• 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • 2360k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle OLED Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video at up to 60 fps
  • 40MP High Res Shot
  • Built-In Wi-Fi; 10 fps Shooting Rate
  • 5-Axis VCM Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Splashproof Construction
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5-axis IS

Top-class, In-body 5-axis Image Stabilisation


The world’s best stabilisation performance

The 5-axis VCM image stabilisation, which powerfully compensates any type of shaking, has improved, achieving the world’s highest compensation performance of 5 steps[1]. It also provides powerful compensation for camera roll which cannot be corrected with an in-lens IS, and horizontal/vertical shift which tends to occur during macro shooting. With this feature, you can enjoy hand-held shooting in dark locations and during telephoto photography without worrying about camera shake. It also prevents image shake in the viewfinder for stable framing. Additionally, the world’s most powerful camera shake compensation performance equivalent to 6 shutter speed steps[2] is provided by 5-axis Sync IS when the OM-D E-M5 Mark II is combined with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO, which is the first Olympus interchangeable lens to be equipped with in-lens image stabilisation.

  • 1 : As of February 5, 2015 on interchangeable lens cameras. Based on CIPA standards, when used with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ, at focal length of 50mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 100mm), in pitch/yaw direction.
  • 2 : Based on CIPA standards , when used with M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO.


Roll compensation not possible with in-lens IS

 Z : Roll

This model powerfully compensates camera shake in rolling that cannot be compensated by in-lens IS. With this feature, you can enjoy hand-held shooting during long exposures even in dark locations.


Shifting compensation supports hand-held macro shooting

 X : Horizontal shift, Y : Vertical shift

Shift blur often occurs when shooting macro photography. With a revised algorithm, the E-M5 Mark II’s 5-axis VCM image stabilisation system is now compatible with shift blurring not only when shooting still images but also for movies. This provides powerful support for hand-held macro shooting.


Optical stabilisation and digital stabilisation combine to realise movie IS

Not only is 5-axis image stabilisation useful for still images, but it also shows its ability when recording movies. The VCM magnetically levitates the image sensor constantly for smooth hand-held movie recording similar to dedicated cinematic image stabilisation equipment used in feature-length films. The M-IS1 image stabilisation mode for movie recording combines both the 5-axis optical image stabilisation and digital image stabilisation for more powerful effects, and M-IS2 uses 5-axis image stabilisation only.


Half-pressing the shutter release prevents image shake in the viewfinder for stable framing

This model is equipped with a halfway release image stabilisation so you can view image stabilisation effects in the viewfinder while pressing the shutter button halfway. This makes more accurate framing and focusing possible through a stable viewfinder image during macro and telephoto shooting.

  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.



Dustproof and Splashproof Compact Body & Lens System


Compact and sophisticated dustproof and splashproof body

To match the high-class black body, and a bright, brilliant silver body, machined metal dials are placed on the camera for a sophisticated touch. The shape of the camera provides uncompromising functionality down to the smallest details for intuitive controls. The delta shape is enhanced, the viewfinder has a more masculine feel, and by lowering the centre of gravity in the body, it sits with a more solid stance.


Dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof body expands your photographic boundaries

 Sealing on the body and lens

In addition to the absolute reliability of the dustproof and splashproof performance lauded by many professional photographers, freezeproof performance down to -10℃ has been added. This construction makes it possible to shoot in the most punishing environments.


Excellent controls and functionality

 Comfortable grip while maintaining a slim body

 Levers and buttons are placed in a layout that is easy to operate while looking through the viewfinder

 Equipped with a vari-angle LCD while maintaining the same slim form as the original E-M5

 A solid grip, easy to press buttons, and large easy to rotate dials

The camera body is kept slim while achieving a comfortable grip, the levers and buttons can easily be operated while looking through the viewfinder, and six customisable Fn buttons are included. This design makes for excellent controls and functionality.


Vari-angle monitor for complete freedom

The vari-angle monitor is included on a compact, lightweight body equal to the E-M5, letting you freely compose shots in any position, from low angles to high angles. This model is equipped with Self Portrait mode so that when the monitor is set to the Selfie position, the Live View display shows a mirror image.


FL-LM3 standard flash allows bounce photography

A dustproof and splashproof flash is included with the camera for bounce photography (movable 90° upward, 180° horizontally) with GN 9.1 (ISO100/m). This flash supports wireless flash control, making wireless multi-unit flash photography possible with multiple external flashes.

  • Can be used as a commander.
  • For use with E-M5 Mark II.


Compact dustproof and splashproof lens system

From high-performance zoom lenses to macro lenses optimised for nature macro photography, a rich lineup of compact dustproof and splashproof lenses is available for shooting in any environment.

  • Camera is dustproof/splashproof only when lens is attached. Lenses and accessories are dustproof/splashproof only when attached to camera. EE-1 Dot Sight is splashproof only.


M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ

Switchable to electronic zoom, compatible with movie shooting



Fast, standard zoom lens


M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II

High-powered zoom lens with both high-performance and a compact form


M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro

Perfect for nature macro photography



Fast telephoto zoom lens


Versatile system accessories

HLD-8 Power Battery Holder enhances camera grip and power supply

 E-M5 Mark II + HLD-8 (HLD-8G+HLD-6P) HLD-8G Camera Grip HLD-6P Battery Holder

The HLD-8 is a dustproof and splashproof power battery holder designed exclusively for the E-M5 Mark II. The HLD-8 can be separated into the HLD-8G Camera Grip and HLD-6P Battery Holder, allowing the HLD-8G to be used on its own. The HLD-8G is equipped with a headphone jack, so you can listen to the audio being recorded while shooting a movie. When two batteries, in the camera and the HLD-8, are used together, approximately 580 shots (according to CIPA testing standards) can be captured. The HLD-6P is the same battery compartment unit as that of the HLD-6 Power Battery Holder used with the E-M5.


