Olympus OM-D EM-1 Review

Finally here it, is my take on the Olympus OM-D E-M1. I’ve been using the camera for roughly two months now and I am loving it. Earlier this year I also did a review on the Fuji X100s and people seemed to like it, that’s why I decided to write my second product review ever. But this time I wanted to do it a little bit different. The reason is, that after reviewing the Fuji, I noticed some things that bothered me that much, that I decided to dump it and get something else instead. First of all there was the unreliable AF, which was a problem especially in low light situations. I used the Fuji on weddings and sometimes the AF refused to lock on, which was really annoying. That, of course was the number one reason for selling it. Initially, while I was writing my review, I thought that this is something I could live with, but it turned out to be a big deal breaker for me. So this time I wanted to take the new camera through its paces and I did. I used the Olympus OM-D E-M1 during a longer trip across Asia, to find out if it’s working for me or not. There I did a lot of street shooting, shot weddings in Korea and Malaysia and had a lot of fun taking pictures and using the camera.

This review is not about telling you what the specs of this camera are, it’s more about usability and what to expect when taking it out on the streets. All words written here are reflecting my opinion only and that might not fit your style of shooting, please keep that in mind. Of course, I am going to try to be as objective as possible.

Design & Ergonomics:

Well, when Olympus announced the E-M5 my first thought was, wow what a beauty. A couple of months later I stumbled upon one at a local camera store and had to try it. It felt nice, but being used to a DSLR it was kinda tough to hold without a strap. It was the same with my X100s, which I always used with a strap, just to make sure I wouldn’t drop it. When I got myself the E-P5 I still missed a beefier grip. So, finally Olympus came up with the E-M1 and the body looked very promising, it still had that nice retro design of the E-M5 but with the addition of a proper grip. When the camera started shipping, my local camera store was one of the first who got one in. After playing around for a couple of minutes I was completely sold and bought the E-M1.

The body feels very sturdy and is built like a tank. All the buttons and wheels have a very tactile feel to it and there are a lot of them. The E-M1 is not just a fancy toy to play with, no, it’s a proper tool which seems to last for a while, even under rough conditions. Well it should be, considering the price tag. 😀

I know there are some folks out there that don’t like the built-in grip and find the camera to look ugly. Yeah, I guess it would look a little better without it, but the thing is, this camera is relatively small compared to any DSLR out there and Olympus is targeting the more advanced user or even working professionals with the E-M1, and I am pretty sure that those people wouldn’t consider using a camera without a proper grip. I know you can always add the optional battery grip, but that’s not what I wanna do, I want a camera that is good to hold in the first place.

I have average sized hands and for my personal taste the E-M1 is pretty well balanced, so there is nothing to complain about.

Image Quality:

I am used to shooting a Nikon D800 with a bag full of fast prime lenses. That combo is really tough to beat when it comes to image quality. So I was eager to know how the E-M1 with its significant smaller image sensor would perform. After taking some test shots and a small test shooting the results had been a mixed bag. I am not a pixel peeper, but when I opened the RAW files in Lightroom and zoomed in to 100% the images looked a little grainy, even at base ISO. I didn’t expect that since the D800 is super clean at ISO100. That doesn’t sound very promising, right? Even though the files are not as clean as I hoped they would be, the details are there and with a little noise reduction the images look very tempting. So in the end it’s just a minor tweak in the work flow. I guess that is the price you have to pay when stepping down from a top notch full frame sensor to the micro four thirds format. Not a big deal though. 😀 On the other hand you get images that are crazy sharp with tons of details. Even after using it for two months now, I am really impressed with the files the E-M1 delivers. But keep in mind that you will need to use top quality glass to get the best out of it. Luckily the mFT system gives you lots of options there.

What about high ISOs? When I saw Robin Wongs initial E-M1 review, the high ISO samples looked astounding. Well, let’s get to the point right away. I am really happy with the high ISO quality I am getting out of the E-M1. Of course, you will introduce grain as you start to crank up the sensitivity, but – and this is the good news – the grain looks really pleasing and has a film like texture to it. Color noise is pretty well controlled and nearly absent even if you go up to ISO6400 or above. If you are mainly a low light shooter, who needs AF and really fast shutter speeds, I would recommend to get a full frame camera and fast glass to get the best high ISO files available date. If you can live with slower shutter speeds and manual focus the E-M1 might be a tool for you. Just put on a fast f/0.95 prime and make use of the gorgeous image stabilizer and you will be able to keep your ISOs very low. More on the IBIS later in this review.

