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OM-D E-M1

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  • 1/8000s

    MECHANICAL SHUTTER

  • 5

    AXIS IS

  • WiFi

    BUILT-IN

  • 16

    MP 4/3 LIVE MOS

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Get a grip on the OM-D E-M1 and experience
this extraordinary photographic tool. Full magnesium alloy body construction, an intuitive control layout, an interactive electronic viewfinder…we could go on and on. In fact, we will. So many incredible features, it’s miles ahead of the technology curve.

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Design Sophistication

Details, details. All part of the revolutionary design elements that make this the perfect camera for professionals and serious photo enthusiasts alike. Discover the handsomely crafted finishes, unprecedented creative controls and so much more. A level of design sophistication that will send your imagination into overdrive.

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Part of a complete, and Completely Versatile, Lens System.


Picture this: There are now 70 lenses available for the OM-D E-M1, including 35 Olympus Zuiko and M.Zuiko lenses, and 35 from other Four Thirds Consortium members. 
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5-Axis Image Stabilization

Dual Fast AF

Rugged Durability

Electronic Viewfinder

ColorCreator

WiFi Feature

Shutter Speed & Flash Sync

System Accessories

Creative Functions

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THE E-M1 JUST GOT BETTER


Support for the Olympus Capture camera control software, in-camera Keystone Compensation, Live Composite Mode, new Art Filters, Aperture Lock function and Panning Shot mode are just a couple of the additions via Firmware version 2.0.

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Incredible Speed


Stay on the leading edge of the imaging technology curve with the new OM-D E-M1. With its new 16MP Live MOS Image Sensor, Dual Autofocus – combining Contrast and on-chip Phase Detection AF, 1/8000s mechanical shutter and 10fps sequential shooting, you will never miss a shot.

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Revolutionary Design


Embodying the revolutionary design elements that will send your imagination into overdrive. Dust, Splash, Freezeproof, full magnesium alloy construction, an intuitive dial and control layout with customizable direct control buttons, and an interactive “all-control” electronic viewfinder, in a portable, light weight body.

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Powerful Versatility


The OM-D E-M1 is surrounded by an entire ‘system’ of lenses and accessories to support any photography pursuit. Choose from 35 Olympus Lenses and 70 Lenses from all of the Four Thirds consortium members. You’ll also find a new battery grip, wirelessly controlled flashes and more.
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Professional Image Quality


Features such as the newly designed TruePic™ VII Image Processor, allowing for enhanced performance and operational speed, as well as In-Body 5-Axis Image Stabilization with IS Auto combine to create one extraordinary photographic tool for professionals and serious photo enthusiasts alike.

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Built in Wireless


The OM-D E-M1 is equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi function. When using the Olympus Image Share (O.I. Share) application, the remote function lets you fully control the camera’s shutter speed, aperture, ISO, Live Bulb shooting and more all from your smart-device. Images can easily be shared, and location information obtained with a smart-device can be added to images.

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In-Camera Creativity

With 12 in-camera Art Filters, Full HD Video Recording, Interval Shooting, Time Lapse Video, and more; normal, everyday scenes can be enhanced in various ways to express your creativity. And with new features such as Color Creator and HDR shooting, you have the ability to expand photographic possibilities.

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ADDITIONS AND UPDATES:

8 New Functions:

  • Keystone Compensation (Digital Shift)
  • Tethered Shooting System (OLYMPUS capture)
  • Live Composite
  • Zoom In/Out and Layout have been added to Photo Story. Save (complete partway through), Temporary Save, and Resume functions have been added to Photo Story mode
  • New Art Filters: Vintage and Partial color
  • Old Film Effect in video recording
  • The Aperture Lock function has been added to Aperture Preview
  • The Panning Shot shooting mode has been added to SCN mode