EE-1 Dot Sight perfect for super telephoto shots of wild birds

This externally-mounted dot sight is perfect for super-telephoto photography of wild birds. This accessory assists in framing when photographing far-away subjects. The brightness and position of the reticle can be adjusted. Because it is powered by a coin-type battery, it can be used with any camera when attached to the hot shoe.


ECG-2 Metal External Camera Grip improves camera grip

This metal external camera grip makes it easier to hold the camera securely. With the same build quality as the camera body, the two make a perfect match. The batteries can be replaced with the grip attached to the camera. It also features quick shoe compatible rail so that it can be directly mounted on a compatible camera platform.


EP-16 Large Eyecup

This is a large eyecup. This accessory blocks external light making the viewfinder easier to use. By using materials with elastic properties, the eyecup fits all eyes, regardless of whether the user is wearing glasses or not. Support from both the eye area and both arms improves stability for a posture that reduces camera shake.


CS-46FBC Leather Cover and Body Jacket

This is a leather cover and body jacket which allows quick shooting. With the front cover removed, it can be used as a body jacket. Even with the body jacket attached, the vari-angle monitor and a tripod can be used, connector covers can be opened and closed, and SD card can be taken out. Strong split leather is used for the outer layer. It can also be used with the EP-16 large eyecup attached.


PT-EP13 Underwater Case for enjoying authentic underwater photography

The perfect fit for the E-M5 Mark II, this lightweight underwater case is fully waterproof to 45 meters. Using FL-LM3 which provided with E-M5 Mark II, authetic underwater photographycan be enjoyed with only E-M5 Mark II and PT-EP13.

  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.


OM-D Movie


The significantly advanced in-body 5-axis image stabilisation system enables stable movie recording even during active camera work. The compact, lightweight OM-D does not intimidate subjects, letting you capture the most natural expressions. OM-D Movie achieves cinema-quality recordings with amazing maneuverability.


Technologies that support OM-D

Movie image stabilisation with 5-axis optical IS and digital IS

With the in-body 5-axis image stabilisation included on the E-M5 Mark II, the VCM magnetically levitates the image sensor constantly for smooth hand-held movie recording similar to dedicated cinematic image stabilisation equipment used in feature-length films. The M-IS1* image stabilisation mode for movie recording combines both the 5-axis VCM image stabilisation and electronic image stabilisation for more powerful effects, and M-IS2 uses 5-axis VCM image stabilisation only.

  • Angle of view changes.


Movie-exclusive AF/AE control technology

The E-M5 Mark II is equipped with movie-exclusive AF/AE control technology, helping it achieve top-class interchangeable lens camera movie performance.


Multi Frame Rate, High Bit Rate shooting supported

Multi Frame Rate (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p) and High Bit Rate that exceeds 50 Mbps are now supported. These features let you select the optimal recording method based on your needs. Shooting in ALL-Intra format is also supported for pro level movie editing.


HDMI monitor connection

This function lets you use HDMI output for the Live View screen. You can use an external monitor display while recording movies.

  • GUI can be hidden on the connected device by pressing down on INFO button for recording an external drive under the following condition. Movie quality: YCbCr 4:2:2 / Frame rate: same as movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.) / Sound recording: not available


Focus peaking

Focus peaking is possible while shooting movies. In addition to the traditional black/white peaking indicators, red/yellow is now selectable. You can use the Fn button to turn peaking on and off, and the INFO button to set parameters such as colour and intensity during Live View shooting. This allows you to quickly adapt your use of peaking to the situation.


Time code settings

It is possible to record a time code, which is useful for editing movies. The following options are available: Rec Run and Drop Frame/Non-drop Frame. The starting time for the time code can be set by the actual time or manually.


Dedicated movie picture mode, Muted Colour, is perfect for colour grading movies.

(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0)

The dedicated movie picture mode, Muted Colour, is included in this upgrade. You can purposely lower the contrast, reduce highlight blowouts and loss of shadow detail, and express rich tones after editing or colour grading.

Beginning February 28, 2018, an LUT file is supplied for colour grading when converting files recorded in Flat mode to BT.709 using Blackmagic DaVinciResolve.


Full-featured audio functions

1. Headphone jack, 2. When headphones are connected to the camera, the rear dial can be used to control the headphone volume

When the Olympus linear PCM recorder is connected, high-quality audio recording is possible. Since the HLD-8G external camera grip (separately available]) is equipped with a headphone jack, you can shoot movies while listening to the audio being recorded. Audio recording levels can also be adjusted in 21 steps, and when the audio input from the microphone is too loud, the microphone input limiter function can automatically adjust the volume.


Support for efficient movie editing

(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0)

It is now possible to synchronise the start/stop of high-resolution audio recording on a linear PCM recorder with the start/stop of recording movies on your camera. You can also add a slate tone while shooting a movie to make synchronising video and audio easier when editing movies.

