Olympus OM D E-M5 Silver Digital Camera with 12-10mm and 14-42mm Olympus Lens kit


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  • Up to 9.0 fps of high-speed sequential shooting
  • Art Filter
  • SLR image quality Full HD movies
  • Touch panel tilting OLED monitor
  • High-speed response capacitive touch panel
  • One-push Digital Tele-converter Function
  • Live Bulb/Live Time
  • iAUTO mode automatically detects the scene from 42 options
  • 3D shooting function
  • Eco-products
  • Colour Universal Design


  • Product type

    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 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.
    • *2: Not compatible with Endless Memory.
    Screen size 17.3mm and 13.0mm
    Lens mount Micro Four Thirds mount

    Image sensor

    Type 4/3-inch Live MOS sensor
    Number of pixels 16.05 million camera effective pixels. Total number of pixels: approx. 17.20 million pixels
    Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
    Dust proof Supersonic wave filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

    Recording (still)

    Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exit, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
    File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW, MPO (3D still)
    Recording image size [RAW] 4608 x 3456
    [JPEG] 4608 x 3456 to 640 x 480

    Image stabilisation

    Type Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie and still, 5-axis image stabilisation*)

    •  *Angular blur compensation (XY axis) / Shift blur compensation (XY axis) / Rotary blur compensation (Z axis)
    Image stabilisation mode 3 modes (I.S.1, I.S.2, I.S.3), off
    Stable viewfinder image Available (Activated when the shutter button is pressed halfway)
    Focal length setting Available
    Image stabilisation effect Max. 5 EV

    • *According to Olympus measurement methods.


    Type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44 million dots
    Field of view / Viewfinder magnification Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.92x*1 to approx. 1.15x*2 (50mm lens / ∞ / -1m-1)

    • *1: Using finder styles 1 and 2 (4:3)
    • *2: Using finder style 3 (4:3)
    Eye point / Dioptre adjustment range Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / Approx. -4 to +2m-1
    Preview Available with ‘Live Preview’ function button*

    • *Custom function
    Grid line Off / Normal grid / Golden grid / Scale / Diagonal / Movie grid selectable
    Level gauge display 2-axis level gauge; horizontal / vertical
    Viewfinder style Selectable from 3 types
    Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment Adjustable in ±7 steps / Adjustable in ±7 steps
    Eyecup Optional eyecup EP-11 is available.

    Live view

    Live view 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, White balance adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, Magnified display (5x, 7x, 10x, 14x), Off


    Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting OLED monitor*

    •  *Approx. 0.64 million dots (3:2), capacitive touch panel
    Touch function Touch Shutter, Touch magnification, Touch live guide, Select AF area, Enlarge AF area, Frame advance/reverse, Magnified playback, Touch super control panel
    Angle adjustment Up: Approx. 80m
    Down: Approx. 50m
    (In relation to the back of the camera)
    Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment Adjustable in ±2 steps / Adjustable in ±3 steps
    Colour tone select Vivid / Natural


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

    • *Operates as S-AF when a Four Thirds lens (including lenses that support High-speed Imager AF) is attached.
    Full-time AF Available
    Magnify AF frame / Magnified AF Over 800 selectable focusing points, magnified focus check with magnification button (also possible on old lenses*), magnification factor: 5x, 7x, 10x (Default), 14x

    • *Old lenses: Lenses that cannot communicate with the camera body
    Face detection AF / Eye detect AF Available (Eye detect AF: Off, Nearer-eye priority, Right-eye priority, Left-eye priority)
    Focusing point / Focusing point selection 35 areas / All targets, Single target, Group target (9 points from 35)
    AF illuminator Available
    MF assistance
    * Custom function
    The image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated (at the S-AF + MF mode and MF mode)

    Exposure control

    Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering) 324 zone Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering highlight and shadow control
    Metering area EV 0 to 20 (17mm F2.8, ISO 100 equivalent)
    Exposure control iAUTO, Programme AE (programme shift available), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Bulb, time, Scene select AE, Art filter, Underwater wide / Underwater macro*

