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Product Type

Type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi Card compatible*
  • Not compatible with Endless Memory.  The release time lag may be longer when using this.
Screen size 17.3mm × 13.0mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

Type 4/3-inch high-speed Live MOS sensor
Number of pixels 12.30 million camera effective pixels, 13.10 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Dustproof Supersonic Wave Filter (Dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording (Still)

Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW, MPO (3D still)
Recording image size [RAW] 4032×3024
[JPEG] 4032×3024 to 640×480

Recording (Movie)

Recording format AVCHD, AVI Motion JPEG
Number of recorded pixels (movies) [AVCHD]
Full HD: 1920×1080 59.94i 20Mbps (fine) / 17Mbps (normal) aspect ratio 16:9
HD: 1280×720 59.94p 17Mbps (fine) / 13Mbps (normal) aspect ratio 16:9
  • 30 fps output from sensor
[AVI Motion JPEG]
HD: 1280×720 (30fps) aspect ratio 16:9
SD: 640×480 (30fps) aspect ratio 4:3 (VGA)
  • Except for some Art Filters.
Maximum recording time [AVCHD]
Full HD (fine): Approx. 22 min.
Full HD (normal)/HD: Approx. 29 min.
[AVI Motion JPEG]
HD: Approx. 7 min.
SD: Approx. 14 min.
  • Except for some Art Filters.

Recording (Sound)

Recording format AVCHD Dolby Digital (16 bit, 48 KHz), AVI Motion JPEGWAVE format, Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz

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 (Approx. 5x, 7x, 10x, 14x), Perfect Shot Preview, Off

Image stabilisation

Type Built-in (sensor shift-type image stabilisation), 3 mode (I.S.1, I.S2, I.S.3)
Focal length setting Available
During movie shooting Electronic image stabilisation

Rear monitor

Monitor type 3.0-inch OLED monitor, approx. 0.61 million dots, 3:2, touch panel, 100% field of view
Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment Adjustable in ±2 steps / Adjustable in ±3 steps
Colour tone select Vivid / Natural
Touch function Touch Shutter, Touch magnification, Touch Live Guide, Select AF area, Enlarge AF area, Frame advance/reverse, Magnified playback


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 even when set as C-AF.
Full-time AF Available
Magnified AF frame Over 800 points selectable, magnify with magnification button (MF checking available), select from 5x, 7x, 10x, 14x magnification factor
Face detection AF / Eye detect AF Available / Available (Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority)
Focusing point / Focusing point selection 35 areas/All Targets, Group Target (9 areas), and Single Target
AF illuminator Available
AF lock Single AF halfway shutter button press
MF assistance (customisable function) Live view 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 &Shadow Control
Metering area EV 0 to 20 (17mm F2.8, ISO 100 equivalent)
Exposure control iAUTO, Program AE (Program Shift available), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Scene select AE, Art Filter
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 & Snow, Fisheye Converter, Wide Converter, Macro Converter, 3D*
  • Movies cannot be recorded. 3D lenses and manual focus lenses are not supported.
ISO speed Auto ISO 200 to 12800 (customisable, default setting: ISO 200 to 1600) / Manual: ISO 200 to 12800, 1/3 and 1 EV step selectable
AE lock Halfway shutter button press (can be set to Fn1/Movie button)
AE bracketing 2, 3, 5 shots (selectable from 0.3, 0.5, 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 1 EV steps)

White balance

White balance mode Auto, 6 presets, CWB (colour temperature specification), One-touch WB
White balance compensation A-B axis, G-M axis Compensation available in ±7 steps (when using Auto WB, Preset WB, One-touch WB)
White balance bracketing 3 shots (A-B axis, G-M axis), selectable from 2, 4, 6 EV steps

Colour mode

Colour space sRGB, AdobeRGB

Picture mode

Mode i-Enhance, VIVID, NATURAL, FLAT, PORTRAIT, Black and White, Custom, Art Filter
Tones (Excluding when Art Filter is active) 4 types (Auto, High Key, Standard, Low Key)


Type Computerised focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 60 to 1/4000 sec. Bulb (Time settings can be changed: Max. 30 min.)
  • Selectable from 1/3, 1/2, and 1EV steps
Self-timer 12 sec. / 2 sec. (Cancel available)
Remote cable Separately-sold RM-UC1 (for Bulb shooting control)


Drive mode 1 shot, sequential shooting, self timer
Sequential shooting maximum speed Approx. 3 fps
Max. recordable pictures [RAW]: Approx. 11 shots
[JPEG LN mode]: Until card is full, Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card R95/W80 model (8GB), According to Olympus testing conditions when using this model
  • The sequential shooting speed may decrease depending on shooting conditions.


Flash control method TTL Auto, Auto, Manual*
  • External flash function
Built-in flash TTL built-in flash, GN=10 (ISO200・m)
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, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), Flash Off
Synchronisation speed 1/180 or below, at Super FP (external flash function): 1/125 to 1/4000 sec.
Flash compensation ±3 EV (select from 0.3, 0.5, and 1 EV steps)
Flash bracketing 3 frames (selectable from 0.3, 0.5 0.7, and 1EV steps)
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R

Wireless flash control

Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R
Control method Triggered by built-in flash (compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system)
Flash control method (External flash function) TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
No. of channels 4 channels
No. of groups 4 groups (External flash: 3 groups + Built-in flash)

Art Filter

Mode 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, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone
Art Effect Function Art Frame Effect, Pin Hole Effect, Soft Focus Effect, White Edge Effect, Star Light Effect*
  • Star Light cannot be added to movies. It will not be shown in Live View.
Art Filter Bracketing Available

Multi. Exposure

Number of frames / Multi. Exposure function 2 shots / Auto gain correction, Image playback (RAW) + Multi

Multiple aspect ratios

Aspect ratios 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4

Level gauge

Detection 2-axis


Microphone / Speaker Stereo / monaural (mute, sound adjustable)


Playback function (customisable function) 1 frame, Information display, Index (4, 9, 25, 100 frames), Calendar playback, Zoom (2x to 14x), Movie (with sound, fast forward/reverse/pause), rotated playback (auto), 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


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 USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV Interface HDMI output (HD/stereo), video output (SD/monaural)
USB/AV terminal Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC / PAL selectable, when using separately-sold remote cable RM-UC1)
HDMI connector HDMI mini connector (Type C)
Flash connector Hot shoe
Accessory port 2 Dedicated multi-connector (separately-sold Electronic Viewfinder VF-2, VF-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 BLS-1 or BLS-5 (included)
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. 330 shots (BLS-1, BLS-5) when using Toshiba Super High Speed Class 6 (4 GB) SDHC card, IS On, according to CIPA testing standards

Size / Weight

Size 122.0mm (W) × 69.1mm (H) × 34.3mm (D) (CIPA compliant, Width × Height × Depth, excludes protrusions)
Weight Approx. 369g (CIPA compliant, including supplied rechargeable battery and memory card), Approx. 321g (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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  • Corrected some incorrect values (max. number of recordable shots). (Revised August 30, 2011)
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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