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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Weather Sealed Test

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Weather Sealed Test - Olympus recently demonstrated the weather sealed Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Remote Operation.

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Category : Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product : Olympus OM-D E-M1
Price : £1,099
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Olympus OM-D E-M1 In Water 

Olympus recently demonstrated the weather sealed Olympus OM-D E-M1 and remote operation. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is designed to be a compact system camera with high image quality and a compact and weather sealed body that means you can take it anywhere and capture the World's events regardless of weather conditions. The remote Wi-Fi operation is particularly useful for shooting in locations where you wouldn't want to be, such as in the middle of a lake, as shown here.

Read our Olympus OM-D E-M1 Hands-On Review 
Read our Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Hands-On Review 


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Olympus OM-D E-M1 In Water 

Controlled with an iPad, the new OI.Share app lets you control aperture, shutter speed and live bulb. Using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 with an iPad Mini, it was possible to remotely control the camera, change settings, and get this shot, shooting at 6.5fps continuous shooting, with continuous AF active.

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The remote shooting app also lets you add geotags to your photos, by transferring the GPS log acquired by your smartphone. It also gives the option to apply art filters to images you have already taken.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 | 1/800 sec | f/6.3 | 17.0 mm | ISO 800 - Click to view full size original - image courtesy Olympus.

The body features 60 gasket rings for maximum protection, and is said to feature better weather sealing than the Olympus E-5. The body is made with a magnesium body as can be seen below, and is freezeproof down to -10C, dustproof, and water-resistant. If you need full water proofing for use under water, there is an optional underwater case - specially customised for the E-M1 and waterproof to 45 metres. 

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Metal Body 

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Metal Body 

Olympus OM D E M1 Exploded (3)
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Exploded 

Olympus OM D E M1 Exploded
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Exploded

For more sample photos and information about the weather sealed Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens:

Read our Olympus OM-D E-M1 Hands-On Review 
Read our Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Hands-On Review 


Olympus OM-D E-M1 Specifications

ManufacturerOlympus
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor SizeMicro / Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1037k
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution2.36million
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeBLN-1 Li-ion battery
CIPA RatingNo Data
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight442g
Width130.4mm
Height93.5mm
Depth63.1mm

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