    • *Fn1/Movie button customisation function
    Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Sport, Night scene, Night+Portrait, Children, High key, Low key, Image stabilization, Macro, Nature macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach and snow, Fisheye converter, Wide converter, Macro converter, 3D*

    • *Movies cannot be recorded. Manual focus lenses are not supported.
    ISO sensitivity Auto: ISO LOW (equivalent to 100) to 25600 (customisable, default setting: ISO 200 to 1600), Manual: ISO LOW (equivalent to 100) to 25600, 1/3 and 1 EV step selectable
    Exposure compensation ±3 EV (select from 1/3, 1/2, and 1EV steps)
    AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button/AEL button


    Type Computerised focal-plane shutter
    Shutter speed 1/4000 to 60 sec, Bulb
    photography: Max. 30 min. (Exposure time adjustable in the menu. Default setting is 8 min.)
    1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV step selectable.


    Flash control method TTL auto, Manual, Auto*, Super FP* (FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL)

    • *Function when using external flash
    Supplied flash (FL-LM2)* TTL flash, GN=10 (ISO200・m) / GN=7 (ISO100・m)

    • *Attach it on the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2.
    Flash mode Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync (1st curtain sync), Slow sync (2nd curtain sync), Slow sync (2nd curtain sync) + Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL) to 1/64), Flash off
    Synchronisation speed 1/250 sec.* or less (When using the included flash unit)

    • *Flash modes will differ depending on the type of flash unit.
    • *FL-50R: 1/180 sec., FL-LM1/2: 1/250 sec., Other: 1/200 sec., Super FP: 1/125 to 1/4000 sec.
    Flash compensation ±3 EV (select from 0.3, 0.5, and 1 EV steps)
    Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R

    Wireless flash control

    Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R
    Control method Triggered by included flash (FL-LM2), FL-600R (compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system)
    External Flash control mode TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
    No. of channels 4 channels
    No. of groups 4 group (External flash (3) + commander flash (1)*)

    • *Supplied flash (FL-LM2), FL-600R


    Drive mode 1 frame, sequential shooting, self timer
    Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential H]*: Approx. 9.0 fps (When image stabilisation is off)

    • *The focus and exposure are fixed in the first frame of sequential shooting.

    [Sequential L]: Approx. 3.5 fps, approx. 4.2 fps (When image stabilisation is off)

    Max. recordable pictures * [RAW] Approx. 20 shots (Sequential L/4 fps), approx. 15 shots (Sequential H/9 fps)
    [JPEG LN mode] approx. 70 shots (Sequential L/4 fps), approx. 19 shots (Sequential H/9 fps)

    • *The sequential shooting speed may decrease depending on shooting conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ. Based upon Olympus testing conditions when using Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card R95/W80 (8GB)
    Self timer 12 sec. / 2 sec. (Cancel available)


    AE bracketing 2, 3, 5 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps), 7 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)
    ISO bracketing 3 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)White balance bracketing
    White balance bracketing 3 shots (A-B axis, G-M axis) select from 2, 4, 6 EV steps
    Flash bracketing 3 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)
    Art filter bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Art filter selectable

    Art filter

    Filter (Variation/Art effects) Pop art (I, II), Soft focus, Pale and light colour (I, II), Light tone, Grainy film (I, II), Pin hole (I, II, III), Diorama, Cross process (I, II), Gentle sepia, Dramatic tone (I, II), Key line (I, II)
    Art effects Soft focus effect, Pin hole effect, White edge effect, Frame effect, Star light effect

    • *Star light cannot be added to movies.It will not be shown in live view.

