in video mode and the lack of a built-in flash (which is really more related to preference than anything else), the OM-D E-M1 is a solid, quality camera for those that want a standard, high-quality, sturdy compact camera.

  • The Good :
    Dust and splash proof design; Impressive image quality; Great solid build
  • The Bad :
    Focus peaking unavailable in video mode; No built-in flash; Expensive when bought along with kit lenses
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5 / 5

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  • The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is manufactured by Olympus and was added in December 2014 in the Digital Cameras section
  • This product has a rating of 4.8 out of 5
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