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Number of effective pixels

Number of effective pixels on camera 12 million dots

Image element

Type 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor


Construction 12 Elements in 10 Groups (9 aspherical lenses)
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 6.0 to 64.3 mm (28 to 300 mm)
Maximum aperture F2.8
Magnification Optical Zoom: 10.7x
Digital Tele-converter: 2x
Shooting range (from lens tip) Normal: W: 10 cm to ∞, T: 80cm to ∞
Super Macro: 5cm to 60cm
  • Zoom is fixed.

Recording (Still)

Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif supported, PRINT Image Matching III
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Number of recorded pixels [RAW] 3968×2976
[JPEG] 3968×2976 to 640×480

Recording (Movie)

Recording format Full HD / HD: MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), HS: AVI (Motion JPEG)
  • Except for some Art Filters.
  • To play back movies taken with this camera, it is recommended to use the supplied software.
Aspect ratio 16:9
  • HS is 4:3.
Frame rate 29.97 fps
Number of recorded pixels Full HD: 1920×1080, 30P, 20Mbps
HD: 1280×720, 30P, 13Mbps
HS: 640×480, 120P
HS: 320×240, 240P
Maximum recording time Full HD: 29 min., HD: 29 min., HS: 20 sec.
  • Except for some Art Filters.

Recording (Sound)

Recording format WAVE format, Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz
Microphone / Speaker Built-in stereo microphone, built-in monaural speaker
Microphone functions Wind noise reduction (Sound quality differs from normal sound.), Audio recording level adjustment, Audio post-dubbing available for still images (max. 30 sec.)
Maximum recording time Still image: 30 sec.
Movie: Depends on movie recording time


Supported recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (Commercially available. For a list of cards with confirmed operations, see the support website.), UHS-I , Eye-Fi card (commercially available)

LCD monitor

Monitor type 3.0 tilting LCD monitor, approx. 1.04 million dots (3:2), capacitive touch panel
Touch function Touch Shutter, Touch Live Guide, Select AF area, Frame advance/reverse, Magnified playback, Touch Super Control Panel
Angle adjustment Up: Approx. 80°, Down: Approx. 50° (In relation to the back of the camera)
Brightness / Colour temperature control ±7 step adjustment / ±7 step adjustment

Electronic Viewfinder

Type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44M-dot
Field of view Approx. 100%
Eye point Approx. 18mm (at -1m-1)
Dioptre adjustment range Approx. -4 to +2-1

Live View

Live View 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, OFF

Image Stabilisation

Type Lens-shift method
  • Hybrid electronic image stabilisation is used for movies.


AF mode Imager AF
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Super Macro / Continuous AF (C-AF) / AF Tracking (C-AF+TR) / Manual Focus (MF)
  • For movie shooting, AF is fixed in MF mode, full-time Spot AF is used in other modes.
Face detection AF Available
Eye Detect AF Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
Focusing point 35 areas
Focusing point selection All targets / Single target / Group target (9 points from 35)
AF illuminator (assist illuminator) Available

Exposure control

Metering system Digital ESP Metering, Centre-weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering, Spot Metering Highlight & Shadow Control
Exposure control iAUTO, Programme AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, Photo Story, Scene select AE, Art Filter
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multi. Exposure, Beach & Snow
ISO sensitivity Auto: ISO 100 to 12800 (customisable, default setting: ISO 100 to 1600), Manual: ISO 100 to 12800 (1/3 steps)
Exposure compensation ±3 EV (1/3 EV steps)

White Balance

White balance Auto, Presets (6 types), One-touch WB (2 patterns can be registered), CWB (colour temperature specification)

Picture mode

Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Art Filter

Multi. Exposures

Number of frames 2 frames
Multi-exposure function Auto gain correction (when shooting)


Type Lens shutter
Shutter speed 1/2000 to 60 sec.,
Bulb photography: Max. 15 min. (Exposure time adjustable in the menu. Default is 15 min.)


