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.

Features added or improved in firmware version 4.0

  1. Focus Stacking has been added for shooting and merging different shots so that the entire scene is in focus from the foreground to the background.
  2. Focus Bracketing has been added for shifting the focus slightly while shooting.
  3. Focus Peaking now allows adjustment of peaking intensity and colour specification.
  4. Silent Mode has been added for situations where camera sounds are inappropriate.
  5. An easier to use Anti-shock mode has been added.
  6. Olympus Capture 1.1 tethered shooting software is now supported.
  7. S-OVF (Simulated OVF) has been added to provide a view that is similar to that of the unaided eye.
  8. 4K Time Lapse Movie has been added.
  9. Live Composite shooting can now be controlled remotely using the Olympus Image Share smartphone app.
  10. 5-axis image stabilisation + electronic stabilisation for movies is now supported.
  11. Multiple frame rates (24p (23.98p)/25p) and time code recording is now supported.
  12. A slate tone can now be added for convenient movies, has been added.
  13. Synchronised recording start/stop operation between the camera and linear PCM recorder is now supported.
  14. Disabling MF clutch and saving the setting menu cursor position is now supported.

Compact and lightweight, with weather-resistant performance

The largeness of the OM-D’s electronic viewfinder rivals that of the viewfinders of full-frame DSLRs. A large grip allows users to hold the camera firmly, while the weather-resistant body is amazingly compact and lightweight. Thanks to the combination of these traits, lightweight M.Zuiko lenses and surrounding system accessories, this camera delivers outstanding performance.

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.

In-body 5-axis Image Stabilisation System

The OM-D E-M1 features an in-body 5-axis image stabilisation system that corrects all types of shake that occur when shooting, and is effective with any lens.

Advanced Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

The E-M1 is equipped with a built-in super-large high resolution electronic viewfinder that rivals full-frame DSLR cameras. With new Adaptive Brightness Technology for automatic brightness adjustment, Live View Dynamic Range Expansion and Colour Creator functionality; the EVF expands your image-capturing capabilities further.

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.

Versatile shooting modes

This update includes a variety of unique shooting modes such as Focus Stacking for expanding the possibilities of macro photography, and Live Composite for recording beautiful, unbroken light trails.

More Features

  • 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.
  • List of added and improved items in the firmware upgrade

Basic Information

Product Name OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 Interchangeable Lens Camera
Box contents BLN-1 lithium ion rechargeable battery, BCN-1 lithium ion battery charger, EP-12 eyecup, CB-USB6 USB cable, cameras strap, software CD-ROM Olympus Viewer 3, warranty card, and quick start guide
  • Other contents differ depending on the kit.
  • Images are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures in the monitor are composite images.


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