LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus E-M1 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,037k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
E-M1 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%.
Olympus E-M1 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec . Unfortunately E-M1 doesn't have a built-in flash but there is a port for mounting external flashes.
Olympus E-M1 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 81 points to choose from.
Macro shooters will love Olympus E-M1's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, E-M1 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
With Olympus E-M1, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. Full HD resolution of Olympus E-M1 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.E-M1 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Olympus E-M1 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
Olympus E-M1 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with smartphone connectivity) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Olympus E-M1 is powered by BLN-1 battery which provides a shooting life of 350 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 348 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Current Lowest price for Olympus E-M1 is $1,099.00