A compact system camera that surpasses DSLRs, bringing portability and image quality into the next dimension.
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is equipped with a large, eye-friendly electronic viewfinder, a large grip that allows users to hold the camera firmly, and comes in an amazingly compact and lightweight body with dustproof and splashproof construction.
Combined with M.Zuiko PRO lenses,, unparalleled portability and image quality are achieved that surpass that of conventional DSLR camera systems. Furthermore, a firmware upgrade will be made available to incorporate the latest functions and performance, and to keep the E-M1 in top condition.
Try the latest functions and performance perfect for a flagship model.
E-M1: The whole package. In a perfectly-sized package
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.
The compact system camera with the world’s most advanced lens line-up
With 65 lenses available for the new E-M1, you have access to all the lenses you could ever need. This astounding versatility is thanks to the extended compatibility of this next-generation
OM-D that includes all Micro Four Thirds lenses and now all Four Thirds lenses on top*. It is not just the sheer number of lenses that’s impressive though. The E-M1 also brings out the best in each lens by applying DUAL FAST AF with the addition of Phase Detection AF to complement Contrast AF for extremely fast and incredible visual capture.
* MMF-3 adapter required to use Four Third lenses.
The new E-M1 is bursting with sophisticated technologies you can rely on
We’ve optimised first-class OM-D technologies to make sure the new E-M1 is exceptionally reliable – for performance and image quality you can always depend on. Imaging excellence has been taken up a notch – for the vivid results you expect. WiFi capabilities have been extended to give you more creative control than ever from your smartphone. We’ve honed the precision of one of the fastest autofocus systems on the market and made the world’s most advanced 5-axis image stabilisation more intelligent – ensuring that every photo and film you shoot is as sharp as possible. And the Electronic Viewfinder now gives you a bigger view and more creative options – for greater overall shooting accuracy.
E-M1 features you’ll love
DUAL FAST AF. Get the speed and accuracy of all autofocus systems.
Advanced Electronic Viewfinder. Now with a 1.3x larger view than the average D-SLR.
Unique to OM-D: 5-axis image stabilisation for your shots and movies.
Dust, splash & freezeproof: the all-terrain, all-weather E-M1.
Full control of aperture, shutter speed and Live Bulb from your smartphone.
Focus Stacking: perfect macros
Create a photo from eight images, each with a different focus point, which are then merged to produce an image completely in focus at all depths.
Silent Shutter: discreet shooting
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: flexible filming
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.
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 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.
At the simple turn of the dial, you can ensure high buildings remain perfectly upright on the final image, eliminating post-production processing.
Use the Live Composite feature to combine multiple long exposure images to create one breath-taking photo! The 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 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.
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.
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OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 Specifications
|Recording media||Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable lens camera / SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*)
|Screen size / Lens mount||17.3mm x 13.0mm / Micro Four Thirds Mount|
|Type / Number of pixels / Aspect ratio||4/3-inch Live MOS sensor / 16.28 million camera effective pixels, 16.85 million pixels / 1.33 (4:3)|
|Dustproof||Supersonic Wave Filter (Dust reduction system for image sensor)|
|Recording format||DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible|
|Recording image format / Recording image size||RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW, MPO (3D)
[JPEG] 4608×3456 to 640×480
|Type||In-body image stabilisation (5-axis sensor-shift type image stabilisation*)
|Image stabilisation mode||4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), Off|
|Viewfinder image stability||On (Halfway shutter button press/launch during magnified control)|
|Focal length settings / Lens image stabilisation priority||Available/available|
|5 axis Sync IS||With
|Stabilisation performance||4.0 EV
|Type||Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36 million dots (When the optional electronic viewfinder VF-2, VF-3 or VF-4 is attached)|
|Coverage / Magnification / Eye point / Dioptre adjustment range||Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.30x*1 to approx. 1.48x*2 (50mm lens / ∞ / -1 m-1) / 21 mm from the far end of the lens (at -1 m-1) / Approx. -4 to +2 m-1
