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Olympus OM-D E-M1

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The new E-M1 gives you more freedom to take the shots you want, with all the image quality you expect. The new E-M1 is the most advanced compact system camera ever produced. It is based on the Micro Four Thirds standard and comes packed with sophisticated technologies like the enhanced Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor, the world premiere of DUAL FAST AF and extended WiFi controls from your smartphone – all delivering outstanding image quality and performance, raising the OM-D series to a whole new level. This superiority is matched by a body design that has the perfect dimensions with a portable weight. All things considered, it outperforms D-SLR cameras both in terms of its size and imaging excellence.

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Description

  • Focus Stacking:
    Create a photo from eight images on the Olympus OM-D E-M1, each with a different focus point, which are then merged to produce an image completely in focus at all depths.**

  • Silent Shutter:
    Shutter noise and all electronic sounds can now be eliminated to deliver completely silent shooting and enable you to capture wildlife such as birds without making sound.

  • Advanced Movie:
    Variable frame rates of 30, 25, and 24 frames per second, combined with digital IS movie image stabilisation, ensure super-smooth subjects on the move in a filming style all your own.

E-M1 features you’ll love.

DUAL FAST AF. Get the speed and accuracy of all autofocus systems.

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Advanced Electronic Viewfinder. Now with a 1.3x larger view than the average D-SLR.

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Unique to OM-D: 5-axis image stabilisation for your shots and movies.

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Dust, splash & freezeproof: the all-terrain, all-weather E-M1.

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Full control of aperture, shutter speed and Live Bulb from your smartphone.

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Other E-M1 features

2×2 Dial Control

Adjust aperture and exposure using the two dials, then flick the lever to adjust ISO and white balance with precisely the same action. All in a fraction of a second.

Interval shooting with time lapse

Produce incredible time lapse sequences on film where time appears to move faster than reality, thanks to the Olympus OM-D E-M1’s powerful interval shooting and time lapse movie features.

Art Filters and Photo Story

Enhance your shots with your own creativity: Play around with different effects by adding one of 12 Art Filters, or tell a story with your shots by combining several shots in a single-frame collage composition.

Digital Shift

At the simple turn of the dial, you can ensure high buildings remain perfectly upright on the final image, eliminating post-production processing.

Live Composite

Use the Live Composite feature to combine multiple long exposure images to create one breath-taking photo! The Olympus OM-D E-M1’s intelligent Live Composite mode uses specially developed brightness control technology to take the guesswork out of multiple image photography. Preview the result before shooting to determine exposure number and interval for greater convenience and creativity.

Tethered shooting & OLYMPUS Capture*

Connect your Olympus OM-D E-M1 to your computer and via OLYMPUS Capture software enjoy a professional workflow that allows you to make changes directly on a PC or Mac and get the exact photo you want.

Fast Continuous Autofocus

With super-fast autofocus performance, the Continuous Autofocus (C-AF) gives you up to 9 photos per second and moving subjects that are sharper than ever.

OI.Share software*

With the latest OI.Share software, you can record movies in Live View using your smartphone – delivering even more flexibility regardless of your filming style.**

*These features, plus further features, are available or can be updated with the latest firmware update at www.olympus-europe.com/firmware.
**The image shown for this feature only serves for the purpose of illustration.

Other features

  • 10.0 FPS HIGH-SPEED
    SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING
  • IN-CAMERA HDR & HDR VIEWFINDER PREVIEW
  • LIVE BULB WITH HISTOGRAM
  • CUSTOMISABLE BUTTONS
  • FULL HD MOVIE
  • SYSTEM ACCESSORIES
  • FOCUS PEAKING
  • DUST REDUCTION WITH SUPERSONIC WAVE FILTER

FOCUS PEAKING

The peak display shows areas of focus on your screen as black or white edges, helping you to optimise the quality of your shots when using manual focus.

