OM-D E-M5 ILC System Camera (Body Only)
OM-D E-M5 ILC system camera (body only) packs a lot of features which makes it the ideal choice for someone who is looking for a fast, reliable camera with DSLR like features yet dont want the weight and the complexity that is associated with one. Powered by a 4/3 Live MOS sensor, the camera comes with features such as full HD video recording and a max shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second. It also has a tiltable 3 screen.
Powerful. Pocketable. PEN. A classic design with a modern flair.
Designed with a modern twist to the original PEN® F, fans of the award-winning Olympus PEN family of cameras now have the PEN E-P5. The flagship PEN body that delivers a portable, premium quality experience. The E-P5 is packed with the latest innovations Olympus technology has to offer including 1/8000s Shutter Speed, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, "F.A.S.T" AF Speed, Built-In Wi-Fi capability*, 2x2 dial control and more. *Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Advanced Design for a New Generation
The Olympus PEN E-P5 carries on the essence of the design found in all Olympus PEN cameras and advances its appearance to a new level. Exacting attention is made to materials, form, texture and color. The body is finished to be seamless, none of the screws can be seen on the sides, front or top of the body. Form and operability of dials, levers and buttons are positioned for optimal ease-of-use and comfort.
1/8000s Mechanical Shutter
The E-P5 is the world's first mirrorless** camera equipped with a 1/8000 sec. high-speed mechanical shutter which allows you to freeze action without blur. Use prime lenses at their maximum aperture allowing you to capture beautifully defocused background images even in very bright daylight.
**As of May 2013, Excluding the Electronic Shutters shot at higher ISO settings, enabling great results in low-light situations
Precise Flash Sync up to 1/320s
Syncing your flash with fast shutter speeds is typically tricky; the flash is just too fast! The E-P5's shutter can sync with the built-in flash at shutter speeds up to 1/320s. This maximum sync speed gives you greater flexibility choosing the correct exposure settings when shooting outdoors in bright of back-lit conditions where fill flash on your subject is desirable.
9fps Sequential Shooting
High-speed sequential shooting as fast as 9fps can be accomplished when using the Tracking AF (C-AF+Tr), which works in tandem with the Autofocus to follow your subject.
F.A.S.T AF - Touch Focus and Short Release Time Lag
The F.A.S.T (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at an incredible speed and offers 35 separate focus areas that are spread over the image area. Four different AF area sizes can be selected - the smallest of which makes pin-point AF accuracy possible on even the smallest of macro subjects. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35 areas are especially effective when you need to match the AF area pattern to your particular subject. And with a time lag of only 0.044 seconds*** instant photo opportunities will not get way from you even if you are photographing a subject moving at high speeds.
When pressing the shutter halfway with IS Off. Battery consumption will increase and the number of shots that can be taken reduced by about 60 shots (CIPA standard).
OPTIMAL IMAGE QUALITY
5-Axis Image Stabilization with IS Auto
The PEN E-P5 is equipped with the world's first 5-Axis image stabilization system with IS-Auto. 5-Axis IS compensates for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems of the past have been unable to handle. While the new IS-Auto mode detects both vertical and horizontal panning and automatically deactivates image stabilization on the panning axis. IS-Auto will allow you to make spectacular panning photos of a speedy car.
5-Axis IS is built into the camera body to ensure effective stabilization with all lenses, its unique 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 or LCD image and obtain a crisp, clear view of your subject that makes it easy to frame and compose your shots.
16MP Live MOS
Featuring the 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor of the OM-D E-M5, the Olympus Micro Four Thirds fourth generation PEN E-P5, is optimized to maximize the performance of all mZuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes shooting and Full HD movie recording possible.
TruePic VI Image Processor
TruePic VI Image Processor, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow, and gold) and improved color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots.
Get connected instantly. Touch the WiFi icon on the PEN E-P5's LCD to connect to your smartphone using the Olympus OI.Share SmartPhone app. Select images you want to share, add them to your share list, and quickly and easily send images with the touch of a single button.
Remote Shutter Release via Smartphone
Take control of your PEN E-P5, without even touching it! Using the Olympus OI.Share smartphone app you can preview your composition, choose the AF point and release the shutter; perfect for tripod and self-portrait shooting.
