OM-D E-M1 http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/om-d-e-m1/all en-GB Olympus OM-D E-M1 http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Olympus OM-D E-M1 takes everything we love about the best ever compact system camera and makes it even better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/_B190058.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/simon-osborne-walker" title="View user profile.">Simon Osborne-Walker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review" target="_blank">Olympus&rsquo; first OM-D model</a> was top of the compact system camera league for nearly two years. Can the younger, more serious Olympus OM-D E-M1 live up to the old Guvnor&rsquo;s legacy, or will it be David Moyes to the E-M5&rsquo;s Fergie?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,300.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (body only) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pro-like manual controls </div> <div class="field-item even"> Rock-steady stabilisation </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The fastest autofocus around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Continuous AF can be beaten </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BODY CONTROL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The E-M1&rsquo;s weatherproof body is an evolution of its E-M5 sibling&rsquo;s &ndash; still teensy but with a fuller grip and even more controls. In fact, it handles much like the E-M5 fitted with just the upper part of the optional battery grip. Sadly for upgraders, the lower part of the E-M5 battery grip doesn&rsquo;t work with the E-M1. We tried.</p> <p>There are, of course, even more control options, with extra jog-dials and a handy switch to move between one set of custom functions and another.</p> <p>The button lock on the mode dial is also new &ndash; and awesome (in a really nerdy kind of way). Instead of having to hold it down while operating the dial, you just push it once to unlock and push again to lock. Why don&rsquo;t they all work like that? And why can&rsquo;t all non-compact cams be like the OM-Ds and have a dedicated door for the memory card, instead of hiding them in the fiddly recesses of the battery compartment?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190065.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190068.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LENS IS MORE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 4/3&rdquo; sensor means relatively tiny lenses to match, and the selection is growing. We&rsquo;re particular fans of Panasonic&rsquo;s Leica DG models and Olympus&rsquo; own primes, but a more versatile high-end option has come in the shape of Olympus&rsquo; new 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens (&pound;900).</p> <p>The more affordable 12-50mm power-zoom that came with our E-M1 sample is still a safe bet, though, and has a decent macro setting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190063.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> IN USE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The vast array of controls feels like it should be bewildering, but learning them all comes surprisingly naturally. You&#39;ll definitely benefit from time spent customising everything to suit your priorities, to put your most-used functions at your fingertips.</p> <p>Framing shots on the swing-out main touchscreen or the electronic eye-viewfinder is a joy, with both being supremely clear.</p> <p>Long-exposure snappers who haven&rsquo;t used Olympus&rsquo; Live Time mode are in for a treat. Set to manual and slow the shutter speed to above 60 seconds and you hit Bulb mode, then Live Time. It&rsquo;s basically the same as a Bulb mode, where you can just keep exposing until you tell the camera to stop, except that there&rsquo;s a live display on the screen to show you the progress of your long-exposure shot. Nice for avoiding costly wrong guesses.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190060.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190064.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190066.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LOCK ON </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Olympus knows it&rsquo;s autofocus onions, and this snapper locks on faster than any other we&rsquo;ve tried to date &ndash; accurately, too. While the competition can mostly keep up in good conditions, we&#39;ve found the E-M1 to be less likely to hunt for focus and slow down as the light dwindled.</p> <p>Its only weakness on this front is a struggle with tracking focus during continuous burst shooting, but it&#39;ll only disappoint the most avid action and wildlife-snapping pros.</p> <p>That awesome autofocus, combined with best-in-the-business five-axis image stabilisation, results in shots that are more often than not super-sharp. And while a flash isn&rsquo;t built in, Olympus supplies a clip-on model that performs well.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PICTURE QUALITY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But sharp focus don&#39;t mean a thing if your sensor ain&#39;t got that light-gathering swing. This big-boy OM-D captures images that are more colourful and detailed than the smaller 4/3 sensor has any right to achieve, even above ISO 1800. Dynamic range is also stupendous, even competing well with some of the latest full-frame cams.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/12440902103/in/set-72157640791019453/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="640"></iframe></p> <p>Video footage is impressive, too, although it won&#39;t be bothering Hollywood shooters such as the Canon 5D MkIII.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/P1190446.