Additional information

Lens Option

ED-M 12-40mm f 2.8, ED-M 12-40mm + ED 40-150mm f 2.8

Specifications

 

Type

  • Body material

    Magnesium alloy body

  • Lens mount

    Micro Four Thirds

Image Sensor

  • Type

    4/3” Live MOS sensor

  • Effective pixels

    16.3 Megapixels

  • Filter array

    Primary colour filter (RGB)

  • Aspect ratio & area

    4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm

  • Full resolution

    16.8 Megapixels

Engine

  • Type

    TruePic VII

Filter

  • Dust reduction filter

    Supersonic Wave Filter

Viewfinder

  • Type

    Electronical Viewfinder

  • Pixel number

    2.360K dots

  • Diopter adjustment

    ‑4.0 ‑ +2.0 diopters / built‑in type

  • Field of view

    Approx. 100%

  • Magnification

    Max. 1.48x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at ‑1 dioptre (depending on selected viewfinder style)

  • Eye point

    21mm at ‑1 dioptre from eyepiece lens

  • Style

    3 styles selectable

  • Displayed information

    • Aperture value
    • Shutter speed
    • AF frame (super impose)
    • AF confirmation mark
    • AF lock
    • Auto bracket
    • Battery check
    • Exposure compensation indicator
    • Exposure compensation value indicator
    • Exposure level indicator
    • Exposure mode
    • Flash
    • FP flash
    • IS activating mode
    • Metering mode
    • Number of storable sequential pictures
    • White balance
    • Level Gauge
    • Highlight & Shadow
    • Live Pre-view function
    • Histogram
  • Brightness adjustment

    +/‑ 7 levels

  • Correction of colour temperature

    +/‑ 7 levels

  • S-OVF

    Expands the Live View dynamic range

  • *Available in the EVF when in P, A, S and M modes. Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.

Live View

  • Displayed information

    • Aperture
    • Shutter speed
    • Auto bracket
    • AE lock
    • Focus mode
    • Shooting mode
    • Battery check
    • IS activating mode
    • Internal temperature warning
    • Face / Eye detection mode
    • Record mode
    • ISO
    • Sequential shooting mode
    • White Balance
    • Metering mode
    • Exposure compensation value
    • AF frame display
    • AF confirmation mark
    • Shooting information
    • Spot metering area
    • Super FP
    • Flash status
    • Touch Panel Condition
    • Focal length
    • Eye-Fi condition
    • Flash mode
    • Histogram
    • Level Gauge
    • Highlight & Shadow
    • Focus peaking
  • AF type

    Contrast detection autofocus and phase difference detection autofocus

  • 100% field of view

    Approx. 100%

  • Magnification levels

    5 / 7 / 10 / 14x

Image Stabiliser

  • Type

    Sensor shift

  • Modes

    Five‑dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation

  • Effective Compensation Range

    Up to 4 EV steps ((CIPA))

  • Shutter speed range

    60 ‑ 1/8000s (not available when Bulb is selected)

Focusing System

  • Method

    High‑speed imager AF (Contrast detection / Phase‑difference detection)

  • Focus areas

    81 points / All target, Group target (9‑areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small)

  • 37 points / Phase‑difference detection AF ‑ All target, Group target (9‑areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small)
  • 800 points / Manual selection in Magnified View Mode
  • AF lock

    Yes; Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)

  • Modes

    • Manual focus
    • Single AF
    • Continuous AF
    • Single AF + MF
    • AF Tracking
    • Bracketing
    • Stacking
  • AF illuminator

    Yes

  • Full time AF

    Yes

  • Manual focus

    Yes; With enlarged focusing area or focus peaking

  • Face Detection extension

    • Eye Detect AF: Off
    • Left side priority
    • Near side priority
    • Right side priority
  • Predictive AF

    Yes

  • AF tracking

    Yes; Available in continuous AF mode

  • Number of images

    3 – 999shots

  • Step size

    10levels

  • Compatible with: All Micro Four Thirds AF lenses
  • Technology

    8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image

  • Angle of view becomes slightly smaller
  • Compatible with: M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40‑150mm F2.8 PRO
  • Colour selection

