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Olympus OM-D EM-1 Compact System Camera - Black (16.3MP, Live MOS, M.Zuiko 12-40mm Lens) 3.0 inch Tiltable Touch Screen LCD
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- The best-ever image quality generated by an Olympus camera
- Fully compatible with the Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds standards thanks to DUAL FAST AF
- Extra-powerful EVF with 2.36 million dots and 1.48x magnification for easy framing and real-time settings adjustment
- Perfectly proportioned Micro Four Thirds body is more compact than DSLRs, yet solid and steady to hold
- Dust, splash & freezeproof
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera
The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens is engineered to meet the needs of professional photographers. When combined with the OLYMPUS OM-D, this large-aperture lens achieves the reputation of an unbelievably fast AF high-performance standard zoom. Its constant, bright aperture value of f2.8 at all focal lengths (equivalent to 24-80mm on a 35mm camera), combined with technologies including an MSC and Manual Focus Clutch mechanism, deliver high-grade image creation for a wide range of photographic styles, regardless of lighting conditions and distance. The compact and lightweight design also has a dustproof, freezeproof and splashproof construction compliant with professional use, expanding shooting capabilities even in the most testing of environments.
OM-D E-M1: The whole package. In a perfectly-sized package
Like the idea of a pro-standard camera that's not too big and not too small?
It comes in a compact body design and is much more lightweight than APS-C cameras - for everyday convenience.
When combined with the compact and lightweight ZUIKO lens system, comfortable shooting is available anytime and anywhere with imaging excellence in every shot, with every lens, in every shooting situation.
The compact system camera with a huge lens line-up
Keen to specialise your photography in those styles that interest you most?
The OM-D E-M1 gives you incredible access to an interchangeable system of 65 Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses. This incredible versatility is all thanks to the OM-D E-M1's compatibility with both Micro Four Thirds and now all Four Thirds lenses* on top. It means there is always precisely the right lens available for the specialist kind of photos you want to take, as well as the right lens for any subject and any type of shooting conditions.
The OM-D E-M1 also brings out the best in each lens by applying DUAL FAST AF with the addition of Phase Detection AF to complement Contrast AF, for extremely fast and incredible visual capture.
* MMF-3 adapter required to use Four Third lenses.
Engineered to outperform D-SLR cameras
Looking for a camera that delivers consistently high performance and image quality?
The OM-D E-M1 has adopted the existing first-class OM-D imaging technologies and taken them up a notch for the consistently sharp, vivid, true-to-life imaging results you expect.
Enhanced WiFi connectivity now gives you more control and creative scope from your smartphone, including the adjustment of your shutter speed and aperture. The DUAL FAST AF system utilises both On-chip Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF, enabling any lens you're using to perform with incredible speed and accuracy. The 5-axis image stabilisation is now even more intelligent for optimised results, and the Electronic Viewfinder now gives you a 1.3x larger view compared to an average DSLR camera, enhanced creative options such as colour manipulation with the new Colour Creator function, and far greater overall shooting accuracy with the help of useful aids such as adaptive brightness technology.
Service Plus. Designed for your OM-D E-M1
Join the OLYMPUS Service Plus and benefit from an all-round product service that is free, fast and convenient.
All your benefits at a glance:
- Designated hotline: Join Service Plus and you will receive a special service hotline number, which you can call to speak directly with an expert trained in OM-D E-M1 specific technologies.
- Personal pick-up service: In the unlikely event that your registered OM-D E-M1 needs to be checked or repaired, we will come to collect the camera personally. Simply call the special Service Plus number you have been given and arrange the pick up.
- Fast-lane repair: You should never miss a photo opportunity with your camera. That's why if something doesn't work perfectly, we will endeavour to make sure that your registered OM-D E-M1 won't spend longer than 3 days (excluding transportation times) at our repair centre.
