E-M1 issues


Mu-43 Regular
Jan 18, 2014
I bought a new E-M1 about 4 months ago and have shot with it maybe 5 times as it's my backup to full frame. I had an issue where it locked up while shooting a few times and had to power on/off to get it working again. I updated to the latest firmware but have only done a few shots since so hopefully that resolved it. My biggest concern is while I was in the menu doing some wireless flash settings it froze up completely and was stuck on the menu option and I couldn't do anything. I powered on/off but the menu still stayed on the lcd and the only way I could get out of it was to pop the battery. This really worries me and thinking I should send it in for service. Has anyone else had this happen? If it helps the battery was almost at full charge. I have never had issues before with any camera but this really concerns me.


Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Oct 13, 2013
Portland Oregon
Mine locked up once and have taken a lot of pictures since purchased new. I don't worry about it.


Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Jan 29, 2010
South Gippsland, Australia
Real Name
Ray, not Oz
What memory card are you using? I had similar issues with another camera some time ago and it was a memory card causing the lockup.

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