Geotags can be easily added to your photos by simply sending the high-precision GPS log data recorded by OI.Share to your camera. This function of the E-P5 allows you to use map functions on Olympus Viewer 3 or other applications supporting GPS log data.
QR Code Connection
Sync your PEN E-P5 to your smartphone in an instant. With the new "QR Code Connect" you take a shot of the QR code on the cameras LCD monitor with your smartphone and your camera and smartphone are syncd instantly using the OI.Share's private connection.
You can easily create a combination of photos by selecting one of four themes. Each theme allows you to create a photo story of a certain flair with just a single touch. Choose Standard to capture three images in single layout to tell a story.
Interval Shooting with Time Lapse Video
Interval shooting allows 1-99 shots, from 1 second to 24 hour time interval to easily shoot a series of pictures. he E-P5 also has a valuable feature
that easily converts a series of pictures taken using interval shooting into a time-lapse movie (Max 10 seconds movie at 99 shots).
Art Filters and Variations
Twelve in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations,
art effects and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all
shooting modes as well as when shooting HD movies.
The Twelve in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale
and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama,
Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Key Line, Dramatic Tone
and NEW Watercolor) are enhanced by new filter variations,
art effects and bracketing. Also, the E-P5 now features
the Monochrome Art Filter Effect, where the Picture Tone
effect can change the color from normal monotone to sepia,
blue, purple, and green.
RAW Development with Art Filter Bracketing
If you can't make up your mind about choosing a filter, you can use the Art Filter Bracketing function to generate multiple pictures with Art Filters with a single shot and then view them as a slideshow. Art Filter Bracketing can be applied to recorded RAW format data by in-camera RAW processing.
2 x 2 Dial Control with Custom Lever
2x2 dial control on the E-P5 gives you ultimate control with two dials and a function lever, allowing direct access to aperture/shutter speed,, exposure compensation, ISO settings, and white balance - directly by dial.
In addition, the Fn lever can be used to switch Movie button functions and focus modes.
Super Spot AF and Focus Peaking
Super Spot AF helps you to accurately bring even extremely small subjects into focus, allowing you to select an area even smaller than the AF point. With Small AF Target, you can set your focus even more precisely by reducing the size of the Spot AF target. The E-P5 also features Focus Peaking, which brings shots into focus manually such as when taking photos using OM or Four Thirds glass.
Live Bulb with Histogram
Now, when shooting in the "Live Bulb" mode, you can see the progression of exposure and the live Histogram shows you how exposure is distributed across all points of the image.
Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
SD Memory Card*1 (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 )
*1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.
*2: Not compatible with Endless Memory.
17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Micro Four Thirds Mount
4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratio
Number of effective pixels : Approx. 16.1 million pixels
Total number of pixels : Approx. 17.2 million pixels
Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)
Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)
DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
Recording image size
[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Image Stabilization System
Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization) *yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/roll
4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
IS for Live View image
Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlarging operation)
Focal length setting
Available manual focal length setting
Input focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15, 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
Shutter speed range
60 - 1/8000 sec. (Not available when Bulb or Time is selected.)
Approx. 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),
Normal, Histogram, Highlight and shadow, Level guide, Off
3.0-inch tilting monitor*
*Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance type touch panel
Shutter release, Enlargement, Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, Scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection
Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees
Brightness / Color temperature control
±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color tone select
Vivid / Natural
Vivid / Natural
High-speed imager AF
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)* / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) *
*C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTS lenses. It works as S-AF in C-AF mode.
Magnified frame AF
Selectable from over 800 AF points
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
Super Spot AF: Selectable from center of enlarge view(0.02% - 0.16% in view image)
Enlarged view focus point check by magnify button*
*: Available with old lenses without data communication
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 mode
35-area multiple AF
/ All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target,(normal) Single target(small)
Avaliable on Fn button or Manual Focus
Type : White edge, Black edge
Manual focus assist* Customize function
Live View image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
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
EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE,
S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter,
Underwater wide / macro* , My Set
*Selectable from menu as a function on Fn/Rec button
*My set can be set to mode dial function
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 *
AUTO ISO : LOW(approx. 100) ?25600 (customizable, Defalut:LOW-1600)
Manual ISO : LOW(approx.100), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Locks at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn/Rec button)
Computerized focal-plane shutter
1/8000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)
Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
Flash intensity control method
TTL Auto, Auto*13, Manual, Super FP*13(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
*13: Available on the external flash
TTL Flash, GN=7 (ISO100?m) / GN=10(ISO200?m)
Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual?1/1?FULL??1/64?