  • Compatible model: LS-100


Remote control to start and stop movie recording

You can start and stop movie recording using the separately available RM-UC1 Release Cable and the OLYMPUS Image Share smartphone app.


One-touch switching between still image and movie modes

The Fn lever can be customized to switch between stilll photography and movie shooting. Simply adjust the lever to instantly switch between still image and movie modes.


Silent touch operation

During movie recording, you can pull down the silent operation tab to mute the operation sounds produced when adjusting electronic zoom, aperture value, shutter speed, exposure compensation value, ISO speed, headphone volume and microphone volume.


Features that complement OM-D Movie

Clips lets you shoot and edit short movies with ease

Clips is a movie shooting and editing feature that lets you shoot and link multiple short clips, and add effects and background music to produce a single movie.


How to create a movie with Clips

 1. Set the mode dial to movie mode and choose Clips from the movie mode selections.

 2. Shoot a clip with the single press of a button

 3. The new clip will automatically be saved in My Clips.

 4. Select See All My Clips from the movie preview screen.

 5. Change clip order and delete clips.

 6. Add effects and music, and save as a single movie file.

  • Clip recording times are available in 1, 2, 4, and 8 seconds (default setting is 4 sec.). Shooting time can be extended by pressing the button again while recording.
  • The bit rate is fixed at Fine when merging and exporting as a single file.
  • Clips with different frame rates cannot be combined in to a short movie.”Joy” is set as the background music (BGM). You can download other BGM tracks from the Olympus digital camera BGM downloads site.


Art Filter Movie for a variety of expressions

All Art Filter options can be used when recording movies. Partial Colour creates a unique color execution, and Vintage produces a sentimental atmosphere.


Movie Effect for a variety of expressions without editing

The Movie Effect feature adds effects to HD movies. Enjoy a variety of expressions with touch operations.


Art Fade uses natural fade effects to switch between Art Filter options


The Old Film Effect lets you enjoy recording video that looks like old movies shot on film


Movie Tele-converter instantly enlarges the desired location

  • Cannot be used together with Art Filter.


One Shot/Multi Echo expresses movement with residual images


Slow/Quick motion movie

Simply customise the movie mode settings to record a slow motion movie, which captures movie at a higher frame rate than the playback frame rate, and quick motion movie, which captures movie at a lower frame rate than the playback frame rate.

  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.


High Image Quality

Capture Your Imagination with Phenomenal Imaging Power

Zuiko Lens Systems were designed specifically for digital cameras and boast amazing optical performance. In combination with the high-quality sensor, image processor, and image stabilisation, they provide outstanding image quality.


TruePic VII brings out the maximum potential of M.Zuiko lenses

The E-M5 Mark II is equipped with TruePic VII, the same image processor also used on the OM-D flagship model, E-M1. TruePic VII optimises sharpness according to the optical characteristics of the attached lens and aperture (f-number) value, performs high-precision demosaicing optimised for the low-pass filter less sensor, and features Fine Detail II that reduces false colours. It brings out the potential of lenses to achieve sharpness and high resolution. Olympus proprietary image processing technology, Real Colour Technology, reproduces some colours that are thought to be difficult to reproduce such as emerald green and yellow more faithfully.


Sharp resolution across the entire image

A : Competitor: APS-C model + Kit lens, F7.1, ISO200
B : E-M5 Mark II + ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, F5.6, ISO200


Greatly reduces noise without losing detail at high ISO settings










High-sensitivity and beautiful quality 16.05 million dot Live MOS sensor

It retains details in shadow and faithfully represents night scenes and dark indoor scenes. The wide dynamic range makes smooth tone representation possible and can also capture high contrast scenes well. The ISO LOW (ISO100) lets you use the wide aperture of fast lenses during daylight without an ND filter to take photos with a beautiful defocusing in the background.


40M High Res Shot perfect for artistic photos and landscapes

A : Competitor: Full-frame model + F2.8 zoom lens, F11, ISO200
B : E-M5 Mark II 40M high-res shot + ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, F5.6, ISO200

40M High Res Shot is included on the E-M5 Mark II for artistic photos, landscapes, and scenes that demand High Res shots. The sensor moves in 0.5 pixel increments while capturing 8 shots to generate a single 40M sensor equivalent high-resolution photo. Excellent effects are obtained by using the high-resolution M.Zuiko PRO or M.Zuiko Premium lenses when shooting.


RAW processing

In RAW+JPEG mode, the following three types are saved: 40M JPEG, 64M RAW (ORF), 16M RAW (ORI).

16M RAW (ORI) is the first shot recorded out of 8 RAW images captured.

16M RAW (ORI) cannot be viewed or processed on the camera. It can be viewed and processed using Olympus Viewer 3.

64M RAW data can be processed on the camera as a 40M JPEG image. It cannot be processed using Olympus Viewer 3.

Install the plug-in dedicated in 64-bit edition of Adobe® Photoshop® (CS5 or later) for processing and editing raw files on a computer. The plug-in lets you to adjust exposure compensation, white balance, contrast, sharpness, colour saturation, and colour settings (sRGB and Adobe RGB).

A 64M RAW file is approximately 100MB, and a 40M JPEG file is approximately 20MB.

