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Initial Price: 
$1000
  • 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilization yaw / pitch / vertical shift / horizontal shift / rolling. Effective compensation up to 5 EV steps
  • Dust-Proof & Splash- Proof Construction
  • 9 fps High Speed sequential shooting
  • Full HD 1080 movie at 30fps 20Mbps
  • ISO 200 - 25600
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Overview

Description by Olympus:

 

INTUITIVELY DESIGNED ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER

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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.

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Optical view finder                                 Electronic view finder on OM-D

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.

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Eye sensor technology automatically activates the EVF when you bring the camera to eye level.

DUST-PROOF & SPLASH-PROOF CONSTRUCTION

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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 theM.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ lens, the bundled attachable flash unit, and the optional grip with power battery holder.

ALL NEW SENSOR
A new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor for rich tonal expression, increased dynamic range and support for a maximum25,600 maximum ISO.

IMAGE PROCESSOR
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

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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.

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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.

 

FAST AF
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.

TILTING 3-INCH OLED TOUCHSCREEN

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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.

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.

Reviews

A bit late? No, Spike posts his review on the exact day the OM-D was announced a year ago, so let's call it a birthday review. Spike previous camera is a Panasonic GX1, and he compares these two a lot:

"Those of us who have been shooting with M43 cameras for a while have always known how good they are, and we know how little you lose and how much you gain when you give up your DSLR for something smaller. But it has taken the E-M5 for the rest of the world to finally take notice and recognise the worth of these mirrorless cameras. Now I have an E-M5 in my hands, I understand why.

Post date: 08/02/2013 - 00:00

And I wish i had discovered this post by Nasim earlier. As far as reviews of the EM-5 go, this is one of the top 3 there is, the other two being Thom Hogan's recent essay and of course Richard Butler's technical at DPReview. Nasims reviews strike the perfect balance between lyrical and tehnical, and just for this, we forgive him for making fool predictions :)

"Until I came across the Olympus OM-D E-M5. From the day I started using the OM-D E-M5, I just fell in love with it. Everything just felt right about it – excellent image quality, incredibly fast autofocus, wide lens selection, superior ergonomics with a boatload of customization options. Suddenly, it just felt like the camera I had been wanting to own and use all these years. My only doubt was the smaller sensor size – for a while I thought that I would go with a

Post date: 30/01/2013 - 09:10

I can really see why it took him so long. There are no charts here, no Iso trains, no technical sections, heck not even images (except for one), but in this review they are not needed. It is evident that Thom has poured a lot of labour into this, and reading it will give a better picture of what the Olympus E-M5 really is, better than any review out there.

"This was a tough review to write. Indeed, it's taken me longer than it should have because there have been a series of small things that I wanted to be sure of before committing to them on the site. On the one hand, it was clear to me that I had started carrying the E-M5 instead of a DX DSLR when I needed to go light and small. On the other hand, those menus and options can be frustratingly dense and confusing. Was I perhaps just favoring the light and small and putting up with the complexity? It really takes time to answer that question, and thus the long germination of this review.

Post date: 28/01/2013 - 17:16

"When it comes to the intangibles like general camera support, accessories, education, repair, spare parts, the Olympus/Panasonic MFT cameras come up short. But not by much. Pros cannot count on anything like CPS or NPS from Panasonic or Olympus. That means repair times might run into weeks or even months. There aren’t as many classes, third-party books, etc. for MFT shooters. Accessories for the MFT cameras aren’t quite as abundant as they are for DSLRs but this is getting to be a horserace. There are more and more MFT accessories becoming available and I am quite happy with the

Post date: 04/01/2013 - 13:56

"So how do I feel about my new cameras? Well I’m delighted with both of them, but for different reasons. I was more or less able to predict how the XE1 would perform based on my ownership and love for my existing X cameras and my familiarity with the brand. But the OMD was something of a revelation, I really didn’t expect a micro 4/3 camera to produce images which were often difficult to distinguish from those of the Fuji, even in low light.