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Dust, splash and freezeproof: the all-terrain, all-weather OM-D E-M1
The OM-D E-M1 allows you to shoot in all environments and it's practically impenetrable magnesium alloy body with 60 gasket rings for special sealing gives you highly weather-resistant protection wherever you take your camera. The in-built SSWF (Supersonic Wave Filter) also generates ultrasonic vibrations exceeding 30,000 times per second, effectively blasting dust particles away from the protective dust filter in front of the OM-D E-M1's image sensor. The OM-D E-M1 also provides you with reliable operation down to -10°C.
The new standard M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO zoom lens also includes a mount with the same type of sealing as the OM-D E-M1 body. Two other compatible accessories, the Power Battery Holder HLD-7 and Four Thirds Adapter MMF-3, also contribute to making the entire system highly impermeable to sand, dust, and water spray.
Unique to OM-D: 5-axis image stabilisation for your shots and movies
Interested in the option of handheld shooting in situations where you would normally need to use a tripod? The OM-D E-M1's incredibly high-tech 5-axis image stabilisation system makes this possible. Thanks to control algorithms, image stabilisation at longer shutter speeds is more effective than ever.
The IS-AUTO feature now automatically detects when you wish to take vertical, horizontal and angular panning shots, controlling the level of correction for the desired panning effects. Another big advantage of this in-body IS system is that it compensates for camera shake with every single type of lens available, including Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds lenses, and with a combination of 5-axis IS and Multi-Motion IS, powerful image stabilisation takes effect to minimise blurs and jolts when shooting movies as well.
DUAL FAST AF. Get the speed and accuracy of all autofocus systems
FAST AF - the ultra-fast autofocus system brings even more speed and accuracy to all Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses. DUAL FAST AF utilises both On-chip Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF, automatically switching to the optimum AF system for the lens you're using and the situation you're shooting in.
On-chip Phase Detection AF makes full use of its 37 AF targets whenever a Four Thirds System compliant lens optimally designed for Phase Detection AF is attached, for excellent quality results. When a lens is attached that conforms to the MFT standard, the Contrast AF method is automatically selected. Its AF points have been expanded from 35 to 81 for even greater precision, including the option of Super Spot AF for pinpointing details, e.g. in macro shots. When a lens that conforms to the Micro Four Thirds standard is attached and C-AF is selected for subject tracking and continuous AF, On-chip Phase Detection AF and Contrast detection AF are used together. This results in significant improvement of C-AF tracking performance over traditional mirrorless models, with a maximum sequential shooting performance of 6.5 fps.
Advanced Electronic Viewfinder. Now with a 1.3x larger view than the average D-SLR
The OM-D E-M1 features an advanced EVF system that excels both in terms of screen size and greater creative scope. The built-in Electronic Viewfinder gives you a 1.3x larger view even than high-end D-SLR cameras, plus razor-sharp 2,360k dot resolution and just 29 ms time lag. It is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology that enhances your control and lets you check what finished images will look like through the viewfinder, for enhanced shooting accuracy. The Adaptive Brightness Technology, for example, automatically adjusts the brightness of the viewfinder's backlight according to changes in the environmental light, assuring excellent visibility at all times. Now all four of the operations involved in photographic image creation - gradation, focusing, composition and colour tone control, can also be adjusted while checking the final result on the viewfinder screen.
Full control of aperture, shutter speed and Live Bulb from your smartphone
The OM-D E-M1 is equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi function that gives you more control from your smartphone. When using the OLYMPUS Image Share (O.I.Share) smartphone app, you can share your images with ease, operate the shutter wirelessly from your smartphone while viewing the Live View screen, and geotag your photos using location information from your smartphone. You can now even switch between the various shooting modes (P, A, S, M, iAUTO) and wirelessly adjust settings such as the shutter speed, aperture value, and exposure compensation from your smartphone. The new Live Bulb shooting mode now also lets you capture amazing long-exposure shots without any camera shake.
The E-M1 is the second model in Olympus's OM-D series and extends the range further into semi-pro/enthusiast territory. There are two main distinctions that set the E-M1 apart from its little brother (the E-M5) - a more sophisticated autofocus system and a 'buttons for everything' design approach. As such the two models will coexist, with the E-M1 sitting at the very top of Olympus's lineup.
