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OM SYSTEM OM-1 Gets Silver Award from DPReview

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The OM System OM-1 high-end MFT camera earned a very high score and awarded as silver award from Dpreview experts. 

Dpreview has posted a full in-depth review for the OM SYSTEM OM-1. The Micro Four Thirds camera achieves score of 87% and gets silver award overall. Details are as follows.

The US price of the OM System OM-1 camera is $2,199.99 USD check availability at B&HPhoto and Adorama.

Conclusion from DPReview:

The OM-1 brings speed, improved AF and more detailed video to a system that already offered great image stabilization and small and light camera/lens combinations. This makes it a powerful all-rounder with particular strengths for wildlife. That compactness comes as a trade-off for absolute image quality but a series of computational multi-shot modes can help close the gap in certain circumstances. It’s a lot of capability for the money.

What we like

  • Excellent image quality for the format, with attractive color
  • Good DR for the sensor size, giving editing flexibility
  • 50 fps shooting with full autofocus
  • Fast and responsive autofocus
  • Subject-detection AF modes work well
  • Impressive 10-bit 4K capture combined with powerful stabilization
  • Good level of customization
  • Interesting array of multi-shot modes for specific shooting scenarios
  • Can operate or charge over USB

What we don’t

  • C-AF Tracking remains disappointing
  • AF features not well integrated into interface (eg: face selection is separate from AF point selection)
  • 8-bit video is much less detailed than 10-bit (Log or HDR) options
  • Two-position lever isn’t configurable as it should be
  • No motion correction in hand-held high-resolution mode
  • Lack of included charger
OM-1 Check price Amazon/  B&HPhoto and Adorama

OM SYSTEM OM-1 Key Features

  • First OM System Micro Four Thirds camera
  • New backside-illuminated stacked 20.4MP CMOS image sensor
  • Native ISO range is 200-25,600
  • New TruePic X processor with 3x the processing power
  • Up to 120 frames per second full-res shooting with S-AF
  • Up to 50 fps with C-AF
  • Upgraded dustproof, freezeproof, and splashproof design with IP53 rating
  • IBIS with up to 8 stops of shake correction
  • 1,053 phase-detection cross-type AF points covering 100% of the image sensor
  • USB-C Power Delivery
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 4K/60p video
  • 1080/240p video
  • Computational photography modes, including new ND64 Live ND option
  • New blackout-free EVF with 5.76M dots