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Product Type

Type Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable lens camera
Recording media 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 x 13.0mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

Type 4/3-inch Live MOS sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratio 16.05 million camera effective pixels, total number of pixels: approx. 17.20 million pixels/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, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
Recording image size [RAW] 4608×3456
[JPEG] 4608×3456 to 640x480

Image stabilisation

Type In-body Image Stabilisation System (3-axis image sensor shift-type image stabilisation)*
Angular blur compensation (Yaw, pitch, rotation)
Image stabilisation mode 4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3)
Viewfinder image stability Off / On (Halfway shutter button press/launch during magnified control)
Focal length settings Available
Image stabilisation effects 3.5 steps*
  • CIPA standard compliant 2-axis vibration (Yaw/Pitch) Lens: M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ, focal length: f = 42mm (35mm equivalent: f = 84mm)
Lens image stabilisation priority Available


Type Optional Electronic Viewfinder VF-2, VF-3, VF-4

Live View

Live View 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Click to enlarge (5x, 7x, 10x, 14x)
Normal, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level gauge, Off
Preview Available with Live Preview function button
  • Including Fn button customisation function and preview save function


Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting LCD monitor*
  • Approx. 1.04 million dots (3:2), capacitive touch panel
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, Wi-Fi connection, Selfie shutter release
Angle adjustment Up: Approx. 80 °, Down: Approx. 180 ° (In relation to the rear of the camera)
Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment ±7 step adjustment / ±7 step adjustment
Colour tone setting 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 lenses other than Micro Four Thirds lenses are used. Operates as MF during movie recording.
Full-time AF Available
Magnify AF Frame  / Magnified AF Over 800 selectable focusing points,  magnification factor: 5x, 7x, 10x (Default), 14x / Super Spot AF (during magnified AF): Focus using approx. 0.16 to 0.02% of the shooting screen area*1, magnified focus check with magnification button*2
  • 1: Only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached.
  • 2: Even old lenses that cannot communicate with the camera body can be used.
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 mode 81 areas / All targets, Single target (select from standard and small size), Group target (9 points from 81)
Peaking function Available (White Edge type, Black Edge type), Peaking display appears when the Fn button is pressed or the focusing ring is turned.
AF assist illuminator Available
MF assistance Live view 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 & Shadow
Metering area EV -2 to 20 * (17mm F2.8, ISO 100 equivalent)
  • 0 - 20 when the frame rate is set to High Speed
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*1, MySet 1 to 4*2
  • 1: Customisation function for the Fn button, etc.
  • 2: Registered MySet 1 to 4 can be assigned to the mode dial.
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight*1, 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, Panning, 3D*2,
  • 1: 8 sequential shots will automatically be captured and merged
  • 2: Movies cannot be recorded For use with H-FT012 (Panasonic 3D lens) only.
ISO sensitivity AUTO: Automatic from ISO LOW (Approx. equivalent to 100) to 1600 (default settings), can be changed to an upper limit of 200 to 25600
MANUAL: LOW (Approx. equivalent to 100), 200 to 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation ±5 EV* (select from 1/3, 1/2, and 1EV steps)
  • Up to 3EV for Live View reflection and movies.
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Movie button)


Type Computerised focal-plane shutter
Exposure time 1/4000 to 60 sec. (select 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 TTL flash, GN = 7 (ISO100・m) / GN = 10 (ISO200・m)
  • Attach it on the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2.
  • Included FL-LM1.
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 FL-LM1)
  • 1/180 sec. for FL-50R, 1/200 sec. for all other external flash units, 1/125 - 1/4000 sec. for Super FP, 1/160 sec. for RC
Flash compensation ±3EV (selectable from 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps)
Compatible external flash units FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14 FL-300R, FL-600R

Wireless flash control

Compatible external flash units FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method Included flash FL-LM1*
  • Also available with 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 channel
No. of groups 4 group (External flash (3) + commander flash (1)*)
  • FL-LM1, external flash FL-600R


Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential H] Max. 8.0 fps*
  • When IS is set to OFF
  • : The focus and exposure are fixed in the first frame of sequential shooting.
[Sequential L] Max. 3.7 fps*
  • : When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ.
Max. recordable pictures [RAW] Max. 20 frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 16 frames (in 8 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Max. ∞ frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 36 frames (in 8 seq. shooting H)
  • The sequential shooting speed may decrease depending on shooting conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ.Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card, R95/W90 EXCERIA™ According to Olympus testing conditions when using this model
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON/OFF)


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)
  • This function can be activated by registering it to the Fn button.
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

HDR shooting function

  • ISO 200, shutter speed is limited to maximum of 1 sec.
  • 4 shots with different exposures are automatically merged to generate an image with rich gradations.
HDR bracketing 3 shots, 5 shots (select from 2, 3 EV steps), 7 shots (2 EV steps)
  • This function records images for HDR processing. HDR processing is not carried out in the camera.
  • This function can be activated by registering it to the Fn button.

