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Product Type

Type Live View interchangeable lens camera
Memory CF card (Type I, UDMA compatible), SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC compatible)
Screen size 17.3mm × 13.0mm
Lens mount Four Thirds Mount

Number of effective pixels

Number of effective pixels on camera Approx. 12.3 million dots

Image sensor

Type 4/3-inch high-speed Live MOS sensor
Total number of pixels Approx. 13.1 million dots
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Dustproof Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording (Still)

Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif supported, PRINT Image Matching III compatible
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW
Recording image size [RAW] 4032 x 3024
[JPEG] 4032 x 3024 to 640 x 480

Recording (Movie)

Recording (Movie) AVI Motion JPEG (30fps)
  • Except for some Art Filters.
Number of recorded pixels (movies) HD: 1280 × 720  Aspect ratio 16:9
SD: 640 × 480  Aspect ratio 4:3 (VGA)
Maximum recording time HD: approx. 7 min.
SD: approx. 14 min.
  • Except for some Art Filters.

Recording (Sound)

Recording format WAVE format, Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz


Type Eye-level SLR
Field of view / Viewfinder magnification Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.15x (at -1m-1: 50mm infinity)
Eye point Approx. 20mm (at -1m-1) * From the cover glass
Dioptre adjustment range -3.0 to +1.0m-1
Focusing screen Fixed: Neo Lumi-Micro Mat type (replaceable)
  • The replaceable Focusing Screen FS-3 is available via the Olympus Service office or at an Olympus Plaza.
Eyepiece shutter Built in

Live View

Live View Approx. 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, Magnified display (5x, 7x, 10x, 14x), Perfect Shot Preview, Off


Preview Available with the preview button
Live Preview Can be set to the preview or Fn button

Image stabilisation

Type Built-in (sensor shift-type image stabilisation), 3 mode (I.S.1, I.S.2, I.S.3)
Effective compensation range Up to 5 EV (Differs depending on the type of lens and shooting conditions)

Rear LCD monitor

Type 2-axis tilting HyperCrystal LCD (TFT colour LCD)
Size 3.0-inch
No. of dots Approx. 920,000 dots
Field of view during playback 100%
Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment Adjustable in ±7 steps, automatically dims


AF mode TTL On-Chip Phase Detection AF, High-speed imager AF
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF+MF / C-AF+MF
  • C-AF, C-AF + MF cannot be used in Live View.
Focusing point TTL On-Chip Phase Detection AF: All 11-point twin cross sensor / Imager AF: 11 areas
Focusing point selection TTL On-Chip Phase Detection AF: All targets, Dynamic single target, Single target / Imager AF: All targets, Single target, Magnified AF frame (over 800 points), Face detection
Focusing brightness range (TTL On-Chip Phase Detection AF) EV -2 to 19 (20℃/ISO 100)
AF assist illuminator (TTL On-Chip Phase Detection AF) Triggered by the built-in flash (Can be set to off)
  • AF illuminator also available with dedicated external flash
AF lock Single AF with halfway shutter button press / Can also be set to AFL button
Movement prediction (TTL On-Chip Phase Detection AF) Linked to Continuous AF mode
Focus aid Available
AF fine tune ±20 steps Up to 20 lenses can be registered

Exposure control

Metering system (TTL Image metering at widest setting) 49 zone Digital ESP Metering, Centre-weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight & Shadow Control
Metering area EV 1 to 20 (50mm F2, ISO 100 equivalent)
Exposure control Program AE (Program Shift available), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Bulb
Underwater Case Program AE Can be set to Fn button *An underwater case is required for shooting underwater (non-Olympus product)
ISO sensitivity Auto: ISO 200 to 6400 (customisable, default setting: ISO 200 to 1600), Manual: ISO 100 to 6400, selectable in 1/3 and 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (select from 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV steps)
AE lock Halfway shutter button press / Can be set to AEL button
AE bracketing 2, 3, 5 shots (selectable from 0.3, 0.7, and 1 EV steps), 7 shots (select from 0.3, 0.5, and 0.7 EV steps)
ISO bracketing 3 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)

