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.
The OM-D is a groundbreaking, new digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to take part, create, and share.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER
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.
16 MEGAPIXEL LIVE-MOS SENSOR & TRUEPIC VI IMAGE PROCESSOR
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.
WORLD'S FASTEST AUTOFOCUS
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.
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
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.
3" 610,000 DOT TILT/TOUCH OLED
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.
DUST REDUCTION SYSTEM
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.
MULTIPLE ASPECT RATIOS
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.
WIRELESS FLASH CONTROL
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. LCD MONITOR Live view 100% field of view,
Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,
Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),
Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14)
Grid/ Monitor Display Types Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode(4 types), Histogram Mode, Magnified View Mode, OFF Magnification Ratio x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14 Monitor information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area
Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP
Focusing length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition
Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed. Monitor Specs 3.0-inch tilting OLED monitor
Approx. 610k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type
Touch control Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel Tilting angle Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees Brightness / Color temperature control ±2 levels / ±3 levels Color tone select Vivid / Natural AF System AF Type High-speed imager AF Focus modes Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)* / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) * Full-time AF Available Maginified frame AF Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF Available / Available
Eye Detection AF mode : OFF / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
Focusing point / Focusing point selection 35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target AF illuminator Yes Manual focus assist Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode) AF tracking Yes Metering System
TTL Image sensor metering
Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100) Exposure modes i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE,
S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter,
Underwater wide / macro* * Selectable from menu as a function on Fn-1/Rec button
Scene Select AE Modes Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D * * Still image only ISO sensitivity AUTO: ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button) Metering standard value adjustment 1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range 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)
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） [MOV] Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 59.94i Recording *3
20Mbps（Fine) *4 / 17Mbps（Normal) *4 : Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 59.94i Recording *3,
13Mbps（Fine) *4 / 10Mbps（Normal) *4 : Aspect 16:9
*3 : Sensor output 30fps
*4 : bitrate
[AVI Motion JPEG] HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *4, Aspect 16:9 SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *4, Aspect 4:3 *4 : Except for some of the Art Filters Maximum Recording Times Full HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 22min(Normal) HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 29min(Normal) Effects Movie Effect : One shot echo / Multi echo
Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie
IS for Movie Built in (Image sensor shift type image stabilization)
IS1. mode only
AE Lock Avarable Exposure control (Movie) P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter
* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.
Compression ratio Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD) File size MOV Format : Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz) Micophone/Speaker Stereo/Mono Microphone function Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Color matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, LowKey [except fot Art Flters] Adjustment parameter 4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key) Filter effect (B&W filter) Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone Picture tone Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone Noise Reduction At High ISO setting Off, Low, Standard, High At Slow shutter speed Off, On, Auto
On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.
Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)
Multiple Exposure Number of picture / Function 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW) Aspect Ratio Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4 Post Processing RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio Level Gauge Detection 2-axis Digital Teleconverter Magnification x2 Playback Functions Playback mode Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
* Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Still)
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF Menus Languages 34 languages selectable :
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Reset and custom settings (My mode) 4 settings recordable Image Editing Editing function RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Ovarlay, Postrecording RAW picture editing RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter) JPEG editing Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect, Black&White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait Image Overlay Up to 3 RAW images Erasing function Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index) Protect function Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected) Printing Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible) Input / Output USB/AV/Remote controller connector Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 High Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.] HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D) Flash attachment Hot shoe Accessory Port 2 Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.] PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed TV interface HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound) DC-in - [Optional Power Battery Holder HLD-6 has DC-IN jack for AC-3.] Power Requirements Battery BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included) Power battery holder (Option) Power Battery Holder HLD-6 AC adaptor (Option) AC adapter AC-3 *Optional HLD-6 has DC-IN jack for AC-3. Sleep mode Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable) Number of recordable pictures Approx. 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.
with M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R
Smaller and lighter than standard SLR lenses, this lens provides full 3x zoom performance in a very small package. The evolution of this PEN kit lens now focuses faster than ever before, so you won't miss out on rapid shooting situations! This lightweight and compact lens delivers high image quality and has an excellent close-up shooting capability.
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera body
- M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens
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.
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera body
- M.Zuiko Lens MSC ED M.12-50mm f3.5-6.3 lens
Review Summary for the OM-D E-M5
Do you own this product?
Please, tell us what you think about it. It helps us provide you with better products.
Please note that it may take up to 72 hours for your review to appear.