Besides resolution and image noise, the dynamic range of a sensor is pretty important to me. That being said, how does the E-M1 sensor handle high contrast situations? Well, it does pretty good, at least when it comes to preserving details in the shadows and not so well with doing so in the highlights. But that’s no surprise since that’s typical for most modern camera sensors. If you overexpose a scene you can be sure to have 1-1.5EV latitude to recover highlights. A quick comparison between the E-M1 and the older sensor in the E-P5 showed, that this one had the edge here, and there was easily half a stop more latitude in the highlights. But when it comes to recover shadows, the E-M1 really shines. I wouldn’t  hesitate to push the image up to 3 stops if I needed to do so.

When it comes to color rendition that’s totally a personal preference. For my personal taste I do like the colors that the E-M1 is producing. In my opinion they are closer to the Fuji X-Series than to my D800 and that’s something I really like. Just to make clear, I was not talking about the out of camera colors of the JPEG files, because I only shoot RAW and do my post mainly in Lightroom. Like I said, it’s a personal preference and totally up to you whether you like the colors or not.


Here are three high ISO samples with 100% crops. All exported from Lightroom 5.3 with standard sharpening and no noise reduction. Click for a larger view on actual pixel size.

 17mm, 1/80, f/1.8, ISO-1600

 100% crop

 12mm, 1/80, f/2.0, ISO-3200

 100% crop

17mm, 1/50, f/1.8, ISO-6400

100% crop

Image Stabilization (IBIS):

One of my favorite features built into the E-M1 is the fabulous image stabilization. It’s pretty efficient and it works with every lens attached to the camera. If you’re a person like me, who finds it rather awkward to use a tripod or to carry it around all the time, then you will immediately fall in love with the IBIS. If you’re already an Olympus user coming from an OM-D E-M5 or an E-P5, then you know what I am talking about. The cool thing is, that despite being already stunningly good, Olympus somehow managed to make it even better. Shooting the E-M1 and the E-P5 side by side I got more sharp results out of the E-M1 with shutter speeds up to one second. Yeah that’s right, with a good shooting technique and a steady hand it’s easily possible to get sharp images up to one second or even beyond.  This amazing feature helps to keep the ISOs pretty low as long as you don’t need the fast shutter speeds to freeze motion. And of course from time to time you might want to shoot at a longer exposure value to get some motion blur and you don’t have a tripod with you or it’s impossible to use one. Under circumstances like this the IBIS is the only chance to get the shot.

12mm, 1s, f/2.0, ISO-3200

12mm, 2s, f/3.2, ISO-200

25mm, 0.8s, f/5.0, ISO-200

 45mm, 1/3s, f/1.8, ISO-200

 25mm, 2s, f/1.4, ISO-400, 2 seconds to capture the thunderstorm, taken on a moving boat!


It’s as fast as it gets, period. I think at the moment there is nothing on the market that can rival the E-M1 when it comes to autofocus speed. One important factor regarding AF speed besides the camera – is the lens attached to it. There are lenses out there that will focus nearly instantaneously  but others won’t. Put on the 17mm f/1.8 and it will easily outperform even most high end DSLR cameras. When pressing down the shutter, the AF will lock on immediately, sometimes it’s hard to believe how fast it is. Olympus claims that the AF-C speed has also been improved over previous generations. That’s something I can’t prove since I usually don’t need it. From what I’ve read so far, it’s pretty usable but not as good as on most modern DSLRs. Other than that. AF-S speed is just amazing and only in very dim light the autofocus slows down a little, but still remains pretty accurate.

Using Flash:

For portraits I am using a cheap Yongnuo 560 II flash and a studio strobe with battery pack. Both work flawlessly and triggering them wireless is working great as well. I am going to write another blog post that will address all of this in depth.

