Olympus E-M1 first impressions updated: More info and gallery photos posted
posted Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7:02 PM EDT
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Olympus announced the OM-D E-M1 compact system camera. The E-M1 is the flagship camera with which the company plans to unite its mirrorless and mirrored product lines, and bring a new lease on life to Four Thirds lenses everywhere. You may have already seen our coverage yesterday, but if so, you'll want to take another look. The reason? Over the last day, we've steadily been adding loads more info on -- and gallery photos from -- the Olympus E-M1!
Missed the announcement at the time, and wondering what the new OM-D flagship is all about? Let's quickly recap. The 16-megapixel Olympus E-M1 sits above the existing E-M5 in Olympus' OM-D series camera line, and serves double-duty as a replacement for the E-5 digital SLR. The E-M1 is the first Olympus mirrorless camera with on-chip phase detection autofocus, which helps to resolve performance issues when shooting with Four Thirds lenses. It has a mighty-impressive electronic viewfinder which is, in essence, a refined version of the well-received VF-4 viewfinder accessory. It also boasts a higher-resolution tilting monitor, and adds freezeproofing to its roster of outdoors-friendly shooting features. And acknowledging that sharing is key, it sports in-camera Wi-Fi connectivity, although this too has been refined since we first saw it in the PEN E-P5 compact system camera. There's plenty more, besides.
Our first-look Olympus E-M1 review now includes our usual detailed technical info section, as well as an early look at moire spotted in some of our initial batch of gallery shots. There are now no less than 43 Olympus E-M1 gallery photos to choose from, as well. These include both daytime and nighttime shots, and some demonstrating features such as flash, HDR, and contrast control.
So what are you waiting for? Come take another look at our updated Olympus E-M1 review for more first impressions on this very interesting camera.