2013 Advanced CSC of the Year
Olympus OM-D E-M1 £1299
We were mightily impressed with the OM-D E-M5 last year, and Olympus has taken things up a notch with the E-M1. The E-M1's build quality and finish is stunning, with a rugged magnesium alloy body and extensive weather-sealing. Smaller than a lot of comparable high-end DSLRs, it's a pleasure to pick up and shoot with, plus it's compatible with Olympus Four Thirds lenses when the MMF-3 adaptor is attached.
The electronic viewfinder is the best we've ever used, while the AF performance, thanks to a combination of contrast-detect and phase-detect, is fast and responsive in both single and continuous shooting.
Thanks to a new 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, the E-M1 delivers rich and detailed images, with results at high ISO being a match for some of the best APS-C DSLRs.
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