Customer Reviews of the OM-D E-M5
February 28, 2014
10/10 - definitely recommend
I am absolutely in love with this camera. When I set out to buy into a mirrorless system, I debated the merits of Olympus vs the slightly larger Fuji X platform (which I'd had previous experience with), and took a risk on the OMD. I haven't looked back once.
The ergonomics are great (especially with the optional grip) and the user experience is super-easy to master. I especially love the touch-to-focus-and-shoot capability on the rear LCD.
I've found that this camera is best paired with the fast primes that are available - I already have the 17mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8, and just ordered the 12mm f/2.
The standard hotshoe allows me to use the remote triggers I already have to fire any flash remotely. I'm not locked into a proprietary system for off-camera flash, which was very important in my purchasing process.
The battery life is incredible. I can shoot all day, even using the large rear LCD for image preview/review.
I was afraid that a compact system would limit my creativity, but I am able to achieve incredible results with the OMD system. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this camera to a friend - even fellow professional photographers.
February 26, 2014
I've not had a chance to use the camera a lot, but my initial impression is that it's extremely well made. It's on the small side for my old fingers, but I wanted something compact. The included flash is sufficiently small to usually stay attached to the camera, so lack of pop-up flash isn't an issue.
This unit is reconditioned, but I can see no marks on it. I did dig around, and found that it has about 2200 shutter clicks, but I'm sure some of that came from QC, and the reconditioning process; not something to fret.
I did have to update the firmware, and that was a bit of a challenge, but I did complete the process. Not without trepidation, though, as the site has no real progress meter, so one never knows, and one dare not disconnect, as it may mess with the current program.
The down-side comes with the manual, or lack thereof. First, Olympus should supply a comprehensive manual. Second, even the on-line manual is extremely confusing. It really should be given more attention. I had a devil of a time to find and display the Super Control Screen. I will need time to learn what can be done with the various buttons. I think, however, that after I have things better studied, the camera will not be extremely difficult to manage.
I have already ordered a 40-150 lens. I had planned, and still plan, to use my legacy lenses, but the micros seem so compact that I opted to get the next longer for general carry.
One caution potential buyers might consider, when I registered the camera on line, I was immediately given a certificate for 10% off accessories good for 20 days. With the camera, I ordered a spare battery and the larger VF cup. Had I waited, I could have saved a few bucks. For that, shame on Olympus.
Because of the very poor manual, the unit gets only 4 stars.
February 17, 2014
Better than I expected
There are lots of great compact system cameras available, but the E-M5's motion compensation system sets it apart from almost anything else. I come from the film days when "1/60 of a second or shorter with a 50mm lens" was the rule. But I regularly get great sharp images hand holding the 45mm f1.8 indoors with no flash--at a 1/10 of a second. Because the compensation is in the body, it works with any Olympus lens. That's like a 90mm lens in full frame view. When you combine the broad range of lenses available and the compact size, it just makes getting good images a LOT more reliable in all kinds of light. I use the 9-18 mm zoom and the 45mm f1.8 a lot. But even the cheap 40-150mm zoom does a good job when you need the reach. You really can shoot the equivalent of 300mm f5.6 lens (full frame) hand held and not get motion blur. I know the EM-1 is getting all the press now, but it's larger. It's the motion compensation that really makes both these cameras stand out and you get that in the E-M5. I also have a E-PM2. It's nice, but less-elaborate motion compensation is clearly a limitation...as it is on any other camera body that isn't an EM-5 or EM-1. I'll probably spring for the 12-40 f2.8 zoom one of these days. Don't think you NEED the EM-1 to use this new zoom. The EM-5 may be the better choice if you value convenience.
January 25, 2014
not real happy
I have owned this camera about 1 month and now it is totally dead. when I turn it on ,nothing happens, so today at a cost of almost $70.00 (including the UPS discount) i shipped it back to Olympus. As i said this camera is less than 1 month old and already it is need of repair, at the least I should have received free return shipping, so at this point I'm not real happy!!
January 06, 2014
Brand new camera has some problems
Some times I am getting the black frame instead the photo.
Every time I choose scenic setting with Beach and snow I have high bracketing.