There really is very little between them. Fuji grain is quite fine and the images are very smooth, but you really only

Post date: 12/12/2012 - 01:50

"The technical noise measurements do not hint at how much better the OM-D is. As I explained in the aforementioned column, it's not just about the quantity but quality of noise. The OM-D noise is extremely uniform and fine-grained. Up to ISO 800, it's essentially ignorable. When it becomes bothersome, the faintest whiff of noise reduction will take care of it."

Post date: 22/11/2012 - 00:00

"The OM-D has five customizable buttons, even more with some lenses and the auxiliary battery pack. I can do a lot with five buttons. See Custom Menu B/Button Function. The fn2 button, right next to the shutter release, became a manual/autofocus toggle. The record button, right behind it, now zooms the viewfinder for more accurate focusing."

Post date: 14/11/2012 - 00:00

"The OM-D E-M5 struggles with color accuracy. There are lots of Picture Modes but none produce realistic colors across the spectrum. The best image colors are obtained in Natural style with Saturation dials down to -1. The red channel remains too high regardless of settings. This is obviously avoidable for those who shoot RAW.

Post date: 10/11/2012 - 20:17

"Overall I was not impressed using the X-Pro 1 with firmware 1. In fact if I purchased the system I would return it right away and buy a beer to cry into. The photo quality is great, the color is good but the areas that the Fuji fails in…well it really fails.

Am I happy with the results of the X-Pro 1? Kinda..

The poor operating performance of firmware version 1 really soured my enjoyment of this camera. I did have the opportunity to upgrade the camera and lenses to firmware version 2 which to the credit of Fuji is much faster then

Post date: 10/11/2012 - 07:44

The user in question is Paul Morgan:

"There is no such thing as the perfect camera but Olympus really have hit the mark with the OM-D EM-5 and I believe that it does come very close, with just the right balance between image quality and features, and there’s one heck of an amount of the good stuff packed under its hood.

Post date: 20/10/2012 - 00:00

And here's the changelog, it seems they fixed the IS noise issue among other things:

Ver.1.5
(Oct. 2, 2012) Operating sounds in the photo ready mode were decreased.

Post date: 03/10/2012 - 12:48

That means it beats the other m4/3 top dogs like the GX1 and the GH2, and even current Aps-c classics like the Canon 7D:

"With a DxOMark Overall Score 15 points better than those obtained by its 16 Mpix micro 4:3 Panasonic competitors, the G3 and the GX1, the OM-D takes a comfortable lead and offers a significant competitive advantage.

Post date: 25/09/2012 - 06:52

"The Sony NEX-6 has built in Wi-Fi, as well as Sony PlayMemories apps, to allow additional features such as Picture Effects+, Bracket Pro, Multi-frame NR, Remote Control / Mobile App, Direct upload to Facebook / PlayMemories, Timelapse, Cinematic Photo (portion of the photo is animated), with additional apps likely to be available on the Sony PlayMemories website. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has some features that no other cameras have such as the LIVEBULB mode that shows you the photo developing on-screen when shooting in low-light."

Post date: 16/09/2012 - 23:27

Ok, we spoiled the verdict of the review for you, but by now it should be expected. The E-M5  is a firm candidate for the camera of the year award, at least in the mirrorless segment.  From the review:

"The bottom line on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 (other than its convoluted name) is that it's the best Micro Four Thirds cameras yet,

Post date: 11/06/2012 - 20:13

"Image quality is where Micro Four Thirds cameras have traditionally lagged behind their APS-C sensor rivals, but the OM-D E-M5 is the first MFT model to equal the results from leading cameras like the Sony NEX-7. Noise doesn't rear its ugly head until ISO 3200 for JPEGs and even the faster settings prove eminently usable, although the E-M5

Post date: 15/05/2012 - 21:10

Robin Steel, the Photo Travel Asia guy takes the E-M5 with him to the Fijuan coast of southern China, writing about his findings along the way. And he sure likes to write:

"Lets cut to the chase, this is an absolutely outstanding travel camera, it's

Post date: 04/05/2012 - 03:12

The E-M5 continues it's tour-de-force, now landing some impressive results over at the ePZ:

"For anyone doubting the ability of mirrorless / compact system cameras, this is the camera that should answer a lot of concerns. It has a weather-sealed compact body, an excellent range of lenses and most importantly excellent image quality - that is

