Olympus announces the arrival of OM-D, with the E-M5 m43 camera.

OM-D with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens
Olympus announces the arrival of OM-D, with the E-M5 m43 camera.
Olympus announces the arrival of OM-D, with the E-M5 m43 camera.
High Resolution 1.4million dot EVF, with a 120 fps refresh rate.
the world's first 5-axis image stabilization system
Olympus E-M5 top plate view
fl600 flash gun
Olympus announces the arrival of OM-D, with the E-M5 m43 camera.
Olympus current (2011) micro 4/3 family
Olympus announces the arrival of OM-D, with the E-M5 m43 camera.
Olympus announces the arrival of OM-D, with the E-M5 m43 camera.

No longer the stuff of rumors, here's the E-M5 straight from the horse's mouth:

Olympus US Press Release:
CLASSIC OM DESIGN REVIVED INTO A NEW STATE OF THE ART DIGITAL CAMERA - THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW:
Olympus OM-D (E-M5)
 
The Olympus E-M5 Unites an Intuitive Built-In Electronic Viewfinder with the World’s First*1 5-Axis Image Stabilization and World’s Fastest*2 Autofocusing System inside a Powerfully Portable and Rugged Dustproof and Splashproof Body
 
 CENTER VALLEY, Pa., February 7, 2012, 9:00pm – Today Olympus builds upon the 40-year legacy of the OM SLR film camera series and marks the beginning of the new digital imaging era with the launch of the Olympus E-M5, the first of the new Olympus OM-D (OM Digital) Series of Micro Four Thirds™ products. Designed to meet the needs of advanced photographers, the Olympus E-M5 is packed with a built-in electronic viewfinder, superior image technology, blazing fast speed and total creative control in a classic, rugged body ready for sand, sun, sleet or snow.
 
 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. The compact and ready-for-action Olympus E-M5 boasts breakthrough innovations inside, including:
A built-in 120-fps (frames-per-second) refresh rate, high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) with outstanding image quality, eye detect and intuitive functionality that enables real-time viewing of shooting conditions
A 16.1-megapixel Live MOS Sensor and TruePic™ VI image-processing engine for superior image quality and high sensitivity
The world’s first*1 5-axis image stabilizer to compensate for multi-directional camera shake during both still photography and HD moviemaking
The world’s fastest*2 autofocusing system (FAST AF) plus new 3D AF tracking for improved performance following moving subjects at up to 9 frames-per-second sequential shooting
A lightweight magnesium alloy body that is enhanced with the same dustproof and splashproof durability of the Olympus E-5 DSLR
A tilting 3.0-inch touch screen OLED and new Movie Effects: One Shot Echo, for a semi-transparent frame at your whim and Multi Echo, for a multi-motion trail effect. 
 Intuitively Designed Electronic Viewfinder
 
The OLYMPUS E-M5 is the first Olympus interchangeable-lens camera to incorporate a 120-fps refresh rate, High-Definition electronic viewfinder with an eye sensor to seamlessly switch the display between the tilting, 3.0-inch touch screen OLED and the electronic viewfinder for ease-of-use, features a 100-percent field of view, maximum 1.15x magnification and an eye point of 18mm for fatigue-free viewing. Camera setting information, such as shutter speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder so photographers can concentrate on framing shots and take full advantage of an EVF’s ability to display the effects of various exposure adjustments and Art Filter effects – all without having to take the eye away from the viewfinder.
Superior Image Quality
 
The Olympus E-M5 uses a new 16.1 megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor offering improved performance and exceptional clarity and speed in all aspects of image capture. Olympus’ TruePic VI image-processing engine dramatically improves image quality in low-light environments. The camera’s sensor allows for a maximum ISO of 25,600, and the dynamic range has been expanded for more faithful color reproduction.
Unprecedented 5-axis image stabilization
 
The Olympus E-M5 is distinguished by the world’s first 5-axis image-stabilization mechanism capable of reducing the effects of camera motion and image blur from five directions on stills and video, even including motion blur caused by the photographer walking or running. Previous IS mechanisms compensated for camera shake by addressing only two kinds of movement along the vertical and horizontal axis. However, camera shake can actually be caused by five different kinds of movement: horizontal shift, vertical shift, rotary motion, as well as the yaw and pitch. While some technology has attempted to correct for camera blur by building the Image Stabilization mechanism into the lens, the Olympus E-M5 IS mechanism is incorporated into the camera body itself so that all lenses mounted on the body can take advantage of this sophisticated technology, whether shooting stills or HD video.

