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Product Type

Product type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I, Eye-Fi Card)
Screen size 17.3 mm x 13.0 mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image Sensor

Product type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratio Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels, Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels / Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Still Photo Recording

Recording format DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 1280 x 960 pixels

Image Stabilisation System

Type Built-in 3-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation for video and still photos (compensates for yaw, pitch, roll)
Stabilisation performance 3.5 EV
Based on CIPA measurement conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length = 42mm (35mm equivalent: 84mm))

Live View

Preview Live View preview
Live view Face detection preview (up to 8 faces)
Magnification display (x3 / x5 / x7 / x10 / x14)


Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting monitor: approx. 1040k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Touch control Available
Tilting capability Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle: up to 180 degrees
  • Mirror display when monitor is in selfie position
Brightness / Colour temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels


AF system High-speed imager AF
Focusing point 121-point contrast AF
Focusing point selection mode All target, group target (9-area), single target
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF)[*] / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)[*]
  • While the four-thirds lens is attached, only S-AF (single target) or MF for video are available.
Face priority AF / Eye priority AF With
Eye priority AF mode : off / nearer-eye priority
Manual focus assist Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Peaking function Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow
AF illuminator Yes

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), centre-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
Metering range EV -2 - 20 (using f/2.8 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure mode / Shooting mode Auto (Live Guide can be used), P: Programme AE (programme shift can be performed), A: Aperture Priority AE, S: Shutter Priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Scene Select AE, Advanced Photo AE, Art Filter
Scene select AE [Advanced Photo]
Live Composite, Live Time, Multiple Exposure, HDR Backlight[1], Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night scene, Hand-held Starlight[2], Fireworks, Light trails, Sport, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR[1], Panorama, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot
  • 1 4 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
  • 2 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
Live Guide Saturation, Colour, Brightness, Background Blur, Expressing Motion, Shooting Tips (Multiple effects can be used simultaneously)
ISO sensitivity [AUTO ISO (default)]:
LOW (approx.100) ‐ 6400 with customisable upper limit (200 - 25600)
[Manual ISO]:
LOW (approx.100), 200 - 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 steps)
Exposure compensation ±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3 EV steps
  • When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
  • Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps


Shutter type Focal-plane shutter (mechanical and electronic shutter)
Shutter speed 1/4000 - 60 sec., with 1/3 EV adjustment steps
Bulb/Live Time: Max. 30 min. (selectable in menu settings, with 8-min. default setting)
Live composite: Max. 3 hours
Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) : 1/320 - 60 sec.
Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/16000 - 60 sec.


Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H mode] approx. 8.6 fps
[Sequential shooting L mode] approx. 4.8 fps
[Anti-shock sequential shooting L mode] approx. 4.3 fps
[Silent sequential shooting H] approx. 14.1 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L] approx. 6.1 fps
(Actual sequential shooting speeds may vary depending on lens attached, camera settings, and external shooting conditions)
Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting [RAW] 14 frames. (in seq. shooting L), 13 frames (in seq. shooting H)
[JPEG; LN] ∞ frames (in seq. shooting L and in seq. shooting H)
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)


Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*] (FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  • Available on the external flash
Built-in flash TTL Flash, GN=5.4 (ISO100•m) / GN= 7.6 (ISO200•m)
Flash mode Redeye, Slow Sync.(1st curtain), Slow Sync.(2nd curtain), Red-eye Slow Sync.(1st curtain), Fill-in, Manual(1/1(FULL) ~1/64), Flash Off.
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3 EV steps
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8

Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R
Control method Olympus Wireless RC Flash system (light-triggered)
Commander flash: FL-900R, FL-600R, STF-8

White Balance

White balance mode Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)

Picture Mode

Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, colour creator, Art Filters
Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key

Art Filter

Art filter Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolour, Vintage, Partial Colour, Bleach Bypass, Instant Film

Colour Creator

Colour creator Adjustable colour hues: 0 to 29 / Adjustable saturation: -4 to +3


Exposure bracketing Available as AE Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode.
3 frames in 1.0 EV steps, 5 frames in 0.7 EV steps.
Focus bracketing Available as Multi Focus Shot in Scene mode and Focus Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode. Shoots 8 frames.
When in Advanced Photo mode, focus steps can be adjusted in increments of 5 or 10 levels.
Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses only.

HDR Function

HDR (Auto composite) Available as Backlight HDR in Scene mode and HDR in Advanced Photo mode. ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 seconds.
HDR1 is available in both modes. HDR2 (painting-like) is available in Advanced Photo mode only. Exposure compensation can be performed in Advanced Photo mode only.

Keystone Compensation

Keystone Compensation Yes (can be confirmed in Live View)
  • Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously by ±20 steps.

Anti-shock Mode

Shutter type / shutter speed Electronic first curtain shutter / 1/320[*] - 60sec.
  • For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.

Silent Mode

Shutter type / shutter speed Electronic shutter / 1/16000 - 60 sec.
Available as "Silent" in Scene mode and Advanced photo mode.

Live Bulb / Live Time

Update interval time 0.5 sec. - 60 sec.

Live Composite

Update interval time / composite method 0.5 sec. - 60 sec. / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritisation)

Interval Mode

Interval mode Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max. 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically

Multi Exposure

Number of picture 2 frames

Multi Aspect

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

One Push Tele-converter

Magnification x2

Level Gauge

Detection 2-axis

Video Recording

Recording format MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
Mode / frame rate / compression method [MOV]
3840 x 2160 (4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (SF, F, N)
60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps, 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.98 fps
FHD IPB (SF: Super Fine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx. 30 Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)
HD IPB(SF: Super Fine / approx. 26Mbps, F: Fine / approx.14Mbps、N: Normal / approx.10Mbps)
  • Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
  • Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting video.
  • UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K shooting.
Maximum recording time [MOV] Approx. 29min
Art filter movie Yes (Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
Movie effect One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
One-push movie digital converter Approx. 4x (enlarges view of touched area)
  • Available in Movie Effect
Time lapse movie [MOV]
3840 x 2160 (4K) / 5 fps
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps
1280 x 720 (HD) / 5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps
Clips 1, 2, 4, 8 sec. (Further continued shooting possible up to 16 seconds by pressing video record button again)
High speed movie 120 fps (1280 x 720, MOV)
Image stabilisation for movie M-IS1(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser with multi motion IS),
M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS),
  • While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
Grid line / focus peaking 5 types of grid lines / 4 colours for focus peaking
Live view output via HDMI Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor)[*]
  • Camera display is turned off when connected by HDMI.
Exposure control Programme AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
AE lock Yes

Recording (Sound)

Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48 kHz)
Microphone / speaker Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
Microphone function Wind noise reduction, recording volume (audio quality may be affected)
  • Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

Wi-Fi Function

Wireless shooting Live View, rec view, wireless touch AF shutter, self-timer (w/ countdown guidance, sequential shooting, video recording capability), wireless release, video recording, power off
Image share Automatic transfer is possible via Share Order.
On Android devices, 4K videos will be resized and saved as Full HD videos.
On iPhone 5(iPhone 5C) or earlier iOS devices, 4K videos cannot be imported.
File Type: JPEG, MOV
Easy connection QR code setting


Playback mode Single-frame, information display, index display (4 / 9 / 25 / 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x-14x), video (with sound, FF / REW / Pause, Touch operation), picture rotation (auto), slideshow (with sound and music), alternate music options, dubbed audio playback
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF


Video editing function Trimming (beginning / end) / in-video image extraction (4K only)
Editing function RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
RAW data edit RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT). Preview capability.


Dial customisation Dial functionality is customisable for both dials
Button customisation Can select from 12 functions to assign to buttons.

Input / Output

USB connector USB Micro-B
HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth Built-in (Bluetooth Ver.4.0)


Battery BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Number of recordable pictures Approx.350 shots
Battery life for movie recording Approx. 80 minutes[*] (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 140 minutes[*] (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
  • When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes, 4K video shooting.

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions 117.1 mm (W) x 68.0 mm (H) x 39.0 mm (D)
Weight Approx. 380 g (with BLS-50 battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards)
Approx. 332 g (body only)

Operating Environment

Temperature 0°C - +40°C (when in operation) / -20 - +60°C (when stored)
Humidity 30% - 90% (when in operation) / 10% - 90% (when stored)

Box contents

Box contents Body, USB cable, shoulder strap, instruction manual, warranty card, BLS-50 Li-ion battery, BCS-5 Li-ion battery charger
  •  Measured values shown conform to CIPA testing standards. Measured values not listed in CIPA testing standards are based on testing methods of OM Digital Solutions corp.
  •  The lens and card used to be measured are M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42 mm F 3.5-5.6 EZ and Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card.
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  •  Specifications are subject to change without notice.