16 Operability Improvements:

  • Image display time lag in the Electronic Viewfiner has been improved to 16 msec (frame rate setting is high speed)
  • Multiple simultaneous settings now available in Live Guide
  • Exposure compensation (±3 EV) is now available in HDR 1/HDR2 shooting
  • A function has been added to cancel Color Creator and return to the original Picture Mode by pressing the MENU button when using Color Creator function.
  • Movie Tele-converter can now be used simultaneously when Art Filter is set to Picture Mode.
  • AF function for each frame was added to Custom Self Timer. In Drive Mode's Custom Self Timer settings, you can now press the INFO button to change settings.
  • MF Assist is now supported in magnified frame position.
  • 3x has been added to high resolution magnified Live View.
  • The Peaking display frame rate has been improved.
  • Electronic zoom speed setting function was added. An icon appears on the LCD monitor when using an Olympus electronic zoom lens.
  • When the arrow pad is set to Direct function, the Underwater/Underwater macro functions can be used with the left and down button on the arrow pad.
  • Double tap is now supported in touch operations on the Super Control Panel.
  • The level gauge and histogram can now be displayed during magnified frame display. The Touch Off icon was added to magnified frame display.
  • A function was added so that shooting information recorded in HDR1/HDR2 can be viewed in the playback screen.
  • Information on composited number of shots for images recorded with Live Composite was added (Can be checked in Olympus Viewer3).
  • When the BKT button is held down, the BKT menu now appears.

INCREDIBLE SPEED

Focusing System

With the new 16 MP Live MOS Sensor, the OM-D E-M1 automatically switches between Contrast Detection AF or Phase Detection AF to deliver blazing fast autofocus speed - no matter which Olympus Zuiko lens you use. All of our lenses -- from our super-quiet MSC Micro Four-Thirds lenses to our renowned SWD Four Thirds lenses work seamlessly and to their full potential when paired with the OM-D E-M1. Features such as Focus Peaking and Magnified Focus Assist let you use your favorite OM lens with the appropriate adapter for beautiful results.

AF system

High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection / On-Chip Phase-difference detection)

 

*For complete compatibility and full AF performance with our super quiet MSC Micro Four-Thirds and SWD Four -Thirds lenses.

Focus mode

Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)

Full-time AF

Available

Magnified frame AF

Selectable from over 800 AF points

 

Enlarged view check by magnify button (available with old lenses*)

 

Magnification x3*1, x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable

 

* lenses without data communication

Face detection AF / Eye detection AF

Available / Available

 

Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority

Focusing point / Focusing point
selection mode

81-area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF), 37-area multiple AF (Phase-difference detection AF)

 

All target, Group target area (3x3-area),

 

Single target(Standard Target Size/Small Target Size)

AF illuminator

Available

Manual focus assist
* Customize function

Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)

 

MF Assist is supported in magnified frame position *1.

Peaking function

Available (White edge type, Black edge type)

AF tracking

Yes


Shutter

The OM-D E-M1 has a 1/8000 second high-speed mechanical shutter, allowing you to freeze quick-moving action without blurring. Use prime lenses at their maximum aperture to capture beautifully defocused background images in bright daylight.

Shutter type

Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter. Anti-shock mode by 1st curtain electronic shutter is available.

Shutter speed

1/8000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)

Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)


Drive

High-speed sequential shooting as fast as 10fps can be accomplished when using the Tracking AF (C-AF + Tr), which works in tandem with the Autofocus to follow your subject. 6fps in C-AF.

Sequential shooting  maximum speed

[Sequential shooting H mode]* 10.0 fps * in case of "I.S. Off"

* including AF tracking (C-AF + TR)

* Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.

[Sequential shooting L mode] 6.5 fps* in case of "I.S. OFF".

* including C-AF

* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f2.8PRO.

Max. recordable pictures

[RAW] Max. 50 frames (in seq. shooting L: 6.5fps), Max.41 frames (in seq. shooting H: 10fps)

on sequential shooting *

[JPEG] Max. Card Full frames (in seq. shooting L: 6.5fps), Max. 95 frames ( in seq. shooting H: 10fps)

 

* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ.

 

* With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card , based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.

Self-timer

Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10),AF Function for each frame is selectable within the Custom Self Timer. To access the Custom Self Timer menu, press the INFO button.*1

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REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN

For photographers who prefer composing their shots using an eye-level viewfinder, the OM-D E-M1 will be a revelation. The new, interactive high-definition EVF features a 2.36 million dot resolution, an impressive 1.48x magnification, 16ms image display lag, eye sensor for automatic switching between the EVF and monitor and intuitive functionality for real-time viewing of any shooting situation.

Product Type

Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera

Memory

SD Memory Card*1 (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I , compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 )

 

*1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.

 

*2: Not compatible with Endless mode.

Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds Mount


Dimensions / Weight

The OM-D E-M1 is built around the Micro Four Thirds standard, making it smaller, lighter and more portable.
Pack light and pack more lenses on your important photo outings. Shoot all day without lugging around a heavy, outdated system.

Dimensions

130.4mm (W)× 93.5mm (H) × 63.1mm (D)

 

5.1" (W) x 3.7" (H) x 2.5" (D)

 

[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]

Weight

[CIPA guideline compliant,
with BLN-1 battery and Memory card, without eyecup]

Approx. 497g/17.5oz(1.1lbs)

 

[body only]

Approx. 443g/15.6oz(0.98lbs)


BODY CONSTRUCTION

Outer Material

Metal

Inner Frame

Magnesium Alloy

Ruggedness

Rain or snow, mud or dust –the E-M1 is ready for whatever mother nature can throw at it. Its rugged design expands your field of photography to any place on earth.

Freezeproof

Yes

Dustproof

Yes

Splash proof

Yes

Operating Environment

Temperature

-10 ~ +40℃(operation) / -20 ~ +60℃(storage)

 

+14 ~ +104 °F

Humidity

30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

 

-4 ~ +140 °F


ViewFinder

The new, interactive high-definition EVF features a 2.36 million dot resolution, an impressive 1.48x magnification, 16ms image display lag time, eye sensor for automatic switching between the EVF and monitor and intuitive functionality for real-time viewing of any shooting situation.

Finder type

Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M-dot resolution

Field of view / Viewfinder magnification

Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.30x*1 - 1.48x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)

 

*1: at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3)
*2: at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)

Image Display Lag Time

16 milli seconds*1

Eye point / Diopter adjustment range

Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1

Preview

Available with Live Preview function button

Displayed Grid

Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal / Movie Grid selectable

Level Gauge

2-axis level gauge;horizontal /vertical

 

Level gauge can be displayed during magnified frame display.

One Touch Tele-Converter

2x magnification

Finder Style

Selectable from 3 types

Brightness / Color temperature control

Available/Available

Eyecup

Optional eyecup EP-13 is available.


Rear Monitor

Its tilting, touch screen display makes focusing, choosing AF points, releasing the shutter, swiping through images in playback and changing settings effortless.

Screen size

3.0-inch / 7.6-cm

Monitor type

Tilt Touch Wide LCD with approx. 1037K dots resolution

 

*8: Approx.1037k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type

Touch control

Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel/Double Tap Super Control Panel menu access*1, Touch Art Filter menu,Wi-Fi function

Tilting angle

Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle: up to 50 degrees

Brightness / Color temperature control

±7 levels / ±7 levels

Color tone select

Vivid / Natural


Live View

Live view

Approx. 100% field of view,

 

Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,

 

Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),

 

Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Normal, Highlight &Shadow, Level Gauge, Off

Type

Image Sensor type

Field of view

Approx. 100%

Display Mode

Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off

Magnification Ratio

x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14

Monitor information

Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter, Battery check

Display of Face Detection

Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.

Live View Close Up Mode

Available at HDR1 and HDR2 shooting

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POWERFUL VERSATILITY

System Accessories

Lenses

34 Olympus Lenses and 65 lenses from all Four Thirds
consortium members

Optional Battery Grip

HLD-7 Battery and Grip

Grip Strap

GS-5

Underwater Housing

PT-EP11


Flash

Flash intensity control method

TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)

 

* Available on the external flash

Bundled flash*

TTL flash,GN=7(ISO100・m) / GN=10 (ISO200・m)

* Attach it on the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2. Available on FL-LM1/2.

Flash mode

Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual 1/1 FULL 1/64

Synchronization speed

1/320sec. or less*

 

* It depends on flash models or flash mode

 

FL-LM1/2: 1/320 sec., Other: 1/250 sec.,
Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec.

Flash intensity control

Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R

Colour Temperature

5500±400°

External Flash control mode

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL


Wireless Flash Control

Wireless flash transmission channel settings enable selection of the flash/no flash for groups of multiple flash units. In addition, it allows TTL auto, auto and manual models to be set;offers a bounce and swivel head;and flash coverage is automatically adjusted in several steps to correspond to the image area when zooming.

Compatible external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R

Control method

Triggered and controlled by bundled flash, available with FL-LM2 and FL-600R

 

(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)

External Flash intensity type

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL

Channel No.

4 channels

Group No.

