Last Olympus OM-D/E-M5 update before official launch. (UPDATED) full specs!

Ok, promise, last rumor and pic roundup before this thing goes officialy live within 20 hours. Gobbled together from a variety of sources:

 
NEW SENSOR INFO: The source “European Lady” (cool name!) sent me some interesting tidbits about the sensor:
 1) The 16.1 Megapixel E-M5 sensor is 40% less noisy then the previous 12 megapixel sensor from the Olympus E-P3.
 2) Thanks to the new powerful TruePic VI engine Olympus can use a very weak AA (anti-aliasing) filter. Only the FUji X PRO 1 and the just announced Nikon D800E  (Click here) don’t use any AA filter!

Full Specification list:

Memory card:
SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible)

Sensor:
4/3 Live MOS Sensor 16.1 million pixels (total pixel 16.9 million pixels)
 
Dust reduction:
Supersonic Wave Filter
 
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)
 
IS system:
Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis image stabilization) -> yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling. Effective compensation range maximum 5 EV steps
 
Shutter speed range:
60 – 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
 
Electronic viewfinder:
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
 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 screen:
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, Magnification Ratio x5, x7, x10 (Default) x14.
 
LCD 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.
 
LCD 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 system:
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
 
Metering system:
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* * 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:
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:
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). Synchronization speed 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
 Colour Temperature 5500±400°K
 Compatible external flash 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). 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
 
Bracketing:
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
 
Art Filter:
 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.) Art Effect 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) Movie Mode MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264 ),AVI(Motion JPEG)
 [MOV] 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
 AE Lock Avarable
 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)
 
File size:
 MOV Format : Max 4GB
 Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
 Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
 
Micophone/Speaker:
 Stereo/Mono
 Microphone function Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume
 Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
 Picture with Sound: 30sec.
 
Noise reduction:
 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)
 
Multiple exposures:
 Number of picture / Function 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
 
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.]
 
Power requirements:
 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)
 
Weights/Dimensions:
 Dimensions 4.8 inch (W) x 3.5 inch (H) x 1.7 inch (D)
 [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
 Weight 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)
 Box contents Body, Flash FL-LM2, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB cable, AV cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 2 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card
Olympus PT-E08 underwater housing for O-MD system including E-M5
 
The underwater housing is made of polycarbonate, a strong type of plastic. The front of the housing is black and the back is semi see-through. Olympus has developed a new lock for the underwater housing which works perfectly. It is an oval button, the rotary buckle, that is placed on the left side of the housing. Upon turning the button a quarter, the housing opens up. It's only possible to rotate the button when a slide is pressed at the same time. It means; you need two hands to depress and rotate, ensuring the housing is perfectly secured against accidental opening. The see-through side of the house comes out to the right and will remain attached to the front of the housing. No need to find a place to stash a separate back if you want to take the camera out of its housing. The underwater housing features two o-rings ensuring the waterproof feature. Using two o-rings offers extra security to prevent water from entering the housing up to a depth of 45 meters.
 
Four flash cable connectors are available on the underwater housing. Two of which are for electronic cables and two for optical cables. 
 
Multi coated glass to reduce inner reflections.
 
Can be used with battery grip?
 
You can use the 14-42mm II, 14-42MM IIR , Panny 8mm MFT (recommended) or MZD 9-18mm lens. You can also use Four third lenses like the Zuiko ED 8mm f/3.5 (recommended) and the ZD 50mm f/2.0
 
expected retail £599.00+
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