Olympus E-M1 Mk.II Setup Cheat Sheet

Version 1.04, Firmware 1.1

1.01 2017/03/13 Sharpness setting in Items 1.2.3 - 1.2.5 raised to -1.
1.02 2017/03/15 Uses Custom Mode in 1.2.7 as "Hi-ISO Natural", other minor tweaks.
1.03 2017/03/28 High Res Shot delay in 2.6.1 changed to 8 seconds.
1.05 2017/04/28 Tweaked Picture Modes
1.06 2017/04/30 Item numbers 5.1 ...5.? changed to 5.A1 ... 5.J2
Menu Item R C Factory Default Wrotniak's Choice Remarks
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
1.1.2 Assign to Custom Mode F - - - Full Reset clears this assignment
1.1.3 Recall from 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 Set the processing parameters for individual selectable Picture Modes. Symbols for Modes 2-5 show Sharpness|Contrast|Saturation|Gradation.

Selectable modes are chosen in 5.7.3.

All functionality of this submenu can be also accessed from the Super Control Panel.

1.2.2 2 Vivid F C 0|0|0|N -2|0|0|N
1.2.3 3 Natural F C 0|0|0|N -1|-1|0|N
1.2.4 4 Muted F C 0|0|0|N 0|-1|-1|N
1.2.5 5 Portrait F C 0|0|0|N -1|-2|-1|N
1.2.6 M Monochrome F C 0|0|N|N|N -1|-1|Or|N|N
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
1.4 Image Aspect BF C 4:3 4:3
1.5 Digital teleconverter BF C Off Off
1.6 Drive, Self-timer, Time-lapse
1.6.1 BF C Drive: Single Frame
1.6.2 Intrvl. Sh. / Time Lapse BF - Off Off
2 2 Shooting Menu 2 Special Functions and Modes
2.1 Bracketing BF C Off Off Sub-menu: don't bother
2.2 HDR BF C Off Off
2.3 Multiple Exposure BF - Off Off Sub-menu: don't bother
2.4 Keystone Comp. BF C Off Off Perspective correction.
2.5 Anti-Shock [] / Silent []
2.5.1 Anti-Shock [] F C [] 0 sec Off
2.5.2 Silent [] F C [] 0 sec Off
2.5.3 Noise Reduction [] F C Off Off
2.5.4 Silent [] Mode Settings F C No No Beep AF Illuminator F C No No Flash Mode F C No No
2.6 High Res Shot
2.6.1 High Res Shot F C 0 sec 8 sec
2.6.2 Charge time F C 0 sec 0 sec For non-dedicated flash units.
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 ,to be set once and (hopefully) forgotten
5.A1 AF/MF (1/3)
5.A1.1 AF Mode BF C S-AF S-AF
5.A1.2 AEL/AFL BF C S:1|C:2|M:1 S:1|C:1|M:3
5.A1.3 AF Scanner BF C Mode 2 Mode 2
5.A1.4 C-AF Lock BF C 0 0
5.A1.5 AF Limiter BF C Off Off Skipping sub-menu
5.A1.6 Settings BF C All ,  always included
5.A1.7 AF Area Pointer BF C On1 On1
5.A2 AF/MF (2/3)
5.A2.1 AF Targeting Pad BF C Off Off
5.A2.2 Set Home
5.A2.2.1 AF Mode BF - Off Off
5.A2.2.2 BF - On, On,
5.A2.2.3 BF - On On
5.A2.3 Custom Settings
5.A2.3.1 Set 1 BF C Set 1st item; others will auto-adjust
5.A2.3.2 Set 2 BF C Off Off
5.A2.4 AF Illuminator BF C On On
5.A2.5 Face Priority F C i Off
5.A2.6 AF Focus Adjustment BF C Off Off Don't touch this!
5.A3 AF/MF (3/3)
5.A3.1 Preset MF distance BF C 999.9 m 999.9 m
5.A3.2 MF Assist F C Off | Off On | On Peaking and Magnify
5.A3.3 MF Clutch BF C On On
5.A3.4 Focus Ring BF C
5.A3.5 Bulb/Time Focusing BF C On Off
5.A3.6 Reset Lens BF C On On
5.B Button/Dial/Lever
5.B.1 Button Function I'm not showing buttons on battery holder
5.B.1.1 F C
5.B.1.2 F C Multi Function Multi Function Curve adjustment
5.B.1.3 F C REC IS Mode Factory: video recording
5.B.1.4 F C
5.B.1.5 F C
5.B.1.6 F C Front top => Reference WB
5.B.1.7 F C Front bottom => DOF Preview
5.B.1.8 F C Off Factory: AF Area
5.B.1.9 F C Off
5.B.1.10 F C Off
5.B.1.11 F C AF Stop Factory: Lock AF
5.B.2 Dial Function
5.B.2.1 P (Program) F C Ps||WB|ISO ||ISO|WB Rear and front dial, lever at 1 or 2:


5.B.2.2 A (Aperture Priority) F C FNo||WB|ISO FNo||ISO|WB
5.B.2.3 S (Shutter Priority) F C Sh||WB|ISO Sh||ISO|WB
5.B.2.4 M (Manual) F C Sh|FNo|ISO| FNo|Sh|ISO|WB
5.B.2.5 Menu F C | |
5.B.2.6 F C |Prev/Next |Prev/Next
5.B.3 Dial Direction F C Dial1 | Dial1 Dial1 | Dial2
5.B.4 Fn Lever Settings
5.B.4.1 Fn Lever Function F - Mode 1 Mode 1
5.B.4.2 Switch Function F - Off On Buttons on fake rewind knob
5.B.5 Fn Lever / Power Lever F - Fn Fn Use Fn Lever for power on/off
5.B.6 Elec. Zoom Speed F C Normal Normal
5.C1 Release//IS (1/2)
5.C1.1 Release Priority S BF C Off Off
5.C1.2 Release Priority C BF C On On
5.C1.3 L Settings
5.C1.3.1 / BF C 10 | Off 6 | 24
5.C1.3.2 BF C 18 | Off 6 | 24
5.C1.3.3 BF C 18 | 8 | 25 15 | 12 | 36 Rate | Pre-Shutter | Sequence
5.C1.4 H Settings
5.C1.4.1 / BF C 15 | Off 15 | 60
5.C1.4.2 BF C 60 | Off 15 | 60
5.C1.4.2 BF C 60 | 14 | 25 15 | 12 | 60 Rate | Pre-Shutter | Sequence
5.C2 Release//IS (2/2)
5.C2.1 Image Stabilizer BF C S-IS Auto S-IS Auto
5.C2.2 Image Stabilization F C FPS priority FPS priority
5.C2.3 Half-Way Rls with IS F - On On
5.C2.4 Lens IS Priority BF C Off On
5.D1 Disp//PC (1/4)
5.D1.1 Control Settings
5.D1.1.1 iAuto F C Live Guide Live SCP
5.D1.1.2 P/A/S/M F C Live SCP Live SCP
5.D1.1.3 Art F C Art Menu Art Menu
5.D1.2 / Info Settings
5.D1.2.1 Info BF C 1, 2 1, 2 Image only, Overall
5.D1.2.2 Info F - 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 Frame, Scroll, Select
5.D1.2.3 LV Info F C 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 Image Only, Histogram, Level Gauge
5.D1.2.4 Settings F C 3, 5, 6 3, 6 5x5, (My Clips), Calendar
5.D1.3 Picture Mode Settings F C All 1..7 Art Modes can be used via Mode Dial
5.D1.4 Settings F C 2-6,8,9,13,16,19 1-3,5,6,10,13,19
5.D1.5 Multi Function Settings F C 1, 4-7 - Tonal Curve always included
5.D2 Disp//PC (2/4)
5.D2.1 Live View Boost
5.D2.1.1 Manual Shooting BF C On1 On1
5.D2.1.2 Bulb / Time BF C On2 On2
5.D2.1.3 Live Composite BF C Off Off
5.D2.1.4 Others BF C Off Off
5.D2.2 Art LV Mode F C Mode 1 Mode 1
5.D2.3 Frame Rate BF C Normal Normal
5.D2.4 LV Close Up Settings Magnified preview
5.D2.4.1 LV Close Up Mode F C Mode 2 Mode 1
5.D2.4.2 Live View Boost F C Off On
5.D2.5 Settings DOF Preview
5.D2.5.1 Lock F C Off On DOF button as a toggle
5.D2.5.2 Live View Boost F C Off On [Off] does not work right ?
5.D2.6 Flicker Reduction F C Auto Auto
5.D3 Disp//PC (3/4)
5.D3.1 Grid Settings
5.D3.1.1 Display Color F C Preset 1 Preset 1 Black
5.D3.1.2 Displayed Grid F C Off 3x3
5.D3.1.3 Apply Settings to EVF F C On On
5.D3.2 Peaking Settings
5.D3.2.1 Peaking Color F C Red Red
5.D3.2.2 Highlight Intensity F c Normal High
5.D3.2.3 Image Brightness Adj. F C Off Off
5.D3.3 Histogram Settings F C 255 | 0 252 | 2
5.D3.4 Mode Guide F C Off Off
5.D3.5 Selfie Assist F 0 On Off
5.D4 Disp//PC (4/4)
5.D4.1 BF C On On
5.D4.2 HDMI Video output
5.D4.2.1 Output Size F - 1080p 1080p
5.D4.2.2 HDMI Control F - Off Off
5.D4.2.3 Output Frame Rate - - 60p Priority 60p Priority
5.D4.3 USB Mode BF - Auto Storage
5.E1 Exp/ISO/BULB/ (1/3)
5.E1.1 Exposure Shift F C 0 | 0 | 0 -1/6|-1/6| 0
5.E1.2 EV Step BF C 1/3 1/3
5.E1.3 ISO Step BF C 1/3 1