Usability & Handling:

So far the E-M1 seems to be an impressive piece of hardware, but for someone like me, who loves street photography, the most important aspect of a new camera is how it performs when you take it out. Well, there are things I really like about the E-M1 but to be honest there are also things I am not so happy with. The key elements that make this camera stand out for me are the super-fast autofocus, the IBIS and of course the brilliant image quality, all delivered in a very compact, lightweight and comfortable to hold body. In addition, you get a viewfinder that is huge and a joy to use. After using the E-M1 for a while, I tend to utilize the LCD instead of the viewfinder more often. It makes shooting from the hip so much easier and your subjects often don’t recognize you taking pictures. And the tiltable screen comes really handy here. Another cool feature I did use quite often is face detection. When shooting portraits it’s pretty useful and you don’t need to fiddle around with the AF points. Even when shooting street it worked out pretty well, but only if there are not too many faces to choose from. 😀 Also very useful is the ability to save profiles with custom camera settings. After setting up the camera you can save your settings as “MySet” and link those to one of the shooting modes on the mode dial on top of the camera. For instance, I usually shoot in aperture priority with auto ISO disabled. Being outside on a sunny day that works best for me, but just in case I needed auto ISO to be “enabled” immediately, I saved a “MySet” with aperture priority and ISO set to “auto” and linked it to P-Mode on the top dial. Now I just can quickly switch to “P” and I am good to go. Dialing the auto ISO in manually, definitely takes more time. I did the same for other configurations and it’s just amazing how fast I am now able to change camera settings by just turning the mode dial. Oh, there is something else I really love about the mode dial. It’s the button on top of it, that allows you to lock the dial by clicking it. If you press it one more time that’ll allow you to turn it again. Other manufacturers have “mode dial locks” too, but they’re not that comfortable to use.

Ok, now let’s talk about things I am not that excited about. First there is the touchscreen which works pretty well and in the beginning I was using it a lot. Like I said, it works pretty well, but from time to time I accidentally took pictures with my belly. 😀 Of course, I turned the touchscreen off, but with the camera hanging on my neck, my belly was somehow able to turn it back on. That was really annoying  and the only way to solve this “problem” was do go into the menu and switch the touchscreen function completely off. That takes some time and if you want quick access to it, a dedicated button would be much better.

Something I really don’t understand is the implementation of the auto ISO setting. On my D800 I use this feature all the time and it works great. But why is Olympus not letting me choose the minimum shutter speed when to change the ISO? On the E-M1 the camera is making that decision itself depending on the focal length I am using. But what if I need a faster shutter speed to freeze action or a slower one to keep the ISO as low as possible? I know, I could completely shoot in manual. And for aperture priority there is some kind of workaround by changing the flash settings, but that is not working for me. But since this is only a software “issue”, Olympus could address this with a future firmware update and I hope they will.

One thing they can’t change via firmware update is the position of the power switch. I usually turn off the camera to save up battery and I am used to turn it on again while raising the camera up. On most cameras I can do that with one hand, but on the E-M1 it’s impossible. I think the reason for putting the power switch to the left side is obvious, because the area around the shutter is packed with dials and buttons and space is very limited. I totally get that and it’s not a deal breaker even though it’s not the way I wished it would be.

Other than that there is nothing to complain about the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Of course, it’s not the perfect camera but it is really really close. Like I mentioned before, right now there is nothing on the market that can rival the E-M1. For all you street shooters out there, if you’re considering a new camera, you should definitely check out the E-M1, at the moment probably the best tool for that task. For everyone else, if you’re looking for a good camera that is suitable for almost every occasion, the E-M1 is absolutely worth a try. And also keep in mind, that a camera can only deliver descend results, if a good lens is attached to it. Fortunately the mFT System can offer you both! 🙂

Image Gallery:

Here is a small selection of images taking during my trip, all processed in Lightroom 5.3.