Post date: 01/05/2012 - 00:00

The Olympus E-M5 has apparently left a very positive impression on the DP Review team, they douse it with phrases like "the most capable Micro Four Thirds cameras we've reviewed" and "arguably the most likeable mirrorless model yet":

"The E-M5 can't completely overcome the light capture disadvantage brought by its smaller sensor, compared to APS-C, but it 

Post date: 30/04/2012 - 21:01

A nice, pretty extensive review, especially interesting for those that consider upgrading to the E-M5 from other Olympus cameras, like the E-P3:

"The new weather-sealed magnesium alloy body feels really good in the hand. At 425g with battery, the camera has a marvellously pleasant heft to it and lovely grip with protruding thumb ‘hook’ that enables stable handholding. The two new dials on top of the camera

Post date: 16/04/2012 - 00:00

Robin Wong is concluding his wonderful rolling photography review of the E-M5 with a 'shutter therapy' session, street shooting in black and white. There will be a final installment of this review in the future, for the video aspect of the camera. Robin is not all roses and praise about the E-M5, he discusses several flaws and shortcomings this time, most notably a potential dangerous one about the weather sealing:

Post date: 14/03/2012 - 06:42

Robin Wong continues on his extensive rolling review of the Olympus E-M5. This time there's some low light/high iso goodies, and exploration of the macro capabilities of the E-M5.  Robin also kindly provides a set of full jpegs for us to download and pixel peep (strictly for science (: ). He also turns the last part of the review into a mini macro shooting tuturial:

Post date: 11/03/2012 - 22:47

What does those French got, that the major English speaking camera review sites don't? Focus numerique has started its grand Olympus review, and first up is the 'Gestion du bruit électronique' part, or as we say, iso-train-comparison-versus-some-major-rivals. The OM-D/E-M5 gets pitted against the Canon G1X, the Panasonic G3, the Sony NEX-7, the Nikon V1, and for good measure, its own stable mate, the Olympus E-P3. By golly the mirrorless gang has really

Post date: 07/03/2012 - 23:32

No, Gary does not have all three cameras in his possession, he just pits their specs against each other. Surprisingly, this simple roundup is is enough to stir a discussion, and draw some interesting conclusions:

"The main issues that really kill image resolution are AF accuracy, camera shake and optical quality, and it is on the 1st 2 of these

Post date: 04/03/2012 - 23:18

Korean site Danawa has posted an extensive (p)review on the E-M5. Since the images tell 9/10 of the story, there's no need to fire up your Google translator, unless you're in need of a good laugh. 

Next, we got the Polish site Fotopolis posting a full 2 page iso train. Crops on the first page, full jpegs on the second. Very nice choice of setup btw, a good balance of file detail texture, color, and so on. 

Post date: 04/03/2012 - 15:22

So, what have we got nyah: First, a series of full sized jpegs, straight out of a final firmware version E-M5, at What Digital Camera.  As almost always. these kind of tech mega sites do a really crappy work when it comes to photography. In any case, a trained (heh) pixel peeper can always draw his/hers own conclusion. 

 

Our next tidbit comes from Pekka Potka, a Finnish photographer that has proven to be an invaluable source of good E-M5 (and not

Post date: 01/03/2012 - 04:54

"The back of the screen features a large touch-screen LCD. The touch element will hopefully be improved because it was far from perfect on the pre-production sample. Terada explained that it improves on the previous menu system because it's quicker to navigate and execute options but to get the touch-screen to work, you have to press the OK button. Once the option has been chosen, you have to press the OK button again. It's a lot of shifting around the back of the OM-D EM-5. Conveniently, the menu

Post date: 20/02/2012 - 22:02

Just posting this, as a good example of meaninngless discussion about a no-brainer. Here's a certainty: Demand for the E-M5 will be of an unprecedented scale, reviewers will rave about it, Olympus will get a sweet tooth, and release a 'pro' specced model that sports upgrades such as lower iso and/or higher iso speed, better viewfinder, built-in intervalometer, illuminated buttons, better video codec, etc. Doesn't take a think tank or a subject starved writer to figure this out:

