Olympus OM-D E-M1

Released September, 2013
  • 15.9 MP
  • Four Thirds 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
More Opinions As always, keep in mind, Dxomark measures a specific set of things (RAW sensor performance and obviously everything along the path directly or indirectly) but it is not intended to be an end-to-end camera, lens or camera system evaluation.
by www.1001noisycameras.com (Oct, 2013)
8.9 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

OM-D E-M1
8.7
Sony A7
10.0
Nikon D610
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

OM-D E-M1
6.0
Sony A7
6.4
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

OM-D E-M1
10.0
Sony A7
9.1
Nikon D610
10.0
continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

OM-D E-M1
9.4
Sony A7
9.2
Reviews from 43rumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com, mirrorlessrumors.com and dpreview.com

8.9

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

OM-D E-M1
8.9
Sony A7
9.1

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

OM-D E-M1
757 ISO
Nikon D610
2,925 ISO
Sony A7
2,449 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

OM-D E-M1
47 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms
OM-D E-M5
56 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

OM-D E-M1
800 ms
Sony A7
1,700 ms
Nikon D610
300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

OM-D E-M1
10 fps
Sony A7
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

OM-D E-M1
350 photos
Nikon D610
900 photos
EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

OM-D E-M1
23.0 bits
Nikon D610
25.1 bits
Sony A7
24.9 bits

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 15.9 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3456
Size Four Thirds
Area 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 2.1x
Pixel size 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG

focus system

Type Hybrid detection
Focus points 81
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 1.48x
Viewfinder size 0.71x
Display type LCD
Display resolution 2,360 k dots

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps
Battery life 350 photos
Continuous shooting 10 fps
Shutter lag 47 ms
Startup delay 800 ms

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (16 Mbps)
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,400 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 60 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 130.4 x 93.5 x 63.3 mm
Thickness 63.3 mm
Weight 497 g
Is weather sealed Yes

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi Yes
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization Sensor shift
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