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 find explanations of all camera settings and rationale behind most choices.
Recent Updates:
1.11 2017/06/06 Major changes, mostly in controls (button assignment)
 
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 ???.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
2.1.1

AE Bkt

BF C - 3f 0.7 EV
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 [] 1/4 sec
2.5.2

Silent []

F C [] 0 sec Off
2.5.3

Noise Reduction []

F C Off Off
2.5.4

Silent [] Mode Settings

2.5.4.1

F C No No Beep
2.5.4.2

AF Illuminator

F C No No
2.5.4.3

Flash Mode

F C No No
2.6

High Res Shot

2.6.1

High Res Shot

F C 0 sec 4 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, 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

Settings

BF C All ,  always included
A1.7

AF Area Pointer

BF C On1 On1
A2

AF/MF (2/3)

A2.1

AF Targeting Pad

BF C Off Off
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
A2.4

AF Illuminator

BF C On On
A2.5

Face Priority

F C i Off
A2.6

AF Focus Adj.

BF C Off Off Don't touch this!
A3

AF/MF (3/3)

A3.1

Preset MF distance

BF C 999.9 m 999.9 m
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
A3.5

Bulb/Time Focusing

BF C On Off
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

B.2.1

P (Program)

F C Ps|
WB|ISO
|
ISO|WB
Rear and front dial, lever at 1 or 2:

Rear-1|Front-1
Rear-2|Front-2

The 2×2 layout used here is the same as that in camera's setting screens

B.2.2

A (Aperture Priority)

F C FNo|
WB|ISO
FNo|
ISO|WB
B.2.3

S (Shutter Priority)

F C Sh|
WB|ISO
Sh|
ISO|WB
B.2.4

M (Manual)

F C Sh|FNo
ISO|
FNo|Sh
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

B.4.1

Fn Lever Function

F - Mode 1 Mode 1
B.4.2

Switch Function

F - Off On Buttons on fake rewind knob
B.5

Fn Lever / Power Lever

F - Fn Fn Use Fn Lever for power on/off
B.6

Elec. Zoom Speed

F C Normal Normal
C1

Release//IS (1/2)

C1.1

Release Priority S

BF C Off Off
C1.2

Release Priority C

BF C On On
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)

C2.1

Image Stabilizer

BF C S-IS Auto S-IS Auto
C2.2

Image Stabilization

F C FPS priority FPS priority
C2.3

Half-Way Rls with IS

F - On On
C2.4

Lens IS Priority

BF C Off On
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
D1.3

Picture Mode Settings

F C All 1..7, 9 Art Filters only in Bracketing
D1.4

Settings

F C 2-6,8,9,13,16,19 3,5,6,9,13,16,19
D1.5

Multi Function Settings

F C 1, 4-7 1, 6 Tonal Curve always included
D2

Disp//PC (2/4)

D2.1

Live View Boost

D2.1.1

Manual Shooting

BF C On1 On1
D2.1.2

Bulb / Time

BF C On2 On2
D2.1.3

Live Composite

BF C Off Off
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
D2.4.1

LV Close Up Mode

F C Mode 2 Mode 1
D2.4.2

Live View Boost

F C Off On
D2.5

Settings

D2.5.1

Lock

F C Off On DOF button as a toggle
D2.5.2

Live View Boost

F C Off On [Off] does not work right ?
D2.6

Flicker Reduction

F C Auto Auto
D3

Disp//PC (3/4)

D3.1

Grid Settings

D3.1.1

Display Color

F C Preset 1 Preset 1 Black
D3.1.2

Displayed Grid

F C Off 3x3
D3.1.3

Apply Settings to EVF

F C On On
D3.2

Peaking Settings

D3.2.1

Peaking Color

F C Red Red
D3.2.2

Highlight Intensity

F C Normal High
D3.2.3

Image Brightness Adj.