  • Since shooting takes approximately 2 seconds, a tripod is required.
  • If the subject moves while shooting, the section that moved will appear at a lower resolution in the image.
  • Due to flickering, it will not work under inconsistent light sources.
  • The following settings are available: Aperture from maximum aperture to F8, shutter speed from fastest (1/8000 sec.) to 8 sec., ISO speed from ISO LOW to 1600.
  • For flash photography, manual flash (synchro speed up to 1/20 sec.) is supported.
  • Art Filter, Multi. Exposure, Live Bulb/Composite, Interval Shooting, HDR, all BKT, and e-Portrait are not supported.


Large & High-resolution EVF

Large EVF with Stunning Resolution

The E-M5 Mark II features a super large electronic viewfinder (EVF) display with 1.48x viewfinder magnification (35mm equivalent: 0.74x) and an ultra-high resolution of 2.36 million dots, rivaling full-frame DSLR cameras. It also includes a number of functions that make the most of the EVF, including Adaptive Brightness Technology for a natural-looking image whether in bright daylight or at nighttime, and Colour Creator giving you the ability to manipulate colours the way you like.


Bright, easy to use viewfinder

Adaptive Brightness Technology automatically adjusts the backlight brightness

The backlight is automatically brightened in bright environments and darkened in dark environments. This technology reduces visual errors resulting from eye’s adaptation to brightness to provide you with natural images while you are shooting.


Bright environment

 Conventional EVF

 Naked Eye

 E-M5 Mark II Viewfinder


Dark environment

 Conventional EVF

 Naked Eye

 E-M5 Mark II Viewfinder


S-OVF (Simulated OVF) provides a view that is similar to that of the unaided eye.

(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0)

This function expands the dynamic range of the image within the electronic viewfinder. Loss of shadow detail and highlight blowouts are suppressed for easier focusing, making this convenient for shooting backlit subjects. Technology such as LV dynamic range expansion and Adaptive Brightness Technology reproduces a view that is similar to that of an optical viewfinder.

  • Can be used in P, A, S, and M modes. Exposure compensation is not shown.


Display time lag reduced to 0.010 sec.

Display time lag when the frame rate is set to a high speed is reduced to 0.010 seconds. This makes it easier to capture subjects which move actively.


Creative Control stimulates your creativity and enhances your shooting accuracy

 Colour Creator

You can intuitively control the Hue (30 steps) and Colour Saturation (8 steps including the base value).

 Highlight & Shadow Control

This function allows for the adjustment of highlights and shadows in an easy manner which was impossible with conventional exposure compensation.

 Multi Aspect Control 

This function allows you to select from 5 types of aspect ratios including 4:3 to frame your shot just the way you like.

 Magnified Display Control

This function allows you to perform very precise focusing which is not possible with an optical viewfinder.

This function enables intuitive control of the four elements necessary for photography (composition, focus, tone, colour) while looking through the viewfinder. Manipulate colour as you like with Colour Creator, adjust details in highlights and shadows with Highlight & Shadow Control, easily change aspect ratios, and fine-tune the focus.

  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.


FAST AF/High-speed Performance

FAST AF for Amazing High-speed Sequential Shots

Advanced FAST AF

World’s shortest* shooting time lag

Minimizing the time it takes for the camera to take the shot after shutter-release is crucial for capturing the precise moment. Olympus’s new FAST AF system includes faster sensor operation, an improved AF algorithm and a high-speed MSC lens, providing 45% shorter shooting time lag compared with the E-M5. The result is the world’s shortest* shooting time lag.

  • As of February 5, 2015 on interchangeable lens cameras. According to Olympus comparison test based on CIPA standards,when used with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO at telephoto end, Single AF Target (single point at the centre), and IS off.


81-point FAST AF provides detailed coverage of the framed area and instantaneous focusing

The 81-point AF system covers most of the image area with focus points and lets you focus on any small subject in the area. Touch AF Shutter shows its true worth in focusing. Simply touch a spot on the monitor that you want to focus on for accurate and intuitive subject capture.


Super Spot AF makes 70x pinpoint area specification possible

You can magnify the Live View screen display up to 14x the original size, and use the AF frame in this enlarged image to focus. Super Spot AF lets you focus on a small area in the center of the enlarged image, creating an AF area 70x smaller than the original image, allowing pinpoint focus. When the magnified display is used, powerful image stabilisation ensures a stable viewfinder image for more accurate focusing during macro and telephoto shooting.


Focus Peaking specifies colours and intensity

 Low: Narrow depth of field


 High: Wide depth of field

Focus peaking now available in red/yellow as well as black/white. You can use the Fn button to turn peaking on and off, and the INFO button to set parameters such as colour and intensity during Live View shooting. This allows you to quickly adapt your use of peaking to the situation. You can also use focus peaking when shooting movies.


Eye Priority C-AF for continually focusing on eyes

The advanced Eye Detect AF automatically focuses on eyes for high-precision focusing. By improving eye detection processing speed, Eye Priority C-AF, which continually focuses on eyes, is achieved. When combined with e-Portrait mode, which makes skin look more beautiful, beautiful portrait photography is possible.


Comfortable high-speed performance

Improved sequential shooting performance

5-fps Tracking AF sequential shooting in RAW

C-AF tracking sequential shooting performance has been boosted to roughly 5 fps. Used in combination with group AF, this enables the camera to shoot at 5 fps while tracking and focusing on the subjects in an area. It can also be used for RAW sequential shooting right up until the card is full*. This allows you to use sequential shooting with no decreases in the shot frame count or pauses in shooting.

  • When Using TOSHIBA UHS-II SD card.


