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Model Name: Olympus OM-D E-M1 
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General
Model Number: E-M1
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1399.99
Street Price: $1,271.27
Date Available: 2013-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 17.5 oz (497 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.
(130 x 94 x 63 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 73
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 757
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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p (24Mbps/16Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (12Mbps/8Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
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
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, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.48x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,037,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 200
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 Auto Exposure: 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 (intervalometer): Yes
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No
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: 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 Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi or optional Remote Cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, Accessory Port 2, 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.47
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.47
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.54
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 9.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 50
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 50
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 34
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.14
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.068
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.27
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.047
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.138s
Startup Time: 0.8
Play -> Record Time: 0.4
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 4.9
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 350
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
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.


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.

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