Olympus E-PM1 Manual for Olympus Ultimate Micro Four Thirds Camera

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Table of Contents:

    1. The Introduction
    2. The Overall Look
    3. Camera Specification
    4. Price and Impression
    5. Manual User Guide

The Introduction to Olympus E-PM1 Manual

When it comes to the question of what is the most important part of an electronic product especially digital camera product, we say it is the manual. It is because with the manual, both users and enthusiast will be able to get the needed information about a certain product. With this manual too, the learning process upon the camera product is started.Olympus E-PM1 Manual - camera front face

So, we can say that manual is the best reference when we want to understand the digital camera product. This is what motivates us to bring Olympus E-PM1 Manual User Guide here, with this manual we hope that we can help you understanding this Olympus camera product better than before.

Overall Look of Olympus E-PM1

It is generally known that look is something important that becomes a consideration for people in buying digital camera product. With the look, People can instantly attracted to a certain digital camera product. More than that, sometimes the choice of camera look is also reflecting the personality of owner as well as the classiness of the camera itself. So, before we hit the Olympus E-PM1 Manual User Guide directly, now we are going to talk about the look of this camera first.Olympus E-PM1 Manual for Olympus Ultimate Micro Four Thirds Camera

Olympus E-PM1 becomes one of the smallest and popular half-frame camera models in this era. It brings classically-designed PEN series with Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens. Aside from that, this camera is also offering lots of simplicity and ease of use. Talking about the dimension, Olympus E-PM1 manual states that the camera is packed inside 110 x 64 x 34 mm body.

The body itself is also covered most by metal. This is the material that gives the camera strong and solid nuance. Users won’t get meaningful problem for daily camera taking wherever they want with its lightweight 382 gram overall weight. Available in black, brown, white, pink, silver, and purple color option; feel free to select based on your personality.

The Specification of Olympus E-PM1

Every photographer needs camera, but not all cameras proper for photographers. The first thing to do before choosing the camera is by knowing yourself. Knowing that you are belonging to beginner, intermediate, or advanced photographer will guide you to get the best camera. For intermediate to advanced photo enthusiast, Olympus E-PM1 will give you interesting challenge. We will review this camera in terms of outlook, feature, and specification just for you.

Moving forward to the product’s feature and specification, here are several key specifications. Referring to the Olympus E-PM1 manual, first thing to look is on the updated 12MP Live MOS sensor as the heart of camera. Supported by RGB color filter and fixed self-cleaning, the image will be carried out in brilliant quality. This camera is even claimed to work well in resulting 4032 x 3024 highest image and 1080p AVCHD video format easily.

Olympus E-PM1 Manual - camera back sideOn the lens sector, Olympus E-PM1 manual stated that this camera is equipped by Olympus II R MSC M. Zuiko lens. Its 14-42 mm focal length lens with f3.5-5.6 aperture featured 120 Hz Fast Autofocus for perfect real-time focus. You will also find Autofocus Illuminator Light for outstanding “bokeh” creation.

You don’t need to worry about lag-process thanks to Dual-core TruePic VI processor for boosting-up this camera. 3” LCD screen with 460.000 make it enjoyable to view and compose the image. No matter how the situation will be, you can set and control it easily through tens of creative exposure modes.

Olympus E-PM1 Quick Specification

Body material Metal
Sensor  • 4/3″ Hi-Speed Live MOS sensor
 • 17.3 x 13.0 mm active area
 • 13.1 million total pixels
 • 12.3 million effective pixels
 • RGB (Primary) color filter array
 • Fixed low pass filter (anti-alias filter)
Dust suppression Supersonic Wave Filter
Image stabilization  • “Supersonic Wave Drive” (in-body sensor shift)
 • Three modes: Horizontal+Vertical, Vertical only, Horizontal only
 • Up to 3 EV compensation (claimed)
 • Digital IS in Move Mode
Image processor TruePic VI
Image sizes (Still)  • 4032 x 3024
 • 3200 x 2400
 • 2560 x 1920
 • 1600 x 1200
 • 1280 x 960
 • 1024 x 768
 • 640 x 480
Image sizes (Movie) AVCHD Format:
 • FullHD Fine : 1920×1080, 60i Recording, 17Mbps
 • FullHD Normal : 1920×1080, 60i Recording, 13Mbps
 • HD Fine : 1280×720, 60p Recording, 17Mbps
 • HD Normal : 1280×720, 60p Recording, 13Mbps
Frame rate of image sensor output is 30fps
Motion-JPEG Format:
 • HD: 1280×720, 30fps*, Aspect 16:9
 • SD: 640×480, 30fps*, Aspect 4:3 (VGA)
* Some Art Filters are at reduced frame rates
Movie length AVCHD Format:
 • 29 min, Max 4Gb
Motion-JPEG Format:
 • 7 min @ HD, Max 2Gb
 • 14 min @ 640 x 480, Max 2Gb
Aspect Ratio 4:3 (Default), 3:2, 16:9, 6:6, 3:4
File formats  • Raw
 • Raw + JPEG
 • MPO (3D still)
 • AVI Motion JPEG
Sound recording  • AVCHD Format: Dolby Digital
 • Motion JPEG Format / Picture with Sound: Wave Format Base (Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz)
 • Max Recording Time (Picture with Sound) 30 sec
 • Mic / Speaker: Stereo / Mono
Digital Tele-Converter  • 2x digital zoom
Lenses  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
 • Range of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses available
 • Multiply focal length by 2 for 35 mm equiv. FOV
 • Compatible with standard Four Thirds lenses via adapter.
Auto focus  • Contrast Detection AF system
 • 35-area multiple AF
 • When non high-speed contrast AF compatible lens is used, works as MF assist
Focus Area Selectable  • Automatic
 • Manual
 • Auto from 35 area, Single area from 35 area, Group target (9 area) from 35 area
 • Auto from almost all area when Face detection is ON
 • Free selection when Magnified View Mode is selected
Eye Detect AF  • OFF
 • Near side eye priority mode
 • Right side eye priority mode
 • Left side eye priority mode
Focus modes  • Single shot AF (S- AF)
 • Continuous AF (C-AF)
 • Manual focus (MF)
 • Single + Manual (S-AF+ MF)
 • AF Tracking (C-AF+ TR)
 • Focus mode can be set in still and movie modes separately
AF assist lamp  • Yes
Exposure modes  • iAuto
 • Program AE (with shift)
 • Aperture priority AE
 • Shutter priority AE
 • Manual
 • Art Filter
 • Scene select
Art Filter  • Pop art
 • Soft focus
 • Grainy film
 • Pin hole
 • Diorama
 • Dramatic Tone
Sensitivity  • Auto : ISO 200 – 12800 (customizable, Default 200-1600)
 • Manual ISO 200- 12800, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Metering system  • TTL Image Sensor metering system
 • 324-zone multi-pattern
Metering modes  • Digital ESP (324-area multi-pattern metering)
 • Center-Weighted Average
 • Spot (1%)
 • Highlight based spot
 • Shadow based spot
AE Lock  • AE lock available using Fn button
 • AF lock with shutter release half-press in Single AF mode
Exposure comp.  • Up to ± 3.0 EV
 • 1/3, 1/2 or 1.0 EV steps
AE Bracketing  • 2, 3, 5frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1.0 EV steps
 • 7frames in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV steps
Exposure fine tune  • ±1EV in 1/6EV steps
Shutter speed  • 60-1/4000 sec
Flash X-sync speed  • 1/60 – 1/160
White balance  • Auto
 • Sunny
 • Shadow
 • Cloudy
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
 • Underwater
 • Flash
 • 2 custom presets
 • Kelvin (2000 – 14000 K)
 • Flash + WB:  Off / AWB Priority / Flash WB priority
 • AWB Keep Warm color: Off / On
WB fine tuning  • Red – Blue: ± 7 steps (2 mired each)
 • Green – Magenta: ± 7 steps (2 mired each)
WB Bracketing  • 3 frames
 • 2, 4 or 6 steps
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