4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash*)

 

* Available on FL-LM1/2 / FL-600R

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PROFESSIONAL IMAGE QUALITY

INCREDIBLE SPEED

With the new 16 MP Live MOS Sensor, the OM-D E-M1 automatically switches between Contrast Detection AF or Phase Detection AF to deliver blazing fast autofocus speed - no matter which Olympus Zuiko lens you use. All of our lenses -- from our super-quiet MSC Micro Four-Thirds lenses to our renowned SWD Four Thirds lenses work seamlessly and to their full potential when paired with the OM-D E-M1.

Product type

4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Number of pixels / Aspect ratio

Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.3 million pixels

 

Total number of pixels: Approx. 16.8 million pixels

 

Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)

Dust reduction

Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Filter array

Primary color filter (RGB)

 

*Uses information communicated from the lens such as aperture setting and optical characteristics to optimize the final image.

Image Processor

TruePic™VII


Image Stabilization

The OM-D E-M1 is equipped with the world’s first 5-Axis image stabilization system with IS-Auto. 5-Axis IS compensates for vertical, horizontal and rotational camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems could not. 5-Axis IS is built into the camera body to ensure stabilization with all lenses and makes stable movie recording possible.

System Type

Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie &still, 5-axis* image stabilization)

 

* yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling

Mode

4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO,S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF

IS for finder image

Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlargeing operation)

Focal length setting

Available

Lens IS Mode

Available

Available manual focal length setting

Input focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15,16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000

Stabilization performance

4 EV steps*

* Based on CIPA measurement conditions.

Shutter speed range

60 - 1/8000 sec. (Not available when Bulb and Time is selected.)


Exposure Control (Still)

The E-M1 provides DSLR quality in low light photos with an increased ISO sensitivity to 25,600.

Metering system

Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control

(TTL Image sensor metering)

Metering range

EV -2 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)

Exposure mode

i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro*, Myset 1 - 4

 

* Selectable from menu as a function on Fn-1/Rec button

Scene select AE

Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach &Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D*, Panning*1

 

*3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only

ISO sensitivity

Auto: ISO LOW (approx. 100) - 1600 (Default), upper limit customizable 200 - 25600
Manual: ISO LOW (approx. 100), 200 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps selectable

Exposure compensation

±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable

AE lock

Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)

Metering standard value adjustment

1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range

Aperture Lock

On/Off Selectable in Gear Menu D


Noise Filter

at High ISO setting

Off, Low, Standard, High

Noise Reduction

at Slow shutter speed

Off, On, Auto

 

On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.

 

Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)


Recording (Still)

Recording format

DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III,
MPO compatible

File format

RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)

Recording image size

[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels

 

[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

File size

RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB

 

Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB

 

Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB

 

Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB

 

Set4(SN): 1280(H)x980(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB”

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BUILT-IN WI-FI

Wi-Fi Function

Take control of your OM-D E-M1, without touching it! Using the O.I. Share app, you can preview your composition, choose the AF point and release the shutter;perfect for tripod or portrait shooting. Watch Video

GPS function

Availabe (Aquire the position information from smartphone with GPS function)

Wireless shooting function

iAUTO, P, A, S, M, live valve / time support.Aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO speed, WB,continuous shooting setting possible.

Remote live view, remote REC VIEW, wireless touch AF shutter, Shutter timer (countdown with sound), remote power OFF

Image Share Function

Reserve the picture which will be transferred to smartphone. (Max 4 smart device connections) can transfer image;(except MPO) PEG, only MOV.

Smart &Easy Connection

Smart & Easy connection by QR code.

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IN-CAMERA CREATIVITY

Picture Mode

The new Color Creator feature lets you adjust Hue and Chroma right in the EVF and preview the effect in “real time”.Watch Video

Mode

i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portarait, Color Creator, Art Filters

Gradation

Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Flters]

Adjustment parameter

4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)

Filter effect (B&W filter)

Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone

Picture tone

Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone


Live Composite

Use Live Composite to intuitively capture starscapes by viewing exposure progress directly on the monitor.

Live Composite

Available (0.5 - 60 seconds)

 

Information on composited number of shots

 

for images recorded within Live COmposite

 

can be checked using Olympus Viewer 3.)

Live bulb

Available 0.5sec. - 60sec.

Live time

Available 0.5sec. - 60sec.


HDR

HDR art photos can easily be captured with 12EV wide-range bracketing shooting.