|Preview / Grid lines||Available with Live Preview function button / Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal / Movie Grid selectable|
|Level gauge display / Viewfinder Style||2-axis level gauge (horizontal and vertical) * / 3 types (selectable)
|Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment / Eyecup||Automatic brightness adjustment function, adjustable in ±7 steps / Adjustable in ±7 steps / Can be switched for the optional eye EP-13|
|S-OVF (Simulated OVF)||Expands Live View Dynamic Range
|Live View||100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Magnified display (3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, 14x), Normal, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level gauge display, Off|
|Monitor type||3.0-inch tilting LCD monitor *
|Touch function||Touch Shutter*, Touch magnification, Select AF area*, Enlarge/reduce AF area, Frame advance/reverse, Magnified playback, Touch Live Guide, Touch Super Control Panel, Touch Art Menu, Touch Scene Mode, Wi-Fi connection
|Angle adjustment / Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment / Colour tone setting||Up: Approx. 80° ., Down: Approx. 50°. (In relation to the rear of the camera) / ±7 step adjustment / ±7 step adjustment / Vivid, Natural|
|AF mode / Focus mode||High-speed imager AF*1 / Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, AF tracking (C-AF + TR)*2
|Magnify AF Frame / Magnified AF||Over 800 selectable focusing points, magnified focus check with magnification button (also possible on old lenses*1), magnification factor: 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x (Default), 14x / Super Spot AF (during magnified AF): Focus using approx. 0.16 to 0.02% of the shooting screen area*2
|Face Detection AF / Eye Detect AF||Available / Available Eye Detect AF: Off, Nearer-eye priority, Right-eye priority, Left-eye priority*
|Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode||81 areas*1 / 37 areas*2 / All targets, Single target (select from standard and small size), Group target (9 points)
|AF assist illuminator / MF assistance||Available / Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated.(at S-AF+MF or MF mode)|
|Peaking function||Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow
Intensity selection: high, normal, low
Back light effect: on, off
|Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering)||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 area||EV -2 to 20 (17mm F2.8, ISO 100 equivalent)|
|Exposure control||iAUTO, Programme AE (Programme Shift available), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater Wide / Underwater Macro*1, MySet 1 to 4 *2
|Scene select AE||Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight*1, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, Image Stabilisation, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Converter, Wide Converter, Macro Converter, 3D *2, Panning
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO: Automatic from ISO LOW (Approx. equivalent to 100) to 1600 (default settings), can be changed to an upper limit of 200 to 25600 / MANUAL: LOW (Approx. equivalent to 100), 200 to 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps|
|Exposure compensation||Still photo ±5 EV, Live View/Movie/HDR ±3 EV both in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable|
|AE lock||Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can also be set with AEL/AFL button)|
|Type / Shutter speed||Computerised focal-plane shutter / 1/8000 to 60 sec. (select from 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV steps) Bulb/Time photography: Up to 30 min. (Exposure time adjustable in the menu. Default setting is 8 min.)
|Flash control method||TTL Auto, Manual, Auto*, Super FP* (FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
|Bundled flash*||TTL flash, GN=7 (ISO100･m) / GN=10 (ISO200･m)
|Flash mode||Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow Sync (1st curtain sync), Slow Sync (2nd curtain sync), Slow Sync (2nd curtain sync) + Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL) to 1/64), Flash Off|
|Synchronisation speed||1/320 sec.* or less (When using the included flash unit)
|Flash compensation / Compatible external flash units||±3EV (selectable from 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps) / FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R|
Wireless flash control
|Compatible external flash units||FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R|
|Control method||Included flash FL-LM2 *
|External Flash control mode||TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL|
|No. of channels / No. of groups||4 channel / 4 group (External flash (3) + commander flash (1)*)
|Sequential shooting maximum speed||[Sequential shooting H]*1 10.0 fps for S-AF, MF / 9.0 fps for C-AF*2
[Sequential shooting L] 6.5 fps*3
- 1: Exposure is fixed on the first shot.
- 2: AF refocuses with every shot. 37-point AF area.
- 3: When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO.