Blazing Speed
 
Focus and shoot faster with record-breaking autofocus speed and imaging processing. The Olympus E-M5 employs the FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF system, introduced in the PEN E-P3, but with even greater speed. The 16MP Live MOS chip drives image data off the sensor at a blazing 240 frames-per-second, a 2X speed increase in Continuous Autofocus, with reduced image blackout enabling photographers to track fast action, Maximum frame rates in sequential shooting have also increased more than 2X with a max frame rate of 9-fps in Single AF. A new 3D tracking AF system can follow the subject through the X-, Y- and Z-axes to dramatically improve focus on moving subjects. Paired with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50-mm f3.5-6.3 electronic zoom lens for optimum focusing speed, fast camera start-up times and operational speeds enable the photographer to keep up with the most challenging shooting situations, while dual control dials and dedicated function buttons help them adjust settings on-the-fly.
Creative Freedom
 
The Olympus E-M5 features a 3.0-inch tilting OLED touch-screen to enable photographers to get up high or down low for any shot. The touch screen interface offers intuitive focus and release of the shutter and review and enlargement of images in playback with the touch of a finger. The new Live Bulb feature updates the Live View image on the OLED screen at pre-set intervals during long exposures and enables the user to preview continually unfolding action such as fireworks or waterfalls and adjust the exposure time accordingly while capturing the image at the desired moment. An innovative new interface, EVF Creative Control, produces a tone curve overlay on the viewfinder screen to enable separate adjustment of highlight and shadow brightness, white balance, magnification and aspect ratio can also be manipulated via the EVF
 
A new “Key Line” Art Filter joins ten other available filters on the Olympus E-M5 and enhances the edge lines of the image to make it look more like an illustration. New “Cross Process II” and “Dramatic Tone II” Art Filters provide variations on the popular existing filters, and the two new Echo effect for movies leaves a momentary residual image of a subject’s movements when activated during movie recording. Users who like to perform their movie post-editing on a PC will particularly appreciate the Full HD 1080i movie recording function, which adopts the MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264).
Powerful Portability and Rugged Durability
 
The striking, iconic design of the Olympus E-M5 is more than just looks; its magnesium alloy body is rugged enough to stand up to severe environmental conditions like heavy rain and blowing sand. The Olympus E-M5 employs internal seals extensively and, when the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50 mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens is attached, this combination delivers an integrated dustproof and splashproof camera system. The electronic viewfinder section of the body is also made of magnesium alloy to ensure durability, and the FL-LM2 Electronic Flash that ships with the camera features the same dustproof and splashproof construction.
New Lenses and Accessories for Every Shooting Challenge
 
The HLD-6 Power Battery Grip, in the same dust- and splashproof construction as the Olympus E-M5 body, is an adaptable, two-part grip that can be used either as a landscape grip for easier handling or as a portrait grip with an additional shutter release. The portrait grip accommodates an extra lithium-ion battery to supplement the one in the E-M5, thus extending battery life. The FL-600R electronic flash (GN 50 at ISO 200 or GN 36 at ISO 100) offers improved recharge time and enhanced flexibility and operability for movie recording, and with a wireless control option. Equipped with a built-in LED, the FL-600R can be used to light movies and as a brighter AF auxiliary light. The MMF-3 Four Thirds mount adapter is designed for mounting a Four Thirds Standard-compliant lens on a Micro Four Thirds Standard-compliant camera body. The MMF-3, which also features dust- and splashproof construction, is ideally suited for use with Olympus’ similarly constructed High Grade and Super High Grade lenses.
 
