Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Olympus OM-D E-M1- 20131118.jpg
Type Micro Four Thirds system
Lens Micro Four Thirds system mount
Sensor 4/3 type MOS ('Live MOS sensor'), no AA filter
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13 mm, Four Thirds Live MOS
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456 (16.0 megapixels)
Storage SD /SDHC / SDXC
Focus modes Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Touch, Face Detection, Live View
Exposure modes

Aperture priority,

Shutter, Program AE, Manual (w/ Focus Peaking), iAuto, Bulb, Time, Scene Select, Art Filter
Metering modes Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Flash no built-in flash, compact flash included, hot-shoe on the body
Shutter Mechanical shutter / Electronic shutter
Shutter speed range 60 - 1/8000 sec. (1/16000 sec. electronic shutter)
Continuous shooting 40 RAW images at 10.0 fps with focus locked; 45 RAW images at 6.0 fps with continuous AF (9.0 fps on C-AF with firmware v3.0 and above)
Viewfinder built-in 2.36MP (w/ Auto Luminance, 100% coverage)
Image Processing
Custom WB 7 presets, with custom modes
Video/movie recording H.264 / Motion JPG, 1920 x 1080 (30fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)
Rear LCD monitor tilting 3 inch, 1,037,000 dots (upwards: 80˚, downwards: 50˚)
Battery BLN-1 lithium-ion (CIPA 350)
Dimensions 130 mm × 94 mm × 63 mm (5.13 × 3.68 × 2.48 inches)
Weight Approx. 497 g (17.5 oz)

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds is Olympus' compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera introduced on September 10, 2013 featuring a built-in on sensor phase detection.

As of October 2014, it has the highest camera sensor rating of any Olympus camera, according to DxO Labs, with a score of 73.[1]

Features include[edit]

  • Sensor: 16MP Live MOS sensor, no Anti-aliasing filter
  • Buffer for 40 RAW images at 10 frames per second with focus locked or 45 RAW images at 6 frame per second with continuous autofocus.[2]
  • Image stabilization: Olympus 5-axis image stabilization
  • True Pix VII processor with lens correction
  • ISO range: 200 - 25600, with "LOW ISO 100"
  • Manual focus with focus peaking
  • Focus points
    • 81 in contrast detection autofocus mode
    • 37 in phase detection autofocus mode
  • In-camera HDR
  • Flash: no built-in flash, small external flash included
  • Flash sync: 1/320 sec.
  • HD video capture, including 1080i at 30 fps and 720p at 60 fps
  • Built-in wifi: 802.11 b/g/n for remote shooting (smartphone, tablet)
  • Weather sealing: dust, splash, freeze resistance (-10˚C)
  • Customizable buttons: 2 on the front
  • Built-in microphone socket
  • Ports: AP2 accessory port, AV/USB, HDMI connector

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II[edit]

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

In 2016 the OM-D E-M1 was superseded by the OM-D E-M1 Mark II. The Mark II features a slightly higher resolution 20MP Live MOS sensor. The Mark II also features substantially faster auto focus, according to the manufacturer 6 times faster upon first focus acquisition than the original E-M1. The camera also has a 60 fps max shooting rate, DSLR speed auto focus and vibration reduction technology in lenses as well as in camera.


External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • David Thorpe: The Olympus E-M1 MkII Menu System Simplified, 5 April 2017, ISBN 978-1520997780
  • Tony Phillips: The Complete Guide to the Olympus O-MD E-M1 II, 15 September 2017, ISBN 978-1387230563