 

Post date: 19/02/2012 - 23:21

As a m43 camera that can easily match the current crop of aps-c equipped rivals, there's no doubt the E-M5 easily trumps the Pen E-P3, considering the fact that the latter sports the outdated 12 mpixels sensor. The pixel peeper mill has as usual picked up on this, and most erroneously agree that the difference between the two cameras is about one stop. However, that's stuff that comes from the rear of a bull, just put the 6400 file from thre E-P3 next to the 24.800 one from the E-M5 and you can clearly see that 

Post date: 18/02/2012 - 15:03

Pocket-Lint can be excused for not mentioning the 6th major feature, the gorgeous OM look:

 

"One of the headline features of the new OM-D, we found the 5-axis stabilisation to be very effective. It works by offering sensor shift technology in five planes and if you take the lens off the front of the camera, you can actually see the sensor responding as

Post date: 18/02/2012 - 10:42

"First and most important in this pixel peepers honest opinion are the ISO SAMPLES. All the way to 25.600 as it should be. Server is a bit slow, propably being hammered to pieces by peeping toms from all over the world. A quick louping over them and 'wow' i believe this is the cleanest output from every m43 camera so far.

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 20:31

"The camera is quite intuitive, with a simple multi-tab menu system and a variety of dedicated controls. There are two dials up top, just as you'll find on the Sony NEX-7 -- in manual mode, one adjusts aperture while the second changes shutter speed. Touchscreen control is available as well, with tap-to-focus and touch-shoot functionality, but you'll need to use the buttons to the right for more complex adjustments. As you'd expect

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 03:05

"It would be easy to dismiss the E-M5 as simply an upgraded E-P3 with a built-in viewfinder, but that would be to miss the point somewhat. Looked at another way, the E-M5 appears to be a synthesis of the best bits of recent Olympus cameras. It offers greater capability than the company's range-topping E-5 DSLR in a compact body with the classic styling of the OM range. It also echoes of the E-620 - the small, photographer-

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 02:57

"Names. What doesn't make sense is the camera's name. OM-D E-M5 is absurdly circumspect. They want to pay homage to the OM line while pointing out that it's digital, hence the D. Like we didn't know. Yet they want to keep pointing out that it's electronic like the other cameras in the line, hence the E in E-M5. I'd have preferred OM-5 or even OM-5D. We know it's electronic, and we know it's digital, so OM-5 would have been

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 02:36

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:
Post date: 08/02/2012 - 02:15

Some nice details that comes out of this interview: The whole package of camera body+lens+snap-on flash is weather sealed. Mr. Terada says it is of the same sealing quality as that of the E-series. The new sensor's High ISO and  Dynamic Range characteristics offer a 1/3 improvement over current Olympus m43 sensors. Mr. Terada also explains how the new 5-axis stabilization system on the E-M5 works:

Post date: 08/02/2012 - 02:02

Ooopsie, Cnet breaks the embargo (by 'mistake', I'm sure) just two hours ahead of the official release by Olympus. For images and full specs we have complete coverage here.

Edit: Video removed by Cnet

Post date: 07/02/2012 - 22:15

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:
Post date: 07/02/2012 - 12:38

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1000
Release Date: 
02/2012
DXO Mark
DXO Color Depth: 
22.8bits
DXO Dynamic Range: 
12.3Ev
DXO Low Light Performance: 
826 ISO
Image Sensor
Type: 
Micro Four Thirds
Image Sensor Type : 
17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels: 
16.1 Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
4:3
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Filter Array: 
Primary color (RGB)
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Dust Removal: 
Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization details: 
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
Modes: 
3 modes (IS1, IS2, IS3), OFF
Stabilizer compensation range: 
5.0 EV
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)
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
TruePic VI
Lenses
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 
2.0x the focal length of the lens
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Focal Length details: 
2x
Storage
Memory Card Slots: 
1
Memory Card Type: 
SD
SDHC
Memory Card Type Details: 
SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible)
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
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: 
0.0 - 20.0 EV
Metering Range Details: 
Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure Compensation: 
±3.0 EV
Exposure Compensation Details: 
±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps
AE Lock: 
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)
Shutter Type : 
Computerized focal-plane shutter
Maximum shutter speed: 
1/4000 sec
Minimum shutter speed: 
60 sec
Bulb mode: 
Yes
Shutter Speed: 
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.)
Shooting 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
Shooting Modes (Movie): 

* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.

