How to Change Card Slots during Playback on your Olympus Camera
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How to Switch SD Cards During Playback on Olympus Cameras

Sometimes I write a blog so I remember how to do something and hopefully this information will help others out as well.  It’s also usually faster to find this information searching online than in the instruction manual.

I don’t have images on both of my SD cards in my Olympus cameras very often.  I have to be photographing birds or wildlife using continuous low shooting mode, and have a really good day.

Playback Button on Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III
Playback Button on Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

So, when I do have images on multiple cards in my camera, I tend to forget how to change the SD Card during playback mode.

It is really quite simple to do, just not very intuitive.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Dials
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III Dials
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How to Change the SD Card Slot on Olympus Cameras during Playback

Hold the playback button and turn the front or rear dial. It’s a lot easier to turn the front dial while holding the playback button.  A dialog will appear on the LCD which will allow you to change the card by turning either dial.

Currently the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III, and E-M1X have multiple SD card slots.

Written by Martin Belan

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One Comment

  • Doug Fontaine

    Hi Martin, thanks so much for this very helpful explanation of how to swap the previewing of memory cards, your description so simple to follow and well described solution.

    Like you I’ve mostly given up with the instruction manual and seek advice and information via search engines.

    Your idea of writing a blog to help you remember the solution and make it possible for others to find solutions that you’ve arrived at is admirable.

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