1/320 sec. Built-in Flash*
1/250 sec. External Flash*
*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-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Wireless Flash Control
Compatible external flash
FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
Triggered and controlled by built-in flash
(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
External Flash intensity type
TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a built-in flash*)
Sequential shooting maximum speed
[Sequential shooting H mode]* 9.0 fps * in case of "I.S. Off"
*Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
[Sequential shooting L mode]*
4.5 fps in case of "I.S. Off" (in 5.0 seq. shooting L)
5.0 fps* in case of "I.S. Off" (in 5.0 seq. shooting L)
*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm EZ f3.5-6.3.
Max. recordable pictureson sequential shooting *
[RAW] Max. 20 frames (in 4 seq. shooting L), Max.15 frames (in 9 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Max. 70 frames (in 4 seq. shooting L), Max. 19 frames ( in 9 seq. shooting H)
* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm EZ f3.5-6.3.
* With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I R95/W90 EXCERIA
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)
2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.
3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing
3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
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
*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.
bracketing for HDR postprocess
3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
*This function does not execute HDR processing.
*HDR function can be programmed to the Fn-button.
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.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)
a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
g. Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
Type (Frame effect / Aspect & Window
Standard ??,?,?,? / a?b?c?d?e / A?B?C?D ?
Fun Frame ??,?,? /?/??
a. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
Aspect ?Window Pattern
A. 4?3, 2 frames
B. 4?3, 3 frames
C. 1?1. 2 frames
D. 1?1, 3 frames
MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30?(29.97????Recording
20Mbps?Fine) / 17Mbps?Normal) : Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30?(29.97????Recording
13Mbps?Fine) / 10Mbps?Normal) : Aspect 16:9
[AVI Motion JPEG]
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps * Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *, Aspect 4:3
*Excluding some Art Filters
Maximum Recording Time [MOV]
Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 7min* / SD : Approx. 14min*
*Excluding some Art Filters
Movie Effect : One-shot echo / Multi-echo / Art fade
Art Filter Movie, Aperture-prioritized Movie, Shutter Speed-Prioritized Movie, Manually Shot Movie
One-push Movie Digital Conveter
×4* Avairable on Movie effect mode
Available ?AVI Motion JPEG 1280×720 ,10fps)
Image Stabilization for Movie
M-IS (Image sensor shift), Off
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.
Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
MOV Format : Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Maximum Recording Time
Picture with Sound: 30sec.
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
White balance mode
Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation
±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
Preset white balance
7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
- Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters
Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]
Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 99 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically
Number of picture / Function
2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
One push Tele-converter
GPS info. Function
Available (by using Smartphone GPS data)
Live View, Rec view, Wireless touch AF shutter*, Power off
*Camera function is fixed on i-Auto.
File Type: JPEG, MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
QR code setting
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 sound including BGM, 2 selectable slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box 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 & custom setting
4 settings recordable / Available to set to mode dial.
RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording
RAW picture editing
RAW development based on settings of the camera (including Art Filter, ART-BKT).
2 programmable settings, preview capability.
Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
USB/AV/Remote controller connector
Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]
Micro HDMI ?Type-D)
Accessory Port 2
Dedicated multi-connector [for VF-2/VF-3/VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
Built-in ?IEEE 802.11b/g/n?
HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), conventional video-out (SD/Mono Sound)
BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Available (1/3/5 min. off)
Number of recordable pictures
Approx. 330 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
(with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
Dimensions / Weight
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Approx. 420g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 378g [body only]
0 ~ +40? (operation) / -20 ~ +60? (storage)
30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Li-ion battery BLN-1
Li-ion battery charger BCN-1
OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM)