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Olympus OM-D E-M1 & 12-40mm Pro Kit + BONUS Course, Book & Cleaning Kit

The E-M1 is Olympus’ flagship interchangeable lens camera and is the embodiment of Olympus’ class leading technologies. Building from the success of the critically acclaimed E-M5, the new E-M1 delivers a photography experience to satisfy even the most discerning professional and enthusiast users. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the successor model to our professional DSLR, the E-5, as well as flagship of our compact system camera line.


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DUAL FAST AF for compatibility with Olympus’ digital lens range.

A new 16.3 megapixel LiveMOS sensor is the first to feature Olympus’ Dual FAST AF technology. The technology combines both Phase Difference and Contrast Detection autofocus, for superior performance when tracking and in continual autofocus. The on sensor phase difference auto focusing module allows for full compatibility with Olympus’ entire range of Micro Four Thirds and  Four Thirds lenses without compromise when used with Olympus’ MMF-3 (or MMF-2) lens adaptor. E-M1 users who attach micro Four Thirds lenses, have benefit of 81 points of autofocus and when Four Thirds lenses are attached they are instantly recognised and utilise a 37 point auto-focusing system.

TruePic VII – Delivering the highest performance in Olympus’ history.

Building upon the industry redenifing Fine Detail Process first introduced with TruePic 5+ in the E-5, Olympus has developed Fine Detail Process II in conjunction with TruePic VII – Olympus’ most powerful multi-cored processor yet. Despite the complete removal of the Low Pass Filter, phenomena such as moire, is now a non issue allowing for outstanding image clarity at the pixel level.

TruePic VII – Delivering outstanding advancements in processing technology.

Pushing the boundaries of what is possible through image processing, TruePic VII allows for the correction of chromatic aberration often seen in difficult lighting conditions and wide angle lenses; as well as the compensation of diffraction degradation often seen when stopping down lenses to smaller apertures.  This allows for the TruePic VII processor to produce images that are consistently sharp when either stopped down or shooting at optimal apertures.  TruePic VII heralds in a new era of imaging excellence for both macro and landscape photographers alike.

Newly developed shutter delivering the most responsive shooting experience.

A newly engineered front & rear curtain has allowed for the E-M1 to capture at a rate of 10 fps up to 36 consecutive shots in RAW with focus fixed or 6.5 fps up to 50 at a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second. Additionally the E-M1 can flash sync at up to 1/320th.

Largest integrated Digital Viewfinder for an unrivalled shooting experience.

What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) synonymous with the Olympus OM-D series is brought to a whole new level with the introduction of the E-M1.  Allowing for a preview of exposure settings before the moment of image capture, the E-M1 continues this tradition whilst sporting an ultra high definition 2.36 million pixel viewfinder delivering a 0.74x magnification (in 35mm equiv) – larger than any APS-C and a majority of viewfinders seen in 35mm Digital SLRs (as of September 10th, 2013)

Colour Creator – Bringing in a whole new world of shooting.

Colour Creator extends the Olympus viewfinder technology to become the most intuitive and immersive shooting experience. Utilising the E-M1’s front and rear dials, users have the ability to super saturate or de-saturate a scene as well as shift the colour cast of an image to affect the tone and mood of a scene whist still allowing to further control a highlights & shadows curve introduced with the E-M5. All made possible through Olympus’ Live View technology that allows the user to live preview the adjustments they are making and the image they are creating.

World’s Most Advanced Image Stabiliser

The groundbreaking 5-axis stabilisation system first introduced with the E-M5 has been further refined to provide the most effective stabilisation system in Olympus’ camera lineup. The E-M1 is equipped with motion detectors that can automatically detect side and vertical motions in all orientations and disengage appropriate axes to allow for optimal stabilisation even when panning.

Wireless connectivity with full manual control.

The E-M1 is Olympus’ first camera that allows for complete wireless control over the camera’s shooting parameters in  P, A, S & M modes. When utilising Olympus’ OI Share app for iOS & Android, users gain the ability to control the shutter of the E-M1 wirelessly as well as its other parameters such as shutter speed, aperture, White Balance and ISO. Also available via the OI Share app are Live BULB & Live Time, first introduced in the E-M5, for users who like long exposure photography. Users can simply define focus of the image by utilising the touchscreen on their smart device.

New HDR Shooting and Hand Held Starlight modes.

The E-M1 is capable of stacking and processing a HDR exposure. With a single press of the shutter, the E-M1 takes 4 simultaneous shots and merges the image into a single image. Users wanting enhanced control also have the ability to select various bracketing options for manual HDR processing up to 7 shots in 2.0EV increments in a single bracket. Additionally the E-M1 also features Hand Held Starlight mode which captures and stacks 8 captures into a single image to allow for beautiful low light results with minimal noise.