    White, black, red, yellow

  • Back light effect

    On / Off

  • Intensity

    High / Normal / Low

Exposure System

  • Modes

    • Programme automatic
    • Aperture priority
    • Shutter priority
    • Manual
    • Live Composite
    • Live Time
    • Bulb
    • Time
    • i-Auto
    • Scene Modes
    • Art Filter
    • Photo Story
  • Exposure compensation

    +/‑ 5 EV (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)

  • Note: Movie shooting, monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV .
  • Exposure bracketing

    2 / 3 / 5 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps)

  • 7 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV steps)
  • ISO bracketing

    3 frames (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)

  • AE lock

    Yes

  • My Mode

    4 settings storable

  • Enhancement function

    Shadow Adjustment Technology

Scene Modes

  • Number of scene modes

    24

  • Modes

    • Portrait
    • e-Portrait
    • Landscape
    • Landscape with Portrait
    • Macro
    • Sports
    • Night Scene
    • Night Scene with portrait
    • Children
    • High key
    • Low key
    • Digital Image Stabilisation
    • Nature Macro
    • Candle
    • Sunset
    • Documents
    • Panorama
    • Fireworks
    • Beach and Snow
    • Fisheye converter
    • Macro converter
    • 3D
    • Wide converter
    • Hand-held Starlight

Multi-Exposure

  • Max. number of frames

    2 frames (shooting)

  • 3 frames (editing)
  • Auto gain control

    Yes

  • Frame assistance

    Live View

Light Metering

  • Method

    TTL open aperture light metering

  • Zones

    324 zones Multi‑pattern Sensing System

  • Detection range

    0 ‑ 20 EV (17mm f2.8, ISO 100)

  • Modes

    • ESP light metering
    • Spot metering
    • Centre weighted metering
    • Highlight
    • Shadow

Art Filter

  • Modes

    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Light Tone
    • Grainy Film
    • Pin Hole
    • Diorama
    • Cross Process
    • Dramatic Tone
    • Gentle Sepia
    • Key Line
    • Water colour
    • Vintage
    • Partial Colour*
  • Variation / Effect

    Available

Photo Story

  • Modes

    • Fun Frame
    • Standard
    • Layout

Sensitivity

  • Auto

    ISO 200 ‑ 25600 (customisable, default ISO 200 ‑ 1600)

  • Manual

    ISO LOW ‑ 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps

Shutter

  • Shutter type

    Computerised focal‑plane shutter

  • Self timer

    2s / 12s

Shutter Speeds

  • Shutter speed range

    1/8000 ‑ 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)

  • Bulb mode

    Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes)

  • Shutter type

    Electronic first curtain shutter

  • Shutter speed

    1/320* ‑ 60s

  • Start delay

    0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30s

  • * For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.
  • Shutter type

    Electronic shutter

  • Shutter speed

    1/16000 ‑ 1/8s

  • Start delay

    0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30s

White Balance

  • AUTO WB system

    Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor

  • Manual White balance (One-Touch)

    Yes

  • White balance bracketing

    3 frames / +/‑ 2, 4, 6 mired steps

  • One-touch white balance

    2 custom settings can be registered

  • Custom WB

    1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K ‑ 14000K)

  • Preset values

    • Tungsten
    • Flourescent 1
    • Sunlight
    • Flash
    • Overcast
    • Shade
    • Underwater
  • Auto Flash adjustment

    Off / Auto WB / Flash

  • Keep warm colour

    On / Off

Sequence Shooting

  • Speed (H)

    Approx. 10fps

  • Speed (L)

    6.5fps (IS off), 3.5fps (IS on)

  • Max. number of frames

    50 frames (RAW)

  • Up to card capacity (JPG / Large Normal mode)
  • Conditions

    Memory card: Toshiba SDXC UHS‑I card R95 W80 model Premiugate series “Class 10” 8GB

  • Note: Depending on shooting conditions, the sequential shooting speed may reduce speed during shooting.