HDR(Auto composite)

HDR1,HDR2

* Available with P, A, S and M mode.

* Takes 4 pictures at different exposures composite into a high contrast image.

*Exposure compensation (+/-3 EV) available*1

*Shooting information recorded in HDR1/HDR2 can be viewed in the playback screen*1

Bracketing for HDR post-process

3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.

* HDR picture can not be made by this function.

* HDR function can be called by Fn-button.


Bracketing

Using Art Filter Bracketing when you can’t make up your mind about shooting a filter. Generate multiple pictures with Art Filters with a single shot and then view them as a slideshow.

Exposure bracketing

2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable

ISO bracketing

3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable

White balance bracketing

3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.

Flash bracketing

3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable

Art Filter bracketing

i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable


Art Filter

Twelve in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. You can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming 1080 HD movies.

Mode (Variation / Effect)

Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f)

 

Soft Focus ( - / c.e)

 

Pale &Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f)

 

Light Tone ( - / d.f)

 

Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h)

 

Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)

 

Diorama ( I, II / d.)

 

Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f)

 

Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f)

 

Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h)

 

Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)

 

WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)

 

Vintage (I, II, III/ a, b, c, d, e, f)*1

 

Partial Color (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)*1

Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect

 

b. Pin-Hole Effect

 

c. White Edge Effect

 

d. Frame Effect

 

e. Star Light Effect

 

f. Defocus Effect (Top & Bottom, Left & Right)

 

g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)

 

h. Picture Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)

 

i. Shade Effect (Top & Bottom, Left & Right)*1


PhotoStory

With Photo Story, users can shoot a normal, everyday scene from multiple viewpoints and combine them into one image. Simply turning the mode dial to “Photo Story”, you’ll be provided with different formats to choose from, and everyday occurrences will become memorable scenes. Use the Temporary Save and Resume functions to complete your Photo Story later.

Type
(Variation/FrameEffect/WindowAspect)

Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D )

Frame Effect

FunFrameⅠ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ

 

a. White Frame

 

b. White Frame &White Edge Effect

 

c. Black Frame

 

d. White Frame &Pin Hole Effect

 

e. Layout (I, II, III, IV)*1

Aspect Window/Pattern

A. 4:3/2Frames

 

B. 4:3/3Frames

 

C. 1:1/2Frames

 

D. 1:1/3Frames

 

E. 1:1/4 Frames

 

F. 16:9/5 Frames

 

G. 16:9/2Frames


Interval Shooting

Interval Shooting

1-999 frames, Interval time 1sec-24hours, Time lapse movies

Multi Exposure

Number of picture / Function

2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Level Gauge

Detection

2-axis (vertical and horizontal)

One push Tele-converter

Magnification

x2

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio

4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4

Process

RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio


White Balance

White balance mode

Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)

White balance compensation

±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB

Preset white balance

7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)

 

- Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)

CWB (Kelvin setting)

1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature, 2000K to 14000K.

Capture white balance

2 custom settings can be registered

Color Mode

Colour matrix

sRGB, Adobe RGB


Recording (Video)

Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080 30p HD video and stereo sound in either .MOV or .AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button.

Recording format

MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)

Movie Mode

[MOV]

 

 

Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V),  30p(29.97 Recording

 

24Mbps(Fine) / 16Mbps Normal) : Aspect 16:9

 

HD: 1280(H)x720(V),  30p(29.97 Recording

 

12Mbps(Fine) / 8Mbps Normal) : Aspect 16:9

 

[AVI Motion JPEG]

 

HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 16:9

 

SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 4:3

 

*20 : Except for some of the Art Filters

Maximum Recording Time

[MOV]

 

Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)

 

HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)

 

[AVI]

 

HD : Approx. 7min*21 / SD : Approx. 14min*21

 

*21 : Except for some of the Art Filters

Movie Function

Movie Effect* : One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade *Default ON

 

Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie, Old Film Effect*1

Movie Tele-converter

×4* Avairable on Movie effect mode

TimeLapse Movie

Available AVI Motion JPEG  1280×720,10fps)

IS for Movie

Built in (Image sensor shift type image stabilization)

 

M-IS.ON,off, Panasonic OIS lens priority

AE Lock

Available

Exposure control - Movie

P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter

 

* S mode and M mode: Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.

