OM System OM-1 overview
OM System OM-1 is Olympus's Pro Mirrorless camera first introduced on February of 2022. The camera houses a 20MP, Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor Four Thirds size sensor with a maximum resolution of 5184 x 3888.
The OM System OM-1 is placed #31 out of 60 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all round #61 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. Remember to use our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your customized requirements.
The following is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
OM System OM-1 Gallery
You can look at the OM System OM-1 from various angles in the gallery below.
OM System OM-1 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of good and bad points of the OM System OM-1 based on criterias which are generally viewed as crucial in a camera.
OM System OM-1 Sensor information
The sensor spec on the OM System OM-1 is 17.4mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 226 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5184 x 3888 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor sensor boasts 20 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 200 to 25600. The ISO can also be extended electronically to 80 to 102400. RAW files are saved which means that you have more margin for error.
Olympus decided to omit the low pass filter for the OM System OM-1. This can result in more sharp pictures but might introduce moire in some circumstances.
The graphic underneath shows the OM System OM-1's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The OM System OM-1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is highlighted in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
OM System OM-1 dimensions
OM System OM-1 is 1.32 lb (599g / 21.13 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 135mm x 92mm x 73mm (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.9"). The weight of normal Pro Mirrorless camera is 722g and the OM System OM-1 is lighter as compared with other rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Down below is a picture of the OM System OM-1 next to a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will show the button layout on the OM System OM-1.
OM System OM-1 Lens information
The OM System OM-1 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available on the market. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the OM System OM-1.
OM System OM-1 Connectivity
The OM System OM-1 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy pictures and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Many apps also allow a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
OM System OM-1 Video information
The maximum video quality on the OM System OM-1 is 4096 x 2160 and it can record in MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 and HEVC format. 2160p delivers a great quality for video recording. You can easily downsample to Full HD to get clearer results. Be mindful of the large file sizes and make sure you have decent SD cards with good write speed. The camera does feature both headphone and mic port making it really useful while capturing audio.
OM System OM-1 Weather Sealing
OM System OM-1 has weather sealing making it a excellent candidate to use for tricky places. This can be especially handy whenever you are unsure about the conditions you might face for outdoor photography.
OM System OM-1 Display and Viewfinder
The OM System OM-1 is equipped with a 3.00 inch fully articulated display screen having a resolution of 1,620 thousand dots.
It has a selfie friendly display to shoot self portraits and even group photos if necessary. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily change focus points as well as adjust settings by using your fingertips.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder details regarding OM System OM-1 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 5,760 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.83x
Viewfinders are pretty handy for sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
OM System OM-1 Shutter information
OM System OM-1 continuous shooting rate is 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/8000s. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/32000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may cause "rolling shutter" in some situations.
OM System OM-1 Flash and Hot shoe information
OM System OM-1 includes external flash ability but does not have in-built flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/250s.
OM System OM-1 Autofocus information
OM System OM-1 includes both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & precise as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be useful for people photography.
It supports 1053 focus points to choose from. OM System OM-1 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to adjust focus. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for moving subjects. OM System OM-1 has got manual focus when required for low light or you want to have more precise focus control.
OM System OM-1 Battery life
The battery (BLX-1) for the OM System OM-1 is fashioned to last for 520 photos with respect to the CIPA measurements which is higher than the usual ın comparison with its class. The general Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 457. Olympus E-M1X has the highest possible (870) battery life for this class of cameras.
Here is a list of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
OM System OM-1 for specific forms of photography
The following illustration presents a summation of the OM System OM-1 for specific forms of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
OM System OM-1 as a Portrait photography camera
The OM System OM-1 has a rating of 79 which is tremendous, and means the camera is a awesome pick for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support along with the capability to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with OM System OM-1
With a awesome points tally of 77, the OM System OM-1 is a wonderful pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with OM System OM-1
A terrific sports photography points tally of 82 means the OM System OM-1 is a terrific choice for shooting sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with OM System OM-1
Size is pretty crucial in getting a travel camera. Overall, the OM System OM-1 gets a outstanding 79 for a travelling camera which makes it a awesome option to purchase for your holidays.
OM System OM-1 Landscape photography factors
For anyone looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The OM System OM-1 with it's terrific rating of 82 as a landscape camera is a awesome fit among its competition.
OM System OM-1 Vlogging information
A vlogging camera should come with a moving display, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the OM System OM-1 is a outstanding choice for vlogging as it comes to a superb rating of 79.
OM System OM-1 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the OM System OM-1, here is a collection of the top scored cameras which fall under the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The line chart listed below shows you a summary of the OM System OM-1 vs it's highest ranking rivals suggested earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might have a look at as alternate options. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.