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.
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
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)
Available (White edge type, Black edge type)
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.
Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter
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)
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), 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.
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
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, 29ms image display lag, eye sensor for automatic switching between the EVF and monitor and intuitive functionality for real-time viewing of any shooting situation.
Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
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.
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.
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]
[CIPA guideline compliant,
with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
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.
-10 ~ +40? (operation) / -20 ~ +60? (storage)
+14 ~ +104 °F
30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
-4 ~ +140 °F
The new, interactive high-definition EVF features a 2.36 million dot resolution, an impressive 1.48x magnification, 29ms 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.
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
Available with Live Preview function button
Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal / Movie Grid selectable
2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical
One Touch Tele-Converter
Selectable from 3 types
Brightness / Color temperature control
Optional eyecup EP-13 is available.
Its tilting, touch screen display makes focusing, choosing AF points, releasing the shutter, swiping through images in playback and changing settings effortless.
3.0-inch / 7.6-cm
Tilt Touch Wide LCD with approx. 1037K dots resolution
*8: Approx.1037k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type
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
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
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
Image Sensor type
Field of view
Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off
x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
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
32 Olympus Lenses and 57 lenses from all Four Thirds
Optional Battery Grip
HLD-7 Battery and Grip
Flash intensity control method
TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
* Available on the external 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 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
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
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
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
4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash*)
* Available on FL-LM1/2 / FL-600R
PROFESSIONAL IMAGE QUALITY
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.
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)
Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Primary color filter (RGB)
*Uses information communicated from the lens such as aperture setting and optical characteristics to optimize the final image.
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.
Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie&still, 5-axis* image stabilization)
* yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling
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
Lens IS Mode
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
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.
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)
EV -2 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
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
Auto: ISO LOW (approx. 100) - 25600 (customizable, default ISO LOW - 1600)
Manual: ISO LOW (approx. 100) - 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps
±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
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)
DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III,
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
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?
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.
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 by QR code.
The new Color Creator feature lets you adjust Hue and Chroma right in the EVF and preview the effect in ?real time?.
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portarait, Color Creator, Art Filters
Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Flters]
4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
Filter effect (B & W filter)
Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
HDR art photos can easily be captured with 12EV wide-range bracketing shooting.
* 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.
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.
2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
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.
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
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)
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.)
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)
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.
Standard II,?,?,?/a, b, c, d, e/A, B, C, D
a. White Frame
b. White Frame&White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame&Pin Hole Effect
E. 1:1/4 Frames
F. 16:9/5 Frames
1-999 frames, Interval time 1sec-24hours, Time lapse movies
Number of picture / Function
2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
2-axis (vertical and horizontal)
ONE PUSH TELE-CONVERTER
4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
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
sRGB, Adobe RGB
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.
MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), ?30?(29.97 Recording
24Mbps?Fine) / 16Mbps Normal) : Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), ?30?(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
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 Effect* : One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade *Default ON
Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie
×4* Avairable on Movie effect mode
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.
Motion-JPEG Format: 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
MOV Format: Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format: Max 2GB
Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
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
SUPER CONTROL PANEL
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
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
Color saturation, Color image, Brightness, Blur Background, Express Motion, Shooting Tips
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
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
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
4 settings recordable / Available on allocating to mode dial.
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)
Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect, Black & White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait
Up to 3 RAW images
Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)
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.]
Micro HDMI ?Type-D)
Accessory Port 2
Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3/VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
MIC. Input Jack
? 3.5 stereo mini jack
HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Power battery holder
Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
Number of recordable pictures
Approx. 350 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
(with BLN-? and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card) Package Contents
- Li-ion battery BLN-1
- Li-ion battery charger BCN-1
- USB cable
- Shoulder strap
- OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM)
- Instruction manual
- Warranty card