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Should E-M5 owners upgrade to an E-M1? Probably not, especially if they&rsquo;ve got the optional battery grip.</p> <p>But everyone else should sell every camera they own, plus a body part and any heirlooms knocking about in the loft, and buy the new Olympus&rsquo; flagship.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a complete package, with superb performance, great ergonomics, portability and a lovely selection of available lenses. In fact, it&rsquo;s our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cameras-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards Camera of the Year</a>.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/system-cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">the 10 Best System Cameras in the World right now</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Awards 2013</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_B190058.jpg?1392204350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best, most complete all-round compact system camera money can buy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m1/review#comments Olympus OM-D E-M1 System Cameras Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:23:19 +0000 Tom Parsons 1432248 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Olympus OM-D EM-1 is our Camera of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cameras-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The humble light-capture device has never taken such diverse forms, nor captured light so magnificently – but one model this year stood out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/olympus-omd-em1-winner.jpg?1386623246" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite all the photos being taken on phones, made to look like they were taken in 1976 and then uploaded to Instatwitbook, there seems to be no stopping the evolution of the dedicated camera.</p> <p>Retro, modern, rugged, phone-ish, compact, chunky - our list of nominees covered all the camera bases &ndash; but it was the wonderful OM-D EM-1 from Olympus that rose above the pack to claim our coveted Gadget Award. Read on to find out just why...</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Olympus OM-D EM-1 (from £1300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No one&rsquo;s pimping the compact system camera like Olympus. This latest Micro Four Thirds model has its sights set more firmly on the true photo enthusiast than any before it, with pro-level control, blisteringly fast autofocus, a weatherproof body, a chunkier grip and improved performance with Olympus&rsquo; high-end SLR lenses (via an adaptor). Yet it&rsquo;s still only ickle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/hands-olympus-om-d-e-m1/feature">Read the hands-on review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Olympus OM-D EM-1" alt="Olympus OM-D EM-1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-om-d-em-1.jpg?1386623246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Fujifilm Finepix X100S (£1000) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original retro-Leica-esque X100 was a revelation with its hybrid viewfinder, big APS-C sensor and fixed lens. This evolution adds enough speed and precision to the autofocus that it&rsquo;s now more than gadget jewellery &ndash;&nbsp;this is a street photographer&rsquo;s dream tool. And you may have noticed that it looks rather nice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fujifilm/fujifilm-finepix-x100s/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fujifilm X100S" alt="Fujifilm X100S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fujifilm-x100s.jpg?1386623246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Canon EOS 70D (£950) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An SLR for the keenest of photo-videographers, the 70D packs a revolutionary Dual Pixel AF 20MP sensor that makes it great at focusing while capturing video. But video aside, this is still an excellent mid-level all-rounder.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 70D" alt="Canon EOS 70D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-eos-70d_0.jpg?1386623246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 (£250) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The perfect travel compact? Probably. It has a versatile 30x zoom lens - with optical stabilisation, naturally - plus a compact body and a 20MP sensor that&rsquo;s excellent in low light. All it&rsquo;s lacking is an optical viewfinder for those super-sunny destinations - but then, that might make it too fat for your backpack.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-cyber-shot-hx50/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50" alt="Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-dsc-hx50.jpg?1386623246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Canon PowerShot G16 (£530) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G series has always been the best compromise between proper compacts and SLRs. It sits on the fence in all ways: image quality, size, ergonomics and control are all somewhere in the middle ground. Which means that the G16 isn&rsquo;t really bad at anything. Which is jolly good.