F C Off Off
D3.3

Histogram Settings

F C 255 | 0 252 | 2
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 Frame Rate

- - 60p Priority 60p Priority
D4.3

USB Mode

BF - Auto Auto Storage if Olympus Capture not used
E1

Exp/ISO/BULB/ (1/3)

E1.1

Exposure Shift

F C 0 | 0 | 0 -1/6|-1/6| 0
E1.2

EV Step

BF C 1/3 1/3
E1.3

ISO Step

BF C 1/3 1
E1.4

ISO-Auto Set

E1.4.1

Upper Limit / Default

BF C 6400 | 200 6400 | 200
E1.4.2

Lowest S/S setting

BF C Auto Auto
E1.5

ISO-Auto

F C P/A/S/M P/A/S
E1.6

Noise Filter

BF C Standard Low
E1.7

Noise Reduction

BF C Auto Off
E2

Exp/ISO/BULB/ (2/3)

E2.1

Bulb/Time Timer

BF C 8 min 8 min
E2.2

Bulb/Time Monitor

F C -7 -7
E2.3

Live Bulb

F C Off Off Preview during exposure
E2.4

Live Time

F C 0.5 sec 4 sec
E2.5

Composite Settings

F C 1 sec 1 sec
E3

Exp/ISO/BULB/ (3/3)

E3.1

Metering

BF C
E3.2

AEL Metering

BF C Auto
E3.3

Spot Metering

BF C 1, 2, 3 - AE spot stays where you've put it
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
G.3

Shading Comp.

BF C Off On Vignetting correction (JPEG)
G.4

WB

BF C Auto Auto All corrections at zero!
G.5

All

F C 0 | 0 0 | 0
G.6

Keep Warm Color

BF C Off On
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 Folder

F C - -
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'
and Adobe — from '_'
H1.3.2

Adobe RGB

F C Off|Off|Off
H1.4

dpi Settings

F C 350 350 A meaningless value.
H1.5

Copyright Settings

H1.5.1

Copyright Info

F C Off On
H1.5.2

Artist Name

F C - ...
H1.5.3

Copyright Name

F C - ...
H1.6

Lens Info Settings

F C - - Add current lens to "known" list
H2

Record/Erase (2/2)

H2.1

Quick Erase

BF C Off Off Skip confirmation
H2.2

RAW+JPEG Erase

BF C RAW+JPEG RAW+JPEG
H2.3

Priority Set

BF C No Yes Default answer (under cursor)
I

EVF

I.1

EVF Auto Switch

F - On On
I.2

EVF Adjust

Brightness and color
I.2.1

EVF Auto Luminance

F C On On
I.2.2

EVF Adjust

F C 0 | 0 0 | 0
I.3

EVF Style

F - 3 2
I.4

Info Settings

F C 1, 2, 3 2, 3 Custom1 and Custom2
I.4.1

Custom1

F C 1 1 ( ) Histogram only
I.4.2

Custom2

F C 1 3 (Level Gauge) Level Gauge only
I.5

EVF Grid Settings

F C - Disabled by D3.1.3
I.6

Half Way Level

F C On On
I.7

S-OVF

BF C Off Off Can be assigned to Multi-Button
J1

Utility (1/2)

J1.1

Pixel Mapping

- - - - Not a setting
J1.2

Press-and-hold Time

F C A sub-menu of 17 (!) items; leave all at 0.7 s
J1.3

Level Adjust

F - - - Level Gauge calibration
J1.4

Touchscreen Settings

F - On Off Touch disabled
J1.5

Menu Recall

F C Recall Recall Persistent menu position
J2

Utility (2/2)

J2.1

Battery Settings

J2.1.1

Battery Priority

F C PBH Battery PBH Battery
J2.1.2

Battery Status

F C - - Diagnostics
J2.2

Backlit LCD

BF C Hold 1 min
J2.3

Sleep

BF C 1 min 3 min
J2.4

Auto Power Off

BF C 4 h 1 h
J2.5

Quick Sleep Mode

B C Off Off Still, try this out!
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
6.6

Wi-Fi Settings

F C - -
6.7

Firmware

- - - - 1.3
B = Affected by Basic Reset; F = Affected 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