How to Access Hidden Menu on Olympus OM-D Camera

The hidden menu on Olympus cameras reveal information such as shutter count, turn-on count and damage code log.  It's the first thing you should check when you buy a Olympus OM-D camera whether it was new or used.

Olympus rates the OM-D E-M5at 100,000 shutter actuations.  That is quite high when compared to PEN series cameras.  The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is rated even higher at 150,000 shutter actuations.

The instruction for both OM-D E-M5 and OM-D E-M1 is identical.

Instruction - Access hidden menu

  1. Camera OFF 
  2. Hold down MENU button and turn ON the camera 
  3. Release MENU button and press MENU again to get to Menus 
  4. Go to LCD Brightness Menu, It's the third selection from the top.
  5. Press RIGHT arrow to show screen adjusters 
  6. Press INFO and then press OK. You should see something like this: "OLYMPUS E-M5 02 01 01 01".
  7. Press in sequence UP - DOWN - LEFT  - RIGHT - SHUTTER - UP.  You will now see Page 1 of the hidden menu.
  8. Press RIGHT for Page 2, DOWN for Page 3, LEFT for Page 4 and UP again to get Page 1

The shutter actuation data can be found on page 2.  You will see the following information on Page 2:

R 000091 [total shutter actuation count]
S 000011 [shot count with flash]
C 000000
U 000018 [turn on count which is ultrasonic wave cleaner count]
V 000000

B 000101 [total number of times shutter button is fully pressed]
L 000000

Also, see how to access the hidden menu on Olympus PEN series.
How to Access Hidden Menu on Olympus OM-D Camera Reviewed by Brandon on 3/15/2015 Rating: 5

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