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Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Book Description

Olympus launched the OM-D E-M1 camera with a specific purpose in mind: to create a Micro Four Thirds camera for professional and advanced enthusiast photographers. As the flagship Micro Four Thirds camera, the E-M1 is the peak of the Olympus digital imaging system. It is a true system camera for those who demand the best in cameras, lenses, and image quality.

Darrell Young's Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M1 explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It is designed to guide readers through the camera's features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

Darrell's friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The learning experience for new E-M1 users goes beyond just the camera itself and covers basic photography technique.

This book is based on firmware 3.0.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Control Location Reference
  7. 1 Camera Setup and Control Reference
    1. How to Use This Book
    2. Charge the Battery
    3. Super Control Panel or Live View Screen?
    4. Firmware 2.0 and 3.0 Updates
    5. Enable the Custom Menu System
    6. Initial Camera Configuration
    7. Camera Control Reference
    8. Unusual Icons in Menu Names
    9. Contacting the Author
    10. Author’s Conclusion
  8. 2 Screen Displays for Camera Control
    1. Super Control Panel
    2. Live Control
    3. Live View and Electronic Viewfinder Screens
    4. Working with Images In-Camera
    5. Mode Dial Setting Control Screens
    6. [Sequential Shooting]/[Self-Timer]/HDR Button Control Screen
    7. AF/[Metering] Mode Button Control Screen
    8. Lever Control Screen
    9. Author’s Conclusions
  9. 3 Shooting Menu 1: Preliminary and Basic Shooting Options
    1. Card Setup
    2. Reset/Myset
    3. Picture Mode
    4. [Record Mode]
    5. Image Aspect
    6. Digital Tele-converter
    7. Keystone Comp.
    8. Author’s Conclusions
  10. 4 Shooting Menu 2: Advanced Shooting Options
    1. [Sequential]/[Self-Timer] Shooting
    2. Image Stabilizer
    3. Bracketing
    4. HDR
    5. Multiple Exposure
    6. Time Lapse Settings
    7. [Flash] RC Mode
    8. Author’s Conclusions
  11. 5 Playback Menu
    1. [Slideshow]
    2. [Image Rotation]
    3. Edit
    4. Print Order
    5. Reset Protect
    6. Connection to Smartphone (or Tablet)
    7. Author’s Conclusions
  12. 6 Custom Menu
    1. Enabling the Custom Menu
    2. Custom Menu A. AF/MF
    3. Custom Menu B. Button/Dial/Lever
    4. Custom Menu C. Release/[FPS]
    5. Custom Menu D. Disp/[Sound]/PC
    6. Custom Menu E. Exp/[Meter]/ISO
    7. Custom Menu F. [Flash] Custom
    8. Custom Menu G. [Record Mode]/Color/WB
    9. Custom Menu H. Record/Erase
    10. Custom Menu I. Movie
    11. Custom Menu J. Built-In EVF
    12. Custom Menu K. Utility
    13. Author’s Conclusions
  13. 7 Setup Menu
    1. [Date and Time]
    2. [Language]
    3. [Monitor Adjustments]
    4. Rec View
    5. Wi-Fi Settings
    6. Menu Display
    7. Firmware
    8. Author’s Conclusions
  14. Appendix: Button Tasks Reference