I avoid reading reviews of products before I’ve had a chance to review them myself if only to avoid introducing biases. But I always worry my thoughts and impressions will be out of step with what others think about it. It doesn’t mean I’d change a review based on what others think but it means I’d always be wondering, “What did they miss? What did I miss?”
Happily, that’s not the case with the OM-D E-M1 (awful name) the nice folks at Olympus loaned me a few weeks ago.
As I’ve said in many places, I was very surprised at how nice the images I took with the M1 came out and happy to see little to no post processing was (strictly) necessary with the shots. Many are “postable” right from the camera (oh, if only there were a way to do that!).
So today I went looking for other reviews of the M1 from sites I trust and I’m happy to see we’re in agreement.
Wirecutter said it’s the “Best Mirrorless Camera Over $1,000”:
If you want to get the best mirrorless camera and are willing to pay for that excellence, the way to go is the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Its combination of speed, rock-hard build quality, optical excellence, a huge lens library and an advanced control scheme makes it perfect for the high-end enthusiast or pro. It’s $1,400 for just the body of the camera, but it’s worth the investment.
if you want to feel like you’re shooting with a DSLR, but still want the size and agility of a mirrorless camera, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option than the E-M1.
Good to see my like and enjoyment of the M1 is shared by others more professional than I am. 🙂