The biggest technological step forward on the E-M1 is the addition of on-sensor phase detection elements, giving the camera two distinct focus modes. The phase-detection system is used when lenses from the original Four Thirds system, which were designed for use that way, are attached. With native, Micro Four Thirds lenses, the camera will mainly stick with the contrast detection system that has proved so fast and accurate on the E-M5. Only if you use tracking AF will the camera utilize phase-detection information with a Micro Four Thirds lens.
The E-M1 also gains the excellent 2.3M-dot electronic viewfinder panel we first saw as the VF-4 accessory for the PEN E-P5. Not only is the resolution very impressive, but the viewfinder optics give a viewfinder with magnification of up to 1.48x (depending on display mode), which puts it only a fraction behind the 0.76x viewfinder in Canon's 1D X and ahead of Nikon's pro-grade D4 DSLRs.
There's also a more advanced 'TruePic VII' processor in the E-M1 that conducts a variety of lens corrections, when creating JPEGs, leading the company to proclaim the best image quality offered by one of its cameras. Not only can the E-M1 remove the colour fringing caused by lateral chromatic aberration, Olympus says that it also tunes its sharpening to take into account the lens's sharpness, and to combat any softening due to diffraction (particularly at very small apertures).
The biggest difference between the E-M1 and the E-M5, though, is the degree of direct control on offer. We really liked the E-M5's twin-dial control system, but the E-M1 goes beyond that by providing button-and-dial combinations for quickly changing almost every imaginable setting on the camera. It's the kind of approach you don't usually get until the very top of manufacturers' lineups - it means you have to get used to where every function is, but can shoot fluidly once you have.
The E-M1 inherits the '2x2' dial approach Olympus previously used on the E-P5 - flicking a switch on the camera changes the dials from controlling shutter speed, aperture or exposure compensation to changing ISO and white balance. However, all this direct control doesn't come at the expense of the potentially slower but easier to find touch-screen interface - the E-M1 has this too. Overall the camera can be operated pretty much however you fancy.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 specification highlights:
- 16MP MOS Four Thirds format sensor with no low-pass filter
- On-sensor phase detection elements
- Twin control dials (front and rear) with '2x2' dual-mode option
- '5-axis' image stabilization with automatic panning detection ('S-IS Auto')
- ISO 'LOW' (100 equiv) - ISO 25,600
- Up to 10fps continuous shooting (6.5 fps shooting with continuous AF)
- 1.04M-dot 3" LCD touchscreen display - tilts 80° upwards and 50° downwards
- Electronic viewfinder: 2.36M-dot LCD, 0.74x magnification (equiv.), eye sensor
- Built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting and image transfer to smartphone or tablet
- Dust, splash and freeze-proof (to -10 °C)
Gained over the E-M5
- True Pic VII processor, with lens corrections
- 1/8000 sec top shutter speed, 1/320 sec flash sync
- Built-in microphone socket (rather than optional accessory adapter)
- Flash X-sync socket
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Focus 'peaking' display
- In-camera HDR blending (two modes), previewed in viewfinder
As well as representing the highest-end Micro Four Thirds camera yet, the E-M1's role is also about offering continued support for users of the original Four Thirds SLR system. Olympus created some very nice Four Thirds lenses, but the company struggled to make enough impact in the SLR market to justify the cost of continuing development for both systems in parallel.
The company claims to have studied what the E-M1 and a hypothetical 'E-7' SLR could offer, and concluded that, while image quality, durability and speed would have been the same, the OM-D design allowed both a substantial size advantage and a much greater viewfinder magnification than would be possible with an optical finder. As such the E-M1 should be considered the successor to the E-5.
