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The WiFi Feature on the Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus has included built-in WiFi on the Olympus OM-D E-M1.  This is a new feature from the predecessor E-M5 model.  The latest version of the Olympus PEN cameras (E-P5) also features built in Wi-Fi.

Olynpus Image Share App

Olympus has created iOS and Android  versions of its Olympus Image Share app to utilize the WiFi features of the Olympus OM-D E-M1.  However, there doesn’t appear to be a solution to connect the WiFi to a laptop or desktop computer at this time.  

The Olympus Image Share app currently has the following features.

Remote Control

The Remote Control feature allows you to remotely control and take photos with the camera over WiFi.  The app controls many of the basic functions of the camera including: shooting mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO, white balance, and sequential shooting / self timer.

Import Photos

The app also has the ability to display photos on the SD card in the camera and transfer them to your mobile device.

Edit Photo

The photo editing function lets you edit photos on your mobile devices.  The editing features include art filters and the ability to add a signature to the photo.

Add Geotag

The Geotagging feature adds location data to your photo by using the GPS information from your phone.  Logging must be switched on in the app to record location information.  

The app matches time stamps in the geotagging log with photos on the camera in order to add the location information to the photos.  Turning on the logging in the Olympus Image Share App will also drain your cell phone battery faster.

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2 Comments

  • Gordon Kilgore

    Martin, I seem to be caught in a loop. Have been trying to sync an OMD-E-M1 II to an iphone6. All seems to be working but after scanning and hitting the install I get a message that says "The profile is not signed." Seems to be no way around it. Any ideas?

  • Dennis Moranz

    I'm having the same problem on my iPhone SE. I find the OMD-EM1 in my wi-fi settings after the first installation but then it disappears after a short time.

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