A new era in Micro Four Thirds technology is about to begin. The new, revolutionary mirrorless camera, the OM-D E-M5, has an exceptionally light and compact body. Its Electronic View Finder enables photographers to check exposure levels, white balance and preview Art Filter effects in real-time. When shooting, the photographer can instantly “create” a truly unique world and preserve it in exceptional quality. The “world” will be transformed from something you see to something you “take part” in. The OM-D is a groundbreaking, new digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to “take part”, “create”, and “share”.
Intelligent Electronic Viewfinder: The High Resolution 1.4million dot EVF, with a 120 fps refresh rate, is a 100% accurate high eye point electronic viewfinder, delivering precise preview accuracy of highlight/shadow control, white balance and exposure for unlimited creative control. Eye sensor technology provides automatic switching between EVF and 3” tilt monitor. The shooter can choose from three different EVF informational display modes.
16 Megapixel Live-Mos Sensor and TruePic VI Image Processor: The new 16-megapixel Live-MOS sensor coupled with the newly developed TruePic VI Image Processor delivers increased ISO sensitivity up to a staggering 25,600 ISO level. Fast data readout for seamless continuous shooting and support for the FAST AF system. This new processor delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and reduced noise, all the way up to maximum 25,600 ISO.
World's Fastest AutoFocus: The E-M5's “FAST” contrast type AF system is the worlds fastest so you can follow the action no matter how fast it is happening. The 35 area AF design assures offers the flexibility of choosing a 9 AF area or single AF area pattern to match the situation. Sophisticated “Eye Detection” function allows the photographer to set this feature to detect the right or left eye.
In-Body Image Stablilization: The E-M5 features an all new “5 axis” In-body Image Stabilization system that for the first time can compensate for not only vertical and horizontal camera movement, but as well for rotational camera shake that previous systems could not handle. It is effective for up to five shutter speed steps. As it is built-in to the body, all lenses are stabilized, including wide-angle and fisheye lenses.
3" 610,000 DOT TILT/Touch OLED: Dust and Splash Proof like the body; tilt and touch LCD gives you the flexibility to capture your image from low on the ground to above your head, or at any angle. The 100 percent accurate LCD delivers precise compositional previews. The touch navigation feature allows the shooter to control various functions in the shooting and playback modes with the touch of a finger.
Art Filters: A series of 11 built-in Art Filters, including the all new “Key Line” filter let you create dramatic effects when shooting stills or video. The innovative Art Filters including Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone and the new Key Line filter, can all be used in all the shooting modes - Aperture, Shutter, Program and Manual modes. Certain Art Filter effects can even be combined, and creative frames can also be overlaid, all right in the camera.
Rugged Construction: Magnesium-alloy and Aluminum construction coupled with advanced splash and dust protection, make the E-M5 the perfect choice for photographers who need a camera that is not limited by harsh environments and that they can depend on in any situation.
Dust Reduction System: The E-M5's proven Dust Reduction System, with the Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF) self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit, eliminates dust particles on the sensor by silently vibrating an amazing 30,000 times per second, ensuring spot-free images. It is a sealed unit integrated into the stabilizer/sensor assembly.
Shutter Durability: Durable shutter mechanism tested to 100,000 cycles. The pro-level shutter ensures reliability, even during extended burst shooting at nine frames per second.
Data Storage: The E-M5 accepts SD- SDHC/SDXC, cards in a weatherproof slot. This media format possesses the ultra-fast data transfer speeds necessary to support burst shooting with simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG files as well as HD Movie recording.
Multiple Exposure: Multiple Exposure makes heightened creativity an easily-obtained objective. Two frames can be combined, and portions of one can be combined with those of another in any of the shooting modes. Additional RAW frames can be overlaid in the playback mode.
Multiple Aspect Ratios: Express yourself by altering how you frame the world -- choose from nine aspect ratios, from the standard 4:3 to the cinematic 16:9. By selecting an aspect ratio before shooting and easily reviewing images on the LCD throughout the shoot, the Multi-Aspect function adds a new means of expression to your photography.
Wireless Flash Control: The E-M5 is compatible with a range of optional external flashes, including the Olympus FL-300R and FL-600R. Both of these flashes can be controlled wirelessly by the E-M5 so you can dynamically control lighting as your photography skills grow. The E-M5 features a commander function incorporated into the included clip on FL-LM2 flash, making wireless multi-flash photography possible without using an outside commander.
Digital Leveler: The camera's Digital Leveler function is a highly functional and practical feature for such specialized requirements as architectural photography and other similar needs. It can be displayed on the 3” OLED monitor or in the EVF.
HD Video: Shoot movies at full 1080 HD resolution with available manual control over aperture and shutter speed. This level of control allows you to express your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos. When shooting a movie you have the choice of Standard or HD Movie with or without the 11 Art Filters, total movie creativity is in your control. Record movies in the .avi or .mov formats.
Movie Effects: One Shot Echo, for a semi-transparent frame at your whim and Multi Echo, for a multi-motion trail effect.