Compression ratio

Motion-JPEG Format: 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)

File size

MOV Format: Max 4GB

 

Motion-JPEG Format: Max 2GB


Recording (Sound)

Recording format

Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)

Microphone/Speaker

Stereo/Mono

Microphone function

Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume

 

Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

Maximum Recording Time

Picture with Sound: 30sec.

 

Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time

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INTUITIVE MENUS

Super control panel

Information (shooting)

Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, WB compensation value, Record mode, Flash Status, Record mode, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Colour space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP

Live control

Information (shooting)

Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting, NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size, Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode, AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio

Live Guide

Setting Menu

Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips, Multiple settings can be used simultaneously in Live Guide*1.

Playback

Playback mode

Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)

 

* Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 2 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Still) 1 BGM replaceable. Auto angle correction

Information display

Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF

Menu

Languages

34 languages selectable:

 

English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Reset &custom setting

My mode

4 settings recordable / Available on allocating to mode dial.

Image Editing

Editing function

RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording

RAW picture editing

RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter,ART-BKT, e-Portrait)

 

Detail edit acceptable. (Preview, Memory of 2 setting, re-development)

JPEG editing

Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect, Black&White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait

Image Overlay

Up to 3 RAW images

Erasing function

Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)

Protect function

Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Camera control function

Available by connecting camera to PC with USB connection. OLYMPUS Capture software installed on PC is required.

Input/Output

USB/AV/Remote controller connector

Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]

HDMI connector

Micro HDMI (Type-D)

Flash attachment

Hot shoe

Accessory Port 2

Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3/VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]

MIC. Input Jack

φ3.5 stereo mini jack

PC interface

USB2.0 Hi-Speed

TV interface

HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)

Power Requirements

Battery

BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)

Sleep mode

Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)

Number of recordable pictures

Approx. 350 shots IS ON, CIPA test standard]

 

(with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA SDHC card UHS-1 EXCERIA™ type 32GB)

Box contents

Box contents

Body, Flash FL-LM2, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card

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*1 Additional functions and operability improvements refer to Version 2.0 Firmware Upgrade specifications.

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January 15, 2015

David

Great camera!

I purchased this to replace an entry level DSLR that needed upgrading, both body and glass. When I started researching the full size DSLR options I wasn't happy with the cost and size of the system. I spoke to several people I know who gave up their full size camera rigs for this system and EVERYONE was very pleased. They, as I have "Dumped" the full size gear in favor of this baby. WOW! Great size, beautiful images, amazing feature set and a great selection of lenses that can help you achieve the images your looking for. Add to this water resistance, flash command features and you have a winning camera. I tried another brands mirror-less system camera and was uninspired by the view finding and focusing. This one is spot on! For all of you sitting on the fence, don't hesitate, it is worth it. Cost, sure it's expensive, but compare this to similar full featured systems from the BIG boys and you quickly realize this is got a lot of bang for the buck. Couple that with not having to carry 20-50lbs of gear and it's a no brainer. I can carry this with a small prime, and medium telephoto in a smallish satchel and be good for a day of shooting, or I can take all that I have and not break my back.

January 10, 2015

Jeffrey

A lemon?

I have used Olympus cameras exclusively since the E-300 came out and I own the E-300, E-3 and Pen. So When the Em-1 came out I jumped in. That might have been a mistake.

The EVF is great as long as you are shooting a non-moving object in available light. It has a hard time keeping up with fast moving objects such as birds in flight. It is also completely useless when shooting in a studio with strobes.

The dials which are programmable (a nice feature) are not as responsive as previous DSLR cameras such as the E-3. One click of the dial should be one point of adjustment and many times it is not.

The Video would be nice unless you are shooting at night. I shot a firework display as part of an event a client was putting on and had a couple of distracting pixels that showed white through the entire video even when there was nothing but darkness.

The add on flash is a problem, small pieces are easily lost and having to carry around the little flash in the event you want to use off camera flash is a pain. So you either always have it on which sticks out and catches on things or you stick it in a draw and never use it.

Another issue is battery life. This thing sucks down batteries like there is no tomorrow. With previous DSLRs 2 batteries would last me a weekend of shooting. This thing will go though 2 batteries in less than a day.

I am not sure if this is a bad model or I may have just got a lemon. One thing I did notice is the E-5 camera prices have increased steadily since the EM-1 came out. I wonder if this is because the E-5 was a better camera.