Image Processing

  • Enhancement function

    Digital Shift

  • Colour space

    sRGB / AdobeRGB

  • Sharpness + Contrast

    5 levels

  • Contrast

    5 levels

  • Saturation

    5 levels

  • Black & White filter

    Yellow, Orange, Red, Green

  • Black & White toning

    Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green in Black & White mode

  • Gradation

    4levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)

  • Engine

    TruePic VII

  • Art Filter bracketing

    Available

  • Tele converter effect

    2x

Internal Flash

  • Modes

    • AUTO
    • Manual
    • Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
    • Red-eye reduction
    • Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction
    • Slow synchronisation
    • Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain
    • Fill-in
    • Off
  • Type

    Detachable flash (bundled)

  • Flash compensation

    +/‑ 3 EV / 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps

  • Guide number

    10 (ISO 200)

  • X-sync speed

    1/320s / 1/8000s (Super FP Mode)

External Flash Control

  • X-sync speed

    1/250s / 1/8000s (Super FP Mode)

  • Type

    TTL AUTO, AUTO, MANUAL, FP TTL AUTO, FP MANUAL

  • Modes

    • Auto
    • Red-eye reduction
    • Slow synchronisation
    • 2nd curtain and slow synchronisation
    • Fill-in for exclusive flash
    • Manual
  • Intensity

    +/‑ 3 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)

  • Note: Some functions are only available if they are supported by the external flash.

Wireless Flash Control

  • Number of channels

    4 channels

  • Compatible external flash

    FL‑36R, FL‑50R, FL‑300R, FL‑600R

  • Control method

    Triggered and controlled by built‑in flash light

  • Group setting

    4 groups

  • Available when used together with cameras compatible with the Olympus wireless RC flash system.

Monitor

  • Monitor type

    Tiltable LCD ‑ Touch Panel

  • Monitor size

    7.6cm / 3.0” (3:2)

  • Resolution

    1037000 dots

  • Brightness adjustment

    +/‑ 7 levels

  • Colour balance

    +/‑ 3 levels Vivid (default) / Natural

Level Gauge

  • Detection

    2‑axis

  • Display

    Rear display and viewfinder

Super Control Panel

  • Displayed information

    • Battery indicator
    • Record mode
    • Shutter speed
    • Aperture value
    • Exposure compensation indicator
    • ISO
    • AE bracketing
    • AF frame
    • Focus mode
    • AEL notification
    • Face detection
    • Number of storable frames
    • Metering mode
    • Exposure mode
    • Exposure level view
    • Flash compensation value
    • Colour space
    • Gradation
    • Colour saturation compensation value
    • Sharpness compensation value
    • Contrast compensation value
    • White balance
    • White balance compensation value
    • Noise reduction
    • Flash mode
    • Drive mode
    • Internal temperature warning
    • Histogram

Recording Formats

  • RAW

    12bit

  • RAW & JPEG

    Yes; parallel recording

  • JPEG

    Yes

  • Aspect ratio

    4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4

  • MPO (3D)

    Yes

Image Size

  • RAW

    4608 x 3456 compressed / 17MB / frame

  • 4608 x 3456 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 7.5MB / frame
  • 4608 x 3456 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 3.5MB / frame
  • 2560 x 1920 Normal (compression: 1/8) 1.1MB / frame
  • 1024 x 768 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 0.4MB / frame

Still Image Recording

  • EXIF

    2.2

  • PIM

    III

  • DPOF

    Yes

  • DCF

    Yes

Movie Recording System

  • Recording format

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

  • Image Stabilisation Mode

    Yes; Sensor shift (5‑axis)

  • M‑IS1 (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS)
  • M‑IS2 (Image sensor shift with multi motion IS)
  • HD Movie quality

    Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (F,N) / (MOV)

  • HD 1280 x 720 / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (F,N) / (MOV)
  • HD 1280 x 720 / 30p (AVI Motion JPEG®)
  • Movie quality