Drive Modes: 
Single, Continuous
Continuous shooting: 
9.0 fps
Continuous Shooting Details: 
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)
Self Timer : 
12 sec., 2 sec.
ISO Range: 
200 - 25,600 ISO
ISO Sensitivity: 
AUTO: ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600)
Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Image Sensor - Auto,
Lamp,
Fluorescent,
Daylight,
Flash,
Cloudy,
Shade,
Custom WB,
One-touch WB
White Balance Personal: 
Yes
White Balance Bracketing: 
3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Focusing
Focusing Type: 
Contrast detect
AF System Points: 
35 points
AF System Points Details: 
35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target
AF Modes: 
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
Predictive AF: 
AF tracking
AF lock : 
Yes , Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Manual Focus : 
Manual focus assist Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
AF Assist Beam : 
Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type: 
Electronic
Viewfinder Type Details: 
Eye-level electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder monitor resolution: 
1440000 dots
Viewfinder Monitor Resolution Details: 
approx. 1.44M
Viewfinder Coverage: 
~100.0%
Viewfinder Coverage Details: 
Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Magnification: 
~0.9%
Viewfinder Magnification Details: 
Approx. 0.92x
Viewfinder Eyepoint: 
18.0mm
Viewfinder Eyepoint Details: 
18mm
Viewfinder Dioptre Correction : 
-4 to +2 diopter
Viewfinder 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
Grid: 
Yes
Live View
Liveview: 
Yes
Liveview Details: 
Yes
Monitor
Rear screen size: 
3.0 in
Rear Screen type: 
OLED
Rear Screen Details: 
3.0-inch tilting OLED monitor Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type Touch control Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement<br> 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
Resolution: 
610000 dots
Resolution Details: 
Approx. 610k dots,
Rear Screen Touch sensitive: 
Yes
Tiltable Monitor: 
Yes
Tiltable Monitor Details: 
Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees
Coverage: 
100% field of view
Brightness: 
Brightness / Color temperature control ±2 levels / ±3 levels
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Built in Flash: 
No
Flash Modes: 
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)
Flash Xsync: 
1/250sec. or less* (using the bundled flash)
Flash compensation: 
±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
Flash bracketing: 
3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
Media Types / Sizes
Maximum Still Image Size: 
4608 x 3456
Maximum Video Image Size (pixels/fps): 
1920 x 1080 / 60
Image Sizes: 
[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

Still Image Format: 
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
Movie: 
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

Movie Format: 
MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG) with audio
Movie Length: 
Full HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 22min(Normal)
HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 29min(Normal)
Sound Files: 
Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz
Other Features
Intervalometer: 
No
Wi-Fi: 
No
GPS: 
No
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the user
Histogram: 
Yes
Photo Effects: 
Scene select AE
(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), Art Filter
Underwater wide / macro
Playback Zoom: 
Ratio x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
Menu Languages: 
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
Accessories
Lenses: 
Micro Four Thirds mount lenses
Four Thirds mount lenses via adapter (MMF-3 four thirds mount adapter)
Flashes: 
FL-50/FL-50R, FL-36/FL-36R, FL-30, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R
FL-600R (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
Battery Grip: 
HLD-6 power battery holder grip is an 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).
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Conection Interface: 
Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, Accessory Port 2
Direct Print Support
Direct Print: 
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant, PictBridge Compliant
Power Source
Power Source: 
BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Life: 
Approx. 360 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard] (with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
Magnesium alloy
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather Sealing Details: 
Dust-Proof & Splash- Proof Construction
Width: 
122mm
Height: 
89mm
Depth: 
43mm
Weight: 
425.0 g
Weight: 
425 g
OperatingEnvironment: 
Temperature 32 ~ +104 (operation) / -4 ~ +140 (storage) Farhenheit Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

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