OM-1 at a glance
As the flagship of the mirrorless OM system, the OM-1 is equipped with the industry’s latest technology to realize your most creative ideas. Pick it up and be amazed at its compact size, how it fits naturally in your hand and how little effort it takes to lift it. Break free from heavy, bulky cameras and tripods with the world’s best image stabilization system for shooting sharp handheld shots even in low light. Weathersealing lets you work without worry in adverse conditions. You’ll have the speed and precision to capture the impossible and take your photos and video to new, exciting places.
120 Frames per second continuous shooting
IP53 Weather sealing to be ready for anything
8.0 EV stops of stabilization performance
Built to take images that make an impact.
Colour that reflects reality, sharpness, crisp highlights and clear contrast. The OM-1 delivers world-class image quality shot after shot.
Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor
Our 20MP Stacked BSI Live MOS is a leap forward for image quality. It uses a revolutionary new way of arranging imaging elements to let more light in while boosting low light performance. Your photos will have breathtaking resolution with low noise and rich dynamic range of expression from shadows to highlights.
Low light photography
Never sweat shooting indoors or another low light situation again. It features a standard ISO range up to 25,600. When light is hard to come by, you can increase the ISO to 102,400 to capture bright photos in the most challenging environments.
Even better IBIS
Stop worrying about camera shake even at slow shutter speeds. We’ve spent decades developing the world’s most effective image stabilization system so you can be free from tripods and other stabilizing equipment to shoot spectacular handheld, telephoto and macro shots. You’ll have up to 8 steps* of compensation that eliminate camera shake even at slow shutter speeds. Take bright, blur-free photos even in difficult low light settings. * With M.Zuiko 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO
The OM-1 is equipped with our cutting-edge TruePic X image processing chip that works in tandem with the Stacked BSI Live MOS Sensor. The TruePic X delivers blazing start up and writing speeds, exhilarating autofocusing and mind-blowingly fast sequential shooting. Besides speed, this revamped processing chip raises the bar with image quality. Enjoy true-to-life colour, unmatched sharpness, and vibrant gradations.
So smart it practically thinks for you.
The OM-1 features a dazzling array of advanced technology that frees you to focus on to getting the shot you want every time.
OM Ambassador Hannu Huhtamo
Who needs to carry ND filters when your camera has them built-in? The OM-1’s Live ND Mode covers up to ND64 giving you a wide range of effects. Preview slow shutter speed effects in the viewfinder before shooting.
Handheld High Res Shot
Sometimes you just need more resolution than a 20MP image. Now you can capture a 50MP shot at the push of a button. Better still, you won’t need a tripod or other stabilizing equipment. Just hold your camera and shoot. The OM-1 automatically takes 12 shots and instantly merges them into one high resolution photo with spectacular detail.
Every photographer knows that capturing long exposures is challenging. But Live Composite Mode makes it easier with our in-body image stabilization system. Capturing dramatic shots of traffic tails, fireworks, or painted light can now be taken handheld. The camera takes a series of continuous photos with the same exposure time then combines them all into one shot.
Focus Stacking gives your images a whole new artistic dimension by adding a deep focus from the foreground to the background. It’s created when the OM-1 automatically takes a series of shots then stiches them together into one beautifully rendered composite image. Focus Stacking Mode is mostly used in macro photography to add depth and drama to images of insects, spider webs and flowers. You can also use it in landscape photography to convey a strong sense of place.
Now your photos will have wider and more expressive dynamic range with outstanding contrast and clarity. You’ll see darker shadows and brighter highlights to create more visually arresting shots.
Starry Sky AF
Capturing the galaxy has never been easier. Our Starry Sky AF Mode features two settings to take brilliant astro. Our Speed Priority setting works in tandem with the OM-1’s powerful built-in image stabilization system so you can shoot night skies and not worry about focus. Our Accuracy Priority setting lets you use a tripod and a telephoto lens to pinpoint specific stars with incredible precision. One mode. Two settings. And endless starry photos.
