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...
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.