10-fps fixed AF sequential shooting

Fixed AF sequential shooting allows high-speed sequential shooting at up to 10 fps. This speed enables you to capture moments as brief as the beat of a bird’s wing. (focus and exposure are fixed in the first frame of sequential shooting)


Versatile shutter modes for matching any scene

Max. 1/8000 sec. high-speed mechanical shutter

The E-M5 Mark II is equipped with a 1/8000 sec. high-speed mechanical shutter often found on high-end SLR cameras. At a speed of 0.044 seconds, the release time lag is the fastest among mechanical shutter cameras. Not only is this feature perfect for shooting photos of quick-moving subjects, but the maximum aperture of a large-diameter lens can be used even in bright daylight conditions without the use of an ND filter.


Anti-Shock mode that reduces shutter shock is now compatible with sequential shooting

Anti-Shock mode (electronic first curtain shutter) reduces shutter shock, and is now available during sequential shooting (Sequential L). When using a high-speed shutter, such as 1/320 sec. and above where uneven exposure is common, the camera automatically switches to the mechanical shutter.

  • This option appears in the drive mode when set in the menu, making it easy to switch to during shooting.


Silent mode for shooting in environments where noise is inconvenient

When using Silent mode (electronic shutter), AF and all other electronic sounds are disabled so you can shoot discreetly in quiet locations. This can also be used with sequential shooting, and shutter speeds are available from 1/16000 sec. to 60 sec.

  • When using Silent Mode, and noise reduction is activated during long exposures, the shutter sound for capturing the dark frame may be heard depending on the shooting environment.
  • Rolling distortion can occur when shooting fast-moving subjects.
  • Certain types of fluorescent light or LED light may cause striped patterns to appear on the image depending on the shutter speed used.
  • You can reduce the shock caused by the shutter opening and closing.
  • Sequential shooting is available at a maximum of 11 fps.
  • Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • Screen captures on the monitor are composite images.


More Features

Focus Stacking Mode

M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO, F11, 1/60sec., Focus Step : 3

(1) High magnification macro shooting: Even when closing the aperture, a photo in focus from foreground to background cannot be achieved.

(2) Focus Stacking Mode: Obtain a depth of field that goes beyond the smallest aperture setting (F22) in a high resolution image without the effects of diffraction. You can also deepen the depth of field while keeping the background defocused.

(Added feature in firmware V4.0)

Focus stacking captures 8 photos of slightly different focus and then automatically merges them for a single photo in focus from the foreground to background.

  • 8 recorded shots are saved (either RAW or JPEG) along with the single composite image (JPEG).
  • Flash is available (flash charging time can be set). The flash sync speed is 1/20 sec. or less.
  • The focus moves from the standard position at the beginning of shooting, then captures 2 close-up shots, and 5 shots at infinity for a total of 8 shots
  • Composited photos are cropped 7% on the top, bottom, and sides.


Focus Bracketing shifts the focus and lets you set the number of shots 

(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0)

In macro shooting, results change drastically depending on where the focal point is placed. With Focus Bracketing mode, the focal location is shifted slightly with each shot for up to 999 shots. This feature is convenient for when you’re not sure where to focus. You can set the amount of focus movement between shots from 1 to 10, with 1 being the smallest movement and 10 being the largest.

  • Flash synchro speed is 1/20 sec. or less


Shooting modes that expand your photographic expression

The E-M5 Mark II is equipped with Art Filter, which lets you create artistic photographic expressions, and Photo Story, for creating a story out of multiple photos. These Olympus-original functions are included to let you turn normal, everyday scenes into photos that are uniquely your own.


Art Filters expand the possibilities of photographic expression

Art Filters expand your artistic expression. Extract a specific colour and change all other colours to black and white to emphasise a specific part of an image with Partial Colour, or reproduce colour changes and fading that occurs in old film prints with Vintage. Many more Art Filters are also available.

(Added feature in firmware V4.0)

Upgrading the camera firmware to V4.0 adds the new Bleach Bypass Art Filter.


Photo Story provides new ways of photographic expression.

Collection of multiple usual everyday photos create a story. Photo Story mode provides new ways of photographic expression. You can combine multiple photos while still maintaining full creative control and composition just by touching the rear panel and create artwork.


Two HDR modes and HDR Bracketing (HDR-BKT)

 When the drive and HDR buttons are pressed, direct HDR shooting is possible.

HDR mode

With a single release of the shutter, the camera takes four shots with different exposures to create an HDR image. HDR1 creates natural textures, and HDR2 creates strong artistic effects reminiscent of paintings. You can make use of two different HDR modes.

  • The ISO is fixed at 200 in HDR mode.


HDR Bracketing (HDR-BKT)

 HDR1: Creates a natural looking image with high dynamic range

 HDR2: Generates painting-like, highly artistic photos.

HDR Bracketing mode is also included for use with HDR software on a computer.


Extended exposure lets you capture fantastic images

Live Composite lets you capture movement of light as solid light trails

 Shooting time : 3 sec.

 Shooting time : 1 min. (20 shots)

 Shooting time: 60 min. (1200 shots)


Live Bulb and Live Time update the image display during exposure

 (1) Number of possible display refreshes, (2) Exposure time

 The histogram can be shown or hidden by turning ON/OFF the INFO button

This function updates the display during exposure at a set interval. There are two modes: Live Bulb which opens the shutter while the shutter release button is pressed, and Live Time which opens the shutter on the first push and closes on the second push. During Live Bulb mode, the exposure time and histogram are displayed on the screen. When the Bulb/Time shooting mode is selected, the backlight is automatically dimmed to reduce the power consumption and brightness.