Image parameters  • iEnhance (3 levels)
 • Saturation – 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait)
 • Sharpness – 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone)
 • Contrast- 5 levels (Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone)
 • B&W filter (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
 • B&W toning (Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green)
 • Gradation (4 levels)
 • Art Filter Bracketing available*
Drive modes  • Single
 • Sequential
 • Self-timer (2 or 12 sec)
Continuous  • 5.5 fps (IS Off)
 • 4.1 fps (IS On)
Add-on flash  • Special external flash is included
 • Guide No: 10m at ISO 200
 • Mode: TTL-Auto, Manual (Full, 1/2*, 1/4, 1/8*, 1/16, 1/32*, 1/64)
 • Wireless flash (4 channels, 3 groups)
External Flash  • Hot-Shoe
 • Compatible with E-system Flash (FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R)
 • External Flash Control : TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-Auto, FP-Manual
 • Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual, Off.
 • Flash power: Up to ± 3EV in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
Super Control Panel Settings  • ISO sensitivity
 • WB
 • WB compensation
 • Picture mode/Scene mode/Art filter mode
 • Sharpness
 • Contrast
 • BW filter*
 • Picture tone*
 • Flash mode
 • Drive mode
 • Metering mode
 • Saturation
 • Gradation
 • AF mode
 • AF target
 • Face Priority
 • Color space
 • Flash intensity compensation
 • Record mode
 • Aspect ratio
 • Image Stabilizer
*Available in Monotone mode
Live Control Settings  • Image Stabilizer
 • Picture mode/Scene mode/Art filter mode*
 • WB
 • Drive mode
 • Aspect ratio
 • Record mode (stills)
 • Record mode (movie)
 • Flash mode
 • Flash intensity compensation
 • Metering mode
 • AF mode
 • ISO sensitivity
 • Face Priority
 • Movie sound recording
*Availability corresponds to chosen shooting mode
Orientation sensor  • No
Electronic Viewfinder  • External (optional)
Display  • 3.0″ 16:9 LCD with Anti-Reflective Coating
 • Tilt screen
 • 460,000 dots
 • 100% frame coverage
 • Brightness adjustment +7 to -7
 • Color Temperature adjustment +7 to -7
Live View  • 100% field of view
 • Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
 • AF operation
 • 5x- 14x magnification
Live View Modes  • Normal Mode
 • Grid Line Mode (4 types)
 • Histogram Mode
 • Highlight & Shadow Mode
 • Multi View Mode
Playback functions  • Single-frame
 • Information Display
 • Index Display(4/9/25/100 frames, Calendar)
 • Close-up (2 – 14X)
 • Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)
 • Slideshow (Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Editing  • Raw development
 • JPEG editing (Shadow Adjustment, Redeye Fix, Crop, Aspect ratio, B&W, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-Portrait)
Storage  • SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible)
 • Eye-Fi compatible
Connectivity  • USB 2.0 (Hi Speed)
 • Mini HDMI
 • Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
 • Accessory Port AP2
Power  • BLS-5 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
 • Approx 330 shots (CIPA test standard)
Dimensions 109.5mm (W) x 63.7mm (H) x 34mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight (no batt) 217g
Weight (with batt & card) 265g
Box contents Body, Clip-on Flash, Li-ion battery BLS-5, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1, USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.

Olympus E-PM1 Price and Impression

Olympus E-PM1 Manual - camera sideAfter this short review, it can be concluded that Olympus E-PM1 will be a good mate for your photography hobby. It offers adjustable casing color, super fast autofocus, bundled external flash, full HD movie, image stabilization, and of course advanced image processor. You can compare this camera to other products on the same class and you will know the differences. The E-PM1 is available on approximate price starting from 500 USD; go and find on the nearest shop.

The Olympus E-PM1 Manual User Guidance

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