Olympus has at long last announced the replacement for the ageing E-5 DSLR, but it might not be what people were expecting. Richard Sibley tests the micro four thirds OM-D E-M1. Read the Olympus OM-D E-M1 review...

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 review – The competition

There are still relatively few high-end CSCs that could be considered real replacements for a DSLR. With a 24-million-pixel APS-C sensor, the Sony NEX-7 has been the favourite of many photographers, and at its current price of £720 it is £580 cheaper than the OM-D E-M1.

Those wanting high image quality and a more traditional design will still be tempted by the Fujifilm X-Pro1, which has a 16.1-million-pixel sensor with a unique filter array and no anti-aliasing filter. It has also been out for a while now and is priced at £950.

And let’s not forget the Olympus OM-D E-M5. While the older micro four thirds-system camera may not have quite the same high specification as the new E-M1, it will certainly meet the demands of most enthusiast photographers.

  1. 1. Olympus OM-D E-M1 at a glance:
  2. 2. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Using four thirds lenses
  3. 3. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Metering
  5. 5. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - White balance and colour
  7. 7. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Autofocus
  8. 8. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  10. 10. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - The competition
  11. 11. Olympus OM-D E-M1 review - Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on
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