Max. recordable pictures*[RAW] Approx. 50 shots (Sequential L/6.5 fps), approx. 41 shots (Sequential H/10 fps)
[JPEG: LN] Until card is full (Sequential L/6.5 fps), approx. 95 shots (Sequential H/10 fps)
- The sequential shooting speed may decrease depending on shooting conditions. According to Olympus testing conditions when using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ and Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card EXCERIA TYPE1 32GB.
Self-timer12 sec., 2 sec., Customisable (Self-timer time: 1 to 30 sec., No. of shots: 1 to 10, Shooting interval: 0.5, 1, 2, 3 sec., AF function Off/On for each frame)
|AE bracketing||2, 3, 5 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps), 7 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)|
|ISO bracketing / White balance bracketing||3 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps) / 3 shots (A-B axis, G-M axis) select from 2, 4, 6 EV steps|
|Flash bracketing||3 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)|
|Art Filter Bracketing||i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Art Filter selectable|
|Focus Bracketing Mode||3-999 shots / 1-10 focus steps (movement differential)
|Focus Stacking Mode||8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
|HDR||HDR1, HDR2: 4 shots with different exposures are automatically merged to generate an image with rich gradations.
HDR1 (Photo style): -1EV, Normal, +1EV, +2EV
|HDR bracketing||3 shots, 5 shots (select from 2.0, 3.0 EV steps), 7 shots (2.0 EV steps)
|Filter (Variation/Art Effects)||Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f),
Soft Focus (- / c, e),
Pale and Light Colour (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, II / b, c, d, e, f, g, h*),
Key Line (I, II / a, b, c, d, e),
Watercolour (I, II / a, b, c, d),
Vintage(I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i）,
Partial Colour(I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)
|Art Effects||a. Soft Focus Effect,
b. Pin Hole Effect,
c. White Edge Effect,
d. Frame Effect,
e. Star Light Effect,
f. Defocusing Effect (up/down, left/right),
g. Filter Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green),
h. Tone Effect (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green),
i. Shade Effect (up/down, left/right)
|Colour Ring (for partial colour)||18 colours selectable|
|Type (Frame effect, Aspect ratio zone pattern)||Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D),
Fun Frames (I, II, III / – / -),
Speed (- / – / A, E, F),
Zoom in/out (I, II / a, c / A, G),
Layout (I, II, III, IV / – / – )
|Frames||a. White Frame,
b. White Frame + White Edge,
c. Black Frame,
d. Black Frame + Pin Hole
|Aspect & Window Pattern||A. 4: 3 (2 frames),
B. 4:3 (3 frames),
C. 1:1 (2 frames),
D. 1:1 (3 frames),
E. 1:1 (4 frames),
F. 16:9 (5 frames),
G. 16:9 (2 frames)
|Movie Mode||MOV* (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
|Movie Mode / frame rate / compression method||[MOV]
1920×1080(FHD)/30p, 25p, 24p/IPB１(F,N)
1280×720(HD)/30p, 25p, 24p/IPB(F,N)
30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.98fps
FHD IPB (F: Fine/Approx. 26Mbps, N: Normal/Approx. 18Mbps)
HD (1280×720)/30p, SD(640×480)/30p
|Maximum recording time||[MOV]
Full HD: Approx. 29 min. (normal) / Approx. 22 min. (fine)
HD: Approx. 29 min. (normal) / Approx. 29 min. (fine)
HD: Approx. 7 min.*
SD: Approx. 14 min.*
|Art Filter Movie||Available
|Movie Effect||One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film|
|Time Lapse Movie||[AVI]
1920×1080(FHD)/5fps, 10fps, 15fps
1280×720(HD)/5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
|IS for Movie||M-IS1 (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),
M-IS2 (Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
|Grid Line / Focus Peaking||4 types of grid lines/not available|
|Time code||Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame|
|Exposure Control||Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual|
|Recording format||Wave format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)|
|Microphone / Speaker||Built-in stereo microphone / built-in monaural speaker* External stereo microphone can also be attached|
|Microphone functions||Wind noise reduction*, Audio recording level adjustment, Microphone input limiter, Audio post-dubbing available for still images (max. 30 sec.)|
|Linking with Olympus PCM Recorders||Slate Tone/Synchronised Audio Rec-Movie Rec
|White balance mode||Auto, Presets (7 types), One-touch WB (4 patterns can be registered), CWB (colour temperature specification)|
|White balance compensation||A-B axis, G-M axis, compensation available at ±7 steps for each (excluding CWB)|