Interval Shooting & 4K Time Lapse Movie

(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0)

The Interval Shooting features lets you capture scenes such as blooming flowers, the flow of people, and the movement of starts, over long periods of time from a fixed point. It automatically performs continuous shooting once you set the number of total shots and the interval (from one second to 24 hours). Additionally, when upgrading to version 2.0, you can automatically create 4K Time Lapse movies (5 fps) up to 200 seconds long. With this function, you can enjoy successive shots as a movie.


LV Boost II convenient for shooting stars

 Normal Live View
Stars are not visible in the Live View screen.

 LV Boost II
Stars are visible in Live View, allowing you to compose your shot

This function is convenient for shooting stars. You can shoot while checking the stars in the Live View screen. This version is approximately 5 steps brighter when compared to that of the E-M5. On the E-M5 Mark II, LV Boost I, II and Off settings are also available in each shooting mode. Default setting is LV Boost II during Bulb/Time shooting.

  • The display frame rate will decrease. Also, the effects such as exposure compensation will not be applied.
  • The LV Boost setting is fixed at Off in movie mode.


Functions especially convenient for shooting buildings

Keystone Compensation enables tilt-shift photography with any lens

 Original image

 With keystone compensation

Just as if shooting with a shift lens, trapezoidal compensation and perspective enhancement are possible while viewing the effects on the Live View screen. Since this feature can be used in the Olympus Viewer 3 computer application, after confirming the adjustment results, the RAW file can be processed and further detailed adjustment can be made.


The digital level gauge corresponds to vertical and horizontal directions

A dual-direction level gauge, supporting vertical and horizontal leveling, can be displayed on the Live View monitor. This function is useful when there is no horizon, or when the screen is dark and difficult to see. Additionally, main shooting information such as the aperture and shutter speed can be displayed constantly with the level. The digital level gauge and histogram can now be displayed simultaneously.


Built-in Wi-Fi and Olympus Image Share

This camera features built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to easily connect the camera to your smartphone via Olympus Image Share. Initial connection is easy with a simple scan of the QR code that is displayed on the camera monitor. In addition to transferring images on the camera and controlling the camera, geotags obtained with a smartphone can be added to images, and Art Filters can be applied to recorded images. The E-M5 Mark II becomes compatibile with Live Composite via Olympus Image Share (OI.Share) ver. 2.6 with the upgrade to firmware ver. 2.0.


PC applications to support your photography

Olympus Capture tethered shooting software

Tethered shooting is a feature included in response to many requests from professional studio photographers. Simply connect the E-M1 to your computer with a USB cable and you can shoot, change camera settings, and quickly transfer images between the camera and computer. You can control the camera either directly from the camera or from the computer at all times, without having to make any control setting changes. (Because there is no mirror to be locked up on compact system cameras, the focus can be adjusted using the camera viewfinder, and shooting using the camera itself is possible while displaying Live View on a computer) This feature provides a stress-free environment for focusing on shooting, enhancing collaboration with your photography clients.

(Feature added in firmware Ver. 2.0)

The E-M5 Mark II becomes compatible with Olympus Capture ver. 1.1, which now features Live Composite, Live Bulb/Time, Keystone Compensation, among other useful functions.

  • The dedicated software Olympus Capture is required to use the Camera Control function.


Olympus Viewer 3 for smart management of digital workflow

When processing RAW files with Olympus Viewer 3, you can apply a variety of in-camera settings such as Colour Creator, and Highlight & Shadow Control. Alternatively, you can use the Olympus Image Share smartphone app to map images with appended geotags and display the log on a map.


Quick Sleep mode enables up to 750 shots

 Live View Super Control Panel

 Super Control Panel

Quick Sleep mode is included on the E-M5 Mark II, which puts the camera into sleep mode whenever the Super Control Panel is displayed and the camera is not operated for more than 3 seconds, allowing up to approximately 750 shots* to be captured. Quick Sleep mode is deactivated when the shutter button is pressed halfway. You can switch between Super Control Panel and Live View Super Control Panel using the LV button.

  • When Quick Sleep mode is activated, according to Olympus research.


Improved, easy to use GUI

Live View Super Control Panel

The rear monitor default display has been changed to the Super Control Panel. This makes it possible to intuitively change all settings. Also, switching to the traditional Live Control is possible by setting from the custom menu.


Menu cursor memory

You can store the position of the menu cursor from the previous session so that it is kept in the same place.


One-push preview lock

You can now check the depth of field with the press of a single button. The camera will stay in that view even when the button is released.


Features added or improved through firmware upgrade

Firmware version 2.0

1. Olympus Capture Version 1.1 tethered shooting software is now supported.

2. S-OVF (Simulated OVF) has been added to provide a view that is similar to that of the unaided eye.

3. 4K Time Lapse Movie has been added.

