Olympus OM-D E-M1 Brief Review

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  • With the new 16MP Live MOS Image Sensor with DUAL FAST PHASE AND CONTRAST AF Sensor, the OM-D E-M1 automatically switches between Contrast Detection AF or Phase Detection AF.
  • The exclusive Olympus FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System focuses at an astonishing speed and offers 37 separate focus areas in on-chip phase detection mode and 81 areas in contrast detection, spread over the image area.
  • The new, interactive high-definition EVF features a 2.36 million dot resolution, an impressive 1.48x magnification, 29ms image display time lag, eye sensor for automatic switching between the EVF and monitor.
  • Release Date: 2013-10-14
  • Final Grade: 95 A

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Olympus OM-D E-M1
16.3 megapixel Four Thirds sensor; Automatic dual phase and contrast autofocus; 37-81 autofocus points; DSLR-like feel; 6.5 fps burst (10 fps without continuous focus); Manual modes; RAW; Wi-fi; Electronic viewfinder; 3" tilting LCD touchscreen; Five-axis image stabilization; 1/8000 maximum shutter speed; External flash unit included (no pop-up flash); Weather-sealed; Lithium-Ion battery rated at 350 shots
By Digital Admin, Last updated on: 6/21/2014

Sitting at the top of Olympus' mirrorless line, the OM-D E-M1 takes one more step towards bridging the gap between mirrorless and DSLR cameras. With both dual phase and contrast autofocus, the E-M1 is compatible with older Four Thirds lenses as well as new lens systems. The autofocus has 37 or 81 autofocus points, depending on which autofocus is used, for sharp, crisp images. The snappy autofocus isn't the only thing that gives the E-M1 a DSLR-like feel, though, the control scheme and magnesium alloy build is also inspired by the larger cameras. An optional grip can take that DSLR feel one step further. Olympus added weather-sealing, making the E-M1 a more durable option for outdoor photos. The E-M1 also features a high definition electronic viewfinder, wi-fi and a tilting touchscreen.

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