Olympus OMD E-M1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Only, Black, 16.8MP Full, 3" Tilting Wide Monitor, 60-1/8000sec Shutter Speed, Wi-Fi, Weatherproof

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About the Olympus OMD E-M1


Want a camera body that can do a little bit of everything? Then the OLYMPUS E-M1 BODY ONLY, BLACK may just be your best bet. Not only does it feature state-of-the-art image processing for absolutely gorgeous images on a consistent basis, but it delivers the technical specs where it counts, including:

Product Highlights
  • A gorgeous viewfinder with 2,360k-dot resolution and 1.48x magnification. You’ll be amazed at how good everything looks before you’ve even snapped one shot.
  • No detail left ignored, including a large grip integrated into the construction to avoid droppage and 5-axis stabilization. You’ll feel like this camera comes with its own tripod built in.
  • Image processing that would make Thomas Edison blush, including 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensoring and a TruePic VII image processor.

This Olympus E-M1 camera body is truly a work of art, if a camera can ever be art on the level of the photography it produces. But its technical superiority makes it something else entirely: a work of science.



Want a camera can do it all? Well, short of finding a camera that can cook, clean, and do your taxes, this is the next best thing: the OLYMPUS E-M1 BODY ONLY, BLACK camera offers everything from beautiful view finding to state-of-the-art image processing to Wi-Fi® compatibility and even weatherproofing. What else do you need to ensure that you’ll take a great picture no matter where you are? Well, you’ll need a finger to press the button, and since this is a body-only camera, you’ll also need a sophisticated lens. But after that—it’s nothing but smooth sailing and silent autofocus.

Don’t believe Adorama’s bold claims about the OLYMPUS OM D EM1? Then the joke’s on you, because the proof is in the pudding—or in this case, the proof is in the technical specs:

  • Modern image processing. As any camera enthusiast will tell you, this is a category in and of itself, and the Olympus E-M1 does not disappoint. It features a 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, a TruePic VII image processor, and is capable of producing full HD 1080p video, even when there’s no light quality to speak of. The high-speed performance of all of these features blends into a seamless package that means your images will come out gorgeous time and time again despite even the most amateur photography enthusiast’s efforts to muck it all up.
  • Premier viewfinding. Viewfinding may be the most underrated aspect of photography. But you can’t underrate the viewfinding in the Olympus E-M1, because you’ll notice the quality right way, thanks to an interactive EVF featuring a 2,360k-dot resolution and 1.48x magnification. All you need to do is point at your subject and look at the state-of-the-art viewfinder to see exactly what kind of frame you’re building with your next shot; the viewfinder will be true to form and show you in high-quality real time exactly how your shot is composing.
  • Image-sharing. Admit it: you’re not above a little shameless self-promotion. What honest photographer could be? It’s a social art form, and Wi-Fi® connectivity is essential if you want to make the leap from amateur to professional. With the Olympus E-M1 you’ll find that it’s easy to share your images, especially if you pair it with the Olympus O.I. Share app for iOS and Android. The QR Code Connect feature will give you a seamless method of connecting mobile devices to the camera, as well, so you essentially have a modem at your disposal. Yeah, remember that word?
  • 5-axis image stabilization means you’ll have trouble taking a shot that’s out of whack. If you didn’t know there even were five different forms of axis on which to stabilize, we’ll count that as a point toward the Olympus E-M1’s quality.
  • Compare the Olympus E-M1 to a Canon 70D here at Adorama to get some context as to how exactly this camera body is capable of performing.

There’s a lot you can say about a camera as multi-faceted and sophisticated as the OLYMPUS E-M1 BODY ONLY BLACK—too much to even mention here. But even scratching the surface of this camera’s potential will show you how great a camera body it can make for outdoor, low lighting events, portraits, and more.

From the Manufacturer
The Olympus OMD E-M1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Only is a compact, ergonomically designed camera featuring a 16.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and high-speed performance. The combination of these two technologies enables a high sensitivity range from ISO 100-25600 and also contributes to a top 1/8000 sec. shutter speed and continuous shooting up to 10 fps. The sensor also lends itself to an enhanced FAST autofocus system that utilizes dual contrast- and on-chip phase-detection focusing methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus with selectable focus areas for even greater precision.

Also benefitting image sharpness is in-body 5-axis image stabilization that compensates for vertical, horizontal and rolling camera shake. IS-Auto mode can also be employed, which intelligently detect both vertical and horizontal panning and disengages image stabilization along the detected axes to provide stabilization when photographing moving subjects.

Both a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and tilting touchscreen monitor are available for live view monitoring, image playback and menu navigation. The interactive EVF features a 2,360k-dot resolution and 1.48x magnification for comfortable eye-level viewing with the ability to preview image effects in real-time. Alternatively, the 3.0" 1,037k-dot tilting touchscreen LCD monitor can tilt upward 80deg. or downward 50deg. to suit working from high and low angles and its touchscreen design provides an intuitive means for controlling settings and navigating through the menu system. Both of these viewing mechanisms are housed within the ruggedly-designed dust-, splash- and freeze proof magnesium alloy body. A large grip is integrated into the construction to provide a comfortable means for handling the camera and also facilitates more efficient control over a wide range of camera settings. Additionally, the incorporation of an X-sync socket, HDMI port, external microphone jack and hot shoe also add to the E-M1's overall functionality.

For refined off-board control and image sharing, built-in wireless connectivity is available and, when paired with the Olympus O.I. Share app for iOS and Android mobile devices, remote sharing and control over the camera is possible. QR Code Connect provides a simple, seamless way of linking mobile devices to the camera and the option of utilizing a Smartphone to embed location data into the image files for geotagging is also supported.

The Olympus OMD E-M1 is commonly used for Family photos, Low light, Macro photography, Sports/action, Travel, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Olympus OMD E-M1 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Olympus OMD E-M1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Olympus OMD E-M1: Compact, Easy to use, Fast shutter speed, Good in low light, Great resolution and Large clear LCD.

Olympus OMD E-M1 Includes

  • Olympus OMD E-M1 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera Body Only
  • Flash FL-LM2
  • BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM
  • Olympus Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Compact (13) , Fast shutter speed (9) , Good in low light (9) , Great resolution (9) , Easy to use (8) , Large clear LCD (8) , Good battery life (3)
Short battery life (4) , Complicated controls (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (14) , Macro photography (12) , Family photos (11) , Low light (10) , Wildlife (10) , Weddings (7) , Sports/action (5)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11) , Semi-pro photographer (4)

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Olympus OMD E-M1 Features

  • 2x2 Dial Control: Adjust aperture and exposure using the two dials, then flick the lever to adjust ISO and white balance with precisely the same action. All in a fraction of a second
  • Interval shooting with time lapse: Produce incredible time lapse sequences on film where time appears to move faster than reality, thanks to the E-M1's powerful interval shooting and time lapse movie features
  • Art Filters and Photo Story: Enhance your shots with your own creativity: Play around with different effects by adding one of 12 Art Filters, or tell a story with your shots by combining several shots in a single-frame collage composition
  • Expandability: Take your photographic achievements even further with a host of accessories and add-ons - including the new MMF-3 adapter for Four Thirds lens compatibility and the HLD-7 battery grip
  • Optional Underwater Case: Specially customized for the E-M1 and waterproof to 45 meters - this underwater case gives you maximum protection as you take your photography to whole new depths
  • 10.0 FPS High-Speed Sequential Shooting: The E-M1 offers incredibly fast sequential shooting capabilities of up to 10.0 frames per second
  • In-Camera HDR & HDR Viewfinder: The E-M1 has the advanced technology to take HDR images. And you can even preview your HDR images through the E-M1's electronic viewfinder, enabling you see your HDR image prior to taking your shot and make any adjustments before you press the shutter button
  • Live Bulb: Whilst Live Bulb mode lets you observe and capture extra-long exposure times and bring painting and writing with light to your photography as a result, you now have the added benefit of the histogram display to track your exact settings
  • Customizable: The E-M1 is designed to bring you versatility in the form of customization to your personal shooting style too - with customizable buttons that can be assigned with those functions and settings you use most frequently so that you can always access them in a split second

