The E-M1 features Built-in Wi-Fi allowing you to connect the camera to your smartphone. When used in conjunction with OLYMPUS Image Share (O.I.Share) app for iOS & Android, users gain the ability to wirelessly transfer images for sharing, adjust various exposure settings, and remotely control the shutter of the E-M1 wirelessly with the touchscreen of their smartphone.
Easily share images just by touching the E-M1's on-screen Wi-Fi button to initiate the connection setup. Initial setup is not difficult, and can be done simply by scanning the QR code that is displayed on the camera. The setup can be completed in just a few easy steps.
The Wireless Touch AF Shutter enables the E-M1's Live View on your smartphone for remote shooting. You can select from the various shooting modes (P, A, S, M, iAUTO) and adjust settings such as the shutter speed, aperture value exposure compensation, ISO and white balance. You can also use your smartphone for remote Live Bulb shooting and sequential shooting.
(Feature added in firmware Ver. 4.0)
The E-M1 becomes compatibile with Live Composite via Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) ver. 2.6 with the upgrade to firmware ver. 4.0.
You can adjust settings on the camera while activating the shutter release on a smartphone. Just as with a remote cable, a smartphone can be used to focus with a halfway press, and capture the image with a full press.
(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0) Tethered shooting is a feature included in response to many requests from professional studio photographers. Simply connect the E-M1 to your computer with a USB cable and you can shoot, change camera settings, and quickly transfer images between the camera and computer. You can control the camera either directly from the camera or from the computer at all times, without having to make any control setting changes. (Because there is no mirror to be locked up on compact system cameras, the focus can be adjusted using the camera viewfinder, and shooting using the camera itself is possible while displaying Live View on a computer) This feature provides a stress-free environment for focusing on shooting, enhancing collaboration with your photography clients.
(Feature added in firmware Ver. 4.0) The E-M1 becomes compatible with Olympus Capture ver. 1.1, which now features Live Composite, Live Bulb/Time, Keystone Compensation, among other useful functions.
When processing RAW files with Olympus Viewer 3 you can apply a variety of in camera settings such as Colour Creator, Highlight & Shadow Control. Alternatively you can use the Olympus Image Share smartphone app to map images with appended geotags and display the route (logging) on a map.
Featuring a tilting touch LCD monitor with high colour reproduction and contrast. The monitor is a capacitive touch panel coated with fingerprint resistant finishing and is very responsive. It can be tilted upward to 80 degrees and downward to 50 degrees to provide high angle shooting in crowds and low angle shooting which can be useful for shooting children or pets. The eye sensor automatically turns off when the rear monitor is pulled out to enable touch shooting easily.
A dual-direction level gauge that corresponds to vertical and horizontal directions can be displayed on the Live View monitor. This function is useful when there is no horizon, or when the screen is dark and difficult to see. Whilst using this feature shooting information such as the aperture and shutter speed can still be displayed or alternatively you can also replace the exposure indicator with the level meter display* (one axis).
(Newly added functions in firmware Ver. 2.0) Live Guide captures photos exactly as you imagine without having to understand difficult, photography-specific language. By upgrading to firmware Ver. 2.0, you can simultaneously apply multiple effects.
Equipped with a mode dial lock mechanism that can be toggled on/off, ensuring you don't accidentally rotate it changing critical settings unnecessarily, whilst maintaining ease of use.
The 2x2 Dial Control interface allows you to directly control frequently used parameters such as the aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO speed, white balance and so on. Using the combination the conventional two dials with the Fn (function) lever user's abilities are enhanced to intuitively control the camera to capture their desired scenes.
Four different MySets can be assigned to any position on the mode dial for shooting. By assigning MySets to positions on the dial that you don't use often, you can customise the mode dial to your own shooting style for ease of use. Additionally if you register a MySet to a button such as Fn button, you can recall the MySet with a single press of the button.