Conclusion: I really hate to give a bad review on a product from a company I believe in, but I think I would stay away from this camera. It seems the more I use it the more problems I find with it. Definitely NOT for professional use. On the good side, it's small size makes it a nice travel camera, just buy lots of batteries.

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NOTE FROM OLYMPUS:

Olympus Digital Technical Support advises to call 888-553-4448 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 9pm ET) so we may review the settings on your camera for your shooting situations and the firmware in use.

January 05, 2015

miguel

BEWARE:

This camera places a caption under every frame on video and every picture that says "OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA" and it is NOT an option. If I had known this I would have purchase something else.

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NOTE FROM OLYMPUS:
This is EXIF data that displays in some programs while reviewing video.

December 26, 2014

Ron

E-M1

I've just gone from the E-5 to the Olympus upgrade E-M1. There's a learning curve here. This is a highly sophisticate camera with additional features. I've had this for a week and enjoy it. If you're going from a E-5 to this camera, keep in mind that the micro 4/3 is different from the 4/3. You will need an adaptor if you want to use your "old" DSLR lenses. The battery and memory card are also different. I suggest that you get the battery grip to go with the E-M1. The micro lenses are small and lighter. However, I have a lot of cash invested in my DSLR lenses, so a micro lens is not in my future.

It will take awhile to get the feel of the E-M1. I'm impressed. What I do not like is the LCD screen. Why Olympus couldn't have kept the design of the LCD E-5, I don't understand. It had a wider range of positioning and you could turn the screen inward when not using to prevent scratches etc.

I give this a 4.9 rating and highly recommend.

December 10, 2014

Gretchen

Love it!

I have waited 9 months to write my little blurb... Overall I am in love with the camera - I have a few of lenses: the kit lens from my PEN Mini, 25, M.60mm f2.8 macro, M.40-150mm zoom and 70-300mm. I am an everyday shooter and the OM-D is generally with me. My reason for 4 stars: There needs to be a lock on the dial surrounding the shutter. Every once in a while I accidentally bump it, changing my exposure and not realizing it until its too late. My other beef is that I keep losing the hot shoe covers. I am on my 3rd and have ordered 4 more to keep in reserve. These need to be constructed to stay on the camera. So disappointing to look down and realize its gone...again. Have the same problem with my Pen Mini - come on Olympus - build a better one!

Other than that I am quite pleased with the camera - love the art filters and all the creative ways to capture my moments.

November 28, 2014

william

The Camera to Buy

I purchased my OM-D E-M1 last December along with the 12-40mm PRO lens it did take me a while to learn the camera but once I did it has been the best camera I purchased. Photos are clear and professional, the camera is light and easy to carry I have purchased the macro 60mm, the 75-300mm, the 17mm prime and the new 40-150mm PRO this month. This entire system you can take anywhere in one bag. Test this camera and lens before buying any other model. You will not be disappointed trust me.

November 18, 2014

Andrew

Close to Excellent

Does Olympus actually read these? :) It was this or the Fuji system. While I am generally quite happy with the E-M1, I probably would have gone for the Fuji system if they were a little more finger-friendly. I’ve only had a few weeks with the E-M1, so I still need to shoot and learn more.

Let me divide this review into two broad parts. First, is the most important part – the IQ and handling. The E-M1 IQ seems to be quite good. Many say the images are a bit soft and I tend to agree. However, when you look at the enlarged images then there is plenty of sharpness, detail and subtleties in the colors. A lot of course, will also depend on the lenses and print quality. So, I will give a thumbs-up to the IQ. I still need to shoot RAW and work with the images.

Second, is the handling. The two-dial system, lever, super control panel and buttons make it easy to use and quick to change the most important parameters, especially at eye-level. I thoroughly enjoy holding the camera. So, another thumbs-up with caveats below.