25mm, 1/80, f/1.4, ISO-200

25mm, 1/60, f/1.4, ISO-320

25mm, 1/1250, f/1.6, ISO-200

25mm, 1/500, f/1.4, ISO-200

17mm, 1/40, f/2.0, ISO-200

12mm, 1/80, f/2.0, ISO-320

12mm, 1/400, f/5.0, ISO-200

25mm, 1/1000, f/1.4, ISO-200

 12mm, 1/60, f/7.1, ISO-2000

12mm, 1/800, f/5.0, ISO-200

25mm, 1/80, f/1.4, ISO-200

 25mm, 1/60, f/1.4, ISO-640

12mm, 1/50, f/2.0, ISO-400

12mm, 1/1000, f/5.0, ISO-200

 17mm, 1/2000, f/1.8, ISO-200

  17mm, 1/250, f/5.6, ISO-200, manual focus

17mm, 1/4000, f/1.8, ISO-200

12mm, 1/4s, f/7.1, ISO-200

17mm, 1/200, f/1.8, ISO-200

 12mm, 1/250, f/2.0, ISO-200

17mm, 1/125, f/1.8, ISO-200

 17mm, 1/2500, f/1.8, ISO-200

25mm, 1/8000, f/1.4, ISO-200

25mm, 1/4000, f/1.4, ISO-200

45mm, 1/160, f/3.2, ISO-200

25mm, 1/640, f/1.4, ISO-200

17mm, 1/800, f/1.8, ISO-200

 25mm, 1/3200, f/1.4, ISO-200

25mm, 1/640, f/1.4, ISO-200

25mm, 1/80, f/1.4, ISO-320

25mm, 1/500, f/1.4, ISO-200

17mm, 1/3200, f/1.8, ISO-200

 25mm, 1/5000, f/1.4, ISO-200

25mm, 1/6400, f/1.4, ISO-200

25mm, 1/60, f/1.4, ISO-500

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49 Kommentare

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  • André PlusGrand Avec KDecember 31, 2013 - 15:41

    Tolle Bilder, tolle Seite!


  • Der DSLR Stammtisch - Seite 503January 1, 2014 - 17:57

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  • jayJanuary 2, 2014 - 03:09

    Very nice review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Would you consider shooting paid events like weddings with this EM-1 setup?!


    • RobinJanuary 2, 2014 - 09:48

      Of course, I wouldn’t hesitate to use the E-M1 instead of my D800. I have used the E-P5 for a wedding besides the Nikon and took 50% of the shots with the Olympus. The results were pretty good and the client was really happy.


  • JayJanuary 2, 2014 - 11:26

    ^^^ Thats positive to hear, Robin. My only concern with shooting paid events with the EM-1 along with any other camera that doesn’t have this feature is the lack of dual memory card slots…. makes me a little nervous!!! May I ask what your primary editing workflow is for your wedding work? Mostly, just Lightroom? Been looking through your work and some of your recent wedding blog posts and the composition has been great! Awesome work 🙂


    • RobinJanuary 2, 2014 - 15:16

      I use only quality SD Cards from SanDisk or Lexar and I’ve never had one fail on me. Of course, it’s nice to have a second slot but I rarely use both. 😀


      • RobinJanuary 2, 2014 - 16:34

        …and these days I mainly use Lightroom. 🙂


  • JayJanuary 2, 2014 - 19:47

    ^^^^ Yes, Lightroom has become a very nice software over the years. I don’t bother too much with PS anymore either and opt to use Lightroom mainly. I too use Sandisk SD cards. Its still nice to have that extra SD card slot, just makes you feel extra safe, lol.


  • DARNELL VENNIEFebruary 2, 2014 - 05:52

    Just wanted to point out that the minimum shutter speed with auto ISO is set using the flash-sync Slow Limit. However, even with this, it only allows 1/35 the equivalent focal length. For example, with my PL 25mm 1.4, it typically goes down to 1/50 or 1/60 before raising the ISO. That being said, keeping higher for stopping motion works fine.


    • RobinFebruary 2, 2014 - 11:16

      Hey Darnell, thanks for your comment. I know about that workaround but it’s not working for me since it doesn’t give me full control over the minimum shutter speed. I think it’s better to enable auto ISO for manual mode and then set the shutter speed on your own.


  • Gonzalo BrotoFebruary 3, 2014 - 10:37

    Very beautiful pictures!


  • Rostislav AlexandrovichFebruary 4, 2014 - 13:28

    Excellent street photography!


    • RobinFebruary 4, 2014 - 13:56

      Thank you Rostislav! 🙂


  • Robin WongFebruary 6, 2014 - 05:13

    Hey Robin,
    You have some of the best images taken with the OM-D E-M1 I have seen! Well done, and a very thorough and well-written review too!
    You are a living testimony of Micro Four Thirds system being a capable system even for professional use.
    Keep those amazing photographs coming!


    • RobinFebruary 6, 2014 - 13:01

      Hi Robin, thanks for your visit and for your kind words. I am going to share some more stuff in future blog updates. 🙂


  • […] Systemkamera von Olympus war eher als Ergänzung zu meiner Nikon D800 gedacht. Doch seit ich die Olympus E-M1 benutzete, behandelte ich die “Große” eher stiefmütterlich und zog nur mit der […]


  • BildchefFebruary 20, 2014 - 15:16

    Amazing photos, some of them extraordinary impressive! You surely got the eyes to see!! Congrats! Michael


    • RobinFebruary 20, 2014 - 23:33

      Thank you Michael! 🙂


  • André RoodhuizenFebruary 26, 2014 - 23:04

    Hi Robin,
    I’m a professional wedding photographer as well. I’m also using a Olympus OMD-Em-1
    Great pictures, Impressive!


