Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Olympus E-M1 Touch Focus for Stills & Video


A quick post to illustrate the different options for touch screen focusing on the EM1, also applicable for the EM10 as far as I know. There have been a very long discussion on dpreview between me and one of the forum members regarding this topic, and I have created this video to illustrate the options, and we seem to have reached a final conclusion at last.

The only thing not mentioned clearly in the video is the touch focusing mode, since there are 3 modes in stills mode and two during video recording, so here's a copy & paste from the original post:

When you enable touch screen in the EM1, you have three options:

  1. Turn touch screen off.
  2. Focus only, but not trigger the shutter.
  3. Focus and trigger the shutter at once.
In video mode, there are only options 1 and 2.


  1. Even though I have this camera yet, I think this little video was informative. Good job.

    1. I meant to say, don't have

    2. I guessed it from the "Even though" and "yet". :-)
      Thanks for stopping by, and glad it was informative.

  2. Great video, explains exactly what I have spent the last two hours searching for. I love this camera but the settings are not always very intuitive. Thanks a lot!

  3. I am glad my video helped you.


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