The E-M1 is Olympus’ flagship interchangeable lens camera and is the embodiment of Olympus’ class leading technologies. Building from the success of the critically acclaimed E-M5, the new E-M1 delivers a photography experience to satisfy even the most discerning professional and enthusiast users. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the successor model to our professional DSLR, the E-5, as well as flagship of our compact system camera line.
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.
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.
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.
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
Image Pickup Unit
Product type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.3 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
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
Image Stabilisation 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. Stabilization performance: 4 EV steps* (with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ, focal length: 50 mm (equivalent to 100mm on 35mm camera). * Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
IS for finder image Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlarging operation)
Focal length setting Available / Available
Finder type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M-dot (optional VF-2/VF-3/VF4 electronic viewfinder mountable)
Field of view Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Approx. 1.30x*1 - approx. 1.48x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, infinity)
Magnification *1: at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3)
*2: at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)
Eye point Approx. 21 mm (-1m-1, distance from rear lens surface)
Diopter adjustment range -4 ~ +2m-1
Preview Available with Live Preview function button
Displayed Grid -
Level Gauge 2-axis level gauge; horizontal/vertical (1-axis level gauge available with half-pressing shutter release button (Finder Style 1, 2)
Finder Style Selectable from 3 types
Colour temperature control Available
EyeCup Optional eyecup EP-13 is available.
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
Monitor type Tilting wide monitor* * Touch control in electrostatic capacitance type
Size 3.0 inch
Total no. of pixels Approx.1037k dots
Brightness control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color tone select Vivid, Natural
AF system High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection/Phase-difference detection). Phase-difference detection AF when Four Thirds lens is mounted with optional mount adapter.
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
* Works as MF mode during movie recording when Four Thirds lens is mounted.
Full-time AF Available (Not available when Four Thirds lens is mounted.)
Magnified frame AF Selectable from over 800 AF points. Enlarged view check by magnify button (available with old lenses*1), Magnification x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14 selectable *1 Old lenses without data communication / Super spot AF, Focusing possible in approx.
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF Available / Available*, Eye Detection AF mode: Off, Nearer-eye priority, Right-eye priority, Left-eye priority * Face (eye) detection AF is not available when the face is detected in the area out of phase-difference detection AF area with Four Thirds lens is mounted.
Focusing point 81-area*1 multiple AF (Contrast detection AF), 37-area. *2 multiple AF (Phase-difference detection AF)
Focusing point selection All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (Standard Target Size/Small Target Size) *1 When Micro Four Thirds lens is mounted. *2 When Four Thirds lens is mounted.
AF illuminator Available
Manual Focus Assist Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode) * Customize function
Peaking function Available (White edge type, Black edge type) Peaking indication is displayed by the customize function (Fn button, etc.) or by rotating the control ring.
Exposure Control (Still)
Metering system Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control,
(TTL Image sensor metering) Spot metering with shadow control
Metering range EV -2 - 20* (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100) * At Standard frame rate, EV 0-20 at High-speed mode.
Exposure mode iAuto, 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*1, My set*1 *2 *1 Selectable from menu as a function on customize function (Fn button, etc.) *2 My set can be set to mode dial function.
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)
Product type Computerized focal-plane 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)
Built-in flash No. Special external flash is bundled.
Bundled flash FL-LM2
G.No GN=7(ISO100•m) / GN=10(ISO200•m)
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 1/320 sec. 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
Wireless flash control
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method Triggered and controlled by built-in flash (FL-LM2)*
* Available on FL-LM1/FL-600R. (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
Number of channel 4 channels
Group setting 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash*)
* Available on FL-LM1/2 / FL-600R
Drive mode -
Sequential shooting speed [Sequential shooting H mode]* 10.0 fps* (in case of 'I.S. OFF')
* 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'
* 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 on sequential shooting [RAW] Max. 50 frames (in seq. shooting L), Max.41 frames (in seq. shooting H) [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)
Exposure bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0 EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7 EV steps selectable
ISO bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0 EV 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 0.3/0.7/1.0 EV step selectable
Art Filter bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
HDR (Automatic Overlay) HDR1, HDR2 * Available in P/A/S/M mode, Take 4 pictures at different exposures composite into a high contrast image. * HDR picture cannot be made by this function.
* HDR function can be called by Fn-button.
Bracketing for HDR post-process 3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0 EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0 EV step.
Mode Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e), Soft Focus (- / c.e), Pale & Light Colour (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 Process (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.), Water Colour (I, II / a.c.d.)
