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The Beginning of the New

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.

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The OM-D is a groundbreaking, new digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to take part, create, and share.

powerful portability
And Rugged durability

Intuitively Designed Electronic Viewfinder

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.

Dust-proof & Splash-proof Construction

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.

Total Control

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.

Lenses and Accessories

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.

image quality

All New Sensor

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

M.Zuiko Digital Lenses

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.

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

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.

Blazing Speed

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.

Face and Eye Detection AF

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.

3D AF Tracking

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.

Creative Freedom

Tilting 3-inch OLED Touchscreen

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.

In-Camera Art Filters

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.

Multiple Exposure

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.

Multi-Aspect Shooting

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.

Images, videos and effects are for simulation purposes only, and features may differ by camera model. Prices, specifications and design are subject to change without notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.



The High Resolution 1.4million dot EVF, with a 120 fps refresh rate, is a 100% accurate high eye point electronic viewfinder, delivering precise preview accuracy of highlight/shadow control, white balance and exposure for unlimited creative control. Eye sensor technology provides automatic switching between EVF and 3" tilt monitor. The shooter can choose from three different EVF informational display modes.


The new 16-megapixel Live-MOS sensor coupled with the newly developed TruePic VI Image Processor delivers increased ISO sensitivity up to a staggering 25,600 ISO level. Fast data readout for seamless continuous shooting and support for the FAST AF system. This new processor delivers excellent dynamic range, accurate color fidelity and reduced noise, all the way up to maximum 25,600 ISO.


The E-M5's "FAST" contrast type AF system is the worlds fastest so you can follow the action no matter how fast it is happening. The 35 area AF design assures offers the flexibility of choosing a 9 AF area or single AF area pattern to match the situation. Sophisticated "Eye Detection" function allows the photographer to set this feature to detect the right or left eye.


The E-M5 features an all new "5 axis" In-body Image Stabilization system that for the first time can compensate for not only vertical and horizontal camera movement, but as well for rotational camera shake that previous systems could not handle. It is effective for up to five shutter speed steps*. As it is built-in to the body, all lenses are stabilized, including wide-angle and fisheye lenses.


Dust and Splash Proof like the body; tilt and touch LCD gives you the flexibility to capture your image from low on the ground to above your head, or at any angle. The 100 percent accurate LCD delivers precise compositional previews. The touch navigation feature allows the shooter to control various functions in the shooting and playback modes with the touch of a finger.


A series of 11 built-in Art Filters, including the all new "Key Line" filter let you create dramatic effects when shooting stills or video. The innovative Art Filters including Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone and the new Key Line filter, can all be used in all the shooting modes - Aperture, Shutter, Program and Manual modes. Certain Art Filter effects can even be combined, and creative frames can also be overlaid, all right in the camera.


Magnesium-alloy and Aluminum construction coupled with advanced splash and dust protection, make the E-M5 the perfect choice for photographers who need a camera that is not limited by harsh environments and that they can depend on in any situation. See more information.


The E-M5's proven Dust Reduction System, with the Supersonic Wave Filterô (SWF) self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit, eliminates dust particles on the sensor by silently vibrating an amazing 30,000 times per second, ensuring spot-free images. It is a sealed unit integrated into the stabilizer/sensor assembly.


Durable shutter mechanism tested to 100,000 cycles. The pro-level shutter ensures reliability, even during extended burst shooting at nine frames per second.


The E-M5 accepts SD- SDHC/SDXC, cards in a weatherproof slot. This media format possesses the ultra-fast data transfer speeds necessary to support burst shooting with simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG files as well as HD Movie recording.


Multiple Exposure makes heightened creativity an easily-obtained objective. Two frames can be combined, and portions of one can be combined with those of another in any of the shooting modes. Additional RAW frames can be overlaid in the playback mode.


Express yourself by altering how you frame the world -- choose from nine aspect ratios, from the standard 4:3 to the cinematic 16:9. By selecting an aspect ratio before shooting and easily reviewing images on the LCD throughout the shoot, the Multi-Aspect function adds a new means of expression to your photography.


The E-M5 is compatible with a range of optional external flashes, including the Olympus FL-300R and FL-600R. Both of these flashes can be controlled wirelessly by the E-M5 so you can dynamically control lighting as your photography skills grow. The E-M5 features a commander function incorporated into the included clip on FL-LM2 flash, making wireless multi-flash photography possible without using an outside commander.


The camera's Digital Leveler function is a highly functional and practical feature for such specialized requirements as architectural photography and other similar needs. It can be displayed on the 3" OLED monitor or in the EVF.


