Product Type

Product type

Interchangeable Lens Type Live View Digital Camera



SD Memory Card(SDHC compatible) Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting


Sensor size

17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm


Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds Mount

Effective Pixels Number

Effective pixels number

12.3 million pixels

Image Pickup Unit

Product type

High speed Live MOS Sensor


Total no. of pixels

Approx. 13.1 million pixels


Aspect ratio

1.33 (4:3)


Filter array

Primary color filter (RGB)



Fixed type


IR cut filter

Hybrid type


Dust reduction

Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording (Still)

Recording format

DCF, DPOF compatible/Exif, PRINT Image Matching III


File format

RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG


Recording image size

[RAW] 4032 x 3024 pixels

[JPEG] 4032 x 3024 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels




File size

RAW: 4032(H)x3042(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 13.9MB



Setting1(LF): 4032(H)x3042(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 5.7MB



Setting2(LN): 4032(H)x3042(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 2.7MB



Setting3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB



Setting4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB

Recording (Movie)

Recording format

AVI Motion JPEG(30fps)


Movie Mode

HD: 1280(H)x720(V) Aspect 16:9

SD: 640(H)x480(V) Aspect 4:3(VGA)


Compression Ratio



File Size

Max 2GB(limited by AVI format)


Maximum Recording Time

HD: 7min, SD: 14min

 Recording (Sound)

Recording Format

Wave Format Base

Stereo PCM/16bit, 44.1kHz


Maximum Recording Time

Picture with Sound: 30sec

Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time

Live View


Image Sensor(High Speed Live MOS) type

Field of View


Display Mode

Normal Mode

Grid Line Mode(3 types)

Histogram Mode

Magnified View Mode

Comparable View Mode

OFF Mode

Magnification Ratio

x7, x10

Monitor Information

Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, My Mode, Internal Temperature Warning, Face 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

Only when E-system Flash attached : Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP

Display of Face Detection

Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed



High speed imager AF

Image Stabilizer


Built in (Imager shift image stabilizer)



3 modes (2 dimensional activation, 1 dimensional activation in landscape frame to vertical direction moving, 1 dimensional activation in portrait frame to vertical direction moving ), OFF

Manual Function

input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 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 (in mm)


Effective compensation range

Approx.4EV steps (in maximum effect with 50mm lens)

Shutter speed range

2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)

IS for Movie

Shifting electronic image type (Digital IS)


Product type

HyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating



3.0 inches


Total no. of pixels

Approx. 230,000 dots


Playback field of view


Brightness control

+7 levels and -7 levels


Color Balance

+7 levels and -7 levels


AF system

Imager Contrast Detection AF system


Focus mode

Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)


Focusing point

11-area multiple AF with the contrast detection system (Auto, selectable in option)


Focusing point selection

Auto from all 11 areas, Single area from 11 area

Auto from all areas when Face detection is ON

Free selection (from 225points) when Magnified View Mode is selected


AF illuminator

Not available


AF lock

Locked at first position of Shutter button in Single AF mode


Focus tracking



Manual focus assist

When rotation of focus ring is detected under S-AF+MF or MF mode, LV is magnified automatically

Exposure Control

Metering system

TTL Image Sensor metering system

(1) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering) (2) Center weighted average metering

(3) Spot metering (approx. 1% center of image area). Highlight / shadow spot metering available.


Metering range

EV 0 - 18 (Digital ESP metering, Centre weighted average metering, Spot metering)



(At normal temperature, 50mm f2, ISO 100)


Exposure mode

(1) i Auto (2) P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed) (3) A: Aperture priority AE

(4) S: Shutter priority AE (5) M: Manual (6) Scene select AE (7) Art Filter



Scene Select AE

Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key,

Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Document, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow


ISO sensitivity

AUTO: ISO 200 - 6400(customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 100 - 6400, 1/3 or 1 EV steps, Movie ISO 200-1600


Exposure compensation

±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable


AE lock



Exposure bracketing

3 frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable


Metering Standard Value Adjustment

1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range

White Balance

Auto WB system

High speed Live MOS sensor

Preset White Balance

8 settings (3000K - 7500K)

Lamp (3000K), Fluorescent 1 (4000K), Fluorescent 2 (4500K), Fluorescent 3 (6600K), Daylight (5300K), Flash (5500K), Cloudy (6000K), Shade (7500K)


White balance compensation

±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis (in Auto WB / Preset WB mode / One touch WB)


CWB (Kelvin setting)

1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)


One-touch white balance

1 custom setting can be registered


White balance bracketing

3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.

Color Mode

Color Space

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode


i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone


Adjustment parameter

Contrast, Sharpness and Saturation level available in 5 steps for i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait and Muted



Contrast and Sharpness level available in 5 steps for Monotone.

Effect level available in 3 steps for i-Enhance


Filter effect

Yellow, Orange, Red or Green filter available for Monotone


Picture tone

Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green tone available for Monotone



4 levels (Auto, High key, Normal, Low key)


Product type

Computerized focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed

60 - 1/4000 sec.

Bulb: up to 30 min. (selectable longest time in the menu. Default: 8 min)

1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.



Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)


Remote cable release

Available (with optional RM-UC1 Remote cable.)

Wireless Remote Control

Not Available


Drive mode

Single-frame shooting,

Sequential shooting, Self-timer


Sequential shooting speed

Approx. 3 frames/sec. in sequential shooting


Max. recordable pictures

On sequential shooting

RAW mode: Max. 10 frames.

JPEG mode: Depends on compression ratio and no. of pixels

(Large normal mode: approx. 12 with Toshiba Super High Speed type "Class 6" 4GB)


Built-in flash

Not available


Compatible external flash

E-system Flash(FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-50, FL-36, FL-20, FL-14)

External Flash Control Mode

TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL


Flash mode of External Flash

Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off.


Synchronization speed



Flash intensity control

Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps

Art Filter


Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale&Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process

Multi Exposure

Number of picture

2 frames



Auto gain, Live View, Exposing on Recorded picture

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio


Post Process

RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio

Level Gauge




Rear LCD monitor

Color universal design



Super Control Panel

Information (shooting)

Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,

Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting,

Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting,

Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode,

AF frame, Color space, Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Internal Temperature Warning

Gradation, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio, Super FP

Live Control

Information (shooting)

Battery information, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation value, ISO sensitivity,

Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure indicator, Flash intensity compensation indicator, Date, Auto BKT setting,

NR setting, WB, Record mode, Flash Status, Image size,

Drive mode, Flash intensity compensation value, Metering mode, Recordable still image number, Focusing mode,

AF frame, Internal Temperature Warning, IS activating mode, Face detection, My Mode, Multi Exposure, Aspect Ratio


Playback mode


Information Display

Index Display(4/9/16/25/49/100 frames, Calendar)

Close-up (2 - 14X)

Movie (w/sound, FF/REW/Pause)

Picture rotation (auto mode available),

Slideshow(Still/Movie/Still+Movie, Slide show w/BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)




Information display

Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available),

Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Shooting information





Japan: Japanese, English

Others: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Reset & Custom Settings

My mode

2 setting recordable

Image Editing

Erasing function

Single frame, All, Selected frames(from Index)

Protect function

Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)

RAW picture editing

RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)

JPEG editing

Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Trimming, Monotone, Sepia, Saturation (color depth), Resize (producing another file, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), e-portrait

Image Overlay

Up to 3 RAW images


Print function

Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)


PC interface

USB 2.0 High Speed for storage through Multi-connector(MTP mode is available)

TV Interface

HDMI(HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound),HMDI Control (Level depends on HDTV)


USB/Video connector

Dedicated multi-connector (Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1, USB cable is available)


Mini HDMI type-C(1080i/720p/576p/480p)


Flash attachment

Hot shoe




Accessory attachment

Accessory port

Power Requirements


BLS-1 Li-ion battery (included)


Sleep mode

Available (1, 3, 5, 10 min., off selectable)


No. of recordable pictures

Approx. 300 shots


(with 50% flash light)

(with BLS-1 and Toshiba Class 6 SDHC 4GB card under CIPA testing standard)


Power battery holder

Not Available



4.74in (W) x 2.75in. (H) x 1.37 in (D) / 120.5 mm (W) x 70mm (H) x 35mm (D) (excluding protrusions)



11.1oz/335g (body only), 13.6/385g (body, battery and media) 

Operating Environment


0 - 40℃ (operation) / -20 - 60℃ (storage)



30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)



Box Contents


Body, Li-ion battery BLS-1, Li-ion battery charger BCS-1, USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Master CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card.

*Specifications as represented from the manufacture.

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