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Olympus E-M5 Body Digital Camera (Black)


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· 16 Megapixel Live-MOS Sensor

· 25,600 Max. ISO

· High Resolution EVF

· In-Body Image Stabilizer

· Ruggedized Construction

· Wireless Flash Control

· Full HD Video

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A new era in Micro Four Thirds technology is about to begin. The new, revolutionary mirrorless camera, the award-winning 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.



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.


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.


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.



A new 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor for rich tonal expression, increased dynamic range and support for a maximum 25,600 maximum ISO.


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.


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.


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 sportsaction 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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.

Sensor size

17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)


Sensor Type

4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Number of pixels / Aspect ratio

Number of effective pixels : 16.1 million pixels

Total number of pixels : Approx. 16.9 million pixels

Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)

Dust reduction

Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Filter array

Primary color filter (RGB)


Recording format

DCF, DPOF compatible / EXIF, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible

File format

RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)

Recording image size

[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels

[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels

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



Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization)

* yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling


3 modes (IS1, IS2, IS3), OFF

Focal length setting


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)


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


Available with Live Preview function button [custom function]

Level Gauge

2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical

Finder Style

Selectable from 3 types

Brightness / Color temperature control

±7 levels / ±7 levels


Removable, Optional eyecup EP-11 is available.


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)


Grid/ Monitor Display Types

Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode(4 types), Histogram Mode, Magnified View Mode, OFF

Magnification Ratio

x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14

Monitor information

Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area

Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP

Focusing length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition

Display of Face Detection

Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.

Monitor Specs

3.0-inch tilting OLED monitor

Approx. 610k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type

Touch control

Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel

Tilting angle

Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees

Brightness / Color temperature control

±2 levels / ±3 levels

Color tone select

Vivid / Natural


AF Type

High-speed imager AF

Focus modes

Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)* / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) *

Full-time AF


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


Manual focus assist

Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)

AF tracking



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


White Balance Modes

Auto WB, 7 Presets 2 One-Touch Settings, Custom by Kelvin Scale

White Balance Compensation

+/-7 steps in each Amber-Blue/Green-Magenta axis

* Except for Custom WB

White Balance Presets







WB Flash(5500K)



Computerized focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed

1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.)

Bulb: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable.)


Flash intensity control method

TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, FP-TTL AUTO*, FP-MANUAL*

* Available on the external flash

Built-in 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?

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-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R

Color Temperature


Compatible wireless 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 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)


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.)

Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect

b. Pin-Hole Effect

c. White Edge Effect

d. Frame Effect

e. Star Light Effect


Recording format

MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)

Movie Mode

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

AE Lock


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)



Microphone function

Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume

Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

Color matrix

sRGB, Adobe RGB


i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters


Auto, Normal, High Key, LowKey [except fot Art Flters]

Adjustment parameter

4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)

Filter effect (B&W filter)

Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone

Picture tone

Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone


At High ISO setting

Off, Low, Standard, High

At Slow shutter speed

Off, On, Auto

On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.

Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)


Number of picture / Function

2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)


Aspect Ratio

4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4

Post Processing

RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio








Playback mode

Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)

* 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



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


Editing function

RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Ovarlay, Postrecording

RAW picture editing

RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)

JPEG editing

Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect, Black&White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait

Image Overlay

Up to 3 RAW images

Erasing function

Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)

Protect function

Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)


Print function

Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)


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)


- [Optional Power Battery Holder HLD-6 has DC-IN jack for AC-3.]



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. 360 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]



32 ~ +104 (operation) / -4 ~ +140 (storage) Farhenheit


30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

Dust & Splashproof

o Body

o Flash FL-LM2

o Li-ion battery BLN-1

o Li-ion battery charger BCN-1

o USB cable

o AV cable

o Shoulder strap

o OLYMPUS Viewer 2 (CD-ROM)

o Instruction manual

o Warranty card