Review: Olympus OM-D E-M1 sets the pace
The new DSLR-styled OM-D E-M1 from Olympus is causing quite a stir in the photographic world. It is the best example yet of convergence between the traditional SLR form and the ever-expanding world of mirrorless cameras. The latest OM-D and the stunning 12-40mm (24-80 equivalent) constant-aperture f/2.8 zoom is a market-leading combination on several fronts.
The EM-1 is a member of the Olympus-Panasonic micro four-thirds (MFT) camp and can be used with a wide range of lenses. Because of the smaller sensor, both cameras and lenses in the MFT system are compact and far lighter than traditional DSLRs and their glass. The OM-D sports five-axis in-camera stabilisation (rather than in-lens which most manufacturers favour) and a magnificant 2.4MP electronic viewfinder. This, at last, can rival the optical finders in entry-level DSLRs. It also has one of the fastest autofocus systems available. The camera and the new zoom lens are showerproof, another big bonus for all-weather photographers.
The best review of the OM-D I have seen so far comes from Andy in Austin, Texas, on the atmtxphoto blog. You can read more here.