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/hands-review-canon-s-g16-and-s120-power-cameras-show-your-camphone-how-it-s-done/feature">Read the hands-on review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon PowerShot G16" alt="Canon PowerShot G16" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-powershot-g16.jpg?1386623246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: GoPro Hero3 (from £190) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There doesn&rsquo;t seem to be any let-up in the demand for GoPro&rsquo;s go-anywhere action cams - and no let-up in GoPro&rsquo;s ongoing improvement of them. The Hero3 manages full HD video recording and 5MP stills, has built-in Wi-Fi and is waterproof down to 40m. Between GoPro&rsquo;s own selection, third-party manufacturers and the 3D-printing community, you should be able to find an adapter to mount it pretty much anywhere, too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero3" alt="GoPro Hero3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hero-3.jpg?1386623246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Nokia Lumia 1020 (from £400) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A phone? A phone! Actually, it&rsquo;s rather telling that Nokia makes more of a fuss about the 1020&rsquo;s picture-taking capabilities than its Windows-driven phoneness. And why not, when you&rsquo;ve got a 41MP under your polycarbonate bonnet? The 1020 is the best cameraphone ever.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia-lumia-1020/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 1020" alt="Nokia Lumia 1020" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-1020_4.jpg?1386623246" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Cameras Gadget Awards 2013 Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:56:11 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429244 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/hands-olympus-om-d-e-m1/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can the successor to our favourite mirrorless snapper make another leap for camera-kind? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="4032" height="3024" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OMD1.JPG?1378894935" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mirrorless cameras sure are growing up fast.</p> <p>Only last June we marvelled at the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review">Olympus OM-D E-M5</a>, which rocketed to the summit of our Top 10 'DSLRs, etc' list. And now they've made our inner proud uncle all misty-eyed again with the OM-D E-M1 – an upgraded version that's left us very tempted to trade in the office cat.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s new? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To help justify that Jackass-painful price tag, the E-M1 brings five big upgrades. Propelling it further into semi-pro territory is a new 16MP Live MOS sensor with boosted image processing. This kept our shots remarkably noise-free even at high ISOs and plays nicer with the range of Four Thirds lenses it works with via an adaptor. Along with the Micro Four Thirds lens range, this means the E-M1 has 63 pieces of compatible glass and counting.</p> <p>Another boost that's more immediately obvious is the 'dual fast' autofocus system. The E-M5's autofocus was already snappy, but the E-M1's is lightning fast at locking onto targets and now also works in sequential mode – making it particularly talented at burst shooting moving objects, like horses.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4032" height="3024" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OMD2.JPG?1378894935" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now with added Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our favourite (if less essential) new addition is Wi-Fi. Press a button, scan the on-screen QR code with your iOS/Android device, and it pairs the two via the free Ol.Share app. It acts as more than just a remote shutter button – you can also fiddle with settings like aperture, ISO and white balance, while your E-M1 stands ten feet away in the line of fire. There's surprisingly little lag and it saves an extra copy of the photo onto your tablet or phone.&nbsp;</p> <p>Then, finally, there are the exterior upgrades: better build quality and a boosted electronic viewfinder. The E-M1's new chunkier grip makes it steadier for handheld shots, and the body is now an all-magnesium beauty that, with the camera's feast of dials and controls, makes it feel reassuringly expensive. That bright and crisp viewfinder is also almost twice the resolution of the E-M5 and gets close to (gasp) troubling optical viewfinders.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OMD3a.JPG?1378894935" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4608" height="3456" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OMD3b.JPG?1378894935" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s still great? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As you'd hope for the price, the E-M1 also does all the things that made its predecessor our favourite camera. It's dust, splash and freeze-proof (down to -10C), has the same 'five-axis' sensor stabilisation that works really well for off-the-hip handheld photography, and has a fantastic Live Time mode for making long exposure light paintings.</p> <p>Most importantly, it feels great in the hand and is really fun to shoot with. But is it £1500 of fun, the price of the E-M1 with a 12-50mm kit lens? We'll let you know in a full review very soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4032" height="3024" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OMD4.JPG?1378894935" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4608" height="3456" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OMD5.JPG?1378894935" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4608" height="3456" title="Olympus OM-D E-M1" alt="Olympus OM-D E-M1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/OMDextra3.JPG?1378894935" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/hands-olympus-om-d-e-m1/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/hands-olympus-om-d-e-m1/feature#comments Cameras Olympus OM-D E-M1 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:20:44 +0000 Stephen Graves 1426521 at http://www.stuff.tv