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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 / Lens mount 17.3mm × 13.0mm / Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

Type / Number of pixels / Aspect ratio 4/3-inch Live MOS sensor / 16.05 million camera effective pixels, 17.20 million pixels / 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
Recording image format / Recording image size RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW, MPO (3D) 
[RAW] 4608×3456
[JPEG] 4608×3456 to 640×480

Image stabilisation

Type / Image Stabilisation mode In-body image stabilisation (sensor shift-type image stabilisation*)
  • Angular shake compensation (XY axes) / 3 modes (S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), Off
Focal length settings / Lens image stabilisation priority Available / Available

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, Level gauge display, Off


Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting LCD monitor*
  • Approx. 460K dots (16:9), 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 Mode
Angle adjustment Up: Approx. 170degrees, Down: Approx. 65degrees (In relation to the back of the camera)
Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment / Colour tone setting ±7 step adjustment / ±7 step adjustment / 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 Selectable from over 800 AF points. Magnification factor: 5x, 7x, 10x (default setting) / 14x.Enlarged focus check with magnification button*
  • 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 35 areas / All targets, Single target (select from standard and small size), Group target (9 points from 35)
AF assist illuminator / MF assistance Available / 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*1
  • 1: Fn/Movie button customisation function, MySet 1 to 4*2
  • 2: Registered MySet 1 to 4 can be assigned to the mode dial.
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: Automatic from ISO LOW (Approx. equivalent to 100) to 1600 (default settings), can be changed to an upper limit of 200 - 25600 / MANUAL: LOW (Approx. equivalent to 100), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV step
Exposure compensation range / AE lock ±3 EV (Selectable in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps) / Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Movie button)


Type / Shutter speed Computerised focal-plane shutter / 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 (FL-LM1)* TTL built-in 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 lower (When using built-in flash)FL-LM1/2: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec., Super FP: 1/125 to 1/4000 sec.
  • Flash modes will differ depending on the type of flash unit.
Flash compensation / Compatible external flash units ±3EV (selectable from 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps) / 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 Triggered by FL-LM1* (included) (compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system)
  • Also available with FL-LM2 and FL-600R
External Flash control mode TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
No. of channels / No. of groups 4 channels / 4 groups (External flash  (3) + commander flash (1)*)
  • FL-LM1/2, external flash FL-600R


Drive mode 1 shot, sequential shooting, self timer
Sequential shooting maximum speed Sequential H: Up to 8.0 fps*
  • The focus and exposure are fixed in the first frame of sequential shooting.
Sequential H: Up to 3.6 fps*
  • When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ.
Max. recordable pictures [RAW] Approx. 27 shots (Sequential L/3 fps), approx. 15 shots (Sequential H/8 fps), approx. 23 shots (Sequential L/3.5 fps)
[JPEG: LN] Until card is full (Sequential L/3 fps), approx. 19 shots (Sequential H/8 fps), until card is full (Sequential L/3.5 fps)
  • The sequential shooting speed may decrease depending on shooting conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R and Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card R95/W90 EXCERIA™. According to Olympus testing conditions.
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 / WB Bracketing 3 shots (selectable from 0.3, 0.7, and 1 EV steps) / 3 shots (A-B axis, G-M axis) selectable from 2, 4, and 6 steps
Flash Bracketing / Art Filter Bracketing 3 shots (selectable from 0.3, 0.7, and 1 EV steps)/ i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Art Filter selectable
HDR Bracketing 3 shots, 5 shots (selectable from 2.0 and 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.h*),
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.),
Watercolour (I, II / a.c.d)
  • f. and g. are compatible with II.
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 (Movie) MOV* (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
  • To play back movies taken with this camera, it is recommended to use the supplied software.
Number of recorded pixels (movies) [MOV]
Full HD: 1920×1080, 30p (29.97fps), 20Mbps (fine) / 17Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9
HD: 1280×720, 30p (29.97fps), 13Mbps (fine) / 10Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9
HD: 1280×720, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 16:9
SD: 640×480, 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)
2. 4x Movie Tele-converter
  • Movie Tele-converter is available when Movie Effect is ON. Movie Effect is ON at the default setting.
3. Art Filter movie / Aperture-priority movie / Shutter-priority movie / Manual movie
Time Lapse (Interval) movie
Available (AVI Motion JPEG 1280 x 720, 10fps)
Image stabilisation during movie recording Electronic image stabilisation*1, Off*2
  • 1: 2 modes (M-IS1: Multi Motion available / M-IS2: Multi Motion not available).
  • 2: Angle of view changes.
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)
  • Underwater WB is selectable when assigned to 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, Adobe RGB

Picture mode

Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Art Filter
Tones 4 types (Auto, High Key, Standard, Low Key)
  • Except for when using Art Filter

Interval Shooting

Interval Shooting Interval from 1 sec. to 24 hours, up to 99 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 ratios 4:3 (default setting), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

Level gauge

Detection 2-axis

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 and 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 types can be registered (can be 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


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


USB, AV, Remote control connector / HDMI connector / Flash 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 micro connector (type D) / Hot shoe
Accessory port 2 Dedicated multi-connector (Separately-sold VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1, Communication Unit PP-1 can be used)
Computer interface / TV interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed / HDMI output (HD/stereo), video output (SD/monaural)

Power supply

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

Size / Weight

Size 110.5mm (W) × 63.7mm (H) × 38.2mm (D) (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 / Operating humidity 0 to 40°C (at operation), -20 to 60°C (at storage) / 30 to 90% (at operation) 10 to 90% (at storage)

Box contents

Box contents Body, supplied flash FL-LM1, lithium ion battery BLS-5, lithium ion battery charger BCS-5, interchangeable grip MCG-4, USB cable, AV cable, shoulder strap, software (CD-ROM), warranty card and instruction manual
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  • Eye-Fi, the Eye-Fi logo, and Eye-Fi connected are trademarks of Eye-Fi, Inc.
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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