Summary Olympus E-M1

Prices Price
Body only
$600 - $2,000
With 12-40mm lens
$1,150 - $1,299
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 11
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 32
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13mm
Screen resolution
Help 1,400k dots
Megapixels
Help 15.9 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 25,600 ISO
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Pros

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Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,400k dots
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
800 ms startup delay
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
12.7 EV
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.71x
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$599.99

Cons

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The Olympus E-M1 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
15.9 MP
Announced Old Help
August 2013
Thickness Thick Help
2.5"
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (130×94×63 mm)
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional

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