Focusing System
AF system High-speed imager AF (Contrast detection / On-Chip Phase-difference detection) *For complete compatibility and full AF performance with our super quiet MSC Micro Four-Thirds and SWD Four -Thirds lenses.
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
Full-time AF Available
Magnified frame AF Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button (available with old lenses*)
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
* lenses without data communication
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF Available / Available
Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode 81-area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF), 37-area multiple AF (Phase-difference detection AF)
All target, Group target area (3x3-area)
Single target(Standard Target Size/Small Target Size)
AF illuminator Available
Manual focus assist *Customize function Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
Peaking function Available (White edge type, Black edge type)
AF tracking Yes
Shutter type Computerized focal-plane, high-speed, mechanical shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)
Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H mode]* 10.0 fps * in case of "I.S. Off"
* including AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
* Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
[Sequential shooting L mode] 6.5 fps* in case of "I.S. OFF".
* including C-AF
* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f2.8PRO.
Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting [RAW] Max. 50 frames (in seq. shooting L), Max.41 frames (in seq. shooting H) *
[JPEG] Max. Card Full frames (in seq. shooting L), Max. 95 frames ( in seq. shooting H)
* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ.
* With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card, based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)
Wireless remote control Not Available
Product Type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory 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 mode.
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions 130.4mm (W)× 93.5mm (H) × 63.1mm (D)
5.1" (W) x 3.7" (H) x 2.5" (D)  [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Weight [CIPA guideline compliant 
with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 497g/17.5oz(1.1lbs)
[body only] Approx. 443g/15.6oz(0.98lbs)
Body Construction
Outer Material Metal
Inner Frame Magnesium Alloy
Freezeproof Yes
Dustproof Yes
Splash proof Yes
Oerating Environment
Temperature -10 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage)
+14 ~ +104 °F
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
-4 ~ +140 °F
Finder type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M-dot resolution
Field of view / Viewfinder magnification Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.30x*1 - 1.48x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
*1: at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3) 
*2: at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)
Image Display Lag Time 29 milli seconds
Eye point / Diopter adjustment range Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Preview Available with Live Preview function button
Displayed Grid Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal / Movie Grid selectable
Level Gauge 2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical
One Touch Tele-Converter 2x magnification
Finder Style Selectable from 3 types
Brightness / Color temperature control Available/Available
Eyecup Optional eyecup EP-13 is available.
Rear Monitor
Screen size 3.0-inch / 7.6-cm
Monitor type Tilt Touch Wide LCD with approx. 1037K dots resolution
*8: Approx.1037k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type
Touch control Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel, Touch Art Filter menu,Wi-Fi function
Tilting angle Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle: up to 50 degrees
Brightness / Color temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color tone select Vivid / Natural
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, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Normal, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off
Type Image Sensor type
Field of view Approx. 100%
Display Mode Normal Mode, Histogram Mode, Level gauge, Highlight and shadow, Off
Magnification Ratio x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
Monitor information Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter, Battery check
Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.
Live View Close Up Mode Available at HDR1 and HDR2 shooting
System Accessories
Lenses 32 Olympus Lenses and 57 lenses from all Four Thirds consortium members
Optional Battery Grip HLD-7 Battery and Grip
Grip Strap GS-5
Underwater Housing PT-EP11
Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
* Available on the external flash
Bundled 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. Available on FL-LM1/2.
Flash mode Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual 1/1 FULL 1/64
Synchronization speed 1/320sec. or less*
* It depends on flash models or flash mode
FL-LM1/2: 1/320 sec., Other: 1/250 sec., 
Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec.
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Colour Temperature 5500±400°
External Flash control mode TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Wireless Flash Control
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method Triggered and controlled by built-in flash
(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
External Flash intensity type TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel No. 4 channels
Group No. 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash*)
* Available on FL-LM1/2 / FL-600R
Product type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratio Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.3 million pixels
Total number of pixels: Approx. 16.8 million pixels
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
*Uses information communicated from the lens such as aperture setting and optical characteristics to optimize the final image.
Image Processor TruePic™ VII
Image Stabilization
System Type Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization)
* yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling
Mode 4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO,S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
IS for finder image Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlargeing operation)
Focal length setting Available
Lens IS Mode Available
Available manual focal length setting Input focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15,16, 18, 21, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Stabilization performance 4 EV steps*
* Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
Exposure Control (Still)
Metering system Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
(TTL Image sensor metering)
Metering range EV -2 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro*
* Selectable from menu as a function on Fn-1/Rec button
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D*
*3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only
ISO sensitivity AUTO ISO L - 1600 (Default), upper limit customize available 200 - 25600, Manual ISO L - 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure compensation ±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)
Metering standard value adjustment 1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range
Noise Filter
at High ISO setting Off, Low, Standard, High
at Slow shutter speed Off, On, Auto
On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.
Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)
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 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File size RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 1280(H)x980(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB"
WiFi Function
GPS function Availabe (Aquire the position information from smartphone with GPS function)
Wireless shooting function iAUTO, P, A, S, M, live valve / time support. Aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO speed, WB, continuous shooting setting possible.
Remote live view, remote REC VIEW, wireless touch AF shutter, Shutter timer (countdown with sound), remote power OFF
Image Share Function Reserve the picture which will be transferred to smartphone. (Max 4 smart device connections) can transfer image; (except MPO) PEG, only MOV.
Smart & Easy Connection Smart & Easy connection by QR code.
Picture Mode
Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portarait, Color Creator, Art Filters
Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Flters]
Adjustment parameter 4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)
Filter effect (B&W filter) Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Picture tone Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
HDR(Auto composite) HDR1,HDR2
* Available with P, A, S and M mode.
* Takes 4 pictures at differnt exposures composite into a high contrast image.
Bracketing for HDR postprocess 3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
* HDR picture can not be made by this function.
* HDR function can be called by Fn-button.
Exposure bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
ISO bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Flash bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
Art Filter
Mode (Variation / Effect) Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e)
Pale & Light Color (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 Proscess (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)
Art Effect a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. Defocus Efeect
g. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Picture Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
Type (Variation/FlameEffect/WindowAspect) Standard II,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ/a, b, c, d, e/A, B, C, D
Flame Effect FunFrameⅠ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ
a. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
Aspect WindowPattern A. 4:3/2Frames
B. 4:3/3Frames
C. 1:1/2Frames
D. 1:1/3Frames
E. 1:1/4 Frames
F. 16:9/5 Frames
Interval Shooting
Interval Shooting 1-999 frames, Interval time 1sec-24hours, Time lapse movies
Multi Exposure
Number of picture / Function 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Level Gauge
Detection 2-axis (vertical and horizontal)
One Push Tele-Converter
Magnification x2
Multi Aspect
Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
Process RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
White Balance
White balance mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
Preset white balance 7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
- Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
CWB (Kelvin setting) 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature, 2000K to 14000K.
Capture white balance 2 custom settings can be registered
Color Mode
Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB
Recording (Video)
Recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Movie Mode [MOV]
Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V),  30p(29.97 Recording
24Mbps(Fine) / 16Mbps Normal) : Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V),  30p(29.97 Recording
12Mbps(Fine) / 8Mbps Normal) : Aspect 16:9
[AVI Motion JPEG]
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 4:3
*20 : Except for some of the Art Filters
Maximum Recording Time [MOV]
Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 7min*21 / SD : Approx. 14min*21
*21 : Except for some of the Art Filters
Movie Function Movie Effect* : One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade *Default ON
Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie
Movie Tele-converter ×4* Avairable on Movie effect mode
TimeLapse Movie Available AVI Motion JPEG  (1280×720,10fps)
IS for Movie Built in (Image sensor shift type image stabilization)
M-IS.ON,off, Panasonic OIS lens priority
AE Lock Available
Exposure control - Movie P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter
* S mode and M mode: Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.
Compression ratio Motion-JPEG Format: 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
File size MOV Format: Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format: Max 2GB
Recording (Sound)
Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/Mono
Microphone function Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Maximum Recording Time Picture with Sound: 30sec.
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
USB/AV/Remote controller connector Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]
HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Accessory Port 2 Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3/VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
Wireless LAN -
MIC. Input Jack φ 3.5 stereo mini jack
PC interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interface HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
DC-in -
Power Requirements
Battery BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Power battery holder -
AC adaptor -
Sleep mode Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
Number of recordable pictures Approx. 350 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
(with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
Box Contents
Box contents Body, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card

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