Settings E-M5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Ward, May 1, 2012.

  1. Ward

    Ward New to Mu-43

    Apr 14, 2012
    Hi all,

    I got my E-M5 a couple of days ago and have been playing with it a bit. As i'm new to Olympus i'm a bit overwhelmed with the options available in the menu.

    Which settings are you guys changing from default and which functions you're giving the function buttons?

    I know it depends on personal preference and what you're shooting but I just want to have a starting point.

    Many thanks,

  2. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Can you be more specific about what you're shooting?
    Indoor or outdoor? Cloudy or Sunny? Jpeg or Raw? Stills or Movies?
  3. bitmatt

    bitmatt Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
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    If you're really just looking for a starting point, this post is pretty good (scroll about halfway down for settings):

    Olympus OM-D E-M5 Field Test | Gakuranman – illuminating Japan

    Personally I don't have all my settings the same as his (I'm still experimenting to find the perfect setup), but this is a good place to start.
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  4. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    I don't have the EM5 yet, but I usually use the camera's default settings as a starting point. Then use it for a while and see what I'd like to change.