Olympus E-M1 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Olympus Cameras / Olympus E i Review
Links
Model Name: Olympus OM-D E-M1 
Check Prices: Check Now!
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL:  
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: E-M1 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $1399.99
Street Price: $1396.44
Date Available: 2013-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 17.5 oz (497 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.
(130 x 94 x 63 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 16.8
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 980 (1.3 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p (24Mbps/16Mbps), 30p (12Mbps/8Mbps), 30p
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom:  
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Dual AF: 37-point On-Chip Phase Detection AF or 81-point Contrast Detection AF with Group Target, Small Target and Super Spot AF modes 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF 
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 1,037,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes 
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB  
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: 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 with 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only.), Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro 
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes 
Flash
Built-in Flash:  
Flash Modes: 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) 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM2 flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100 
Max Flash Sync: 1/320 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, X-Sync Socket 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed, WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 
Other Connection: Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, Accessory Port 2, 3.5mm stereo mini jack 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLN-1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 350
Software
Included Software: Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 16MP Live MOS sensor with on-chip PD-AF support (Dual Fast AF), new TruePic VII image processor, Super-large EVF, 5-axis Image Stabilization, Built-in Wi-Fi, Dustproof, Splashproof and Freezeproof. 

 


Print the specs page for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 digital camera reviewPrint this Page

Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Purchase memory card for Olympus OM-D E-M1 digital camera
Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate