A compact system camera that surpasses SLR cameras, 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.
Olympus' best image quality
Zuiko Lens Systems were designed to provide the highest quality image rendering with a digital camera. Together the TruePic VII image processor and 16M Live MOS sensor maximise Zuiko lens performance to generate the highest in image quality.
16MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor
The combination of the Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII results in reduced noise at high sensitivity levels and improved colour reproduction. Fine Detail Technology suppresses colour flaring and noise while maintaining high image resolution.
Fine Detail Processing suppresses false colours and moiré while maintaining high resolution.
With Fine Detail Technology the camera utilises lens and aperture information to calculate the required amount of colour aberration correction and sharpening. The Fine Detail Technology process also removes the effects of moiré in place of a low-pass filter and draws out the full capability of Zuiko lenses to create natural and refined high resolution images.
In-body 5-axis Image Stabilisation System
The in-body 5-axis image stabilisation system compensates for the shutter speed by up to 4 EV for correcting camera shake that occurs in all shooting situations. As the stabilisation system is built into the body it allows for the stabilisation of all Four Thirds, micro Four Thirds and legacy lenses. By using new control algorithms, image stabilisation at low shutter speeds is more effective. This is a technological feat that can not be achieved with in-lens image stabilisation.
The IS-AUTO feature uses the optimal compensation directions based on the camera movement
This model is equipped with IS-AUTO, which provides image stabilisation for general shooting and panning. The camera automatically detects the direction it is moving in and optimises the image stabilisation control direction for panning shots including tilting.
View the stabilised image through the viewfinder
The image stabilisation system automatically engages when the shutter button is half depressed or if the Live View display is magnified. Once the stabiliser is engaged you can see the effects live which allows for more accurate framing and focusing for macro and telephoto shooting.
5-axis Image Stabilisation amazingly effective for movie shooting
5-axis image stabilisation system is not just for still images, but is extremely effective for shooting movies as well. In particular, rotary shift compensation, not possible with in-lens image stabilisation, is necessary for stable movie shooting. It enables you to smoothly shoot a movie with minimal blur while walking or moving actively. The power of this feature shows its true worth in underwater movie shooting where it is difficult to keep still.
Advanced Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
The E-M1 features the highest resolution EVF available that rivals full-frame DSLR cameras. The super-large EVF display allows you to see 100% field of view with a 1.48x magnification, and has a 2.36 million dot high resolution display. Tracking of moving subjects is improved by reducing the switching time between the rear monitor and EVF, as well as an accelerated display. Adaptive Brightness Technology and LV Dynamic Range Expansion is included for a natural view that is like an optical viewfinder. The Colour Creator feature which can be utilised exclusively through the EVF has been added to allow you to vary colour hue and saturation for further creative control.
Display time lag significantly reduced (0.016 sec.)
Display time lag when the frame rate is set to a high speed is improved to 0.016 seconds for precision shooting.
Large, high resolution
With a 2.36 million dot high-resolution LCD panel and a clear optical system even to the edges of the image, this large, 0.74x (35mm equivalent) viewfinder offers powerful support for shooting with interchangeable lens cameras.
Adaptive Brightness Technology enables automatic backlight control
Adaptive Brightness Technology responds to the ambient lighting conditions varying its brightness level to make the EVF feel natural to use. In dimly lit conditions the EVF brightness will reduce to match the ambient light, and in bright conditions the brightness will be increased. This reduces the risk of potential exposure compensation errors that may arise from an inaccurate portrait of the shooting environment.
Dual FAST AF and comfortable high-speed performance
Dual FAST AF technology ensures fast and accurate autofocus through the inclusion of contrast AF and on-chip phase detection AF.
Dual FAST AF is made possible through two autofocusing technologies, contrast and on-chip phase detection AF. The on-chip phase detection AF allows for high performance when a Four Thirds lens is attached. However when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached to the E-M1 the camera utilises both Contrast and phase detection AF for higher speed and more accurate auto-focusing.
81-point Contrast AF and 37-point On-chip Phase Detection AF
The OM-D E-M1 is equipped with 81 AF points when utilising contrast AF and 37 AF points when utilising on-chip phase detection AF which allows for minute AF points across a large area. Features such as small Target AF allows you to pinpoint a focus point and Group Target AF allows you to combine focus points to focus on a specified larger AF area. On-chip phase detected AF facilitates the use of Four Thirds lenses and has excellent AF tracking capabilities perfect for capturing photo's of moving subjects.
Touch AF Shutter release allows you to instantly capture photo's at the tap of the monitor
The E-M1 is equipped with a responsive Touch AF Shutter which allows you to simply touch the subject on the rear monitor to capture the shot you are looking for.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Olympus Image Share
Olympus Capture for tethered shooting
Olympus Viewer 3 provides smart management of digital workflow
Tilting LCD monitor
Digital level gauge corresponds to vertical and horizontal directions
Live Guide that lets you apply multiple effects
Mode dial lock function
2 x 2 Dial Control
MySet dial and button control that lets you customise camera settings according to your shooting style.