EM-1 Auto ISO Range

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by faberryman, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. faberryman

    faberryman Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 15, 2013
    What is the Auto ISO range (in particular the maximum auto ISO) range for the E-M1?
  2. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
    Brian Caslis
    You can set it up to the max of 25,600. I would never set it that high, but it does allow it.
  3. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    When the E-M5 came out it was stated by DPReview that it could be set to go up to ISO 6400 (default 1600) for most use & that's how I have been using my E-M5 & if that level suits you for a lot of your photos then you can set the Auto ISO range on your E-M1 to go from ISO 200 to 6400 if you like.
  4. mattphoto

    mattphoto Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 21, 2013
    New York
    I set mine to go from 200 to 1600.

    That seems to maintain the best image quality in JPEG.

    if it needs to go higher, at 1600 it's taking advantage of the IS too, and I seem to get great pics in low light without getting too noisy.

    Going on Low ISO mode seems to clip the highlights so i avoid that.
  5. JamieW

    JamieW Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 25, 2013
    I set mine from 200 to 3200. I find it makes use of 3200 quite often, it's still capable of retaining a lot of detail at 3200 without the noise getting too distracting.

  6. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    200-1600 here...!
  7. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    That's a gorgeous shot. In that iso 3200 shot I personally don't see any noise there at all. In an absolutely worst case scenario it looks like there is a very slight amount of film grain and certainly far far finer than what I would have been used to seeing with ASA400 film....

    Personally I've found that at 3200 and more so 6400 (with NR turned off) I get a very slight grain ...which again is more like I would have gotten from a good ASA200-400 film. Once details are not smudged and the grain isn't huge, I don't see why people complain. In fact I would deliberate shoot some B&W at higher ISO's just to get that bit of additional texture. Then again... if I don't get grain in a shot, I tend to add it in anyway in LR ;)
    Personal preference I guess :)

    Again.. beautiful shot :)
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  8. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2013
    I get good results at 6400 on the EM5. I'd guess the EM-1 could probably equal up to that or one stop more.
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