Control light indoors. Anti-Flicker Mode compensates for artificial light by automatically activating the shutter at peak brightness to smooth exposure and colour difference between frames.
Sometimes silence is best. This handy mode shuts off all shutter and electronic sounds — perfect for when you need quiet in discrete settings.
Speed that blows away all your expectations.
There are fast cameras. Then there’s the OM-1. You’ll find it has all the speed you could want to easily capture the fastest moving subjects, and life itself.
OM SYSTEM Ambassador Koji Nakano
Fast 120 FPS EVF
See the world as it really is through our Electronic Viewfinder. It works with Live View at 120 fps for a crystal clear view in low light or even in the dark. Nearly 6 million dots offer spectacular resolution while a display delay of a barely perceptible 0.005 seconds keeps pace with the fastest moving subjects.
1,053 point all cross quad pixel AF
A huge increase in autofocus tracking points. The OM-1 has 1,053 point all Cross Quad Pixel AF for high-precision focusing. Every point is cross-type, enabling detection of vertical and horizontal lines for unmatched accuracy. It’s advanced autofocusing technology that ensures you’ll capture it all, anytime, anywhere.
120 FPS burst RAW, 50 FPS AF/AE tracking
When you’re in a shooting situation and need lots of speed to capture a quick moving subject or split-second action, count on the OM-1. Using the silent electronic shutter you’ll be able to take a burst of 120 fps full resolution in RAW. In AF/AE Tracking, you can take a burst of 50 fps* without distracting blackouts or display lags. Always know exactly what you’re shooting. *50fps is supported by selected M.Zuiko PRO lenses only. Please refer to the specifications.
Revamped AI detection AF
Concentrate on framing your shot instead of focusing. The OM-1 is able to detect and lock on certain subjects all by itself. It’s called AI Detection AF. The camera identifies subjects like a car, plane, train, dog or a bird — you choose the mode — and it automatically pinpoints, then focuses. All you have to do is compose your shot and let the camera do the rest.
120 FPS Pro Capture
Reacting to action that lasts a fraction of a second is hard. But not with our Pro Capture Mode. When you press the shutter button down halfway, it begins buffering a running series of photos at 120 fps. When you see the moment you want, fully press the shutter and the camera saves that moment plus the buffered shots. Never miss a shot again because of a slow reaction.
Vastly improved face detection
When you’re shooting portraits, faces are everything. Our newly revamped Advanced Face Detection AF offers greater precision, tracking and response to help you take portraits to a whole new level of beautiful.
Dedicated AF button
When you’re busy composing, focusing, and shooting switching between manual and autofocus slows you down. That’s why we added a dedicated AF button. It’s right by the AEL button so you’ll always be able to find it quickly.
A camera as tough as you are.
This is one camera you can be sure will perform perfectly in the toughest conditions.
OM Ambassador Chris Eyre-Walker
IP53 - Dustproof and splashproof
You’re on a shoot and suddenly it starts pouring. Or you’re working in a desert and a furious wind blows sand everywhere. Maybe you’re taking snowboarding photos and the temperature is below freezing. The OM-1 handles all of it. You don’t even need to carry protective gear like rain jackets. A sophisticated system of seals keeps the weather out, so you can work at your best without needing to worry about your camera.
Say no to dust
Shooting in dusty, dirty environments is always a challenge. The OM-1 makes it easy. Our Supersonic Wave Filter keeps the sensor clean so your images are free from unwanted artifacts. It oscillates 30,000 times a second to instantly shake dust and dirt off the sensor to keep your images spotless.
The OM-1 comes with one of the industry’s most durable shutter units. It’s been tested to be reliable for 400,000 actuations. That means you’ll get a long shutter life you can count on to perform perfectly.
New BLX-1 battery and on the go charging
Work for hours thanks to long battery life. The camera comes with our new high capacity BLX-1 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery that gives you 520 shots. You can also keep using the camera while the batteries are being recharged so the work doesn’t have to stop. Our battery charger is sold separately and can charge two batteries at once.
Dual UHS-II card slots
The OM-1’s TruePic X processor drives 2 UHS-II compatible card slots that deliver breathtaking data transfer speeds.
Updated menu interface
Finding the exact function you want is a whole lot easier, especially for first time users. The menu is more intuitive so you save time and shoot more efficiently.
In-camera image rating
This feature helps save time with photo editing. You can mark your shots with one to five stars so you can sort through your images faster in post-production.
Our free smart device app is called OI.Share and it uses WiFi to seamlessly connect to your camera. You can instantly transfer photos and video, upload images to social sites and operate the camera remotely.
If you shoot in a studio, you’ll appreciate being able to use OM Capture to connect the OM-1 to a laptop or monitor for instant viewing of your images. Make adjustments on the fly and work with greater productivity.
BLE mobile device connection
BLE stands for Bluetooth Low Energy and it’ll help you conserve your camera’s battery power. It’s a Bluetooth connection that remains in sleep or low energy mode until its needed so your camera’s battery lasts longer.
We’ve upgraded our popular photo management and editing software to make post-production easier and more efficient than ever.
Expand your system
The OM-1 isn’t just a camera, it’s a sum of the system. Don’t forget to couple it with our pro-lineup of lenses and essential accessories like battery handgrips and a battery charger.
Capture video that’s certain to capture attention.
You’ll have all the features for making beautifully cinematic, 4K movies. You’ll capture clean, always crisp videos with high dynamic range that get noticed.
OM Ambassador Chris Eyre-Walker
4K/C4K 60p 10BIT
Shooting in 4K gives you stunningly detailed and exceptionally vibrant video that would play smoothly on the largest screens. The OM-1 can also capture FHD at the standard 240p that looks beautiful on practically any screen You can also shoot at a high bit rate in a variety of frame sizes including H.264 and H.265.
Ultimate slow motion
Slow things down and capture the ultimate in slow motion video. 240 frames per second at full HD is a feat on its own. With the new TruePic X processor, the OM-1 can now get the crack of the bat at a ball game, slow down the tongue of a chameleon, and even capture the flight of a hummingbird.
Lighting can change quickly especially if you’re working on the fly. Shooting in OM-Log Mode compared to Flat maximizes dynamic range to keep your video looking clean and crisp without losing details in shadow or highlights. A new Look Up Table (LUT) lets you see an image on location that’s close to the colour you might want your final image to look like after colour grading.
Shoot in RAW 12BIT 4:4:4 format for easier and quicker post-production editing. You can also output RAW video to external equipment like the Atomos Ninja V.
HLG video mode
HLG stands for Hybrid Gamma Log (High Dynamic Range video). When you shoot video in HLG Mode, it enhances brightness, sharpness and colour that goes way beyond Standard Dynamic Range.
Video recording features
The OM-1 has a full range of features to get great looking video that just the way you want it. You’ll find a zebra pattern to display high and low brightness and help you find the right exposure. The camera’s aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance can be set individually for more creative control. The display can be switched between image quality mode and BT.709 equivalent. We’ve included features that make framing easier and let you record high res audio. All told, this is one camera with everything you need to capture great video.
When it comes to photographing birds, not only do you have to think and react fast, but your gear needs to perform equally fast, if not faster.
Defy the Moment, With OM SYSTEM
Committed to providing creators with compact and dependable imaging system products, we are announcing the launch of an exciting new but familiar brand, OM SYSTEM. The core values of OM SYSTEM will honor our legacy while advancing imaging technology so you can capture something extraordinary.
Because the details matter
1053-Point All-Cross Type Phase Detection AF
50 fps C-AF / 120 fps S-AF blackout free
Hi Res EVF 5.76M dots
Hi Res 4k 60p Movie
Buy now and get the OM SYSTEM OM-1.