We'll look at the performance of the camera with Four Thirds lenses in a little more depth later in this article. But in principle, the on-sensor phase detection autofocus system should be much more effective than contrast detection when it comes to controlling Four Thirds lenses, all of which were primarily designed to be driven by phase detection-based systems. See all Product description
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Yes i will lose out a little going from a DX to MFT but i gain a lot more in usability, light weight and won't hesitate to take the camera with me on my travels.
I was contemplating this camera for a little while and even considered getting a grey import for a while, but with Olympus's £100 back offer and an offer for a free HLD7 it brought the price closer to the grey import offerings.
The £100 refund is very easy to find on the Olympus site, but the HLD-7 offer wasn't, its buried. So if you have either recently purchased or about to the claim form is http://olympusuk.sales-promotions.com/
Combined with the superb 12-40 2.8 pro lens, and a 75mm f1.8 I already owned from my E-M5 kit, this is an unstoppable camera kit.
Had it a couple of months, already over 4000 shutter activations. Has inspired me to shoot again, which given the price - I was kind of hoping!
Output is solid, RAW files need some degree of processing but I find Lightroom 5 to work a treat with levelling shadows and highlights. I still think the sensor in the EM5 output a slightly cleaner file, the EM1's are a tad noisier even at lower ISOs, but it's just so much nicer to use the EM1 that I don't care anymore.
Battery life isn't brilliant, but I must add the latest firmware (4.0) has cured the shutter shock issues perfectly, as long as you shoot in anti shock mode. Having 1/8000sec exposure max also helps as there are some superb prime lenses that I used to have to stop down with the EM5/EM10 as they often maxed the shutter speed at max aperture.
All in all, one of the best cameras I've ever used, and I can't wait for an improvement in sensor tech over the coming years with this format to bring them ever nearer to the top of the tree.
I have a few consumer quality Zuiko DIGITAL Olympus 4/3rds lenses (35mm f3.5 macro, 25mm f2.8 pancake, 140-600mm f4-5.6 zoom, 40-150mm f4-5.6 zoom) for the 4/3rds Olympus e620 dSLR that can be used successfully on the Olympus OMD EM-1 with the optional Olympus MMF-3 micro4/3rds adapter. Although these non-Pro Zuiko DIGITAL lenses are incompatible with the EM-1's high-speed contrast AF, they focus fine shooting in "S-AF+MF" in phase detection mode (the old 4/3rds lenses are designed for phase detection focusing and they do focus better with the EM-1 compared to the e620). Plus the mirrorless EM-1 is reputed to be far quieter in use than the mirrored e620 equivalent dSLR and better at taking photos in the gloom - which it certainly is, see the attached video. So I decided to upgrade the e620 to this OMD EM-1. And I have to say I love the Olympus OMD EM-1 camera with its 12-40mm kit lens and don't regret buying them at all. I also bought a fast SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC card (none supplied) and two spare Olympus BLN-1 battery's as well (Official Olympus ones).
What I really like about the OMD EM-1 camera & 12-40mm f2.8 lens:
1. It is heavy at 1kg including 12-40mm kit lens, but it's very easy to handle. Initially it seemed quite heavy, but in use it takes photos so quickly I soon forget the weight as it's back in the case so soon.
2. The LCD viewfinder is probably a marvel and it means I can focus on the view/menu without needing my reading glasses, but I love the rear LCD so much months on I still haven't used the viewfinder yet. It's there though for those bright sunny summer months.
3. The expensive micro4/3rds 12-40mm 1:2.8 Pro kit lens sadly is a marvel and the must have lens for the EM-1. I'm really glad I didn't opt for the cheaper 12-50mm kit lens version, as the £800 12-40mm constant f2.8 is generally cheaper when included with the camera body.
4. The EM-1's weatherproof and tank-like (and although my old e620 dSLR isn't, that still survived many a downpour and beach outing, so the EM1 will do that and more).
5. The EM-1's mirrorless dSLR shutter noise is far quieter than my old Olympus e620 and E500 mirrored dSLRs - just a short mechanical whirr noise. It's not silent by any means but in comparison to our mirrored dSLRs it's closer to it (without any camera shops nearby I had trouble working out from on-line info how loud the EM-1's shutter really is - hence my video here). If the EM-1's focus drive and shutter had been as noisy as my e620 I wouldn't have bought it. There is also a totally silent mode where there's no noise at all during capture (in fact it's so silent I find it a bit eerie, and mostly keep to the re-assuring shutter noise).
6. Focusing is very quick and quiet with 12-40mm lens even in gloom (candlelight). Plus the photos are great with night-time shots (indoor lighting), which is lucky as the lack of a pop-up flash is a pain (I guess the small slip-on flash supplied can be left on the camera for indoor shoots, but often mine's left sitting in its supplied storage bag at home).
7. The camera can seemingly do just about everything including time-lapse, which my expensive semi-pro Canon LEGRIA HF G25 Camcorder oddly can't do - and I love time-lapse photography.
8. The EM-1 works OK focusing my old Zuiko 4/3rds lenses via the MMF-3 adapter - and it's better than the e620 for focusing them, which is all that matters. Working well with the old 4/3rds lenses is great as it allows me to justify spending all that cash on the OMD EM-1 (although lets face it, most shots I take will be through my micro4/3rds Olympus 12-40mm and Panasonic 20mm pancake lenses).
9. Focusing is pretty much silent, it's only the shutter noise you'll notice. It's so fast at focusing via the 12-40mm I find I can shoot off shots very quickly. Lens stabilisation must be pretty good as I haven't had that many blurred hand held shots yet (granted I have a steady hand and my mono-pods/tripods as well). Stabilisation is in-camera so it's available for all lenses. In iffy situations I always fire off a few shots anyway.
10. The rear LCD only tilts up or down, so no selfies with the LCD pointing forwards. The tilt mechanism is very robust in metal though, and has to be lifted to access the USB port flap. Most LCD screen damage seems to be from pressing the greasy face against the screen when using the LCD viewfinder, so I attached a £14 GLASS ultra clear screen protector which didn't affect the LCD touchscreen sensitivity.
What I don't like so much about the camera:
1. Overall the camera's a hit and my gripes are mostly fairly minor, but I do miss the pop-up flash for a quick blast of faint flash light for the infill of a person's face in shadow against a bright background. So I have to remember to pack the separate mini flash and hunt for it when needed (takes a minute to fit and the two flash-coupling plastic covers are easily lost). The lightweight plastic mini-flash unit is fine left on the camera for most situations, and although it does feel vulnerable when out in the rough, it can easily remove and fit into the camera case's small zipped pocket. The flash can give a semicircular shadow when close up (caused by the large 12-40mm kit lens). The 12-40mm lens's brushed metal and plastic lens cap scratches easily and after two months it exploded into five bits and two springs (the glue had failed), still a bit of superglue and it's working fine again.
2. Unlike every other dSLR and 35mm SLR I have used, I found the OMD EM-1's controls truly incomprehensible to use when I got it out of the box - I needed that pdf manual to hand from the word go. One month on and I still hadn't worked out how to adjust exposure compensation on the camera (whereas it has an obvious dedicated button on our e620, E500 and Pentax KS1 dSLRs).
3. Fortunately the camera takes good balanced photos under P and auto so I never needed to find out how to adjust the exposure compensation during that time. However if you accidentally select manual focus when out and about, good luck with re-activating the auto-focus option again. The touch screen adds to the complexity, but I guess that's part of the fun learning how to use a complicated semi-pro camera. The touch screens not super sensitive though and often I think it can't select that feature, but on trying again the feature is highlighted. Reactivating the auto-focus isn't mentioned in the camera's manual and there's no button/menu option on the camera body by the way - manual or auto focus is physically selected via the focus ring on the 12-40mm lens (pull the ring back). I have now programmed the camera's Fn1 button for 'exposure compensation', generally leave it set to -0.3, and all is well.
4. Photo quality can sometimes disappoint me (probably as I'm still pixel watching the new camera, and my old Olympus e620 dSLR really isn't that bad). The EM-1's 16MP images look superb on the camera's LCDs but on the 24" PC monitor they often aren't quite so perfect. But this is using the camera hand held in the gloom (which I do quite a bit in the winter), and provided the shot isn't blurred, the photos soon look far better after some Photoshop processing. Still I get superior and importantly more reliably focused images to that from my e620 dSLR. Oddly the best quality jpg compression (Fine) isn't enabled by default. In bright daylight the OMD EM-1's photo image quality is virtually identical to our £330 Sony HX90 18MP Compact Digital Camera (and the OMD EM-1 lacks the Sony's inbuilt 30x optical zoom & auto macro mode), but of course this dSLR's build quality can literally crush the tiny £330 Sony camera into the ground and the OMD EM-1 streaks ahead when used in the gloom and starlight conditions or with other optional hardware like external flashes (plus the EM-1 can take photos as RAW files). For photo editing I use Photoshop CS6, but Photoshop & Premiere (video) Elements 13 is a decent alternative, and/or Adobe Lightroom if I wanted to shoot a lot in RAW.
5. The menu text is very small on the LCD rear screen and I really find it hard to read the icons on the mode dial - even with high power reading glasses. Unlike some cameras, the rear LCD menu isn't replicated on the EVF viewfinder when you switch to it, so I can't see it conveniently enlarged there to help select stuff (although there are other selection options available within the viewfinder).
6. Video quality doesn't seem as good as with my £500 Canon SX50 HS bridge camera, and I get video tearing when panning fast indoors. I find the EM-1's video mode adequate though, working OK for home movies of the family. It can focus hunt if I point it at a blank wall or carpet when panning slowly in the gloom, plus the camera's on/off video button is awkwardly placed, making me dip the camera when accessing it (and it's the only sensible button to allocate for this). Video's not the EM-1's strong point but it's serviceable and there if needed - my old e620 didn't have video.
7. If you buy the classy all black body version you'll soon wish you bought the cute silver/black retro version instead, and visa-versa. I'm now happy with the all black version though.
8. It's very expensive with that great 12-40mm lens, particularly at full retail. So hunt around for the best price (Amazon have it £200 cheaper now, compared to when I purchased mine from HDEW Cameras).
I did buy the Panasonic H-H020A-K Lumix G 20mm/F1.7 Mark II pancake lens as well for £240 as I loved my old Zuiko f2.8 pancake on the e620 and naturally this Panasonic f1.7 lens is even better on the EM-1 (lightweight and great for low light photos - I take a lot of photos in low light). The heavy EM-1 camera body doesn't really feel any lighter with the 20mm Panasonic on though, and the kit Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 lens is so good mostly you wouldn't want to replace it with the Panasonic 20mm anyway. Plus I hadn't quite realised how much more of a wide angle the 12mm is compared to the Panasonic's 20mm, but the pancake's f1.7 still sells it for me (and the Mark II lens isn't too expensive). I also got the official wired Olympus USB cable remote RM-UC1 and Hoya protective filters for the two lenses to keep my and the kids fingers off the prime lenses. Odd that the RM-UC1 remote is wired when the camera is fully WiFi, but I guess you also can get an app ImageShare to control the camera via a tablet/smartphone and WiFi (it can fire the camera, view the LiveView and download photos to my Android phone). I couldn't find a camera case I liked for the OMD EM1 + lens so ended up using my old Olympus eSystem e620's shoulder strap camera case and got a large GEM system case for storing my old e620 dSLR.
So I rate the EM-1 five stars at the price I paid, and I'm really happy I bought it (I am more of a stills man than a video fan - besides I have a Canon LEGRIA HFG25 camcorder that excels in low & bright light). The canon SX50 HS bridge camera isn't consigned to the cupboard yet though, as that macro to wide-angle to 50x optical zoom + HD video is still very practical when on holiday - but now this rugged OMD EM-1 dSLR comes on holiday too. In fact when I grab a camera to use now, it's most likely my OMD EM1 - I love using it.
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