4. Focus Bracketing has been added for shifting the focus slightly while shooting.

5. Live Composite shooting can now be controlled remotely using the Olympus Image Share smartphone app.

6. Dedicated movie picture mode “Muted Colour” has been added for colour grading movies.

7. A slate tone can now be added for convenient movies, has been added.

8. Synchronised recording start/stop operation between the camera and linear PCM recorder is now supported.

9. Disable MF clutch now supported.



Product type

Product type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I, II compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*)

  • Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Screen size 17.3mm and 13.0mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds mount

Image sensor

Product type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels Approx. 16.1 million pixels.
Total number of pixels: approx. 17.20 million pixels
Aspect ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)

Recording (still)

Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW, MPO (3D still)
Recording image size [RAW] 4608 x 3456
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 to 640 x 480
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): 3200(H)x2400(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.7MB
Set4(SN): 1280(H)x960(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.4MB

Image Stabilisation System

Type Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilisation for movie and still photos

  •  yaw/pitch/roll/vertical shift/horizontal shift
Mode 4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), OFF
Live View image stabilisation Activation by half-pressing shutter button  or  enlarging view
Focal length setting With
5 axis Sync IS With

  • When combined with 5-axis Sync IS compatible M.Zuiko Digital lenses
Stabilisation performance 5.0 EV

  • Based on CIPA standards, when used with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ, at focal length of 50mm (35mm equivalent focal length: 100mm), in pitch/yaw direction.
Lens IS prioritye With


Type Eye-level electronic viewfinder,  approx. 2.36M-dot
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)
Eye point / Dioptre adjustment range Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / Approx. -4 to +2m-1
Preview Live View preview with depth of field preview lock
Display Grid Off / normal grid / golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
Level gauge display 2-axis (horizontal/vertical) level gauge
Viewfinder style 3 styles
Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment Automatic control of adaptive brightness technology / manual control (7 levels)
Eyecup Interchangeable with separately available EP-16 eyecup
S-OVF (Simulated OVF) Expands Live View Dynamic Range

  • Available in the EVF when shooting in PASM modes. Art Filters, exposure compensation adjustments, and white balance adjustments will not be reflected.

Live view

Live view Approx. 100% field of view, exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, gradation preview, face detection preview (up to 8 faces), grid line, magnification display (x3/x5/x7/x10/x14), Display modes: Standard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)
Preview Preview with depth of field preview lock


Monitor type 3.0-inch vari-angle monitor*

  •  Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Touch control Shutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection, selfie shutter release
Tilting capability With (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)
Brightness / Colour temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Colour tone select 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)
Full-time AF With
Magnified frame AF / Magnified AF Selectable from over 800 AF points
Selectable magnification: x3, x5, x7, x10(Default), x14
Super Spot AF*

  • Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached
Face detection AF / Eye detect AF With
Eye Detection AF mode : off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority
Focusing point / Focusing point selection 81-area multiple AF / All target, group target area (9-area), single target(normal), single target(small)
AF illuminator With
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
Intensity selection: high, normal, low
Back light effect: on, off

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
Metering area EV -2 – 20 (using 17mm F2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode iAUTO, 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*, My Set

  • Selectable from menu as a function on Fn button
  • My set can be set to mode dial function
Scene select AE Portrait, 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
ISO sensitivity AUTO ISO : LOW(approx. 100) ‐25600 (customizable, Defalut:LOW-1600)
Manual ISO : LOW(approx.100), 200 – 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure compensation Still photo ±5 EV, movie ±3 EV, with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)

  • HDR shooting, monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV.
AE lock Locks with a half-press of the shutter button (can be set to Fn button as well)


Shutter type Focal-plane shutter / 1/8000 – 60 sec., 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


Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)

  • Available on the external flash
Built-in flash
Bundled standard flash FL-LM3(dustproof and splashproof flash)
GN=9.1(ISO100・m) / GN=12.9(ISO200・m)
Bounce Capability (up and down: 45, 60, 75, 90 degree / left and right 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 degree)

  • Powered by the camera
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)
Synchronisation speed 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, FL-900R, STF-8

Wireless flash control

Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R
Control method Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible flashes: included FL-LM3 or separately available FL-600R, FL-900R and STF-8
External Flash intensity type TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel 4 channels
Group No. 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)


Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H mode] approx 10.0 fps

  • IS OFF
  • Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.

[Sequential shooting L mode] approx 5.0 fps

  • When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ
Max. recordable pictures
on sequential shooting*
[RAW]  Max. ∞ frames (in 5.0 seq. shooting L)  Max. 16 frames (in 10.0 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG]  Max. ∞ frames (in 5.0 seq. shooting L)  Max. 19 frames (in 10.0 seq. shooting H)

  • When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
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, Every time AF: ON/OFF)


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

  • AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.
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
Focus Bracketing Mode 3-999 shots / 1-10 focus steps (movement differential)

  • Compatible with Micro Four Thirds AF lenses
Focus Stacking Mode 8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image.

  • Angle of view becomes slightly smaller.
  • Compatible with:
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro,
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO,
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO,
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro,
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO,
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO,
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO,
    M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO

HDR function

HDR(Auto composite) HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)

  • Maximum shutter speed setting is 1 sec.
  • Exposure compensation can be performed.
Bracketing for HDR postprocess 3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.

  • This function does not execute HDR processing.
  • HDR function can be assigned to the Fn-button.