December 17, 2013
I tested this camera for 1.5 hours at the dealer before purchase. The image stabilizing system is beyond belief. Hand held photos at 2x zoom are sharp even at 1/4 second and 1/2 second. All metal chassis with chrome finished metal covers just like the classics of the past. An afternoon at Downtown Disney yielded a fantastic series of photos of children at play with images razor sharp on 24"x36" print enlargements. Lenses the surpass the sensor in many cases. The only shortcoming is the manual. Most of the negative reviews are owners who never read and understood the full CD manual. Most complaints are easily solved if you tune the camera adjustments. Even the current manual is too short to demonstrate the critical features and capabilities. As a tech writer with 30 years experience as a Pro photographer, this camera needs a manual of at least 250 pages to tap it's fantastic capabilities. A full size book. Yes most customers are not going to read it, but those who do will fall in love with this system. 2 of our local news photographers with 4 Pulitzers have switched entirely to this camera system.
December 15, 2013
I am sure this camera has some great features. However, the MANUAL is comprehensible, the display is too quick, navigation is difficult...I am learning by random selection...have lost some functions while doing so.
The 'illustrations' (minute, tiny little illustrations) in the manual are not at all 'illustrative'. Big expense...STEEP learning curve to do anything other than iAUTO.
November 27, 2013
Great image quality; tough to set up
I recently sold a Lumix GH2 and a nice legacy lens collection to finance the purchase a full-frame Sony A99 and a few good modern lenses. But the full-frame kit cost twice as much as my MFT kit, and I only have a third as many lenses
I've missed the fun of shooting legacy lenses and recently received a OM-D E5 and started re-building my legacy glass collection. I've only spent a few days with the OM-D, but have a few initial impressions:
- The OM-D's image quality is the near equal of the Sony A99's in most lighting and dynamic range situations.
- The exposure is always spot on.
- JPEG's have acceptable noise up to ISO 6400.
- The camera is feature-rich, but the user interface is very hard to set up because the manuals are poorly written. It took me about 5 hours of fiddling around and web research to get the camera set up the way I wanted it.
- The indicators for under and over exposing highlights and shadows are a terrific feature, as is the ability to get a stabilized view when using the magnify option for accurate focusing.
- Build quality is excellent ... like a little tank!
- The in-body stabilization makes the OM-D a much better camera for using legacy lenses than those without it.
Aside from the poor manuals, the only real complaint I have is its small grip size, something that has been re-worked in the M1.
November 21, 2013
Like the camera. alot to learn. very challenging!
I think the OM-D E-M5 is superior in many ways. To me after searching for the ultimate perfect camera...I feel I have found that. However, a perfect camera? I think there never will be one. But, believe me, this run's in first place.
I have not used the camera very much as yet, due to the learning curve with it. I do think though that the learning curve is most of that. So I will increase that. What use I have gave it has provided me with the awe factor. It is a fun camera, and smaller in size than the cannon xsi I had. If you are searching for the ultimate camera...this would be one to add high on your list. Olympus did superior work here...reaping in superior fund's as well, I'm sure.
October 13, 2013
Evaluation of Olympus E-M5
To start, I am an "enthusiast" photographer and not a pro. However, I have been in photography for over thirty years. I know that this will upset many DSLR users but this camera is great! I originally purchased this camera as a travel and back up camera to my Sony A700. The Sony is older technology but still a good camera especially when paired with the 75-200mm F/2.8 G lens. The pictures from the Olympus E-M5 are rich in color and tack sharp...I mean tack sharp! My brother is a professional photographer and we recently did a "shoot" together for family portraits. The quality of the Olympus E-M5 was on par with his Nikon D4! I know it has a smaller sensor but the noise levels are superb! Best camera choice I have ever made! If you have the dough, pair it up with the Panasonic 35-100mm f/2.8 lens. All I can say is WOW!
Now the not so good news. Olympus...wait for it...fix the battery life issue. You claim that one can get 350 shots or so. I have only been able to get approximately 145 raw shots before the battery died. I ended up buying four more Chinese made batteries to make it through a shoot. Your engineering staff really needs to work on this or, great camera or not, you will loose out to the Sony NEX system! Oh, Olympus upper management (board, service, marketing, and etc.), you have a very good product here. Instead of focusing on profit and bottom line only, fix your lousy customer service!! You might also update your accessory store with camera products someone might actually buy like a quality remote shutter, a decent wifi dongle that will transmit RAW files to a tablet and etc. Quality, where is your Six Sigma? Eye cup and dials coming off? Really, for a 1000+ camera?
Write Your Own Review of the OM-D E-M5