Olympus OMD E-M1 Specifications

Body material Magnesium alloy body
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Image Sensor 4/3" Live MOS sensor
Effective pixels 16.3 Megapixels
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
Aspect ratio 4:3
Area 17.3 x 13.0mm
Full resolution 16.8 Megapixels
Engine Type TruePic VII
Dust reduction filter Supersonic Wave Filter
Viewfinder type Electronical Viewfinder
Pixel number 2.360K dots
Diopter adjustment Yes -4.0 - +2.0 diopters /built-in type
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Max. 1.48x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptre (depending on selected viewfinder style)
Eye point 21mm at -1 dioptre from eyepiece lens
Displayed information Aperture value
Shutter speed
AF frame (super impose)
AF confirmation mark
AF lock
Brightness adjustment +/- 7 levels
Correction of color temperature +/- 7 levels
Live View Displayed info: Aperture
Shutter speed
Auto bracket
AE lock
Focus mode
AF typ: Contrast detection autofocus and phase difference detection autofocus 100% field of view: Approx. 100%
Magnification levels: 5 / 7 / 10 / 14x
Image Stabilizer Type: Sensor shift
Modes: Five-dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation
Effective Compensation Range: Up to 5 EV steps, Up to 4 EV steps (CIPA)
Focusing System: Method High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection / Phase difference detection)
Focusing System: Focus areas 81 points / All target, Group target (9-areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small)
37 points / Phase-difference detection AF - All target, Group target (9-areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small)
800 points / Manual selection
Focusing System: AF lock Yes, Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customized)
Focusing System: Modes Manual focus
Single AF
Continuous AF
Single AF + MF
AF Tracking
Focusing System: FaceDetection Extension Eye Detect AF: Off
Left side priority
Near side priority
Right side priority
Exposure System: Modes Programme automatic
Aperture priority
Shutter priority
Exposure System: Exposure compensation +/- 5EV ( 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps )
Exposure System: Exposure bracketing 2 / 3 / 5 frames ( +/- 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps )
7 frames ( +/- 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV steps )
Exposure System: ISO bracketing 3 frames ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps )
Exposure System: My Mode 4 settings storable
Exposure System: Enhancement function Shadow Adjustment Technology
Scene Modes Modes:
Landscape with Portrait
No of screen modes: 24
Art Filter Modes: Pop Art
Soft Focus
Pale & Light Color
Light Tone
Grainy Film
Variation / Effect: Yes
Photo Story: Modes Fun Frame
Sensitivity Auto: ISO LOW - 25600 (customizable, default ISO LOW - 1600)
Manual: ISO LOW - 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps
Shutter Shutter type: Computerized focal-plane
shutterSelf timer: 2s / 12s
Shutter Speeds Range: 1/8000 - 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
Bulb mode: Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes)
White Balance: AUTO WB system Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor
White Balance: Manual (OneTouch) Yes
White Balance: White balance bracketing 3 frames / +/- 2, 4, 6mired steps
White Balance: One-touch white balance 2 custom settings can be registered
White Balance: Custom WB 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
White Balance: Preset values Tungsten
Fluorescent 1
White Balance: Auto Flash adjustment Off / Auto WB / Flash
Sequence Shooting: Speed (H) Approx. 10fps
Sequence Shooting: Speed (L 6.5fps (IS off), 3.5fps (IS on)
Sequence Shooting: Max. number of frames 50 frames (RAW)
Up to card capacity (JPG /Large Normal mode)
Sequence Shooting: Conditions Memory card: Toshiba SDXC UHS-I card R95 W80 model Premiugate series Class 10 8GB
Image Processing: Color space sRGB / AdobeRGB
Image Processing: Sharpness + Contrast 5 levels /Contrast: 5 levels/Saturation: 5 levels
Image Processing: Black & White filter Yellow, Orange, Red, Green
Image Processing: Black & White toning Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green in Black & White mode
Image Processing: Picture mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter
Image Processing: Gradation 4levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)
Image Processing: Engine TruePic VII
Image Processing: Art Filter bracketing Yes
Image Processing: Tele converter effect 2x
Internal Flash Modes:
Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
Red-eye reduction
Slow synchronization with
red-eye reduction
Type: Detachable flash (bundled)
Flash compensation: +/- 3 EV ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps )
Guide number: 10 (ISO 200) <
External Flash Control X-sync speed: 1/250s / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode)
Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, 2nd curtain and slow, synchronization & Fill-in for exclusive flash
Intensity: +/- 3 EV ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
Wireless Flash Control Number of channels: 4 channels
Compatible external flash: FL-36R, FL-50R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method: Triggered and controlled by built-in flash light
Group setting: 4 groups
Available when used together with cameras compatible with the O
Monitor Monitor type: Tiltable LCD - Touch Panel
Monitor size: 7.6cm / 3.0" (3:2)
Resolution: 1037000 dots
Brightness adjustment: +/- 7 levels
Color balance: +/- 3 levels Vivid (default) /Natural
Level Gauge Detection: 2-axis
Display: Rear display and viewfinder
Super Control Panel: Displayed info Battery indicator
Record mode
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Exposure compensation indicator
Recording Formats RAW: 12bit
RAW & JPEG: Yes parallel recording
Aspect ratio: 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
MPO (3D): Yes
Image Size: RAW 4608 x 3456 compressed /17MB / frame
4608 x 3456 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 7.5MB /frame
4608 x 3456 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 3.5MB /frame
2560 x 1920 Normal (compression: 1/8) 1.1MB / frame
1024 x 768 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 0.4MB /fr
Still Image Recording EXIF: 2.2
DCF: Yes
Recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG)
Image Stabilization Mode Yes Sensor shift
HD Movie quality Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 24Mbps (MOV)
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 16Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 12Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 8Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG)
Movie quality 640 x 480 / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG)
29min (17Mbps)
14min (SD) / 7min (HD) (AVI Motion JPEG)
Max. file size 4GB (AVCHD)
2GB (Motion-JPEG)
Exposure Modes Aperture priority
Art Filter
Programme automatic
Shutter priority
Movie effects Multi shot echo
One shot echo
Sound Recording System Internal microphone: Stereo
Recording format: Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base
External microphone: Optional
Image footage: 30s
Speaker: Yes
Microphone functions: Wind Noise Reduction /Recording Volume
Modes Index
Slide show
Shooting information Off / On
Erase modes Single, All, Selected
Image protect mode Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Image Editing RAW data edit: Yes
Red-eye reduction: Yes
Sepia: Yes
Black & White: Yes
Resize: Yes
Correction of saturation: Yes
Shadow Adjustment: Yes
Trimming: Yes
e-Portrait: Yes
Menu languages in camera English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian
Customization Options Fn Button: Yes
My Mode: 4 settings storable
Factory reset: Full / Standard
Programmable button: Yes
Media SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible) Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting
HDMI Yes Micro connector (Type D)
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
Combined V & USB output Yes NTSC or PAL selectable
Microphone jack 3.5 ° mm mini-jack
Connection Accessory Port 2
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth
Wireless Shooting Live View
Power off
Rec View
Self timer
Touch AF & Shutter
Weatherproof/Dustproof Yes
Freezeproof Freezeproof down to -10deg.C
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery
Sleep mode 1, 3, 5, 10 min. and off selectable
Live View shooting Approx. 330images (50% with Live View)
Operating temperature -10 - 40deg.C
Storage temperature -20 - 60deg.C
Humidity 30 - 90% operation humidity / 10 - 90% storage humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D) 130.4 x 93.5 x 63.1mm / 5.13 x 3.68 x 2.48'
Weight 497g / 17.53 oz (including battery and memory card)
443g / 15.62 oz (Body only)
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