Art Filter

Mode (Variation / 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.)
Water Colour (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)
Bleach Bypass (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Art Effect a. 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

Photo Story

Type (Variation / Flame / Number of divided parts) Standard (I, II, III, IV / a,b,c,d / A,B,C,D)
Fun Frame (I, II, III / - / -)
Speed (- / – / A,E,F)
Zoom in / out (Ⅰ,Ⅱ / a, c / A, G)
Layout (I, II, III, IV / -/ -)
Frame Effect a. White Frame
b. White Frame & White Edge Effect
c. Black Frame
d. White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
Aspect & Window Pattern A. 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 function With


Recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Mode / frame rate / compression method [MOV]
1920×1080(FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I(A-I), IPB(SF, F, N)
1920×1080(FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB(SF, F, N)
1280×720(HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB(SF, F, N)

  • 60p:59.94fps, 50p:50.00fps, 30p:29.97fps, 25p:25.00fps, 24p:23.98fps
  • FHD ALL-I (A-I: approx. 77Mbps)
  • FHD IPB(SF: approx. 52Mbps, F:approx. 30Mbps, N:approx. 18Mbps)

1280×720(HD) / 30p
640×480(SD) / 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
  • UHS-II or UHS-I Class3 card is recommended for ALL-I shooting.
Maximum recording time [MOV] Approx. 29min
[AVI] HD: Approx. 7min* / SD: Approx. 14min*

  • Excluding when particular Art Filters are used
Art Filter Movie With*

  • Frame rate: lower.
Movie Effect One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
One-push Movie Digital Conveter x4
Time Lapse Movie [AVI]
Photo in Movie With (mode1 / mode2)

  • mode1 is available when recording framerate is less than 30p.
Clips 1, 2, 4, 8 sec
(Further continued shooting possible by pressing movie record button again)
Quick Movie / Slow Movie With
IS for Movie M-IS1(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),
M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off

  • Field of view may be affected in M-IS1.
Grid Line / Focus Peaking 4 types of grid lines / 4 colours for focus peaking
Time code Rec run / free run, drop frame / non-drop frame
Live View Output via HDMI With (GUI* is shown on connected device only, and peaking function is not available when connected by HDMI.)

  • GUI can be hidden on the connected device by pressing down on INFO button for recording an external drive under the following condition. Movie quality: YCbCr 4:2:2 / Frame rate: same as movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.) / Sound recording: not available
Movie picture mode Flat

  • LUT file available for download
Exposure Control Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
AE Lock With


Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone / Speaker Stereo/Mono
Microphone function Wind noise reduction,  Recording volume, Microphone volume limiter
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
Linking with Olympus PCM Recorders Slate Tone/Synchronised Audio Rec-Movie Rec

  • LS-100 compatible

White Balance

White balance mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis

  • Except for Custom WB

Colour Mode

Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, Underwater
Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]

Keystone Compensation

Keystone Compensation With (can be confirmed on Live View)

High Res Shot

Resolution Equivalent to 40M pixel sensor (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)

  • Available in P/A/S/M mode, RAW+JPEG or JPEG.
  • JPEG: 7296 x 5472 / RAW: 9216 x 6912
  • RAW data can be developed in-camera.  Development by PC is possible with the appropriate plug-in.
Shutter Type / Shutter Speed Electronic shutter / 1/8000 – 8 sec.

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.
Shutter start delay 0,  1/8,  1/4,  1/2,  1,  2,  4,  8,  15,  30sec

Silent Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed Electronic shutter  /  1/16000 – 60sec
Shutter start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec

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 prioritization)

Interval Mode

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

Multi Exposure

Number of picture / Function 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4

Level Gauge

Detection 2-axis

One push Tele-converter

Magnification x2

Wi-Fi Function

GPS info. Function Via smartphone GPS data
Wireless Shooting*

  • Shooting with a smartphone
Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off, iAuto / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time, Composite) and drive mode can be selected.* Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.*

  • When in private connection
Image Share File Type: JPEG* , MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously.  Marking function for image share.

  • Excluding MPO file
Easy Connection QR code setting

Tetherd shooting

Tethered shooting Via USB connection, with use of Olympus Capture tethering software (camera can be controlled by both the camera and computer)


Playback mode Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x – 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF


Languages 34 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

Image Editing

Editing function RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280×960, 640×480, 320×240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording
RAW data edit RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT). 2 programmable settings, preview capability.


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


USB/AV/Remote controller connector Dedicated multi-connector   [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed,  Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]
HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe / Sync. terminal
Microphone input jack φ3.5 stereo mini jack
Headphone connector None / Attachment of HLD-8G optional grip allows connection
PC interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interface HDMI out(HD / stereo), video out(SD / mono)
DC connector None / attachment of HLD-8 power battery holder allows connection

Power Requirements

Battery BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Power Battery Holder HLD-8 Power Battery Holder separately available.
Allows attachment of an additional BLN-1.
AC Adapter AC-3 AC adapter* separately available.

  • HLD-8 Power Battery Holder is required for connection.
Sleep mode Available (1/3/5 min. off)
Number of recordable pictures Approx. 310 shots (using BLN-1 and TOSHIBA SD with IS ON, based on CIPA test standards)
Approx. 750 shots (using BLN-1 and TOSHIBA SD with IS ON and Quick Sleep Mode ON, based on Olympus testing using CIPA test standards)
Battery Life Approx. 80 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 150 minutes(when zoom and other operational functions are not used)

  • When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions 123.7mm(W)×85mm(H)×44.5mm(D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Weight Approx. 469g  [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 417g  [body only]

Operating Environment

Temperature -10 ~ +40℃ (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (when stored)
Humidity 30 – 90% (when in operation) / 10 – 90% (when stored)


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  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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