Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
Top 50%755 points
Top 50%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 95%
746 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
16.3
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver: 48 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
245
0

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
10fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

4. weight

497g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

5. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
25600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

6. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
0

7. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
33% have it
100
0

8. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
48% have it
84
0

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

10. width

130mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

11. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
26% have it
73
0

12. height

94mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

13. thickness

63mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

14. battery power

1220mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

15. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
23% have it
67
0

16. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
22% have it
58
0

17. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

18. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
29% have it
56
0

19. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
73% have it
56
0

20. Weather sealed

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
17% have it
56
0

21. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
43% have it
54
0

22. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
52% have it
52
0

23. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
16% have it
51
0

24. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
88% have it
51
0

25. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
19% have it
48
0

26. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
44% have it
48
0

27. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
66% have it
48
0

28. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
44% have it
47
0

29. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Nikon D800E: 2
43
0

30. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
67% have it
41
0

31. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
55% have it
41
0

32. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
88% have it
40
0

33. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.003125s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

34. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
51% have it
40
0

35. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver
63% have it
37
0

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