Product Type

Product typeMicro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
MemorySD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible[*])
  • Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Screen size17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds Mount

Image Pickup

Product type4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratioNumber of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels (Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels)
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reductionSupersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Recording (Still)

Recording formatDCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
File formatRAW (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

Image Stabilisation System

TypeBuilt-in 3-axis (yaw/pitch/roll) sensor-shift image stabilisation for still photos
Mode4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), Off
IS for Live View imageActivation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
Focal length settingWith
Lens IS priorityWith
Stabilisation performance3.5 EV[*]
  • Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
    When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ (focal length= 42mm (35mm equivalent: 84mm))


Finder typeCompatible with separately available VF-2, VF-3 and VF-4 electronic viewfinders

Live View

Live ViewApprox. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)
PreviewPreview with depth of field preview lock (must be assigned to a button to activate)
Live View BoostWith (does not reflect certain adjustments such as exposure compensation)


Monitor type3.0-inch tilting electrostatic capacitance type touch panel with Approx.1037k dots (3:2)
Touch controlShutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter mode selection, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, clips, movie effect, movie teleconverter 
When in Selfie Mode: Shutter release, e-Portrait, custom self-timer, movie, exposure compensation
Tilting capabilityUpward 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
Colour tone selectVivid / Natural


AF systemHigh-speed imager AF
Focusing point
Focusing point selection mode
81-area multiple AF
All target, group target area (9-area), single target (standard), single target (small)
Focus mode /
Full-time AF
Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
With Full-time AF (Automatic activation when shooting selfie movies)
Magnified AFx5, x7, x10, x14
Can autofocus while magnified.
Push magnification button to switch between ON, OFF, and magnify.
Selectable from over 800 AF points.
Super Spot AFWith (using contrast AF center screen when magnified)
Compatible only with Micro Four Thirds lenses
Face detection AF / Eye detection AFWith
Eye Detection AF mode: off, nearer-eye priority, right-eye priority, left-eye priority
Manual focus assistFocus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Focus peakingWith (Colours: black, white) 
Activate with Fn button or focus ring
AF illuminatorWith

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 rangeEV -2 - 20 (using 17mm F2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode / Shooting modeiAuto (Live Guide can be performed), P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite), Photo Story, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide/macro[1], Custom Mysets 1-4[2]
  • 1: Assign to a button to activate
  • 2: Myset can be assigned to mode dial positions (replacing the original modes)
Scene select AEPortrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight[1], Night scene, 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., Panning, 3D[2]
  • 1: 8 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
  • 2: For 3D lens (H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still photo only
Live GuideColour Saturation / Colour Image / Brightness / Background Blur / Motion Expression / Shooting Tips
Multiple effects can be applied simultaneously.
  • 'Blur Background' and 'Express Motion' cannot be used simultaneously.
ISO sensitivityAUTO ISO: customizable, LOW (approx.100) ‐ 25600 (default: LOW - 1600)
Manual ISO: LOW (approx.100), 200 - 25600 (1/3, or 1 EV steps selectable)
Exposure compensationStill photo ±5 EV, movie ±3 EV, with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
  • Live View displays only up to ±3 EV.
AE lockLocks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)


Shutter type / Shutter speedFocal-plane shutter[1]: available from 1/4000 to 60 sec. shutter speeds and for Live Bulb, Live Time, and Live Composite
Electronic first curtain shutter[2]: 1/320 - 60 sec.
  • 1: With selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
    Bulb/Time: selectable exposure time (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.), with 8-min. default setting
    Composite: maximum shooting time 3 hours
  • 2: When Anti-shock mode is set to 0 sec.


Sequential shooting maximum speedSequential shooting H mode[1]: approx. 7.4 fps approx. 8.5 fps[2]
  • 1: Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
  • 2: When IS is OFF
    Sequential shooting L mode: approx. 3.7 fps (when using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ lens)
Max. Recordable pictures on sequential shooting[*][RAW] Max. 20 frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 16 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Max. ∞ frames (in 3.7 seq. shooting L) Max. 64 frames (in 8.5 seq. shooting H)
  • When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ
Self-timerOperation 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: Off/On)


Flash intensity control methodTTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*](FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  • Available on the external flash
Bundled flashFL-LM1
TTL Flash with GN= 7 (ISO100•m) / GN= 10 (ISO200•m)
  • Attach using the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2.
Flash modeFlash 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)
Synchronisation speedDiffers by flash unit and mode.
FL-LM1: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec.
Super FP: 1/125 to 1/4000 sec., RC: 1/160 sec.
Flash intensity controlUp to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible external flashFL-600R, FL-300R, FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14

Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flashFL-900R, FL-600R, FL-300R, FL-50R, FL-36R
Control methodTriggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system)
Commander flash: FL-900R, FL-600R, FL-LM1
External Flash intensity typeTTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel4 channels
Group No.4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)

White Balance

White balance modeAuto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis
  • Except for Custom WB

Colour Mode

Colour matrixsRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

Modei-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters
GradationAuto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using i-Enhance, Underwater, Art Filters]
Hilight and shadow control±7 steps each for highlight, shadow

