Camera of the year

Olympus EM1

2013 Camera of the year

Olympus OM-D E-M1: £1299

We've seen a host of cameras this year that have both innovated and impressed us, but when it came to it, it was a unanimous decision among the judging team to award the OM-D E-M1 as our Camera of the Year.

Not only is it a camera that's bound to appeal to seasoned Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds users, it's certainly going to tempt DSLR users as well and here's why.

There's the comprehensive spec, high level of shooting customisation, pro-spec build that'd shame cameras costing twice the price, compact proportions, fast and accurate AF, an electronic viewfinder that's so good you don't miss an optical one, and an impressive AF performance. This is all backed-up by one of the best-supported lens ranges out there, with the option of coupling it to Four Thirds lenses using an MMF-3 adaptor or Olympus or Panasonic Micro Four Thirds optics. There's no denying it's the best Micro Four Thirds model we've ever used.