Drive mode 1 frame, sequential shooting, Bracketing, Self-timer
Sequential shooting maximum speed 7 fps
Max. recordable pictures JPEG: 70
RAW: 25
Self-timer 12 sec. / 2 sec. / Custom (Cancel available)

Bracketing / ND filter

Bracketing AE Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, Flash Bracketing, ISO Bracketing, Art Filter Bracketing
ND filter 3-step equivalent


Flash control method TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
Built-in flash Available
Flash mode Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Slow Sync + Red Eye Reduction, Manual (FULL, 1/1.3, 1/1.6, 1/2, 1/2.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/16, 1/20, 1/25, 1/32, 1/40, 1/50, 1/64, 1/80, 1/100, 1/128), Flash Off
Flash compensation ±3 EV (0.3 EV steps)
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
External Flash control mode TTL Auto, Auto, Manual

Wireless flash control

Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method Triggered by built-in flash (compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system)
External Flash control mode TTL Auto, Auto, Manual
No. of channels 4 channels
No. of groups 4 groups (External flash: 3 groups + Built-in flash)

Art Filter

Filter (Variation/Art Effects) Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Soft Focus (- / c.e.)
Pale and Light Colour (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Light Tone (- / d.)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama (- / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia (- / b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I, II / c.d.e.)
Key Line (I, II / a.c.d.e.)
Art Effects a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect

Photo Story

Standard Layout / 1:1 (2 frames), 1:1 (3 frames), 4:3 (2 frames), 4:3 (3 frames)
Art Filter / Pale and Light Colour, Pop Art, Grainy Film, Natural
Effect / Black Frame, White Frame, Black Frame + Pin Hole, White Frame + White Edge
  • Filter effects are applied to the overall screen rather than each shot.
  • Shooting settings can be changed with exposure compensation and Live Control.
  • Default setting is 1:1 (2 frames), Pale and Light Colour, and Black Frame.
Fun Frames Instant, 4:3 (2 frames)
Film, 4:3 (3 frames)
Stripe, 16:9 (5 frames)
  • Filter effects are applied to the overall screen rather than each shot.
  • Shooting settings can be changed with exposure compensation and Live Control.
  • Default settings are Instant, 4:3, 2 frames.

Multiple aspect ratios

Aspect ratio 4:3/3:2/16:9/1:1

Level gauge

Detection 2-axis (2 types)

One-push Digital Tele-converter

Magnification 2x

Wi-Fi function

Geotagging (GPS) function Available (Acquire positioning information from a smartphone with GPS function)
Wireless shooting(shooting from a smartphone) Remote live view, Remote REC VIEW, Wireless Touch AF shutter*, Shutter timer (countdown with sound), Remote power OFF
  • Compatible with iAUTO, P, A, S, and MAperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO speed, white balance, and sequential shooting can be set.Connect up to 1 unit.
Image share function Reserve the pictures to transfer to a smartphone. Connect up to 4 units.
Smart Easy Connection Simple connection with a QR code

Playback / Editing

Playback functions 1 frame, Information display, Index (4, 9, 25 frames), Zoom (2x to 14x), Movie (with sound, fast forward/reverser/pause), Slide show (sound (background music) available), Rotating playback (auto), 3 slide show effects
Editing functions RAW processing, Gradation auto, Red eye correction, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect ratio, e-Portrait, Post-dubbing

Menu languages

Language selection 38 languages including English and Japanese

Printing functions

Print order DPOF
Direct print PictBridge compatible


USB/AV terminal Dedicated multi-connector (USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video output (SD / Monaural): NTSC / PAL selectable)
HDMI connector HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
Flash connector Hot shoe

Power supply

Battery Li-ion Rechargeable Battery BLS-5
Power saving function Once the set time (1, 3, 5 min.) passes, the camera will switch to sleep mode

Size / Weight

Weight (CIPA compliant) Approx. 402g (including supplied rechargeable battery and memory card)
Size (CIPA compliant) 116.2mm (W) × 87mm (H) × 56.5mm (D)(Depth is with the Automatic Opening Lens Cap LC-51A attached)

Operating environment

Operating temperature 0 to 40°C (at operation), -20 to 60°C (at storage)
Operating humidity 30 to 90% (at operation ), 10 to 90% (at storage)
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  • Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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