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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, Flash Air compatible)
  • 1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.
  • 2: Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Screen size 17.3mm × 13.0mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

Type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels 16.05 million camera effective pixels, 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, RAW+JPEG, 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 image stabilisation*)
  • Angular blur compensation (XY axis)
Image Stabilisation mode 3 modes (S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), Off
Focal length setting Available
Effective compensation range Max. 3 EV*
  • According to Olympus measurement methods.

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, Magnified display (5x, 7x, 10x, 14x), Normal, Histogram, Highlight and Shadow, Off
Face detection Max 8 frames of faces can be detected


Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting LCD monitor *
  • Approx. 460,000 dots (16:9), capacitive touch panel
Angle adjustment Up: Approx. 170 degrees, Down: Approx. 65 degrees (In relation to the back of the camera)
Touch function Touch Shutter, Touch magnification, Select AF area, Enlarge/reduce AF area, Frame advance/reverse, Magnified playback, Touch Live Guide, Touch Super Control Panel, Touch Art Menu, Touch Scene Menu
Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment Adjustable in ±7 steps / Adjustable in ±7 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 / 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 (selectable from standard and small size), Group target (9 points from 35)
AF illuminator Available
MF assistance Image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or 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
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, 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 & Snow, Fisheye Converter, Wide Converter, Macro Converter, 3D*
  • Movies cannot be recorded. For use with H-FT012 (Panasonic 3D lens) only.
ISO speed Auto ISO 200 to 25600 (customisable, default setting: ISO 200 to 1600), Manual: ISO 200 to 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV step
Exposure compensation ±3 EV (selectable from 1/3, 1/2, and 1EV steps)
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn/Movie button)


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


Flash control method TTL Auto, Manual, Auto*, Super FP* (FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  • Function when using external flash
Supplied flash (FL-LM1) TTL flash, GN=7 (ISO100/m) / GN=10 (ISO200/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-LM1/2: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec., Super FP: 1/125 to -1/4000 sec.
Flash compensation ±3 EV (selectable from 0.3, 0.5, and 1 EV steps)
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14 FL-300R, FL-600R

Wireless flash control

Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method Supplied flash FL-LM1*
  • Also available with 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 groups (External flash (3) + commander flash (1)*)
  • FL-LM1/2, FL-600R


Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential H]*: Approx. 8.0 fps (When image stabilisation is off)
  • The focus and exposure are fixed in the first frame of sequential shooting.
[Sequential L]* Approx. 3.6 fps (Image stabilisation off) (Sequential L3.5 fps setting) Approx. 3.0 fps (Image stabilisation on) (Sequential L 3 fps setting)
  • When using M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R (C-AF).
Max. recordable pictures [RAW] Approx. 27 shots (Sequential L/3 fps), approx. 15 shots (Sequential H/8 fps)
[JPEG: LN] Until card is full (Sequential L/3 fps), approx. 19 shots (Sequential H/8 fps)
  • The sequential shooting speed may decrease depending on shooting conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R. According to Olympus testing conditions when using Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card R95/W80 models (8GB).
Self-timer 12 sec., 2 sec., Customisable (Self-timer time: 1 to 30 sec., No. of shots: 1 to 10, Shooting interval: 0.5, 1, 2, 3 sec.)


AE bracketing 2, 3, 5 shots (selectable from 0.3, 0.7, and 1 EV steps), 7 shots (selectable from 0.3 and 0.7 EV steps)
ISO bracketing 3 shots (selectable from 0.3, 0.7, and 1 EV steps)
WB bracketing 3 shots (A-B axis, G-M axis) selectable from 2, 4, 6 steps
Flash bracketing 3 shots (selectable from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)
Art Filter bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Art Filter selectable
HDR bracketing 3 shots, 5 shots (selectable from 2.0, 3.0 EV steps), 7 shots (2.0 EV steps)
  • This function records images for HDR processing. HDR processing is not carried out in the camera. This function can be registered to the Fn button.

Art Filter

Filter (Variation/Art Effects) Pop Art (I, II/a, b, c, d, e)
Soft Focus (-/c, e)
Pale and Light Colour (I, II/a, b, c, d)
Light Tone (-/d)
Grainy Film (I, II/b, c, d, f, g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III/d)
Diorama (-/d)
Cross Process (I, II/b, c, d)
Gentle Sepia (-/a, b, c, d)
Dramatic Tone (I, II/b, c, d, e, f, g *)
  • f and g are compatible with II.
Key Line (I, II/a, b, c, d, e)
Watercolour (I, II/a, c, d)
Art Effects a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Filter Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
g. Tone Effect (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)


Recording format MOV* (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
  • To play back movies taken with this camera, it is recommended that you use the supplied software.
Number of recorded pixels (movies) [MOV]
Full HD: 1920x1080, 30p (29.97fps), 20Mbps (fine) / 17Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9
HD: 1280x720, 30p (29.97fps), 13Mbps (fine) / 10Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9
HD: 1280x720, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 16:9
SD: 640x480, 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 / Art Fade Effect / Movie Tele-converter)
(2) Art Filter movie / Aperture-priority movie / Shutter-priority movie / Manual movie
Image stabilisation during movie recording Electronic Image Stabilisation*
  • 2 modes (M-IS1: Multi Motion available / M-IS2: Multi Motion not available), Off
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, Pre-sets (7 types*), One-touch WB (2 patterns can be registered), CWB (colour temperature specification)
  • Sunny (5300K), Shade (7500K), Cloudy (6000K), Incandescent lighting (3000K), Fluorescent lighting (4000K), Underwater WB / WB flash (5500K)
  • Underwater WB only appears when assigned to the Fn button.
White balance compensation A-B axis, G-M axis, compensation available at ±7 steps for each (excluding CWB)

Colour mode

Colour space sRGB, AdobeRGB

Picture mode

Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Art Filter
Tones 4 types (Auto, High Key, Standard, Low Key)
  • Excluding when Art Filter is active.

Multi. Exposure

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

Multiple aspect ratios

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

One-push Digital Tele-converter

Magnification 2x


Playback functions Single image, Information display, Index (4, 9, 25, 100 images), Calendar playback, Magnified (2x to 14x), Movie (with sound, fast forward/reverse/pause), Slide show (including background music), Rotating playback (auto), 3 types of slide show effects, Background music switching function, Slide box display
Information display Histogram (separate brightness and RGB display available), Highlight & Shadow warning display, AF frame display, shooting information, display off

Menu languages

Language selection 34 languages including English and Japanese

Reset / MySet

Reset / MySet Full / Standard / 4 possible registrations


Editing functions * RAW editing, 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
  • RAW processing according to camera settings (2 settings can be saved, preview can be viewed before processing)


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 BLS-50 Lithium Ion Battery
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 (when using BLS-5, Toshiba Super High Speed Class 6 (4 GB) SDHC card) (IS On, according to CIPA testing standards)

Size / Weight

Size 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2 mm (CIPA compliant, Width × Height × Depth, excludes protrusions)
Weight Approx. 325g (CIPA compliant, including supplied rechargeable battery and memory card), Approx. 279g (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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  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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