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.


One Shot Echo, for a semi-transparent frame at your whim and Multi Echo, for a multi-motion trail effect.

Product 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 endless mode. Release time lag may be generated in actual use.
Sensor 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
Field of view / Viewfinder magnification 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)
Eye point / Diopter adjustment range 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 / Color temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
EyeCup 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 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
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
White Balance 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 Sunny(5300K)
WB Flash(5500K)
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-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Color Temperature 5500±400°K
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 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)
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. 360 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)
Dust & Splashproof See more information.
Box Contents Box Contents Body, Flash FL-LM2, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB cable, AV cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 2 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

Images, videos and effects are for simulation purposes only, and features may differ by camera model. Prices, specifications and design are subject to change without notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.


E-M5 body only

The E-M5 is a groundbreaking, digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to “take part”, “create”, and “share”.


  • Olympus OM-D EM-5 camera body
Available Colors: Black Silver

E-M5 Underwater Kit

Specially engineered for the Olympus E-M5, the PT-EP08 underwater case is waterproof up to a water pressure equivalent of 45 meters. Its durable, high quality polycarbonate construction protects the camera from water and cushions it from knocks and bumps on land.


Available Colors: Black

E-M5 Two Lens Kit

Smaller and lighter than standard SLR lenses, this compact 14-42mm IIR gives you 3x zoom performance in a small package and pairs perfectly with the 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 Zoom Lens that extends your reach to over 10x!


Available Colors: Black

E-M5 Limited Edition Kit

This super-fast f1.8 ZUIKO lens allows you to capture brilliant low-light shots and dramatic portraits. Paired with the powered grip, extra battery and the grip strap, you'll be ready for hours upon hours of shooting!


Available Colors: Black

E-M5 body

with M.Zuiko Lens MSC ED M.12-50mm f3.5-6.3

This zoom lens has a maximum magnification 4.2X, covering a range that extends from a wide angle of 24mm (35mm camera equivalent) - ideal for taking wide shots even indoors - to a medium telephoto focal length of 100mm (35mm camera equivalent), - optimal for portraits. A newly developed motorized zoom mechanism makes smooth, quiet zooming while shooting movies possible.


Available Colors: Silver

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October 01, 2015


Almost Perfection

My first major camera upgrade in years. I already loved my E-PL1 but with almost 80,000 shots taken I knew it was time for a replacement. My heart was set on the E-M5 and what an amazing camera. The setup is great. Tilt screen is ok, but I really do not use it. Super fast to focus from what I was used to and the capture speed is nice. As is the ability to work in less than ideal lighting. My biggest issue is not having it a week. While out in the field using it, the eyecup fell off and I lost it. It is sad I had to pay for a new one, and still waiting for it to ship. As I primarily shoot with it. I am taking an unwanted break from use do to this issue. If you buy one, buy an extra eyecup. Next month I think I need to order two more just to have them. Other than that Olympus made a great pro level camera that is super small. It feels like a toy in my hands. Battery life is nice and easy to change weather hand held or on a tripod without having to remove it. If your looking for either your first MTF, or an upgrade. The E-M5 will make you happy.

September 30, 2015


"No Regrets"

I've been a loyal user of Olympus Digital cameras and lenses for many years now and I must say that the OMD System is by far the best! The one thing that rings true for Olympus is the exceptional build quality and it continues through to the OMD series! My first system purchase was the EM10 which led to the EM5. All I can say is that I am totally pleased with the results! I recently developed Rheumatoid Arthritis in my hands and this camera is a godsend! It's small, light and easy to use. All the buttons are in the right place and easily accessible! The Em5/Em10 has one of the most comprehensive feature sets built into it than any other manufacturer that I know of, totally customizable! I was very impressed with the clean images I obtain at ISO 3200 which match or exceeded my other former APS System.(Recently I sold it all off to buy lenses for my OMD's) Speaking of lenses, I have the EZ M.12-50mm, M.14-42mm ll R, M.45-150mm ll R and the M.45mm Prime. All are sharp with special Kudos to the 12-50 for it's macro capabilities and the 45 for it's outstanding sharpness.

September 18, 2015



First this is my first mirrorless camera. Coming from a Nikon to the E-M5 was a little strange. The over all size was what I first had to get over. Plus the weight of the camera. Both are a added plus. But having large stubby hands I ended up getting a third part grip. This made the camera feel more natural in my hand and being made of metal it added more weight which to me was a plus. The over problem I had to get use to was the crop factor. Over all I really like the camera and now I use it more then my Nikon. The Nikon still has it place in my equipment. But the go to camera is the OM-D E-M5. The real plus is you are able to buy addapters so I can add my Nikon lens's to the OM-D E-M5.

