Gear Test: Olympus OM-D E-M1

The Olympus E-M1 is a higher-end model in the same range as the O-MD E-M5, this time Olympus is aiming at the semi-pro and enthusiast market. Mark Bauer took the camera on location for a really good workaround; here are his findings

About a year ago, I reviewed the O-MD E-M5, the first of Olympus’ new range of micro four-thirds cameras, with retro styling that harked back to the days of its OM 35mm film SLRs. Although there were many things I liked about the camera – its portability, image quality and custom controls – there were aspects of it which I found difficult to get on with, such as the way its diminutive size compromised handling …

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Mark Bauer

Mark Bauer is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers with work published worldwide. He is the author of 3 books, including ‘The Landscape Photography Workshop’ (with Ross Hoddinott).


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    I use the OM-D E-M5 more than a year.
    This is an excellent camera !!!
    Recent, photo I took with this camera won first prize in a prestigious nature photography contest.
    The photo was enlarged to 90/140 c”m and exhibited at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv.
    (How can I send you a copy of the file that won?)

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