FAST AF for Amazing High-speed Sequential Shots


Advanced FAST AF

World's shortest* shooting time lag

Minimizing the time it takes for the camera to take the shot after shutter-release is crucial for capturing the precise moment. Olympus’s new FAST AF system includes faster sensor operation, an improved AF algorithm and a high-speed MSC lens, providing 45% shorter shooting time lag compared with the E-M5. The result is the world's shortest* shooting time lag.

  • As of February 5, 2015 on interchangeable lens cameras. According to Olympus comparison test based on CIPA standards,when used with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO at telephoto end, Single AF Target (single point at the centre), and IS off.

81-point FAST AF provides detailed coverage of the framed area and instantaneous focusing

The 81-point AF system covers most of the image area with focus points and lets you focus on any small subject in the area. Touch AF Shutter shows its true worth in focusing. Simply touch a spot on the monitor that you want to focus on for accurate and intuitive subject capture.

Super Spot AF makes 70x pinpoint area specification possible

You can magnify the Live View screen display up to 14x the original size, and use the AF frame in this enlarged image to focus. Super Spot AF lets you focus on a small area in the center of the enlarged image, creating an AF area 70x smaller than the original image, allowing pinpoint focus. When the magnified display is used, powerful image stabilisation ensures a stable viewfinder image for more accurate focusing during macro and telephoto shooting.

Focus Peaking specifies colours and intensity

Focus peaking now available in red/yellow as well as black/white. You can use the Fn button to turn peaking on and off, and the INFO button to set parameters such as colour and intensity during Live View shooting. This allows you to quickly adapt your use of peaking to the situation. You can also use focus peaking when shooting movies.

  • Low: Narrow depth of field
  • Normal
  • High: Wide depth of field

Eye Priority C-AF for continually focusing on eyes

The advanced Eye Detect AF automatically focuses on eyes for high-precision focusing. By improving eye detection processing speed, Eye Priority C-AF, which continually focuses on eyes, is achieved. When combined with e-Portrait mode, which makes skin look more beautiful, beautiful portrait photography is possible.


Comfortable high-speed performance

Improved sequential shooting performance

5-fps Tracking AF sequential shooting in RAW

C-AF tracking sequential shooting performance has been boosted to roughly 5 fps. Used in combination with group AF, this enables the camera to shoot at 5 fps while tracking and focusing on the subjects in an area. It can also be used for RAW sequential shooting right up until the card is full*. This allows you to use sequential shooting with no decreases in the shot frame count or pauses in shooting.

  • When Using TOSHIBA UHS-II SD card.

10-fps fixed AF sequential shooting

Fixed AF sequential shooting allows high-speed sequential shooting at up to 10 fps. This speed enables you to capture moments as brief as the beat of a bird's wing. (focus and exposure are fixed in the first frame of sequential shooting)

Versatile shutter modes for matching any scene

Max. 1/8000 sec. high-speed mechanical shutter

The E-M5 Mark II is equipped with a 1/8000 sec. high-speed mechanical shutter often found on high-end SLR cameras. At a speed of 0.044 seconds, the release time lag is the fastest among mechanical shutter cameras. Not only is this feature perfect for shooting photos of quick-moving subjects, but the maximum aperture of a large-diameter lens can be used even in bright daylight conditions without the use of an ND filter.

Anti-Shock mode that reduces shutter shock is now compatible with sequential shooting

Anti-Shock mode (electronic first curtain shutter) reduces shutter shock, and is now available during sequential shooting (Sequential L). When using a high-speed shutter, such as 1/320 sec. and above where uneven exposure is common, the camera automatically switches to the mechanical shutter.

  • This option appears in the drive mode when set in the menu, making it easy to switch to during shooting.

Silent mode for shooting in environments where noise is inconvenient

When using Silent mode (electronic shutter), AF and all other electronic sounds are disabled so you can shoot discreetly in quiet locations. This can also be used with sequential shooting, and shutter speeds are available from 1/16000 sec. to 60 sec.

  • When using Silent Mode, and noise reduction is activated during long exposures, the shutter sound for capturing the dark frame may be heard depending on the shooting environment.
  • Rolling distortion can occur when shooting fast-moving subjects.
  • Certain types of fluorescent light or LED light may cause striped patterns to appear on the image depending on the shutter speed used.
  • You can reduce the shock caused by the shutter opening and closing.
  • Sequential shooting is available at a maximum of 11 fps.
  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.

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