5.E1.4 ISO-Auto Set
5.E1.4.1 Upper Limit / Default BF C 6400 | 200 6400 | 200
5.E1.4.2 Lowest S/S setting BF C Auto Auto
5.E1.5 ISO-Auto F C P/A/S/M P/A/S
5.E1.6 Noise Filter BF C Standard Low
5.E1.7 Noise Reduction BF C Auto Off
5.E2 Exp/ISO/BULB/ (2/3)
5.E2.1 Bulb/Time Timer BF C 8 min 8 min
5.E2.2 Bulb/Time Monitor F C -7 -7
5.E2.3 Live Bulb F C Off Off Preview during exposure
5.E2.4 Live Time F C 0.5 sec 0.5 sec
5.E2.5 Composite Settings F C 1 sec 1 sec
5.E3 Exp/ISO/BULB/ (3/3)
5.E3.1 Metering BF C
5.E3.2 AEL Metering BF C Auto
5.E3.3 Spot Metering BF C 1, 2, 3 1
5.F Custom
5.F.1 X-Sync. BF C 1/250 1/250
5.F.2 Slow Limit BF C 1/60 1/60
5.F.3 + Off On
5.F.4 + WB F C
5.G /WB/Color
5.G.2 Pixel Count
5.G.2.1 Middle BF C 3200x2400 3200x2400
5.G.2.1 Small BF C 1280x960 1280x960
5.G.3 Shading Compensation BF C Off Off Light fall-off correction (JPEG)
5.G.4 WB BF C Auto Auto All values at zero!
5.G.5 All F C 0 | 0 0 | 0
5.G.6 Keep Warm BF C Off On
5.G.7 Color Space BF C sRGB sRGB
5.H1 Record/Erase (1/2) Image file storage
5.H1.1 Card Slot Settings
5.H1.1.1 Save settings F C Standard Auto Switch Card Usage
5.H1.1.2 Save Slot F C 1 1
5.H1.1.3 Save Slot F C 1 2 I'm not shooting movies anyway
5.H1.1.4 Slot F C 1 - This menu item is disabled
5.H1.1.5 Assign Save Folder F C - -
5.H1.2 File Name F C Reset Auto
5.H1.3 Edit File Name
5.H1.3.1 sRGB F C x All sRGB file names will start from 'X'
and Adobe — from '_'
5.H1.3.2 Adobe RGB F C _
5.H1.4 dpi Settings F C 350 350 A meaningless value.
5.H1.5 Copyright Settings
5.H1.5.1 Copyright Info F C Off On
5.H1.5.2 Artist Name F C - ...
5.H1.5.3 Copyright Name F C - ...
5.H1.6 Lens Info Settings F C Add current lens to "known" list
5.H2 Record/Erase (2/2)
5.H2.1 Quick Erase BF C Off Off Skip confirmation
5.H2.3 Priority Set BF C No Yes Default answer (under cursor).
5.I.1 EVF Auto Switch F - On On
5.I.2 EVF Adjust Brightness and color
5.I.2.1 EVF Auto Luminance F C On On
5.I.2.2 EVF Adjust F C 0 | 0 0 | 0
5.I.3 EVF Style F - 3 2
5.I.4 Info Settings F C 1, 2, 3 2, 3 Custom1 and Custom2
5.I.4.1 Custom1 F C 1 1 Histogram only
5.I.4.2 Custom2 F C 1 3 Level Gauge only
5.I.5 EVF Grid Settings F C - Disabled by
5.I.6 Half Way Level F C On On
5.I.7 S-OVF BF C Off Off
5.J1 Utility (1/2)
5.J1.1 Pixel Mapping - - - - Not a setting
5.J1.2 Press-and-hold Time F C A sub-menu of 17 (!) items; leave all at 0.7 s
5.J1.3 Level Adjust F - - - Level Gauge calibration
5.J1.4 Touchscreen Settings F - On Off Touch disabled
5.J1.5 Menu Recall F C Recall Recall Persistent menu position
5.J2 Utility (2/2)
5.J2.1 Battery Settings
5.J2.1.1 Battery Priority F C PBH Battery PBH Battery
5.J2.1.2 Battery Status F C - -
5.J2.2 Backlit LCD BF C Hold 1 min
5.J2.3 Sleep BF C 1 min 3 min
5.J2.4 Auto Power Off BF C 4 h 1 h
5.J2.5 Quick Sleep Mode B C Off Off
5.J2.6 Eye-Fi F - On Off
5.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
6.6 Wi-Fi Settings F C - -
6.7 Firmware - - 1.1 -
B = Affected by Basic Reset; F = Affected by Full Reset; C = Stored in Custom slot
For full explanations see here (currently under development).

Posted 2017/03/15, last updated 2017/04/30 Copyright © 2017 by J. Andrzej Wrotniak