Art Filter

Filters (Variation/Art Effects) Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.f)
Light Tone ( - / d.f)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.g.h)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.f)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.f)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e.f) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g.h)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
WaterColor (I, II / a.b.c.d)
Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)
Art Effect a. Soft Focus Effect,
b. Pin-Hole Effect,
c. White Edge Effect,
d. Frame Effect,
e. Star Light Effect,
f. Blur Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right),
g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green),
h. Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green),
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Colour Ring (for partial colour) 18 colour selectable

Photo Story

Type (Variation / Frame Effect / Aspect & Window Pattern) Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d, e / A, B, C, D),
Fun Frame (I, II, III / - / - ),
Speed ( - / c / A, E, F),
Zoom in / out (I, II / a, c / A, G),
Layout (I, II, III, IV / - / - )
Frame Effect a. White Frame,
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect,
c. Black Frame,
d. Black Frame & Pin Hole Effect
Aspect & Window Pattern A. 4:3, 2 frames,
B. 4:3, 3 frames,
C. 1:1, 2 frames,
D. 1:1, 3 frames,
E. 1:1, 4 frames,
F. 16:9, 5 frames,
G. 16:9, 2 frames


Recording (Movie) MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Number of recorded pixels (movies) [MOV]
Full HD: 1920x1080, 30p (29.97fps), 24Mbps (fine) / 16Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9
HD: 1280x720, 30p (29.97fps), 12Mbps (fine) / 8Mbps (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 / Art Fade / Old Film)
2. Art Filter movie / Aperture-priority movie / Shutter-priority movie / Manual movie
Movie Tele-converter function 4x
Time Lapse (Interval) movie Available (AVI Motion JPEG 1280 x 720, 10fps)
Image stabilisation during movie recording M-I.S ON (Multi Motion and electronic IS from image sensor shift type image stabilisation), Off
  • Angle of view changes. It is possible to give priority to lens IS.
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
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 (4 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, e-Portrait, Art Filter
Tones 4 types (Auto, High Key, Standard, Low Key)
  • Excluding when Art Filter is active

Live Bulb / Live Time

Display refresh time 0.5 to 60 sec.

Live Composite shooting

Display refresh time / Composite type 0.5 to 60 sec. / Lighten mode

Interval Shooting

Interval Shooting Interval from 1 sec. to 24 hours, up to 999 shots possible, Time Lapse Movie can be automatically generated.

Multi exposure

Number of shots / Multi-exposure function 2 shots / Auto gain correction, Image playback (RAW) + Multi

Multiple aspect ratios

Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

Level gauge

Detection 2-axis

One-push Digital Tele-converter

Magnification 2x

Wi-Fi function

Geotagging (GPS) function Available (Acquire positioning information from a smartphone with GPS function)
Wireless shooting*
  • Shooting from a smartphone
Remote Live View, Remote REC View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Shutter timer (countdown with sound/Sequential shooting, Short movie available), Remote power OFF, Wireless Release mode
  • iAUTO, ART, P, A, S, M, Live Bulb/Time, Aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO speed, white balance, and sequential shooting can be set. Can only be connected to 1 unit.
Image share function* Reserve the pictures to transfer to a smartphone. Connect up to 4 units.
  • Transferable images: JPEG (except for MPO), MOV
Smart & Easy Connection Simple connection with a QR code


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), Background music switching function, Slide box display
Information display Histogram (separate brightness and RBB display available), Highlight & Shadow warning display, AF frame display, shooting information, display off

Menu languages

Language selection 34 languages including English and Japanese

Reset / Custom

MySet 4 types can be registered and assigned to the mode dial.


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 RAW processing according to camera settings (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT), Check processed results and record (2 setting patterns can be recorded), Repeated processing available


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 RM-UC1 remote cable)
HDMI connector HDMI micro connector (type D)
Flash connector Hot shoe
Accessory port 2 Dedicated multi-connector (Separately-sold VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1, PP-1 Communication Unit can be used)
Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)

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. 350 shots (when using BLS-50, Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card EXCERIATM Type1 32GB, IS ON, according to CIPA testing standards)

Size / Weight

Size 114.9mm (W) x 67mm (H) x 38.4mm (D)
 (CIPA compliant, Width × Height × Depth, excludes protrusions)
Weight Approx. 357g (CIPA standards, including supplied rechargeable battery and memory card)
Approx. 309g (camera body only)

Operating environment

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

Box contents

Included items Body, FL-LM1 supplied flash, BLS-50 lithium ion rechargeable battery, BCS-5 lithium ion battery charger, USB cable, shoulder strap, software CD-ROM, warranty card and instruction manual
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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