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E-M1 Mk.

II Setup Cheat Sheet


Version 1.11, Firmware 1.3

This cheat sheet is based on a full article on the subject, where you can nd explanations of all camera settings
and rationale behind most choices.

Recent Updates:

1.11 2017/06/06 Major changes, mostly in controls (button assignment)


 
Wrotniak's
Menu Item R C Factory Default Remarks
Choice
1 1 Shooting Menu 1 Basic image settings
1.1 Reset / Custom Modes All settings are affected by operations performed here
1.1.1 Reset - - - - Performs Reset: Basic or Full
Assign to
1.1.2 F - - - Full Reset clears this assignment
Custom Mode
Recall from
1.1.3 - - - - -
Custom Mode
1.2 Picture Mode BF C 3 Natural 3 Natural Select the Picture Mode used
1.2.1 1 i-Enhance F C 0|0|0|N|S -1|0|0|N|S
1.2.2 2 Vivid F C 0|0|0|N -2|0|0|N Set the processing parameters for
1.2.3 3 Natural F C 0|0|0|N -1|-1|0|N individual selectable Picture Modes.
Muted Symbols for Modes 2-5 show
1.2.4 4 F C 0|0|0|N 0|-1|-1|N
Sharpness|Contrast|Saturation|Gradation.
1.2.5 5 Portrait F C 0|0|0|N -1|-2|-1|N Selectable modes are chosen in ???.7.3.
M All functionality of this submenu can be
1.2.6 F C 0|0|N|N|N -1|-1|Or|N|N
Monochrome also accessed from the Super Control
Panel.
1.2.7 C Custom F C N|0|0|0|N N|-1|-1|0|A
1.2.8 e-Portrait - - - -
1.3 BF C L-N L-SF Size & Compression
Image
1.4 BF C 4:3 4:3
Aspect
Digital
1.5 BF C Off Off
teleconverter
1.6 Drive, Self-timer, Time-lapse
1.6.1 BF C Drive: Single Frame
Intrvl. Sh. /
1.6.2 BF - Off Off
Time Lapse
2 2 Shooting Menu 2 Special Functions and Modes
2.1 Bracketing BF C Off Off
2.1.1 AE Bkt BF C - 3f 0.7 EV
2.2 HDR BF C Off Off
Multiple
2.3 BF - Off Off Sub-menu: don't bother
Exposure
Keystone
2.4 BF C Off Off Perspective correction.
Comp.
2.5 Anti-Shock [ ] / Silent [ ]
Anti-Shock [
2.5.1 F C [ ] 0 sec [ ] 1/4 sec
]
2.5.2 Silent [ ] F C [ ] 0 sec Off
Noise
2.5.3 Reduction [ F C Off Off
]
2.5.4 Silent [ ] Mode Settings
2.5.4.1 F C No No Beep
AF
2.5.4.2 F C No No
Illuminator
2.5.4.3 Flash Mode F C No No
2.6 High Res Shot
High Res
2.6.1 F C 0 sec 4 sec
Shot
Charge
2.6.2 F C 0 sec 0 sec For non-dedicated flash units.
time
2.7 RC Mode BF C Off Off
3 Video Menu As I don't shoot video, I'm not filling this
4 Playback Menu Nothing to set here
5 Custom Menu Camera customization, set and forget
A1 AF/MF (1/3)
A1.1 AF Mode BF C S-AF S-AF
A1.2 AEL/AFL BF C S:1|C:2|M:1 S:1|C:1|M:3
A1.3 AF Scanner BF C Mode 2 Mode 2
A1.4 C-AF Lock BF C 0 0
A1.5 AF Limiter BF C Off Off Skipping sub-menu