    • RobinFebruary 27, 2014 - 07:24

      Hi André, thank you for your comment! Always nice to see, that there other photographers out there rockin’ that lovely E-M1! 🙂


  • FeegsMarch 3, 2014 - 09:25

    Thank you Robin, for sharing some of your photos. Your work is truly outstanding and anyone who aspires to take great shots can only be inspired (I know I am).

    Something you never see much about on photo sites is reflection on the person taking them. by that I mean the photographers compassion for others, sense of humour, & whimsy. You photos speak volumes about you and it’s all good!


    • RobinMarch 3, 2014 - 12:09

      Thanks for your kind words! 🙂


  • AlexandreApril 1, 2014 - 11:18

    Outstanding photos! Most reviewers are not always good photographers and good photographers are not always good reviewers. You’re both! Great work. I too am moving from a X100s to a E-M1, and your photos prove that I have made the right choice.


    • RobinApril 2, 2014 - 10:03

      Thank you Alexandre for the kind words! 🙂


  • AntonApril 5, 2014 - 22:29

    Really beautiful work! I would love an EM1 but I am still so very happy with my EM5 🙂 Can I ask what sort of post processing you do to get such a lovely look? Thanks!


    • RobinApril 8, 2014 - 11:14

      Thank you Anton! I do most of my pp in Lightroom. And of course the E-M5 is still a lovely camera! 🙂


  • […] Thirds for photography professionally now, and one best example I can think of at the moment is Robin Schimko from Germany (read his amazing review of OM-D E-M1 here). He told me that he found the E-M1 to be good enough to perform and deliver for his wedding shoots, […]


  • MarcusApril 9, 2014 - 21:25

    Such beautiful images Robin! Ive looked at them over and over the last weeks. I love your composiitions and the pp work. Im impressed and jealous!
    Keep posting your work!



    • RobinApril 10, 2014 - 10:36

      Thank you Marcus! 🙂


  • VincentJuly 29, 2014 - 16:08

    Hello Robin!
    Congratulation on your review. I appreciated and like your photos. I was wondering about the film like color your photos have. How do you obtain it? Is it mostly postprocessing or due to the color rendition of the olympus engine?


    • RobinSeptember 14, 2014 - 09:53

      Thank you Vincent! I shoot only raw so the color output is heavily influenced by my post processing done in lightroom.


  • AnthonyAugust 27, 2014 - 22:55

    Hi Robin,
    Fantastic review from a user perspective and great pics.
    How do you think E-M1 is different compared to E-P5? Does it make sense to upgrade from E-P5 to E-M1 other than based on the reason that E-M1 is weather sealed?


    • RobinSeptember 14, 2014 - 09:59

      Hi Anthony! I don’t have the E-P5 anymore. For me the handling of the E-M1 is much better so it was totally worth spending the extra money. It’s hard to compare both cameras since they are totally different!


  • AnthonyAugust 30, 2014 - 12:37

    Hi Robin,
    Great review and pics.
    Wondering, since you have E-P5 and E-M1, how much difference do you find between the 2 other than E-M1 weather sealing?


  • Geno SajkoSeptember 1, 2014 - 22:18

    SUPERB IMAGES. Who says the 4/3 sensor can’t do it, does’t try.

    I too am a Oly (E3) and Nikon (D700 D7100) guy. Thinking of getting the EM1 so both systems have a backup camera. Got one on loan for a week, love it.

    Two questions if you would. How did you tie the MySet to a mode dial. And can you save all the cxamera setetings to the Sd card like my other cameras?



    • RobinSeptember 14, 2014 - 10:04

      Hi Geno! In the Menu there is a setting for mode dial function there you can link a myset to whatever you want. As far as I know there is no possibility to save the settings to a sd card.


  • jroosOctober 14, 2014 - 12:27

    Nothing much to add except this is a very good review and the sample pictures are wonderful. As an em-5 and ep-5 user, it’s good to see the upper limits of the system. Robin Wong’s samples sometimes appear flat. Yours are, clean, colorful, and dynamic both technically and artistically.


    • RobinOctober 25, 2014 - 08:44

      Thank you! 🙂


  • Steinar KnaiNovember 25, 2014 - 16:06

    Having just changed from a Nikon set up myself, I was interested in reading your review. Your findings generally coincide with my own, although I still have less time with the kit and I am delighted with the camera and the lenses. The 75 1.8 is superb and the 12-40 2.8 as good as my Nikon 27-70 was. I am printing to 30x40cm and 60×40 with no problems and that solves it for me, since I rarely print larger. Your pictures are very nice, so keep going!


