The E-M1 features the highest resolution EVF available that rivals full-frame DSLR cameras. The super-large EVF display allows you to see 100% field of view with a 1.48x magnification, and has a 2.36 million dot high resolution display. Tracking of moving subjects is improved by reducing the switching time between the rear monitor and EVF, as well as an accelerated display. Technologies such as Adaptive Brightness Technology and LV Dynamic Range Expansion are adapted for a natural view that is like an optical viewfinder. The Colour Creator feature which can be utilised exclusively through the EVF has been added to allow you to vary colour hue and saturation for further creative control.
(Improved functions in firmware Ver. 2.0) Display time lag when the frame rate is set to a high speed is improved to 0.016 seconds for precision shooting.
With a 2.36 million dot high-resolution LCD panel and a clear optical system even to the edges of the image, this large, 0.74x (35mm equivalent) viewfinder offers powerful support for shooting with interchangeable lens cameras.
Adaptive Brightness Technology responds to the ambient lighting conditions varying its brightness level to make the EVF feel natural to use. In dimly lit conditions the EVF brightness will reduce to match the ambient light, and in bright conditions the brightness will be increased. This reduces the risk of potential exposure compensation errors that may arise from an inaccurate portrait of the shooting environment.
(Feature added in firmware Ver. 4.0)
This function expands the dynamic range of the image within the electronic viewfinder. Loss of shadow detail and highlight blowouts are suppressed for easier focusing, making this convenient for shooting backlit subjects. Technology such as LV dynamic range expansion and Adaptive Brightness Technology reproduces a view that is similar to that of an optical viewfinder.
The Colour Creator feature allows you to have creative control to capture scenes in unique and impressive way. Colour Creator allows you to vary colour hue and saturation, and is completely different to conventional white balance compensation. This feature expands the creative control functions of the digital viewfinder to be able to control four variables necessary for image creation; composition, focus, tone and colour; Without taking your eye away from the eyepiece.
You can choose from one of three viewfinder styles including OM style. The viewfinder magnification ratio of the OM style viewfinder features a revised GUI and 1.3x magnification, and is also available when the eye sensor is turned off.
The E-M1 features an eye sensor that automatically switches the Live View display between the EVF and the rear LCD screen. The eye sensor automatically switches on the EVF when you put your eye to the eyepiece instantly for stress free shooting.