Variation / Effect a. Soft Focus Effect, b. Pin-Hole Effect, c. White Edge Effect, d. Frame Effect, e. Star Light Effect, f. Defocus Effect (vertical, horizontal), g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green), h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
Type Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d, e, / A, B, C, D) / Fun Frame (I, II, III / - / -), Speed (- / c / A, E, F)
Frame Effect a. White Frame, b. White Frame & White Edge Effect, c. Black Frame, d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
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
Recording format MOV* (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Movie Mode [MOV] Full HD: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V), 30p (29.97 fps) Recording, 24 Mbps (Fine) / 16 Mbps (Normal), Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280 (H) x 720 (V), 30p (29.97 fps) Recording, 12 Mbps (Fine) / 8 Mbps (Normal), Aspect 16:9 [AVI Motion JPEG] HD: 1280 (H) x 720 (V), 30 fps*, Aspect 16:9, SD: 640 (H) x 480 (V), 30fps*, Aspect 4:3* Excluding some Art Filters
Maximum Recording Time [MOV] Full HD: Approx. 29 min (Normal) / Approx. 22 min (Fine), HD: Approx. 29 min (Normal) / Approx. 29 min (Fine) [AVI Motion JPEG] HD: Approx. 7 min*, SD: Approx. 14 min*
* Excluding some Art Filters
One-push Movie Digital Conveter x 4 Available on Movie effect mode
TimeLapse Movie Available (AVI Motion JPEG, 1280 x 720, 10fps)
Movie function Movie Effect*: One-shot echo / Multi-echo / Art fade * Default ON
Art Filter Movie, Aperture Priority Movie, Shutter Speed Priority Movie, Manual Shot Movie
IS for Movie Built-in (Image sensor shift type image stabilization) M-I.S ON (multi-motion IS using image sensor shit type image stabilizer), Off
* Angle of view varies. IS lens priority available.
AE Lock Available
File size MOV Format: Max 4GB, Motion-JPEG Format: Max 2GB
Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone/ Stereo / Mono * External stereo microphones can be attached.
Microphone function Wind Noise Reduction*, Recording level adjustment, Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
* Sound quality slightly different from normal recording.
White Balance mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)
Preset white balance 7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K) - Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis
Color Mode sRGB, Adobe RGB
Options i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filters
Gradation Auto, Normal, High key, Low key (except Art Filters) 1 - 999 frames*, Interval time 1 sec. - 24 hours, Time-lapse movie available.
Number of picture 2 frames
Functions Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Multi Aspect 4:3 (Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
Level Gauge 2-axis
One push Tele-converter
One push Tele-converter x2
Wireless Shooting Remote Live View, Remote Rec view, Wireless touch AF shutter, Self-timer shutter (with count-down sound), Remote Power off (iAuto/P/A/S/M, Live bulb/time available. Setting for control aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, White balance, Sequential shooting possible. Up to 1 device can be connected.) * Shooting function by the smartphone.
Image Share Images to be transferred to smartphone can be reserved. Up to 4 devices can be connected simultaneously. * File type: JPEG (except MPO), MOV
GPS info. Function Available (by using Smartphone GPS data)
Easy Connection Smart & Easy Connection by QR code.
Playback mode Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Slide show (with sound including BGM), Picture rotation (auto), BGM replace function, Light Box display
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Menu 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
Reset & Custom Setting 4 settings recordable / Available on allocating to mode dial.
Image Editing RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post-recording
Print Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
USB/Video connector Dedicated multi-connector (USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 compatible)
HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe/synchro terminal
Accessory attachment Dedicated multi-connector (for VF-2/VF-3/VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.)
PC interface -
TV interface -
Microphone input 3.5 mm dia. stereo minijack
Wireless LAN / Microphone input Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Battery BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Power battery holder Optional HLD-7 Power Battery Holder (BLN-1 x 1)
AC adaptor Optional AC-3 AC Adapter * Can be connected to E-M1 via HLD-7 Power Battery Holder.
Sleep mode Available (1/3/5 min. off)
No. of recordable pictures Approx. 360 shots (with BLN-1 and Toshiba Super High speed Class 6(4GB) SDHC card under CIPA testing standard)
Dimensions 130.4 mm (W) x 93.5 mm (H) x 63.1 mm (D) [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Weight Approx. 497 g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card], Approx. 443 g [body only]
Temperature -10 - +40°C (operation), -20 - +60°C (storage)
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation), 10 - 90% (storage)
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