In Built Intervalometer for Time Lapse Shooting with Movie Feature

First introduced in the E-P5, the E-M1 features the ability to capture in intervals ranging from every second to every 24 hours.  Improvements now allow for the E-M1 to capture up to 999 shots in a single capture sequence.  Users also have the luxury of the E-M1 automatically compiling the time lapse into a condensed time-lapse movie once the sequence has been captured.

Specifications

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Description

DUAL FAST AF for compatibility with Olympus’ digital lens range.

A new 16.3 megapixel LiveMOS sensor is the first to feature Olympus’ Dual FAST AF technology. The technology combines both Phase Difference and Contrast Detection autofocus, for superior performance when tracking and in continual autofocus. The on sensor phase difference auto focusing module allows for full compatibility with Olympus’ entire range of Micro Four Thirds and  Four Thirds lenses without compromise when used with Olympus’ MMF-3 (or MMF-2) lens adaptor. E-M1 users who attach micro Four Thirds lenses, have benefit of 81 points of autofocus and when Four Thirds lenses are attached they are instantly recognised and utilise a 37 point auto-focusing system.

TruePic VII – Delivering the highest performance in Olympus’ history.

Building upon the industry redenifing Fine Detail Process first introduced with TruePic 5+ in the E-5, Olympus has developed Fine Detail Process II in conjunction with TruePic VII – Olympus’ most powerful multi-cored processor yet. Despite the complete removal of the Low Pass Filter, phenomena such as moire, is now a non issue allowing for outstanding image clarity at the pixel level.

TruePic VII – Delivering outstanding advancements in processing technology.

Pushing the boundaries of what is possible through image processing, TruePic VII allows for the correction of chromatic aberration often seen in difficult lighting conditions and wide angle lenses; as well as the compensation of diffraction degradation often seen when stopping down lenses to smaller apertures.  This allows for the TruePic VII processor to produce images that are consistently sharp when either stopped down or shooting at optimal apertures.  TruePic VII heralds in a new era of imaging excellence for both macro and landscape photographers alike.

Newly developed shutter delivering the most responsive shooting experience.

A newly engineered front & rear curtain has allowed for the E-M1 to capture at a rate of 10 fps up to 36 consecutive shots in RAW with focus fixed or 6.5 fps up to 50 at a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second. Additionally the E-M1 can flash sync at up to 1/320th.

Largest integrated Digital Viewfinder for an unrivalled shooting experience.

What you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) synonymous with the Olympus OM-D series is brought to a whole new level with the introduction of the E-M1.  Allowing for a preview of exposure settings before the moment of image capture, the E-M1 continues this tradition whilst sporting an ultra high definition 2.36 million pixel viewfinder delivering a 0.74x magnification (in 35mm equiv) – larger than any APS-C and a majority of viewfinders seen in 35mm Digital SLRs (as of September 10th, 2013)

Colour Creator – Bringing in a whole new world of shooting.

Colour Creator extends the Olympus viewfinder technology to become the most intuitive and immersive shooting experience. Utilising the E-M1’s front and rear dials, users have the ability to super saturate or de-saturate a scene as well as shift the colour cast of an image to affect the tone and mood of a scene whist still allowing to further control a highlights & shadows curve introduced with the E-M5. All made possible through Olympus’ Live View technology that allows the user to live preview the adjustments they are making and the image they are creating.

World’s Most Advanced Image Stabiliser

The groundbreaking 5-axis stabilisation system first introduced with the E-M5 has been further refined to provide the most effective stabilisation system in Olympus’ camera lineup. The E-M1 is equipped with motion detectors that can automatically detect side and vertical motions in all orientations and disengage appropriate axes to allow for optimal stabilisation even when panning.

Wireless connectivity with full manual control.

The E-M1 is Olympus’ first camera that allows for complete wireless control over the camera’s shooting parameters in  P, A, S & M modes. When utilising Olympus’ OI Share app for iOS & Android, users gain the ability to control the shutter of the E-M1 wirelessly as well as its other parameters such as shutter speed, aperture, White Balance and ISO. Also available via the OI Share app are Live BULB & Live Time, first introduced in the E-M5, for users who like long exposure photography. Users can simply define focus of the image by utilising the touchscreen on their smart device.

New HDR Shooting and Hand Held Starlight modes.

The E-M1 is capable of stacking and processing a HDR exposure. With a single press of the shutter, the E-M1 takes 4 simultaneous shots and merges the image into a single image. Users wanting enhanced control also have the ability to select various bracketing options for manual HDR processing up to 7 shots in 2.0EV increments in a single bracket. Additionally the E-M1 also features Hand Held Starlight mode which captures and stacks 8 captures into a single image to allow for beautiful low light results with minimal noise.

In Built Intervalometer for Time Lapse Shooting with Movie Feature

First introduced in the E-P5, the E-M1 features the ability to capture in intervals ranging from every second to every 24 hours.  Improvements now allow for the E-M1 to capture up to 999 shots in a single capture sequence.  Users also have the luxury of the E-M1 automatically compiling the time lapse into a condensed time-lapse movie once the sequence has been captured.

Specifications

Camera type Compact System Camera
Image sensor type Live MOS
Sensor-self cleaning system Supersonic Wave
ISO range ISO LOW (100) - 25,600
Interchangeable lens types Micro Four Thirds + Other lenses via suitable MFT adaptors
Viewing screen size 3 inch
Image stabilisation 5 axis sensor shift
Autofocus system type Dual AF - Contrast Detection & Phase Difference High-Speed imager AF
Low-light AF assistance Available
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
Shooting modes 1. iAuto 2. Programme AE (Programme shift can be performed) 3. Aperture Priority 4. Shutter Priority 5. Manual 6. Movie 7. Photo Story 8. Scene Selector 9. Art Filter
Exposure bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
Max. burst shooting speed 10fps (up to 36 shots in RAW UHS-I 80mbps write min SD Memory Card)
Creative filter system Art Filters
Video Art Filter types (Video) Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolour
ShutterSpeedRange 60 - 1/8000 sec. Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min). 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.
Self timer 12 & 2 seconds (cancel available)
WB options Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)
Colour space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Flash hotshoe for external flash Yes
Wireless flash capability Yes. Using bundled FL-LM2 flash.
GPS Available (by using Smartphone GPS data)
Internal memory None
Photo file sizes RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Recording time 29 Minutes
Video with sound Yes
Built in microphone type Stereo
Compatible AP accessories VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, PP-1, MAL-1, FL-LM1, FL-LM2
AV interface (Cable type) HDMI Type D
Battery charger BCN-1
Dimensions WxHxD 130.4 × 93.5 × 63.1 mm (CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions)
Operating temperature range -10 to 40℃
Box content Body, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 2 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card
Effective megapixels 16.3
Image sensor size 4/3
Image processing engine TruePic VII
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Viewing screen type TFT LCD Electrostatic Capacitive Touch Screen
Screen resolution 1,037,000 dot
IS modes S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3, OFF
Focus modes Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
Light metering system TTL Image Sensor metering system
Metering range EV -2 to 20 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering)
Scene modes 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 Conversion, Wide Conversion.
Still picture aspect ratios 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4
Panorama recording In Scene select AE mode
Photo Art Filter types Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolour
Assisted shooting mode Live Guide
Flash sync speed 1/320 with Built-in Flash, 1/250 with External Flash, Super FP: 1/125-1/8000
Remote RM-UC1 (optional) & WiFi via OI Share App
WB bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis
Flash type and power GN10 (Fno/m) at ISO200, 7(Fno/m) at ISO100
Compatible external flash units FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Wi-Fi compatibility Yes
Memory card type SD Memory Card*1 (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 ) *1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting. *2: Not compatible with Endless Memory
Photo recording format(s) RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
Video recording format MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI (Motion JPEG)
Video file sizes MOV Format : Max 4GB, Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
In-camera editing options RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Ovarlay, Postrecording
External microphone option 3.5mm Stereo Socket, Also Compatible with SEMA-1 AP Microphone Attachment
Computer interface (Cable type) USB 2.0 High Speed
Battery type (model) BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery life (CIPA standard) 330 shots (CIPA Test Standard)
Weight 497g (CIPA compliant, with BLN-1 battery and SD card)
Operating humidity range 30 - 90%

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Great Camera & LensReview by Liana
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This camera is perfect for me! Absolutely beautiful camera and lens. I recently took this kit overseas with me and found it to be the perfect size and weight (not too clunky like my DSLR before it!), and I am thrilled with the photos and the feedback I have received about them. The camera is easy to use, but also offers a huge number of manual options and settings should you desire to use them. I also found the WiFi to be incredibly handy as they allow me to easily share my photographs by email or social media by transferring effortlessly from my camera straight to my phone, without needing to transfer to a computer first. So, brilliant for travel. Very easy and quick to do also!

I couldn't recommend this camera, and this stunning lens, enough. (Posted on 18/08/14)

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