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Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera


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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Pentax K-3
Sony Alpha A7
Nikon D610
Nikon D5300
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera
Pentax K-3 SLR Camera - Body Only
Sony Alpha A7  24.3 MP Interchangeable Digital Lens Camera - Body Only
Nikon D610 24.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
Nikon D5300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
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Release Date
Sep 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
Oct 2013
HD Recording Format
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p
1080p (HDTV), 480p
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
720p (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)
Camera Type
Compact System Camera, SLR-style mirrorless
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
SLR/Professional, Mid-size SLR
SLR/Professional, Compact SLR
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
24.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.0 in.
3.2 in.
3.2 in.
Image Sensor Size
21.64 mm
28.2 mm
43.2 mm
43.18 mm
28.2 mm

Impressive image quality, even at high ISO settings, Dust-proof, splash-proof design

Excellent high ISO image quality, Shoots at 8.1fps

Great quality rivals DSLRs of similar resolution

Comfortable and intelligent design, and excellent photo quality and performance

Excellent image quality, straight-forward handling and quick performance