The Olympus E-M5 is compatible with all Micro Four Thirds-compliant lenses, including two new lenses that Olympus will introduce later this year: the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f1.8 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 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.
 
*1 As of February 2012. Among interchangeable-lens cameras.
 *2 As of November 2011. Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras on the market, and using Olympus’ in-house test conditions. In C-AF Tracking mode, maximum frame rate is 4.2fps.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
 
The Olympus E-M5 will be available in April and ships in the following configurations: 
 
Estimated Street Price:  
 $999.99 (Body only, available in Black and Silver)
 $1,299.99 (Black or Silver body with black M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-50 mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens)
 $1,099.99 (Black body with black M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens)
 For a complete list of specifications, visit the Olympus website: http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1583
 
To find out more about the OM-D E-M5, visit the OM-D site at: http://www.olympusomd.com/

Olympus UK Press Release:

Speed and sophistication, sublimely packaged - welcome to the next generation
 
Faster, sharper, smarter: the dust and splash-proof Olympus OM-D, with game-changing IS, electronic viewfinder and stunning new lenses
 
London, February 8 2012
 
Olympus is taking the forty-year pedigree of the OM series into the next generation with the launch of the OM-D, featuring the world’s first*1 5-axis image stabilisation (IS) system to eliminate blur in stills and movies.
 
See the blur reduction effect live via the fast electronic viewfinder, while simultaneously benefitting from the fastest*2 auto-focus of any interchangeable lens camera (including all D-SLRs) with a further refinement of the world-beating FAST AF (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) also found on the popular PEN series models. The camera’s innovative new 16.1 megapixel high-resolution Live MOS Sensor works in tandem with the powerful TruePic VI image processing engine to achieve outstandingly refined image quality and high sensitivity.
 
The integrated 1.44 million dot high-definition electronic viewfinder lets the photographer to check manual adjustments to brightness and colour tones on-screen and with a new interface for exceptionally easy viewing.
 
This faster, sharper, smarter camera comes attractively packaged in a durable dust-/splashproof magnesium-alloy body that ensures lets the OM-D go-anywhere.
 
New accessories such as the optional HDL-6 power battery holder grip, MMF-3 Four Thirds mount adapter and FL-600R electronic flash add to its adaptability, while two new lens options – the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 macro – are under development and will extend creative applications for the user.
 
The OM-D (E-M5) comes in a silver or black body.
 
The OM-D is available from April 2012 as a kit with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 for £1149.99. Body only price to be confirmed.
 
Mark Thackara, National Marketing Manager, Olympus UK. ““Why can’t a camera be more like a camera?” paraphrasing some much loved film dialogue. Well for all those who asked, it can. We have listened and delivered with the OM-D. Let’s not talk retro, let’s say classic: the logical consequence of evolution in design. A familiar, well loved shape with controls where they should be and the choice of Olympus genius in packing all this into body of a size and weight you won’t mind carrying or an ingenious two part grip for those who prefer a fuller figure. Come and see us at Focus to get the full effect. OM is back.”
 
Superior speed
 
Experienced camera users will appreciate the advances in camera speed on the OM-D, with the FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF system, a world-beater also featured on the PEN E-P3, driving the Live MOS Sensor at 120 fps. The speed of communications for controlling the lens action has been improved, while the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) system has also been adopted for AF speed increase and noise reduction in the lens. In sequential shooting, the camera is capable of operating at an impressive 9 fps, and even with focus employed it can perform at a maximum speed of 4.2 fps *3. Users are also sure to appreciate the noticeable reduction in Live View return time after release. This has been achieved by using independent image-processing cores for the recorded images and Live View images, as found in the new TruePic VI engine, since the output to the rear-panel monitor or electronic viewfinder is no longer dependent on completing recording of the captured image Superior image quality and colour reproduction, plus Art Filter enhancements
 
The new High-Speed Live MOS Sensor on the OM-D comes with 16.1 megapixels, and allied to the TruePic VI image processing engine it offers excellent noise reduction capability and still image shooting sensitivity as high as ISO25600. There’s more faithful reproduction of a wide brightness range, thanks to the expanded dynamic range. Fine Detail Processing technology, first seen on the E-5, eliminates moiré and pseudo-colours, while Real-Colour Technology is used to reproduce previously hard-torender colours such as emerald green.
 
The OM-D offers a new “Key Line” filter to enhance edge lines, allowing the picture to look more like an illustration; there are two variations, providing different-strength effects. Art Filter Bracketing enables the user to generate multiple pictures with different Art Filters from a single shot – all features designed to inspire the user to experiment and become more creative in their camera use.
 
Superior viewfinder quality
 
The 1.44 million dot high-definition integrated electronic viewfinder is a first on an Olympus interchangeable lens camera, and is sure to prove a strong selling point. It features a 100% field of view and max. 1.15x magnification, with an 18mm eye point. The optimised display time lag is a major benefit, particularly when shooting fast sports action, while the unique optical design means the image can be viewed clearly from the centre to the periphery with little or no vignetting. The camera’s eye sensor can switch between the rear-panel monitor and electronic viewfinder automatically – a small but significant enhancement to ease-of-use. Information, including shutter speed, is displayed at the bottom of the viewfinder – allowing the user to concentrate on the framing operation. The electronic viewfinder, unlike an optical viewfinder, also assists in image composition, by allowing the user to check the effects of various manual adjustments and Art Filters.
 
Extended through-the-viewfinder operation is further facilitated via a new interface, EVF Creative Control, which enables separate adjustment of highlight and shadow brightness, monitored using the viewfinder image with a tone curve overlay. White balance, magnification and aspect ratio can similarly be adjusted without the eye moving away from the viewfinder.
 
Superior, world-first*1 5-axis image stabilisation (IS)
 
The previous mechanism compensated for camera shake by dealing with two kinds of rotary movement, yaw and pitch. However, camera shake is actually caused by five different kinds of motion, and the new IS mechanism now also corrects effectively for horizontal shift, vertical shift and rotary motion (rolling). Particularly when shooting at larger magnifications (macro shooting), the user will appreciate the value of being able to correct blur. The OM-D also comes equipped for shooting on the move, as multi-motion IS with wide frequency-band compatibility compensates for shake.
 
Superior movie functions
 
The camera’s built-in IS has evolved into the MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) IS system, offering improved stabilisation of movie images. Users who like to perform their movie post-editing on a PC will particularly appreciate the Full-HD movie recording function which adopts the MOV format (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264). It allows a recording time of about 29 minutes. Traditional AVI (Motion JPEG) format is also available. Linear PCM audio is used for both recording modes. One-shot echo and multiecho effects can now be added to movies, adding to the user’s creative options.
 
Superior ease-of-use and reliability
 
Alongside the enhancements to facilitate operation while working through the viewfinder, the OM-D also features a 3.0-inch OLED rear-panel monitor that can be tilted by max. 80° upwards or max. 50° downwards, to assist when shooting from high and low angles. It uses a special layout of 610,000 dots and can display video data equivalent to VGA, while its capacitive-type touchscreen has a high response speed that enables intuitive operation with finger-tip focussing and shutter release. In a further development facilitating ease-of-use, the Live Bulb feature updates the Live View image on the rear-panel monitor at preset intervals during bulb shooting. It also allows the user to assess the final image during the exposure and to adjust the exposure time accordingly.
 
The OM-D is a camera to rely on, even in demanding conditions. It makes extensive use of shields and has a tough dust-/splashproof construction. To facilitate use of interchangeable lenses, Olympus has developed the SSWF (Super-Sonic Wave Filter). Installed in front of the image sensor, it is activated as the camera is switched on to remove any dust attached to the image sensor by generating supersonic vibrations.
 
