Miles Ahead of the Technology Curve
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.
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 sotphistication that will send your imagination into overdrive.
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.
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.
The OM-D E-M1 is surrounded by an entire ‘system’ of lenses and accessories to support any photography pursuit. Choose from 32 Olympus Lenses and 57 Lenses from all of the Four Thirds consortium members. You’ll also find a new battery grip, wirelessly controlled flashes and more.
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.
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.
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.
|AF system||High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection / On-Chip Phase-difference detection)|
|Focus mode||Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)|
|Magnified frame AF||Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button (available with old lenses*)
Magnification 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)
|Manual focus assist
* Customize function
|Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)|
|Peaking function||Available (White edge type, Black edge type)|
|Shutter type||Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter|
|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)
|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), Max.41 frames (in seq. shooting H)|
|on sequential shooting *||[JPEG] Max. Card Full frames (in seq. shooting L), Max. 95 frames ( in seq. shooting H)
* 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)|
|Wireless remote control||Not Available|
|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|
|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]
|Inner Frame||Magnesium Alloy|
|Temperature||-10 ~ +40? (operation) / -20 ~ +60? (storage)
+14 ~ +104 °F
|Humidity||30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
-4 ~ +140 °F
|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||29 milli seconds|
|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|
|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.|
|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, 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||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|
|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|
|External Flash control mode||TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL|
|Wireless Flash Control|
|Compatible external flash||FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R|
|Control method||Triggered and controlled by built-in flash
(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
|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|
|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.
|Exposure Control (Still)|
|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|
|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*
* 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*
*3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO ISO L - 1600 (Default), upper limit customize available 200 - 25600, Manual ISO L - 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV 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|
|at High ISO setting||Off, Low, Standard, High|
|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 format||DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III,
|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”
|GPS function||Available (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 transdered to smartphone. (Max 4 smart device connections) can transfer image; (except MPO) PEG, only MOV.|
|Smart & Easy Connection||Smart & Easy connection by QR code.|
|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|
* Available with P, A, S and M mode.
* Takes 4 pictures at differnt exposures composite into a high contrast image.
|Bracketing for HDR postprocess||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.
|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||White balance bracketing|
|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|
|Mode (Variation / Effect)||Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d)
Light Tone ( - / d)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Proscess (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)
|Art Effect||a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Defocus Efeect
g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Picture Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
|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|
|Colour matrix||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Recording format||MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)|
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)
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
|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
|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 format||Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)|
|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
|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|
|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.|
|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)
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)|
|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||φ 3.5 stereo mini jack|
|PC interface||USB2.0 Hi-Speed|
|TV interface||HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)|
|Battery||BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Power battery holder||-|
|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 super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
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