    List of art filters and art effects


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

    • *To play back movies taken with this camera, use of the supplied software recommended
    Number of recorded pixels (movies) [MOV]
    Full HD: 1920 and1080, 30p (29.97fps)* 20Mbps (fine) / 17Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9
    HD: 1280×720, 30p (29.97fps)* 13Mbps (fine) / 10Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9

    • *30 fps output from sensor

    HD: 1280 and 720, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 16:9
    SD: 640×480, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 4:3

    • *Except for some Art Filters.
    Maximum recording time [MOV]
    Full HD: Approx. 29 min. (normal) / Approx. 22 min. (fine)
    HD: Approx. 29 min. (normal) / Approx. 29 min. (fine)
    HD: Approx. 7 min.*
    SD: Approx. 14 min.*

    • *Except for some art filters.
    Creative movie functions (1) Movie effect (One shot echo / Multi echo effect)
    (2) Art Filter movie / Aperture-priority movie / Shutter-priority movie / Manual movie
    Image stabilisation during movie recording Built-in (sensor shift-type image stabilisation), 1 mode (I.S.1 only)
    AE lock Available

    Recording (Sound)

    Recording format WAVE format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
    Microphone / Speaker Built-in stereo microphone / built-in monaural speaker

    • *External stereo microphone can also be attached.
    Microphone functions Wind noise reduction*, Audio recording level adjustment, Audio post-dubbing available for still images (max. 30 sec.)

    • *Sound quality differs from normal sound.

    White balance

    White balance mode Auto, Presets (7 types), One-touch WB (2 patterns can be registered), CWB (colour temperature specification)
    White balance compensation A-B axis, G-M axis, compensation available at ±7 steps for each (excluding CWB)

    Colour mode

    Colour space sRGB, Adobe RGB

    Picture mode

    Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Art Filter
    Tones 4 types (Auto, High key, Standard, Low key)

    • *Except for when using Art filter

    Multi exposure

    Multi exposure Number of frames/Multi-exposure function

    Multiple aspect ratios

    Aspect ratio 4:3 (default setting)/3:2/16:9/1:1/3:4

    Level gauge

    Detection 2-axis

    One-push digital tele-converter

    Magnification 2x


    Playback functions 1 frame, Information display, Index (4, 9, 25, 100 frames), Calendar playback, Zoom (2x to 14x), Movie (with sound, fast forward/reverser/pause), Slide show (sound (background music) available), Rotating playback (auto), 3 slide show effects
    Information display Histogram (separate brightness and RGB display available), Highlight and shadow warning display, AF frame display, shooting information, display off

    Menu languages

    Language selection 34 languages including English and Japanese


    Editing functions RAW processing, Gradation auto, Create monochrome, Create sepia, Red-eye correction, Vividness adjustment, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect ratio, e-Portrait, Merge images, Post-dubbingEditing functions,RAW processing, Gradation auto, Create monochrome, Create sepia, Red-eye correction, Vividness adjustment, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect ratio, e-Portrait, Merge images, Post-dubbing


    Printing functions Print order (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)


    USB / AV / Remote control connector Dedicated multi-connector (USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video output (SD / Monaural): NTSC / PAL selectable, when using separately-sold remote cable RM-UC1)
    HDMI connector HDMI micro connector (Type D)
    Flash connector Hot shoe
    Accessory port 2 Dedicated multi-connector (Optional Electronic Viewfinder VF-2/3, Microphone Set 1 SEMA-1, Macro Arm Light MAL-1, Communication Unit OLYMPUS PENPAL PP-1 can be used)

    Power supply

    Battery Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery BLN-1 (included)
    Power Battery Holder (Sold separately) Power Battery Holder HDL-6: BLN-1 x 1
    AC adapter AC adapter AC-3 (sold separately)*

    • *Can be connected to the camera using a power battery holder (HLD-6)
    Power saving function Available once the set time (1, 3, 5 min.) passes, the camera will switch to sleep mode
    Number of possible shots Approx. 360 shots (IS on, according to CIPA testing standards) when using BLN-1, Toshiba Super High Speed Class 6 (4 GB) SDHC card

    Size / Weight

    Size 121 x 89.6 x 41.9 mm (CIPA compliant, Width x Height x Depth, excludes protrusions)
    Weight Approx. 425g (CIPA standards, including supplied rechargeable battery and memory card, without eyecup), Approx. 373g (camera body only)


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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 40 x 15 x 35 cm