Olympus OM-D E-M1 Tethering Cable

Posted by: on Oct 08, 2014

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Tethering Cable
Photo courtesy of Olympus.

The Olympus OM-D EM1 is a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 DSLR camera and correct tethering cable for the Olympus OM-D EM1 is a proprietary cable connection that is unavailable in the longer lengths. 

What we recommend in this situation is using the short cable that was included with your camera and connecting it to a USB Active extension to achieve the longer distances needed. Utilize JerkStopper In-Line Supports to keep the proprietary cable and extension cable together.


USB specifications recommend limiting the length of a passive USB cable to 15 feet (4.6.m).  AUSB Active Extension, available in 16, 32, 49 or 65 feet (5, 9.7,15 or 20m) lengths, used in conjunction with your passive USB cable, will boost the signal, reduce transmission errors and lower noise enabling the longer tethering distances when needed.



Be sure to check out our complete line of JerkStopper cable retention devices. The JerkStopper removes stress and strain from the camera and computer plugs. This ensures the plugs stay in, and also prevents cable and/or equipment damage.

For additional resources on camera and cable compatibility, please review our Camera Compatibility Guide.

Can’t find the right cable? Let us know and we will help you find it.