The Olympus OM-D E-M1 was the second model in OM-D series after the original OM-D E-M5. The official replacement for the E-5 DSLR, its arrival signified the end of Olympus’ range of Four Thirds DSLR cameras and the brand’s full commitment to the Micro Four Thirds format.
The E-M1 was also one of the first professional mirrorless cameras to hit the market, sporting advanced features such as on-sensor phase detection AF, 10fps continuous shooting with focus locked or 6fps with C-AF, 5-axis in-body stabilisation, WiFi and full weather-sealing against dust, moisture and cold temperatures. It has a 16MP sensor with no AA filter and is compatible with E-system DSLR lenses via an adapter.
- Announcement date: September 10, 2013
- Release date: October 2013
The first section of this article features a selection of sample images we’ve taken with the OM-D E-M1 for our reviews and comparisons. In the second section, you will find a selection of sample SOOC JPG and RAW files to download. We hope you enjoy browsing through them!
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Sample Images
The following gallery consists of sixteen Olympus OM-D E-M1 sample RAW images, all of which were edited in Lightroom and exported as JPGs. Each image is accompanied by information about the shutter speed, aperture, ISO value, and lens used.
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SOOC JPG and RAW Samples to Download
The following is a small selection of unedited SOOC JPG and RAW samples for you to download and experiment with. (Note that Olympus RAW files are called ORF.)
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Comparisons
If you’re curious to find out more about the capabilities of the OM-D E-M1 and how it compares to similar camera models on the market, we invite you to take a look at the following comparisons.
- Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs E-M5 II – The complete comparison
- Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs E-M1 II – The complete comparison