A compact system camera that surpasses SLR cameras, bringing portability and image-quality into the next dimension.

The flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 is equipped with a large, high-definition electronic viewfinder, a large grip that allows users to hold the camera firmly, and an amazingly compact and lightweight body with dustproof and splashproof construction. When combined with the newly-added M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, unparalleled portability and image quality are achieved that surpasses previous SLR camera systems. With the latest firmware version 2.0, a variety of new and improved functions are available to meet the needs of pro photographers such as camera control from a computer. The OM-D E-M1 now also comes in a beautiful premium silver body bringing a much-demanded colour option to the E-M1 model range. Try an increasingly new OM-D E-M1 for yourself.

Features added or improved through firmware upgrade

  • 1. Tethered Shooting: Using the dedicated OLYMPUS Capture software, the camera can be controlled from both the camera itself and from a computer.
  • 2. Keystone Compensation: Allows you to capture perspective corrected images with any lens.
  • 3. Live Composite: Lets you capture movement of light as solid light trails.
  • 4. Fast Electronic Viewfinder: Further reduced display time lag (0.016 sec.).
  • 5. New Art Filters: Vintage and Partial Colour.
  • 6. New Photo Story: Zoom In/Out and Layout have been added. Temporarily Save & Resume function has also been added.
  • 7. Live Guide: Multiple effects can be added.
  • 8. Olympus Image Share Ver. 2.5 compatible: Movies can be recorded while viewing in Live View on a smartphone. (Firmware Ver. 3.0 feature)
  • 9. Panning Shot: Panning Shot added to Scene Mode.
  • 10. New Movie Effect: Old Film Effect.
  • 11. HDR1 / HDR2 exposure compensation: Up to ±3 EV exposure compensation is now possible in HDR mode.
  • 12. AF tracking sequential shooting performance during Continuous AF (C-AF) has been improved to a max. 9 fps (Firmware Ver. 3.0 feature)
  • 13. Underwater Picture Mode: provides vivid colours and beautiful reproduction of blues for underwater photography. (Firmware Ver. 3.1feature)
  • 14. LV Boost II: assists vision in starscape photography. (Firmware Ver. 3.1 feature)

List of improved items

Compact, lightweight with environmental resistant performance

This model is equipped with a large built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) that rivals full-frame DSLRs. A larger grip allows users to hold the camera firmly, while providing environmentally resistant performance in an amazingly compact and lightweight body. Thanks to the combination of dustproof and splashproof compact, lightweight lenses and accessories, this camera delivers amazing handling. Furthermore, the OM-D E-M1 now also comes in a beautiful premium silver body.

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.

More Features

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Olympus Image Share
  • Computer software that enhances your shooting workflow
  • Shooting modes that expand your photographic expression
  • Long shooting time30s that let you capture fantastic images
  • Functions that are especially convenient for shooting buildings
  • Comfortable controls
  • Tilting LCD monitor
  • Focus Peaking that lets you take photos with Manual Focus lenses easily
  • Two HDR modes and HDR Bracketing (HDR-BKT)
  • One-push Digital Tele-converter
  • High-quality movie
  • New Scene Mode: Panning Shot
  • Live Guide that lets you apply multiple effects
  • List of improved items in firmware Ver. 2.0/3.0

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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