- At A Glance
|Available Colors||Black, Silver|
|Crop Factor||2x (Four-Thirds)|
|Screen Resolution||610,000 Dot|
|Movie Mode||HD (1080)|
|Memory Card||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
The Beginning of the New
Evoking the classic design of the original OM Series introduced 40 years ago, and transforming it for the modern age, the Olympus OM-D Series is a new and entirely unique Micro Four Thirds camera system. It combines outstanding features found in the Olympus E-System DSLR line with those of the compact Olympus PEN® Series to meet the requirements of discerning photographers who demand more performance and portability from their interchangeable-lens cameras.
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”.
Intuitively Designed Electronic Viewfinder
The OM-D's new electronic viewfinder (EVF), with 120 fps refresh rate, features a high-resolution 1.44-million dot LCD, 100% field-of-view coverage, and 1.15x maximum magnification that let you totally immerse yourself in your subject, and actively control image creation. The EVF also enables you to enlarge the focus point for precision focusing in virtually any shooting situation, and can show you the effect of Highlight & Shadow Control, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Aspect Ratio, and a host of other settings and advanced digital image processing functions right in the viewfinder. With improved precision and responsiveness that make it as easy to use as an optical viewfinder, the E-M5's advanced EVF gives you virtually unlimited creative control. Eye sensor technology automatically activates the EVF when you bring the camera to eye level.
Dust-proof & Splash-Proof Construction
Trouble-free shooting in all environments is assured by our proven dust-proof and splash-proof technology. Multiple ring-shaped seals protect the camera from sand, dust, rain, and water spray, making it ideal for all kinds of outdoor shooting. What's more, the OM-D extends this protection to the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens, the bundled attachable flash unit, and the optional grip with power battery holder.
Two full size control dials in concert with dedicated function buttons allow fast setting changes on the fly. Adjust highlight and shadow, exposure, white balance, aspect ratio and more and preview the results instantly in the EVF or on the tilting 3” OLED touch screen.
Lenses and Accessories
In addition to the new electronic motorized M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens with quiet, linear drive AF, the OM-D is supported by an ever-expanding range of wide-angle, macro, portrait, and telephoto Micro Four Thirds M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses. System accessories include cases, straps, filters, external flash units, and mount adapters for Four Thirds System lenses and OM System lenses.
All New Sensor
A new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor for rich tonal expression, increased dynamic range and support for a maximum 25,600 maximum ISO.
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL Lenses
A wide line-up of micro four-thirds lenses featuring the most advanced optical designs and performance take full advantage of the sensor’s capabilities.
Micro Four Thirds will also include two new lenses that Olympus will introduce later this year: the ED 75mm f1.8 and the ED 60mm f2.8 macro. The 75mm lens is a high-quality metal design with fast aperture settings for portraits and indoor sports shooting, while the dustproof and splashproof 60mm lens features 1:1 macro and a closest shooting distance of just 7.5 inches.
The TruePic VI image processor delivers superb color fidelity and the fast performance required for continuous still shooting and movie capture. The optimal balance of these three factors ensures the high resolution, sensitivity, and color accuracy you need to brilliantly capture the world around you.
5-Axis Image Stabilization
The E-M5 is equipped with the world's first 5-axis image stabilization system, and can compensate for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems of the past have been unable to handle. Built into the camera body to ensure effective stabilization with all lenses, its unique 5-axis design makes it particularly effective when taking high-magnification telephoto shots, macro close-ups, and long exposures. In addition, it can be activated by pressing the shutter button halfway, so you can also use it to stabilize the viewfinder image and obtain a crisp, clear view of your subject that makes it easy to frame and compose your shots.
The world's fastest* AF system, FAST AF, has been made even faster and more accurate on the E-M5. Improved new 3D Tracking AF assures you won't miss the moment even when subjects move toward or away from you, and the new high-sensitivity image sensor ensures superior AF performance even in dim light.
* Among digital cameras with interchangeable lenses available as of February 8, 2012, when using the OLYMPUS M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens with the E-M5, based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.
9 FPS High-Speed Sequential Shooting
Thanks to the new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor's high-speed read-out performance, the E-M5 offers maximum sequential shooting at 9 fps, making it easy to capture sports action or fast-moving subjects such as pets, kids and wildlife. In addition, a compact new high-speed shutter mechanism enables the E-M5 to offer this performance without compromising the handling advantages of a light and compact body.