A1.6 BF C All , always included


Settings
AF Area
A1.7 BF C On1 On1
Pointer
A2 AF/MF (2/3)
AF Targeting
A2.1 BF C Off Off
Pad
A2.2 Set Home
A2.2.1 AF Mode BF - Off S-AF
A2.2.2 BF - On, On,
A2.2.3 BF - On On
A2.3 Custom Settings
A2.3.1 Set 1 BF C Set 1st item; others will auto-adjust
A2.3.2 Set 2 BF C Off Off
AF
A2.4 BF C On On
Illuminator
Face
A2.5 F C i Off
Priority
A2.6 AF Focus Adj. BF C Off Off Don't touch this!
A3 AF/MF (3/3)
Preset MF
A3.1 BF C 999.9 m 999.9 m
distance
A3.2 MF Assist F C Off | Off oFF | On Magnify and Peaking
A3.3 MF Clutch BF C On On
A3.4 Focus Ring BF C
Bulb/Time
A3.5 BF C On Off
Focusing
A3.6 Reset Lens BF C On On
B Button/Dial/Lever
B.1 Button Function I'm not showing buttons on battery holder
B.1.1 F C
B.1.2 F C Multi Function Multi Function High & Shad, Color Creator
B.1.3 F C REC
B.1.4 F C
B.1.5 F C
B.1.6 F C AF home
B.1.7 F C IS Mode
B.1.8 F C Off Factory: AF Area
B.1.9 F C Off
B.1.10 F C Off
B.1.11 F C AF Stop
B.2 Dial Function
Ps| |
B.2.1 P (Program) F C
WB|ISO ISO|WB
Rear and front dial, lever at 1 or 2:
A (Aperture FNo| FNo|
B.2.2 F C Rear-1|Front-1
Priority) WB|ISO ISO|WB
Rear-2|Front-2
S (Shutter Sh| Sh| The 2×2 layout used here is the same as
B.2.3 F C
Priority) WB|ISO ISO|WB that in camera's setting screens
Sh|FNo FNo|Sh
B.2.4 M (Manual) F C
ISO| ISO|WB
B.2.5 Menu F C | |
B.2.6 F C |Prev/Next |Prev/Next
B.3 Dial Direction F C Dial1 | Dial1 Dial1 | Dial2
B.4 Fn Lever Settings
Fn Lever
B.4.1 F - Mode 1 Mode 1
Function
Switch
B.4.2 F - Off On Buttons on fake rewind knob
Function
Fn Lever /
B.5 F - Fn Fn Use Fn Lever for power on/off
Power Lever
Elec.
B.6 F C Normal Normal
Zoom Speed
C1 Release/ /IS (1/2)
Release
C1.1 BF C Off Off
Priority S
Release
C1.2 BF C On On
Priority C
C1.3 L Settings
C1.3.1 / BF C 10 | Off 6 | 24
Rate | Sequence
C1.3.2 BF C 18 | Off 6 | 24
C1.3.3 BF C 18 | 8 | 25 15 | 12 | 36 Rate | Pre-Shutter | Sequence
C1.4 H Settings
C1.4.1 / BF C 15 | Off 15 | 60
Rate | Sequence
C1.4.2 BF C 60 | Off 15 | 60
C1.4.2 BF C 60 | 14 | 25 15 | 12 | 60 Rate | Pre-Shutter | Sequence
C2 Release/ /IS (2/2)
Image
C2.1 BF C S-IS Auto S-IS Auto
Stabilizer
Image
C2.2 F C FPS priority FPS priority
Stabilization
Half-Way Rls
C2.3 F - On On
with IS
Lens IS
C2.4 BF C Off On
Priority
D1 Disp/ /PC (1/4)
D1.1 Control Settings
D1.1.1 iAuto F C Live Guide Live SCP
D1.1.2 P/A/S/M F C Live SCP Live SCP
D1.1.3 Art F C Art Menu Art Menu
D1.2 / Info Settings
D1.2.1 Info BF C 1, 2 1, 2 Image only, Overall
D1.2.2 Info F - 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 Frame, Scroll, Select
D1.2.3 LV Info F C 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 Image Only, , Level Gauge
D1.2.4 Settings F C 3, 5, 6 3, 6 5x5, Calendar
Picture Mode
D1.3 F C All 1..7, 9 Art Filters only in Bracketing
Settings
D1.4 Settings F C 2-6,8,9,13,16,19 3,5,6,9,13,16,19
Multi
D1.5 Function F C 1, 4-7 1, 6 Tonal Curve always included
Settings
D2 Disp/ /PC (2/4)
D2.1 Live View Boost
Manual
D2.1.1 BF C On1 On1
Shooting
D2.1.2 Bulb / Time BF C On2 On2
Live
D2.1.3 BF C Off Off
Composite
D2.1.4 Others BF C Off Off This is what you use most!
D2.2 Art LV Mode F C Mode 1 Mode 1
D2.3 Frame Rate BF C Normal Normal
D2.4 LV Close Up Settings Magnified preview
LV Close Up
D2.4.1 F C Mode 2 Mode 1
Mode
Live View
D2.4.2 F C Off On
Boost
D2.5 Settings
D2.5.1 Lock F C Off On DOF button as a toggle
Live View
D2.5.2 F C Off On [Off] does not work right ?
Boost
Flicker
D2.6 F C Auto Auto
Reduction
D3 Disp/ /PC (3/4)
D3.1 Grid Settings
D3.1.1 Display Color F C Preset 1 Preset 1 Black
Displayed
D3.1.2 F C Off 3x3
Grid
Apply
D3.1.3 Settings to F C On On
EVF
D3.2 Peaking Settings
D3.2.1 Peaking Color F C Red Red
Highlight
D3.2.2 F C Normal High
Intensity
Image
D3.2.3 Brightness F C Off Off
Adj.
Histogram
D3.3 F C 255 | 0 252 | 2
Settings
D3.4 Mode Guide F C Off Off
D3.5 Selfie Assist F C On Off
D4 Disp/ /PC (4/4)
D4.1 BF C On On
D4.2 HDMI Video output
D4.2.1 Output Size F - 1080p 1080p
D4.2.2 HDMI Control F - Off Off
D4.2.3 Output - - 60p Priority 60p Priority
Frame Rate
D4.3 USB Mode BF - Auto Auto Storage if Olympus Capture not used
E1 Exp/ISO/BULB/ (1/3)
Exposure
E1.1 F C 0|0|0 -1/6|-1/6| 0
Shift
E1.2 EV Step BF C 1/3 1/3
E1.3 ISO Step BF C 1/3 1
E1.4 ISO-Auto Set
Upper Limit /
E1.4.1 BF C 6400 | 200 6400 | 200
Default
Lowest S/S
E1.4.2 BF C Auto Auto
setting
E1.5 ISO-Auto F C P/A/S/M P/A/S
Noise
E1.6 BF C Standard Low
Filter
Noise
E1.7 BF C Auto Off
Reduction
E2 Exp/ISO/BULB/ (2/3)
Bulb/Time
E2.1 BF C 8 min 8 min
Timer
Bulb/Time
E2.2 F C -7 -7
Monitor
E2.3 Live Bulb F C Off Off Preview during exposure
E2.4 Live Time F C 0.5 sec 4 sec
Composite
E2.5 F C 1 sec 1 sec
Settings
E3 Exp/ISO/BULB/ (3/3)
E3.1 Metering BF C
E3.2 AEL Metering BF C Auto
Spot
E3.3 BF C 1, 2, 3 - AE spot stays where you've put it
Metering
F Custom
F.1 X-Sync. BF C 1/250 1/250
F.2 Slow Limit BF C 1/60 1/60
F.3 + Off Off
F.4 + WB F C
G /WB/Color
G.1 Set BF C LF|LN|MN|SN LSF|LSF|LSF|LSF Yes, four times LSF!
G.2 Pixel Count
G.2.1 Middle BF C 3200x2400 3200x2400
Irrelevant
G.2.1 Small BF C 1280x960 1280x960
Shading
G.3 BF C Off On Vignetting correction (JPEG)
Comp.
G.4 WB BF C Auto Auto All corrections at zero!
G.5 All F C 0|0 0|0
Keep
G.6 BF C Off On
Warm Color
G.7 Color Space BF C sRGB sRGB
H1 Record/Erase (1/2) Image file storage
H1.1 Card Slot Settings
H1.1.1 Save settings F C Standard Dual Same Card Usage
H1.1.2 Save Slot F C 1 - Setting disablec
H1.1.3 Save Slot F C 1 2 I'm not shooting movies anyway
H1.1.4 Slot F C 1 1
H1.1.5 Assign Save F C - -
Folder
H1.2 File Name F C Reset Auto
H1.3 Edit File Name
H1.3.1 sRGB F C x|Off|Off|Off All sRGB file names will start from 'X'
H1.3.2 Adobe RGB F C Off|Off|Off and Adobe — from '_'
H1.4 dpi Settings F C 350 350 A meaningless value.
H1.5 Copyright Settings
Copyright
H1.5.1 F C Off On
Info
H1.5.2 Artist Name F C - ...
Copyright
H1.5.3 F C - ...
Name
Lens Info
H1.6 F C - - Add current lens to "known" list
Settings
H2 Record/Erase (2/2)
H2.1 Quick Erase BF C Off Off Skip confirmation
RAW+JPEG
H2.2 BF C RAW+JPEG RAW+JPEG
Erase
H2.3 Priority Set BF C No Yes Default answer (under cursor)
I EVF
EVF Auto
I.1 F - On On
Switch
I.2 EVF Adjust Brightness and color
EVF Auto
I.2.1 F C On On
Luminance
I.2.2 EVF Adjust F C 0|0 0|0
I.3 EVF Style F - 3 2
Info
I.4 F C 1, 2, 3 2, 3 Custom1 and Custom2
Settings
I.4.1 Custom1 F C 1 1( ) Histogram only
I.4.2 Custom2 F C 1 3 (Level Gauge) Level Gauge only
EVF Grid
I.5 F C - Disabled by D3.1.3
Settings
Half Way
I.6 F C On On
Level
I.7 S-OVF BF C Off Off Can be assigned to Multi-Button
J1 Utility (1/2)
Pixel
J1.1 - - - - Not a setting
Mapping
Press-and-
J1.2 F C A sub-menu of 17 (!) items; leave all at 0.7 s
hold Time
J1.3 Level Adjust F - - - Level Gauge calibration
Touchscreen
J1.4 F - On Off Touch disabled
Settings
J1.5 Menu Recall F C Recall Recall Persistent menu position
J2 Utility (2/2)
J2.1 Battery Settings
Battery
J2.1.1 F C PBH Battery PBH Battery
Priority
Battery
J2.1.2 F C - - Diagnostics
Status
J2.2 Backlit LCD BF C Hold 1 min
J2.3 Sleep BF C 1 min 3 min
Auto Power
J2.4 BF C 4h 1h
Off
J2.5 Quick Sleep B C Off Off Still, try this out!
Mode
J2.6 Eye-Fi F - On Off
J2.7 Certification - - - -
6 Setup Menu
6.1 Card Setup - - - - Format, Delete All
6.2 - C Y/M/D Y/M/D Time and Date
6.3 - - English English Language
6.4 F C 0|0|N 0|0|N Monitor adjustment
6.5 Rec View F C .5 sec 2 sec
Wi-Fi
6.6 F C - -
Settings
6.7 Firmware - - - - 1.3

B = A ected by Basic Reset; F = A ected by Full Reset; C = Stored in Custom slot

For more explanations see the 👁 full article

Posted 2017/03/15, last updated 2017/12/20 Copyright © 2017 by J. Andrzej Wrotniak