Superior lens options
 
The OM-D is compatible with all MFT Olympus lenses, which will be supplemented by two new lens options later this year: the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 macro. The 75mm lens is in a high-quality metal design and affords fast aperture settings for portraits and indoor sports shooting, while the dustand splash proof 60mm lens features 1:1 macro and a closest shooting distance of just 0.19m. Lens prices will be announced later.
 
OM-D main features:
 
· Speed - the world’s fastest*2 FAST AF auto-focusing system plus 3D tracking for improved moving object tracking performance
 · 16.1-megapixel new Live MOS sensor, for high resolution and excellent low-light performance
 · 1.44 million dot high-definition electronic viewfinder, with unique optical design to reduce vignetting, 100% field of view and very short display time lag
 
· Powerful TruePic VI image engine, for faster recovery time and excellent image quality (still image shooting sensitivity as high as ISO25600)
 · Ultra-effective in-body image stabilisation using the world’s first*1 5-axis IS, for blur-free movies and stills with any lens
 · Compact, lightweight body in the tradition of the famous OM series, in magnesium alloy and enhanced with proven dust-/splashproof capability
 · Fully compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System standard
 · Additional lens options under development - the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm 1:1.8 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 macro
 
Additional features:
 
· Tilt LCD (3.0-inch swivel-type OLED monitor, capacitive touchscreen panel with fast response)
 · Full HD (1920 x 1080), now in MPEG4
 · New Echo effect for movies (one-shot echo and multi-echo)
 · Live Bulb feature, updating the Live View image on the rear-panel monitor at pre-set intervals during bulb shooting
 · New “Key Line” Art Filter, making the picture look more like an illustration by enhancing the edge lines; and new variations “Cross Process II” and “Dramatic Tone II”
 
Accessories (Prices to be announced)
 
· HLD-6 power battery holder grip, in the same dust-/splashproof construction as the OM-D body. This innovative, adaptable two-part grip can be used either as a landscape grip, for easier camera handling, or (with the second part attached) as a portrait grip with an additional shutter release. The portrait grip accommodates an extra lithium-ion battery to supplement the one in the OM-D, thus extending battery life. Used together, the camera can record about 650 images (CIPA test standard).
 
· FL-600R electronic flash (GN 50 at ISO200 or GN 36 at ISO100), with improved recharge time and enhanced flexibility and operability for movie recording, and with a wireless control option. The flash is equipped with an LED that can be used to light movies and as a brighter AF auxiliary light.
 
· MMF-3 four thirds mount adapter. Designed for mounting a four thirds lens on a micro four thirds camera body, the MMF-3 features the same dust-/splashproof construction as the camera. It is ideally suited for use with similarly dust-/splashproof “Pro” and “Top Pro” series lenses.
 
For a full list of OM-D features, go to http://www.olympus.co.uk
 
*1 As of February 2012. Among interchangeable lens cameras.
 *2 As of November 2011. Among interchangeable lens digital cameras on
 the market, and using Olympus’s in-house test conditions.
 *3 When fitted with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ lens.

 

 

E-M5 SpecificationsProduct Product type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
 
  • Memory 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 endlessmode. Release time lag may be generated in actual use.
  • Screen size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
  • Sensor 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 Formats 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
  • File sizes 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
  • IS System Type 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 
  •  * Based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.
  • 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 MONITOR  
  • 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, 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 System 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
  • 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 System 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 System Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, FP-TTL AUTO*, FP-MANUAL*
  •  * Available on the external flash
  • 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 
  •  色温度 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)
  • Channel No.  4 channels 
  • Group Number 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash)
  • Drive 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)
  • 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
  •  * 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.)
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Level Gauge Detection 2-axis
  • Digital Teleconverter Magnification x2
  • Playback Functions 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)
  •  * Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Still)
  • Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
  • Menus 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 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)
  • Printing 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.]
  • 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]
  • Operating Environment Temperature 32 ~ +104 (operation) / -4 ~ +140 (storage) Farhenheit
  • Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
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