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E-M1: The whole package. In a perfectly-sized package.

The new E-M1 gives you more freedom to take the shots you want, with all the image quality you expect. The new E-M1 is the most advanced compact system camera ever produced. It is based on the Micro Four Thirds standard and comes packed with sophisticated technologies like the enhanced Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII image processor, the world premiere of DUAL FAST AF and extended WiFi controls from your smartphone – all delivering outstanding image quality and performance, raising the OM-D series to a whole new level. This superiority is matched by a body design that has the perfect dimensions with a portable weight. All things considered, it outperforms D-SLR cameras both in terms of its size and imaging excellence.

The compact system camera with the world’s most advanced lens line-up.

With 65 lenses available for the new E-M1, you have access to all the lenses you could ever need. This astounding versatility is thanks to the extended compatibility of this next-generation
OM-D that includes all Micro Four Thirds lenses and now all Four Thirds lenses on top*. It is not just the sheer number of lenses that’s impressive though. The E-M1 also brings out the best in each lens by applying DUAL FAST AF with the addition of Phase Detection AF to complement Contrast AF for extremely fast and incredible visual capture. * MMF-3 adapter required to use Four Third lenses.

The new E-M1 is bursting with sophisticated technologies you can rely on.

We’ve optimised first-class OM-D technologies to make sure the new E-M1 is exceptionally reliable – for performance and image quality you can always depend on. Imaging excellence has been taken up a notch – for the vivid results you expect. WiFi capabilities have been extended to give you more creative control than ever from your smartphone. We’ve honed the precision of one of the fastest autofocus systems on the market and made the world’s most advanced 5-axis image stabilisation more intelligent – ensuring that every photo and film you shoot is as sharp as possible. And the Electronic Viewfinder now gives you a bigger view and more creative options – for greater overall shooting accuracy.

Average D-SLR cameras
Camera Olympus OM-D E-M1
Camera Olympus OM-D E-M1
Micro Four Thirds & Four Thirds lenses available
Camera Olympus OM-D E-M1

    PERFECT SIZE The perfectly-sized high-end system camera
    VERSATILITY The world’s most advanced lens line-up
    TECHNOLOGY Engineered to outperform D-SLR cameras

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Great style and extra Even more pro:

The OM-D E-M1 is also available in silver for a stylish retro look. But that’s not all! We offer a firmware upgrade to give your E-M1 camera a boost:

Tethered Shooting

The pro workflow allows you to follow shootings on a computer using OLYMPUS capture software and make changes directly, so you get the exact look you want.

9 fps


Now you can get faster Continuous Autofocus (C-AF) of up to 9fps. The autofocus performance has been improved to keep moving subjects even sharper.


The new firmware update also gives you OI.Share version 2.5, which enables you to now record movies in Live View using your smartphone.

Available late February 2015

All-round excellence in design, ergonomics & usability.

Camera Olympus OM-D E-M1
Camera Olympus OM-D E-M1
Camera Olympus OM-D E-M1
Camera Olympus OM-D E-M1

Not too big, not too small – just perfect: the dimensions of the E-M1 give you a hold that feels completely natural.

Attach an optional microphone to this designated socket and bring enhanced stereo sound clarity to your movies.

Built in line with the contours of your hand, the ergonomic grip gives you a comfortable and steady hold.

Flick the lever to switch quickly from aperture and shutter speed to white balance and ISO settings.

The tiltable 3-inch LCD display lets you see everything comfortably when you shoot – even from very high and low angles.

Every detail is designed for maximum user-friendliness – right down to the extra-large buttons for increased comfort and reliability.

The built-in EVF gives you a 1.3x larger view than the average D-SLR, and automatically switches on when it detects your eye in front of it.

These direct buttons give you instant access to the HDR and AF mode functions – or flick the switch for sequential shooting and exposure mode.

Quickly switch your shooting mode with the Mode Dial, then press the Lock button in the middle to make sure you stay in that mode.

You can configure these and various other programmable buttons for instant access to your most-used functions.


… and the users agree, too

Thomas Leuthard

Thomas Leuthard

For me it's important that a camera is small and stealthy. The built in grip is very convenient and makes you think to get rid of the strap.

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Thomas Leuthard

Steve Huff

Yes all of my camera gearhead friends, the new Olympus is here and let me tell you this without hesitation this is the best Micro 4/3 camera ever made (…).

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Thomas Leuthard


The E-M1 has been designed for professionals above all and you sense it from the first moment you grab the camera.

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E-M1 features you’ll love.

DUAL FAST AF. Get the speed and accuracy of all autofocus systems.

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Advanced Electronic Viewfinder. Now with a 1.3x larger view than the average D-SLR.

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Unique to OM-D: 5-axis image stabilisation for your shots and movies.

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Dust, splash & freezeproof: the all-terrain, all-weather E-M1.

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Full control of aperture, shutter speed and Live Bulb from your smartphone.

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Covers vertical angle rotation, horizontal angle rotation, vertical shift, horizontal shift and rolling camera shake.


-10°C freezeproof

You can rely on the E-M1’s resilience – even in sub-zero temperatures.

Adjust depth of field

Now you have full aperture control from your smartphone, e.g. for achieving blurred background effects.

Long exposures from a distance

Take light paintings straight from your smartphone – without shake caused by touching your E-M1.

The image material is for illustrative purposes only.

Other 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.

Digital Shift

At the simple turn of the dial, you can ensure high buildings remain perfectly upright on the final image, eliminating post-production processing.

Live Composite

Use the Live Composite feature to combine multiple long exposure images to create one breath-taking photo! The E-M1's intelligent Live Composite mode uses specially developed brightness control technology to take the guesswork out of multiple image photography. Preview the result before shooting to determine exposure number and interval for greater convenience and creativity.

Other features



The E-M1 offers incredibly fast sequential shooting capabilities of up to 10.0 frames per second. This is thanks to the newly developed high-speed readout image sensor and compact high-performance shutter as well as the high-speed TruePic VII image processor, which make sure you always capturing the instant that inspired you, however fleeting.


The E-M1 has the advanced technology to take High Dynamic Range (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. For HDR images that turn out exactly the way you imagine them.


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.


The E-M1 is designed to bring you versatility in the form of customisation to your personal shooting style too – with customisable 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.


The E-M1 supports full high-definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) for more beautiful movies. This Full HD 1080 movie recording in MPEG4 is enhanced still further by stereo sound, 5-axis image stabilisation and the latest MSC lens technology.


Get the right gear for just the kind of shots and movies you’re after: with a whole system of accessories lenses for all possible situations & purposes. In addition to the countless Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses available for all styles of photography, the E-M1 is also compatible with a designated battery grip and adapters, high-powered flash systems, a stereo microphone set, and much more.


The peak display shows areas of focus on your screen as black or white edges, helping you to optimise the quality of your shots when using manual focus.


Olympus is a pioneer in sensor self-cleaning technology designed to minimise this risk of dust entering your camera when changing your lenses: The Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF) dust-reduction system automatically activates every time the E-M1 is switched on. Ultrasonic vibrations exceeding 30,000 times per second effectively blast dust particles away from the protective dust filter in front of the E-M1’s image sensor. Removed particles are then captured by adhesive absorbers at the bottom of the filter.

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