White balance

Auto white balance High-speed Live MOS sensor and light sensor used together
Preset white balance Incandescent (3000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Clear sky (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy sky (6000K), Shade (7500K), Underwater
One-touch WB 4 different patterns can be registered
CWB (colour temperature specification) 1 pattern can be registered (2000K to 14000K)
White balance compensation A-B axis, G-M axis, Compensation available in ±7 steps (when using Auto WB, Preset WB, One-touch WB)
WB bracketing 3 shots (A-B axis, G-M axis) selectable from 2, 4, and 6 steps

Colour mode

Colour space sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture mode

Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, customisable
Tones 4 types (Auto, High Key, Standard, Low Key)


Type Computerised focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed P (Ps) mode, A mode, S mode, M mode: 60 to 1/8000 sec. Bulb (Time settings can be changed: Max. 30 min.)
  • Select from 1/3, 1/2, and 1EV steps
Self-timer 12 sec. / 2 sec. (Cancel available)
Remote control Sold separately RM-1 (2 sec. / Instant / Bulb)
Anti-Shock mode Selectable from 1/8 to 30 sec.


Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting H, Sequential shooting L, Self-timer, Remote control

Sequential shooting

Sequential shooting maximum speed In Sequential H mode: Approx. 5 fps, in Sequential L mode: 1 to 4 fps can be set
Max. recordable pictures [RAW]: 16 shots
[JPEG]: Until card becomes full
  • When using SanDisk Extreme Pro (16 GB), according to Olympus testing conditions


Flash control method TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
Built-in flash TTL built-in flash, GN = 18 (ISO 200) / GN = 13 (ISO 100)
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 (FULL, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Flash Off
Synchronisation speed 1/250 or below At Super FP: 1/125 to 1/8000 sec.
Flash compensation ±3 EV (selectable from 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV steps)
Flash bracketing 3 shots (selectable from 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, and 1 EV steps)

Wireless flash control

Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R
Control method Triggered by built-in flash (compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system)
Flash control method TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
No. of channels 4 channels
No. of groups 3 groups

Multi. Exposure

Number of frames Up to 4
Multi. Exposure function Auto gain correction Live View, Image playback (RAW) + Multi

Multiple aspect ratios

Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 6:6, 5:4, 7:6, 6:5, 7:5, 3:4

Level gauge

Detection 2-axis
Display Rear LCD monitor, Viewfinder, Control panel


Microphone Monaural *Stereo audio recording possible with commercially-available microphone
Speaker Monaural (mute, volume adjustable)


Playback function *Customisable function 1 shot, Index (4, 9, 25, 100 frames), Calendar playback, Zoom (2x to 14x), rotated playback (auto), Light box display, Movie (with sound, fast forward/reverse/pause), Slide show (sound (background music) available)
Information display *Customisable function Histogram (separate brightness and RGB display available), Highlight & Shadow warning display, AF frame display, shooting information display, display off

Menu languages

Language selection 34 languages including English and Japanese

Custom settings

MySet 4 types of settings available


Inter-media functions Copy 1 shot, Copy all shots, Copy selected shots


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-dubbing Audio post-dubbing available for still images (max. 30 sec.)


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


Computer interface USB terminal (miniB)
AV terminal AV output connector (Monaural NTSC / PAL selectable)
HDMI connector HDMI mini connector (Type C)
Microphone jack Microphone input jack (stereo)
Flash connector Hot shoe, external flash connector (X connection)
Remote cable connector Separately-sold RM-CB1 (for Bulb shooting control)
DC input Separately-sold AC-1

Power supply

Battery BLS-50 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (included)
Power saving function Available once the set time (1, 3, 5, 10 min./continuous) passes, the camera will switch to sleep mode
Number of possible shots(50% when using flash) When using optical viewfinder: 870 shots(When using BLM-5, according to CIPA testing standards)
Power Battery Holder HLD-4 Power Battery Holder (optional accessory)

Size / Weight

Size Size 142.5mm × 116.5mm × 74.5mm (CIPA compliant, Width × Height × Depth, excludes protrusions)
Weight Approx. 892 g (CIPA compatible, including supplied rechargeable battery and CF card), Approx. 800 g (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating temperature 0 to 40°C (at operation), -20 to 60°C (at storage)
Operating humidity 30 to 90% (at operation), 10 to 90% (at storage)


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