|Colour space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Mode||i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, Underwater|
|Tones||4 types (Auto, High Key, Standard, Low Key) *Except for when using Art Filter|
Live Keystone Compensation
|Keystone Compensation||Available (can be checked in Live View)
|Shutter Type / Shutter Speed||Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320* – 60sec
|Shutter start delay||0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec|
|Shutter Type / Shutter Speed||Electronic shutter / 1/16000 – 1/8sec
|Shutter start delay||0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec|
Live Bulb/Live Time shooting
|Update interval time||0.5 sec – 60 sec|
Live Composite shooting
|Update interval time / composite method||0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)|
|Interval Shooting||1 to 999 shots*, Interval from 1 sec. to 24 hours, Time Lapse Movie can be generated
|Number of shots / Multi-exposure function||2 shots / Auto gain correction, Image playback (RAW) + Multi|
Multiple aspect ratios
|Aspect ratio||4:3 (default setting), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4|
One-push Digital Tele-converter
|Geotagging (GPS) function||Available (Acquire positioning information from a smartphone with GPS function)|
||Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off, iAuto / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time, Composite) and drive mode can be selected.* Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.*
|Image share function*
||Reserve the pictures to transfer to a smartphone. Connect up to 4 units.|
|Smart & Easy Connection||Simple connection with a QR code|
|Tethered shooting||Via USB connection, with use of Olympus Capture tethering software (camera can be controlled by both the camera and computer)|
|Playback functions||Single image, Information display, Index (4, 9, 25, 100 images), Calendar playback, Magnified (2x to 14x), Movie (with sound, fast forward/reverse/pause), Slide show (sound including background music), Rotating playback (auto), Background music switching function, Slide box display|
|Information display||Histogram (separate brightness and RBB display available), Highlight & Shadow warning display, AF frame display, shooting information, display off|
|Language selection||34 languages including English and Japanese|
|Editing functions||RAW editing, Gradation auto, Create monochrome, Create sepia, Red eye correction, Vividness adjustment, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect ratio, e-Portrait, Merge images, Post-dubbing|
|RAW data edit||RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT). 2 programmable settings, preview capability.|
|Printing functions||Print order (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)|
|USB, AV, Remote control connector / HDMI connector / Flash connector||Dedicated multi-connector (USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video output (SD / Monaural): NTSC / PAL selectable, when using separately-sold remote cable RM-UC1) / HDMI micro connector (type D) / Hot shoe / synchronisation connector|
|Accessory port 2||Dedicated multi-connector (Separately-sold VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1, Communication Unit PP-1 can be used)|
|Wireless LAN / Microphone input jack||Built in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) / Φ3.5 stereo mini jack|
|Battery||Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery BLN-1|
|Main supplied accessories||(sold separately) Power Battery Holder HDL-7: BLN-1×1|
|AC adapter||AC Adapter AC-3*
|Power saving function||Available Once the set time (1, 3, 5 min.) passes, the camera will switch to sleep mode|
|Number of possible shots||Approx. 350 shots (When using BLN-1, Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card EXCERIA TYPE1 32GB, IS ON, according to CIPA testing standards)|
|Battery Life(Movie)||Approx. 90 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 160 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
Size / Weight
|Size||130.4mm × 93.5mm × 63.1mm (CIPA compliant, Width × Height × Depth, excludes protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 497g (CIPA standards, including rechargeable battery and memory card), Approx. 443 g (camera body only)|
|Operating temperature / Operating humidity||-10 to 40°C (at operation), -20 to 60°C (at storage) / 30％ to 90％ (at operation) 10 to 90％ (at storage)|
|Box contents||Body, FL-LM2 included flash, BLN-1 lithium ion rechargeable battery, BCN-1 lithium ion battery charger, USB cable, shoulder strap, software CD-ROM, warranty card and instruction manual|