September 15, 2015


Excellent Choice!

I've only had one prior interchangeable lens camera, which was the EPL-2. I got this camera as an upgrade, and practically every single spec was way better!
I got the two lens kit bundle, and I stick with the 14-40, which is a good all-rounder for what I do.
The weight is great: slightly heavier than my old camera, but little ol' me can carry this around her neck and run around for an entire day with no problems.
The camera's 'burst mode' is really great on this thing btw. If you do a lot of photography that has people jumping in the air or doing acrobatics, this is definitely a good choice.

August 18, 2015


Great Little Weather proof Camera

After I fell in love with the OM-D E-M10 and purchased Olympus Digital ED 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro Lens that was was weathered sealed. With limited budget I wanted a Olympus OM-D with weather seal to it and the OM-D E-M5 solve that problem. Stabilization is great on this camera also. Once I got the hang of shooting with this little camera with the pro lens I find my self hiking with this one in the woods. This camera has been with me through some tough rain with my pro lens and get the shots I want.

August 08, 2015


Hard to beat!

This is my first Olympus since I purchased the EMP-2. This camera more than meets my expectations. It feels very comfortable to hold.
I like the speed, 5 axis, the auxillary flash and access. Purchased 25 1.8 Olympus lens and it is a winning combination. Excellent lens. Can't wait to purchase more lenses to go with it.
I love the weather sealing and 9 fps. for shooting my grandsons basketball game. Don't let anyone to tell you that it won't shoot sports.

July 14, 2015


So far, So good!

I am a longtime user (still) of the OM 35mm System. I indulged in the OM-D, as my initial foray into digital was a bit of a let down. The OM-D E-M5 was easy to start using right out of the box, and I am pleased with the results so far, just using the automatic functions. The viewfinder and flash are very functional for me, and the retro size and styling make it like the original OM; a camera you can easily hold and carry in your hand.
Will keep posting as I do and learn more. The newer E-M5 MkII sounds like a real step up, but this camera is a great deal and a great little camera.

June 29, 2015


A great camera.

I preordered this camera back when it was first released. I've been using it now for over three years with a number of different lenses and it's been amazing. It has never had any problems, it still works just as well not as it did when I first received it. Even years later I'm still happy with the image quality which was an amazing step up from my previous DSLR.

June 04, 2015


The perfect travel camera

Simply put, the OM-D E-M5 is the perfect travel camera.

A little background on me. I've been shooting with a full frame DSLR for years and I was so happy when I discovered the OM-D E-M5 and made the switch over. My back thanks me. I'm not even that old but at a platform level mirrorless and M43 is everything you'd want in a travel camera for prosumers.

This little guy produces amazing photos. Sure there are some drawbacks to M43 when it comes to depth of field and so on but for the trade offs in size and weight, this camera comes pretty darn close. The stabilization is amazing and love the quick focus. Travel is all about getting those quick snaps on the road and this does flawlessly in those situations. While the menu system is complicated for some, I thought it was actually awesome at doing everything I wanted to do especially coming from the DSLR.

This wouldn't be a fair review if I didn't say areas that it can be improved in.
1) Low light - Where I could shoot comfortably with ISO 3200-6400 on my DSLR, it's not that great here. Its grainy and you just don't want to go there if you can avoid it.
2) Ergonomics - Love the small form factor but I did need the HLD-6 grip to make it easy and comfortable to hold
3) Max shutter speed - You don't think about these details at first but when you're in super bright situations, you just won't be able to shoot at f/2.8 because the shutter can't go any faster. So you'll en up stopping up to f/4.

Best camera ever (well until the MK2 and E-M1 came out). I bring it around everywhere now and love how it's compact and more importantly that it's not intimidating around other people. I love how people just think it's another point and shoot...except it's not. The M43 platform gives you so many possibilities with its massive lens selection and you can pretty much do everything you would want to do with a DSLR.

June 02, 2015


Amazing camera!

I've been an avid photographer for almost 40 years, and I've really enjoyed this camera. I've been using it for over a year now, and I'm still discovering new features and things it can do. It can be as simple or as technical as you like. My wife and young son can pick it up and take great photos in one several automatic modes, or I can use it with the more advanced features. Very durable and reliable! I've taken it on several hikes and it has had it's share of bangs and bumps on the trail, and it just keeps on taking great shots. The layout of the controls makes it easy to tweak shots on the fly. Highly recommended!

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