Art Filter

Art Filter
(Variation / Art Effect)
Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Soft Focus (- / c, e)
Pale & Light Colour (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 (I,II / 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)
WaterColour (I, II / a, b, c, d)
Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Detail of Art Effecta. 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 (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
h. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Colour Ring (for partial Colour)18 colour selectable


Type (Variation / Frame Effect / Aspect & Frame Pattern)Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D)
Speed (- / - / A, E, F)
Zoom in / out (I, II / a, c / A, G)
Layout[*] (I, II, III, IV / - / -)
Fun Frame (I, II, III / - / -)
  • Can select picture mode for each frame.
Frame Effecta. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
Aspect & Frame PatternA. 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
Hold functionWith


Exposure bracketing2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
ISO bracketing3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B/G-M axis.
Flash bracketing3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter bracketingi-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Underwater, Art Filters selectable

HDR function

HDR(Auto composite)HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
  • ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 1 sec.
Bracketing for HDR post process3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0EV steps, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps.
  • This function is for capturing images for post production HDR processing, and does not execute HDR processing.

Anti-shock Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter SpeedElectronic first curtain shutter / 1/320 - 60sec
(For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected when shutter start delay is set to 0 sec.)
Shutter start delay0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec

Live Bulb / Live Time

Update interval time0.5 sec - 60 sec

Live Composite

Update interval time / composite method0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)

Interval Mode

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

Multi Exposure

Number of picture / Function2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio4:3(Default), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

One push Tele-converter


Level Gauge



Recording formatMOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Mode / frame rate / compression method[MOV]
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p / IPB(F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 30p / IPB(F, N)
30p: 29.97fps
FHD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 26Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18Mbps)
HD IPB (F: Fine / approx. 14Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 10Mbps)
HD(1280 x 720)/30p
SD(640 x 480)/30p
  • Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effect are used
  • Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies
Maximum recording time[MOV]
Approx. 29min (up to 4GB)
HD: approx. 7min[*] / SD: approx. 14min[*]
  • Excluding some Art Filters
Art Filter MovieWith
(Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
Movie EffectOne-shot Echo, Multi-echo, Art Fade, Old Film
One-push Movie Digital Converterx4 (enlarges area touched)
Time Lapse MovieWith (AVI Motion JPEG 1280 x 720, 10fps)
Photo in MovieWith (mode1, mode2)
Clips1, 2, 4 or 8 sec (Further continued shooting possible up to 16 sec. by pressing movie record button again)
  • FHD 30p Normal
Image Stabilisation for MovieM-IS (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser with multi motion IS), Off
Exposure ControlProgram AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
AE LockWith


Recording formatWave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone /
Stereo / Mono
Compatible with separately available exterior stereo microphone SEMA-1.
Microphone functionWind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter, Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
  • May affect audio quality.

Wi-Fi Function

GPS info. FunctionVia smartphone GPS data
Wireless ShootingLive View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Power Off
  • iAuto / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time) and drive mode can be selected.
  • Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.
  • When in private connection
Image ShareFile Type: JPEG[*], MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
  • Excluding MPO file
Easy ConnectionQR code setting


Playback modeSingle-frame, information display, index display (4, 9, 25, 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x - 14x), movie (with sound, FF, REW, Pause), slideshow (with sound including BGM, replaceable BGM), picture rotation (auto), Light Box display
Information displayHistogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, Off

Image Editing

Editing functionRAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
RAW data editRAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Art Filter, ART-BKT). 2 programmable settings, preview capability.


Print functionPrint reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible), PRINT Image Matching III


Languages34 languages selectable:
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai


Mysets: Mode DialCan assign Mysets 1-4 to Mode Dial.
Mysets: MenuCan program, call (when in P, A, S, or M modes), and reset Mysets from the menu.
Depending on the shooting mode and Myset called, not all aspects of the Myset may be reflected.
Mysets: ButtonsCan customize Fn buttons and can assign buttons to call Mysets.
Dial customizationCan customize dial functions and direction.
Button customizationCan select from 23 functions to assign to buttons, including the Lens Fn button. 
Functions that can be assigned differ by button.
Copyright settingsWith


USB/AV/Remote controller connectorDedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, video: NTSC/PAL selectable, optional remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]
HDMI connectorMicro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachmentHot shoe
Accessory Port 2Dedicated multi-connector (Separately-sold VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1, PP-1 Communication Unit can be used)
Wireless LANBuilt-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
PC interfaceUSB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interfaceHDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), conventional video-out (SD/Mono Sound)

Power Requirements

BatteryBLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep modeWith (1, 3, 5 min. off)
Number of recordable picturesApprox. 350 shots (using BLS-50 and TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I EXCERIA™ 32G with IS On, based on CIPA test standards)
Battery Life on movie shooting[*]Approx. 90 minutes (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 150 minutes (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
  • with full battery, when repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes.

Dimensions / Weight

[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
WeightApprox. 374g [based on CIPA standards, with BLS-50 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 326g [body only]

Operating Environment

Temperature0 ~ +40°C (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60°C (when stored)
Humidity30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)

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