    640 x 480 / 30p (AVI Motion JPEG®)

  • IPB (F: ~26Mbps, N: ~18Mbps)
  • Maximum Recording Time

    29min (MOV)

  • 14min (SD) / 7min (HD) (AVI Motion JPEG®)*
  • Max. file size

    4GB (AVCHD)

  • 2GB (Motion‑JPEG)
  • Exposure Modes

    • Programme automatic
    • Aperture priority
    • Shutter priority
    • Manual
    • Art Filter
  • Time code

    Rec run / Free run

  • Drop frame / Non‑drop frame
  • * Frame rate may drop when using certain art filter
  • Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for movie shooting
  • UHS‑II or UHS‑I U3 card is recommended for ALL‑I shooting

Movie Specialties

  • Movie effects

    • Multi shot echo
    • One shot echo
    • Old Film
    • One push tele-converter
    • Art fade
  • Time lapse

    4k, 1080p, 720p (AVI Motion JPEG®)

  • Art Filter

    • Cross Process
    • Diorama
    • Dramatic Tone
    • Gentle Sepia
    • Grainy Film
    • Key Line
    • Light Tone
    • Pale & Light Colour
    • Partial Colour*
    • Pin Hole
    • Pop Art
    • Soft Focus
    • Vintage

Sound Recording System

  • Internal microphone

    Stereo

  • Recording format

    Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base

  • External microphone

    Optional

  • Image footage

    30s

  • Speaker

    Yes

  • Microphone functions

    • Wind Noise Reduction
    • Recording Volume
  • Functions

    Slate Tone / Synchronised Audio Rec‑Movie Rec

  • Compatible with: LS‑100

View Images

  • Modes

    • Index
    • Calendar
    • Zoom
    • Slide show
    • Movie
    • Single
  • Light box

    Yes

  • Histogram in playback mode

    Yes

  • Shooting information

    Off / On

Erase / Protect / Copy Function

  • Erase modes

    Single, All, Selected

  • Image protect mode

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

Menu

  • Menu languages in camera

    English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian

Customisation Options

  • Fn Button

    Yes

  • My Mode

    4 settings storable

  • Factory reset

    Full / Standard

  • Programmable button

    Yes

Interface

  • Media

    SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS‑I compatible) Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting

  • HDMI™

    Yes; Micro connector (Type D) *

  • USB 2.0 High Speed

    Yes

  • Combined V & USB output

    Yes; NTSC or PAL selectable

  • Microphone jack

    3.5 ø mm mini‑jack

  • Connection

    Accessory Port 2

  • Synchro socket

    Yes

  • Tethered control

    Yes

  • Wireless connectivity

    WiFi

  • * “HDMI”, the HDMI logo and “High‑Definition Multimedia Interface” are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Wi-Fi Functions

  • Easy Connection

    QR code setting

  • Wireless Shooting

    • Live View
    • Power off
    • Rec View
    • Self timer
    • Touch AF & Shutter
    • P/A/S/M exposure modes
    • Bulb mode
    • Sequential shooting
    • Short movie
    • Zoom
    • Live Composite

Tough Features

  • Weatherproof

    Yes

  • Dustproof

    Yes

  • Freezeproof

    Freezeproof down to ‑10°C

Power Supply

  • Battery

    BLN‑1 Li‑ion battery (optional) Lithium‑Ion Battery

  • Sleep mode

    1, 3, 5, 10 min. and off selectable.

  • Live View shooting

    Approx. 350images (50% with Live View)

  • Movie recording

    90min (standard JEITA conditions) 160min (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)

Environment

  • Temperature

    ‑10 ‑ 40°C Operating temperature / ‑20 ‑ 60°C storage temperature

  • Humidity

    30 ‑ 90% operation humidity / 10 ‑ 90% storage humidity

Size

  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

    130.4 x 93.5 x 63.1mm (without protrusions)

  • Weight

    497g (including battery and memory card)

  • 443g (body only)
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