The long-awaited OM-D series flagship from Olympus is here, a very balanced and complete camera designed with the users of the E-System in mind.
The new OM-D E-M1 combines the small size of a Micro Four Thirds model with the quality of an SLR camera, making it very versatile and well-rounded. Thanks to the new Live MOS sensor and the TruePic VII processor, it sports the best image quality among the Olympus cameras; producing high-quality, vibrant videos and pictures with almost zero distortion.
Olympus has the best engineers in the world when it comes to auto-focus., and it shows. The E-M1 features one of the fastest and most efficient auto-focus systems on the market.
The Dual Fast AF offers a great auto-focus performance both with Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses, which can be used with this camera thanks to an adapter that makes the camera automatically detect the kind of lens and adjust the focus accordingly.
This means it’s capable of working with up to 37 focus areas if you use a Four Thirds lens (11 if you have the Olympus E-5) and up to 81 if you’re using a Micro Four Thirds one, which translates into an amazing level or precision.
As for the image quality, the OM-D E-M1 offers a great performance thanks to its three key components: the Zuiko and M.Zuiko lenses, with more than 63 lenses; a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor and the powerful TruePic VII processor. These three components give the E-M1 the best possible quality, since it adapts to any lens you use.
The company has listened to the comments and advice from photographers from all around the world to make the best possible camera. Its size makes it feel solid and robust and it’s very comfortable to use.
Also, just by moving its lever you can change the diaphragm, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity. You can also assign different customized shortcuts to its many buttons.
It features a 3-inch foldable screen and a completely new 1.48x viewfinder, which make it compete with professional reflex cameras.
But that’s not all, since the E-M1 has many more features that make it one of the best models in the world, like its 5-axis stabilization that gets rid of unwanted movement and shaking in videos.
Since it features Wi-Fi connectivity, you can operate it remotely from your Smartphone, tag your pictures and send them via email or share them on your social media accounts. The new Color Creator feature lets you play with the colors of the picture very quickly and easily just by moving the dials.
The camera is quite delicate, however, so Olympus is offering an extended warranty with it, completely free. The clients can receive support via phone and chat, and the manufacturer will pick up and repair your camera in no time.