Face and Eye Detection AF
Improved Eye detection lets you choose from left or right eye priority modes to get the correct focus point quickly for perfect portraits every time. Up to 8 separate faces can be detected by the AF system.
3D AF Tracking
Advanced “predictive” AF system can track moving subjects moving not only on the x and y axis but along the z-axis as well. The system uses face, color, and pattern information and can support 4.2 fps continuous frame rates.
Tilting 3" OLED Touchscreen
In addition to offering dial and button controls, the E-M5 is the first Olympus camera to feature a tilting touchscreen monitor for intuitive fingertip operation. The 3-inch OLED touchscreen delivers high-resolution images of your subject with rich color reproduction. It also responds instantly to your touch with fast operation that makes it easy to focus on subjects, play back images, and adjust settings such as exposure and white balance.
In-Camera Art Filters
11 Art Filters that can be applied to both still photos and HD movies right in the camera. Apply these filters instantly while shooting or apply post capture. Combine Art Filter effects for custom variations. Apply frames for even more creative control.
Unleash your imagination by combining JPEG frames with overlay preview to produce your own unique vision. Additional RAW frames can be overlaid in the playback edit mode for nearly unlimited possibilities.
Choose from 5 different Aspect ratios while shooting to get the special compositional effect your photo deserves – traditional 4:3 and 3:2, 16:9 for cinematic effect or 6:6 that emulates the medium format look.
Durable shutter mechanism tested to 100,000 cycles. The pro-level shutter ensures reliability, even during extended burst shooting at nine frames per second.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One Shot Echo, for a semi-transparent frame at your whim and Multi Echo, for a multi-motion trail effect.
This product was added 7:25 February 8th, 2012
|Product type||Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera|
SD Memory Card*1 (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2)|
*1: Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting.
*2: Not compatible with endless mode. Release time lag may be generated in actual use.
|Screen 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
Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization)|
* yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling
|Modes||3 modes (IS1, IS2, IS3), OFF|
|Focal length setting||Available|
|Manual Function||Input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000|
|Effective compensation range||Maximum 5 EV steps|
|Shutter speed range||60 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)|
|Electronic Viewfinder Eye Level Finder type||Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44M|
|Eye point / Diopter adjustment range||
Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.92x*1 - 1.15x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)|
*1 : at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3) *2 : at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)
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 / Colour temperature control||±7 levels / ±7 levels|
|EyeCup||Removable, Optional eyecup EP-11 is available.|
|LCD Live view||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), OFF|
|Grid/ Monitor Display Types||Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode(4 types), Histogram Mode, Magnified View Mode, OF|
|Magnification Ratio||x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14|
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.|
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) *|
|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|
|Manual focus assist||Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)|
|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)|
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* * Selectable from menu as a function on Fn-1/Rec button
|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 * * Still image only|
|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|
|Shutter Type||Computerized focal-plane shutter|
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*|
* Available on the external flash
|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)|
* It depends on flash models or flash mode
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-30, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R|
|Compatible external flash||FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R|
FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R|
Control method Triggered and controlled by bundled flash (FL-LM2)
** Available on FL-LM1/ FL-600R.
(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
|Movie 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 *3
20Mbps(Fine) *4 / 17Mbps(Normal) *4 : Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 59.94i Recording *3,
13Mbps(Fine) *4 / 10Mbps(Normal) *4 : Aspect 16:9
*3 : Sensor output 30fps
*4 : bitrate
[AVI Motion JPEG]
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *4, Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *4, Aspect 4:3
*4 : Except for some of the Art Filters
|Maximum Recording Times||
Full HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 22min(Normal)|
HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 29min(Normal)
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
|Exposure control (Movie)||
P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter|
* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.
|Compression ratio||Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)|
MOV Format : Max 4GB|
Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
|Recording format||Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)|
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|
|Noise Reduction at High ISO Setting||Off, Low, Standard, High|
|Noise Reduction 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)
|Multiple Exposure Number of picture / Function||2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture( RAW)|
|Aspect Ratio||RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio|
|Level Gauge Detection||2-axis|
|Digital Teleconverter Magnification||x2|
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)|
* Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Stil
|Information display||Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF|
|Menu 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|
|Reset and custom settings (My mode)||4 settings recordable|
|Image 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)|
|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 *Optional HLD-6 has DC-IN jack for AC-3.|
|Sleep mode||Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)|
|Number of recordable pictures||
Approx. TBD shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]|
(with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
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|