    • RobinNovember 26, 2014 - 09:43

      Thank you Steinar! I am glad you like the E-M1 like I do! You should check out the 42.5/1.2 Panasonic which is even better than the almost perfect 75/1.8!


  • UjwalNovember 30, 2014 - 13:58

    Hi Robin,

    It was great to see what the EM1 is capable of in truly capable hands, your work is absolutely top notch!
    I am impressed by the colours and rich tones you managed to extract out of the EM1- just perfect.

    Reminds me of AGFA slides. Just beautiful, would love to know your processing recipe if you are happy to share it.
    I recently gave up on my EM5+12-40/75mm combo as I just could not extract the richness out of its files and sold them, but I really miss the IBIS and compactness compared to my current workhorses 2xD600s with F2.8 zooms. At the end of a long wedding day, I really miss the little Oly. If the EM1 is significantly better- I am planning again to get the EM1 with the awesome 12-40.



    • RobinNovember 30, 2014 - 15:43

      Thank you! 🙂 This wedding season was my first without a DSLR and it was a good decision to get rid of my D800. For me there is no way back and mirrorless is the way to go instead. I am going to cover my experiences in a future blogpost. Between the E-M5 and M1 there is no major difference in terms of image quality, but handling is much better on the E-M1. For professional work I would highly recommend going for the E-M1 over the E-M5, unless you’re on a very limited budget.


  • AndiiMarch 27, 2015 - 17:05

    Hey there!
    Thank you very much for your review. It’s really useful and touches topics which are very important for me as portrait photographer.
    Would like to ask if you could send me some RAW samples of your amazing portraits to play with.
    The reason I ask is that i still can’t decide whether or not i want to switch to mFT because i didn’t have the opportunity to play with REAL portraits like yours.
    Would really appreciate it!


    • RobinMay 12, 2015 - 13:22

      Hi Andii! I think the best thing would be to rent a mFT camera and try on your own!


  • GilbertoFebruary 23, 2016 - 10:45

    Ich habe die EM1 seit ein paar Tagen und finde die Kamera spitze mit ihrer Technik und elegantem und robustem Gehäuse. Die Bildqualität ist aber immer noch etwas enttäuschend für mich. Der Aufwand an LR5 ist größer (bei RAW), das Rauschen ist bei ISO 100 sichtbarer als bei APS-C (klar) und die Linsen die das BQ erhöhen(Festbrennweite) sind vergliechen mit den APS-C Objektiven recht teuer. Wie man zum Beispiel eine D800 dadurch ersetzen kann, bliebt mir schleierhaft. In Detailreichtum, Schärfe und Rauscharmut liegen beide Kameras Lichtjahre auseinander. Lediglich die Größe ist definitiv ein Argument, aber wenn am Ende die IQ (Image Quality) nicht spitze ist, wenigstens auf Fuji X Niveau, dann weiss ich nicht ob die ganze feine Technik und tolles Gehäuse was bringt.
    Image ist alles. Landschaft zum Beispiel.. mit der alten S5 Fuji ohne gebrauch von Stabilisierung und unter kürzeren Belichtungszeiten per Hand bekomme ich bessere Landschaft Bilder und auch Portraits!
    Spitze Technologie inside, aber der kleine Sensor hat definitiv ihre Schwächen. Die hier gezeigte Bilder sind auch alle “nah” mit Lichtstarken Objetive aufgenommen.


    • RobinMarch 17, 2016 - 15:25

      Na klar hat ein kleiner Sensor auch Nachteile, aber mit den entsprechenden Objektiven sind auch damit sehr gute Ergebnisse zu erzielen. Bei mir hat sich noch
      kein Kunde über das verwendete Sensorformat beschwert. Die hochwertigen Olympus und Panasonic Festbrennweiten haben ihren Preis, aber der ist absolut gerechtfertigt.
      Aktuell verwende ich Füllframe, APS-C und m43 und finde für jedes System den passenden Einsatzwerk.


  • John HeintzMarch 1, 2016 - 06:43

    Thank you for this review. I have just bought the EM-10 and a couple of prime lenses, and your photographs are a wonderful lesson in using prime lenses creatively wide opem. They inspire my imagination.


    • RobinMarch 17, 2016 - 15:27

      Thanks John! Enjoy your new camera!