Product type: Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory: SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible)
Sensor size: 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Sensor Type: 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratio Number of effective pixels: 16.1 million pixels
Total number of pixels: Approx. 16.9 million pixels
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Filter array: Primary color filter (RGB)
Recording format: DCF, DPOF compatible / EXIF, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
File format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
Recording image size: [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
Eye Level Finder type: Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44M
Eye point / Diopter adjustment range:
Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.92x - 1.15x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Preview: Available with Live Preview function button [custom function]
Level Gauge: 2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical
Finder Style: Selectable from 3 types
Brightness / Color temperature control: ±7 levels / ±7 levels
EyeCup: Removable, Optional eyecup EP-11 is available.
100% field of view,
Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,
Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),
Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14)
Grid/ Monitor Display Types: Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode(4 types), Histogram Mode, Magnified View Mode, OFF
Magnification Ratio: x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
Monitor information: Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area
Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
Focusing length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition
Display of Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.
Monitor Specs: 3.0-inch tilting OLED monitor
Approx. 610k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type
Touch control: Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel
Tilting angle: Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees
Brightness / Color temperature control: ±2 levels / ±3 levels
Color tone select: Vivid / Natural
AF Type: High-speed imager AF
Focus modes: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
Full-time AF: Available
Maginified frame AF:
Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF:
Available / Available
Eye Detection AF mode : OFF / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
Focusing point / Focusing point selection: 35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target
AF illuminator: Yes
Manual focus assist: Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
AF tracking: Yes
TTL Image sensor metering: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Metering range: EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure modes: i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE,
S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter,
Underwater wide / macro
Scene Select AE Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D
ISO sensitivity: AUTO: ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure compensation: ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock: Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)
Metering standard value adjustment: 1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range
White Balance Modes: Auto WB, 7 Presets 2 One-Touch Settings, Custom by Kelvin Scale
White Balance Compensation: +/-7 steps in each Amber-Blue/Green-Magenta axis
White Balance Presets:
Type: Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed: 1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.)
Bulb: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable.)
Flash intensity control method: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Built-in flash: No
Bundled flash (FL-LM2): TTL flash, GN=10 (ISO200?m) / GN=7(ISO100?m)
Flash mode: Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual?1/1?FULL??1/64?
1/250sec. or less (using the bundled flash)
FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Exept FL-50R: 1/200 sec., Super FP: 1/125-1/4000 sec.
Flash intensity control: Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible external flash: FL-50/FL-50R, FL-36/FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Color Temperature: 5500±400°K
Compatible wireless external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
Control method: Triggered and controlled by bundled flash (FL-LM2) (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
Channel No.: 4 channels
Group Number: 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash)
Drive mode: Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Sequential shooting maximum speed: [Sequential shooting H mode] 9.0 fps
[Sequential shooting L mode] 3.5 fps / 4.2fps in case of "I.S. OFF".
Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting: [RAW] Max. 17 frames (in seq. shooting L), Max. 11 frames (in seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Up to full extent of data strage capacity (in seq. shooting L),
Max. 17 frames ( in seq. shooting H)
(with TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card R95-W80 8GB model, under Olympus test standard)
Self-timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Wireless remote control: Not Available
Exposure bracketing: 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing: 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Flash bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter bracketing: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
Mode (Variation / Effect):
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Light Tone ( - / d.)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Proscess (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I, II / b.c.d.e.)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
Recording format: MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG)
MOV?MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI?Motion JPEG?
Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 59.94i Recording
20Mbps?Fine) / 17Mbps?Normal): Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 59.94i Recording,
13Mbps?Fine) / 10Mbps?Normal): Aspect 16:9
[AVI Motion JPEG]
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps, Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps, Aspect 4:3
Maximum Recording Times:
Full HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 22min(Normal)
HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 29min(Normal)
Effects Movie Effect: One shot echo / Multi echo
Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie
IS for Movie: Built in (Image sensor shift type image stabilization)
IS1. mode only
AE Lock: Avarable
Exposure control (Movie): P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter
Compression ratio: Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
File size: MOV Format : Max 4GB; Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
Recording format: Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone function: Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Color matrix: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Mode: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters
Gradation: Auto, Normal, High Key, LowKey [except fot Art Flters]
Adjustment parameter: 4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
Filter effect (B&W filter): Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Picture tone: Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
At High ISO setting: Off, Low, Standard, High
At Slow shutter speed: Off, On, Auto
On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.
Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)
Number of picture / Function: 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
Post Processing: RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
Playback mode: Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Information display: Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Languages 34 languages selectable:
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Editing function: RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Ovarlay, Postrecording
RAW picture editing: RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
JPEG editing: Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect, Black&White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait
Image Overlay: Up to 3 RAW images
Erasing function: Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)
Protect function: Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Print function: Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Input / Output
USB/AV/Remote controller connector: Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 High Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]
HDMI connector: Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment: Hot shoe
Accessory Port 2: Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
PC interface: USB 2.0 High Speed
TV interface: HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
DC-in: - [Optional Power Battery Holder HLD-6 has DC-IN jack for AC-3.]
Battery: BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Power battery holder: (Option) Power Battery Holder HLD-6
AC adaptor: (Option) AC adapter AC-3
Sleep mode: Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
Number of recordable pictures: Approx. 360 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
(with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card
Weights / Dimensions
Dimensions: 4.8 inch (W) x 3.5 inch (H) x 1.7 inch (D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Approx. 15 ounces [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 13 ounces [body only]
Temperature: 32 ~ +104 (operation) / -4 ~ +140 (storage) Farhenheit
Humidity: 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)