Now, for part two of the review:
First, it’s a $1,400 camera, the world’s most sophisticated and customizable system, and it comes with a completely useless “starter’s guide.” I ordered (paid for) the “full manual” from Olympus. It’s horrible, lousy explanations, lousy images and lousy print quality. Completely inexcusable. Thankfully, John Foster has a very nice online guide with practical observations for every setting.
Second, no camera on the planet needs more than 200 customizable options. Did a photographer design the camera, or a software engineer? There are some quite useful functions, but still there is too much “crapware.” Professionals and enthusiasts are going to do 99.9% in post-processing. Beginners and amateurs will be turned off by the complexity.
Can anyone tell me which settings are overridden if you are in JPEG or RAW shooting mode?
Third, all those buttons and customization, but there aren’t separate buttons for AE-L and AF-L.
Fourth, a hybrid EVF/OVF would have been nice and I’d get rid of the video capability. Does anybody really buy this camera for video?
Fifth, the 6-foot long, quarter-inch thick extension cord for the battery charger is completely impractical and a pain for traveling. My 4-year old Nikon came with a simple plugin charger and adapter. I paid $40 for a third-party portable charger. Come on Olympus, think!
Sixth, I don’t particularly mind the external flash, but why do I need to keep track of the three tiny black plastic covers needed for the hotshoe and external flash?
Seventh, the neck strap practically cuts my neck.
Eighth, I find the vertical and horizontal guide levels a little too obtrusive, but I may just be getting a little nitpicky by now :)

All-in-all, I am happy with the IQ and the handling of the camera for the things I need to adjust quickly. That and a few good pieces of glass should make for fun and quality shots. I’m sure I’ll have and shoot with it for years to come.
But, I can’t help but feel that Olympus is thinking about their pockets first, human beings last. The camera should be priced at $1,200. For some lenses, you have to buy a $50-$60 lens hood. That’s a flat-out rip-off. There should be a real user manual and a real instructional dvd in the box as well as an Olympus website-based real-life shooting video tutorial. Stupid stuff like the extension cord, the neck strap and flash covers are annoying. So much thought put into some things, so little into other things. In the end, I’m betting that the IQ, handling and lenses will make it a great and fun shooting experience.

October 27, 2014

WAI

Camera beautifully made with very sharp and natural images

I am very impressed with the design and functions on this camera. I think mirrorless cameras will lead the way for future generations of DSLR cameras. Light body and fast autofocus. Thanks Olympus, way to go!

September 29, 2014

Juan Calavera

Lovely To Shoot With, Tricky To Hold

I've been shooting almost exclusively with my E-M1 and the M.Zuiko 12-40mm PRO lens for over six months now. I'm convinced it's the perfect travel and industrial field camera for pros and enthusiasts, with the following caveats:

1.) At least three fully charged batteries should be carried with the camera whenever out shooting in the field, particularly for all-day events and schedules. One in the body and two extra. Once the level indicator drops below three bars, the power drains pretty quickly.
2.) While the myriad function buttons, lever and dials are an ergonomic fantasy land of control IN THEORY, the camera is just small enough, especially when not using the optional battery grip, where unintentional pushing of pre-set controls WILL happen in a run-and-gun situation. I recently spoke to a famous E-M1 endorser who confided in me that he actually has all his extra function buttons set to OFF. In addition, an Olympus rep reluctantly confessed that the back 1-2 position lever is so sophisticated as to be slightly volatile, explaining why my E-M1 has "locked up" a few times during strenuous, fast shooting periods.

That being said, none of this is enough to detract from a five star rating. This camera (and the image quality of remarkably high-end M.Zuiko lenses) has brought my shots up to a level I never thought I's reach at this price point. This camera body really seems to have been designed and built as relatively "future-proof," as well as immediately usable at any skill level.
Just be careful how you hold it if you're going to set all those fancy function buttons.

September 21, 2014

Roger

Impressive and Challenging Photographic Instrument

Seldom do I go out and purchase the latest and greatest of anything. I came from the OM-D film world and had several of the E-Series cameras in the digital world and enjoyed them all. Two months after this camera came out, I bought one. By comparison, I did not purchase the E-5 until it had been out for two years. An early adopter, well this is new territory.

I own seventeen of the lenses designed for the four thirds system, and I have been most impressed with how they delve together with the E-M1 and produce quality and beautiful images, so long as the owner is paying attention and knows what he is doing. It is clear I am the weak link in the equation. I have yet to master nearly all the settings this instrument is capable of, and now I have the version 2 firmware to tackle. Those are my limitations and challenges, and that is what makes this camera a joy to use...it produces in spite of what I bring to the table.

Read the manual, read it again and again, seek out advice and assistance, and most of all experiment. The instrument delivers, and in the right hands it delivers spectacular images. If at first you do not succeed, don't complain, but get out and practice. Your new teacher, the E-M1, is well up to the task. Enjoy it.

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