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Product type

Recording media Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable lens camera / SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*)
  • Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Screen size / Lens mount 17.3mm x 13.0mm / Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

Type / Number of pixels / Aspect ratio 4/3-inch Live MOS sensor / 16.28 million camera effective pixels, 16.85 million pixels / 1.33 (4:3)
Dustproof Supersonic Wave Filter (Dust reduction system for image sensor)

Recording (Still)

Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
Recording image format / Recording image size RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, JPEG+RAW, MPO (3D)
[RAW] 4608×3456
[JPEG] 4608×3456 to 640×480

Image stabilisation

Type In-body image stabilisation (5-axis sensor-shift type image stabilisation*)
  • Angular blur compensation (yaw/pitch), shift blur compensation (verticle/horinzontal), rotary shift compensation
Image stabilisation mode 4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), Off
Viewfinder image stability On (Halfway shutter button press/launch during magnified control)
Focal length settings / Lens image stabilisation priority Available/available
5 axis Sync IS With
  • When combined with 5-axis Sync IS compatible M.Zuiko Digital lenses
Stabilisation performance 4.0 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.


Type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36 million dots (When the optional electronic viewfinder VF-2, VF-3 or VF-4 is attached)
Coverage / Magnification / Eye point / Dioptre adjustment range Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.30x*1 to approx. 1.48x*2 (50mm lens / ∞ / -1 m-1) / 21 mm from the far end of the lens (at -1 m-1) / Approx. -4 to +2 m-1
  • 1: Using finder styles 1 and 2 (4:3)
  • 2: Using finder styles 3 (4:3)
Preview / Grid lines Available with Live Preview function button / Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal / Movie Grid selectable
Level gauge display / Viewfinder Style 2-axis level gauge (horizontal and vertical) * / 3 types (selectable)
  • Single-axis level display available with halfway shutter button press (Finder Style 1, 2)
Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment / Eyecup Automatic brightness adjustment function, adjustable in ±7 steps / Adjustable in ±7 steps / Can be switched for the optional eye EP-13
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 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Magnified display (3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, 14x), Normal, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level gauge display, Off


Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting LCD monitor *
  • Approx. 1.04 million dots (3:2), capacitive touch panel
Touch function Touch Shutter*, Touch magnification, Select AF area*, Enlarge/reduce AF area, Frame advance/reverse, Magnified playback, Touch Live Guide, Touch Super Control Panel, Touch Art Menu, Touch Scene Mode, Wi-Fi connection
  • When a Four Thirds lens is attached, AF is not possible when touching outside the On-chip Phase Detection AF area.
Angle adjustment / Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment / Colour tone setting Up: Approx. 80° ., Down: Approx. 50°. (In relation to the rear of the camera) / ±7 step adjustment / ±7 step adjustment / Vivid, Natural


AF mode / Focus mode High-speed imager AF*1 / Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF), Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, AF tracking (C-AF + TR)*2
  • 1: Imager Contrast AF, Imager On-chip Phase Detection AF used together (Operates as On-chip Phase Detection AF when a Four Thirds lens is attached (the separately-sold mount adapter is required)).
  • 2: Operates as MF during movie recording when a Four Thirds lens is attached.
Full-time AF Available*
  • Full-time AF will not operate when a Four Thirds lens is attached.
Magnify AF Frame / Magnified AF Over 800 selectable focusing points, magnified focus check with magnification button (also possible on old lenses*1), magnification factor: 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x (Default), 14x / Super Spot AF (during magnified AF): Focus using approx. 0.16 to 0.02% of the shooting screen area*2
  • 1: Old lenses: Lenses that cannot communicate with the camera body
  • 2: Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached
Face Detection AF / Eye Detect AF Available / Available Eye Detect AF: Off, Nearer-eye priority, Right-eye priority, Left-eye priority*
  • When a Four Thirds lens is attached, Face (Eye) AF is not possible when a face is detected outside the On-chip Phase Detection AF area.
Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode
81 areas*1 / 37 areas*2 / All targets, Single target (select from standard and small size), Group target (9 points)
  • 1: When a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached
  • 2: When a Four Thirds lens is attached
AF assist illuminator / MF assistance Available / Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated.(at 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

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 to 20 (17mm F2.8, ISO 100 equivalent)
Exposure control iAUTO, Programme AE (Programme Shift available), Aperture priority AE, Shutter priority AE, Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater Wide / Underwater Macro*1, MySet 1 to 4 *2
  • 1: Customisation function for the Fn button, etc.
  • 2: Registered MySet 1 to 4 can be assigned to the mode dial.
Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Sport, Hand-held Starlight*1, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, Image Stabilisation, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Converter, Wide Converter, Macro Converter, 3D *2, Panning
  • 1: 8 sequential shots will automatically be captured and merged
  • 2: Movies cannot be recorded For use with H-FT012 (Panasonic 3D lens) only.
ISO sensitivity AUTO: Automatic from ISO LOW (Approx. equivalent to 100) to 1600 (default settings), can be changed to an upper limit of 200 to 25600 / MANUAL: LOW (Approx. equivalent to 100), 200 to 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps
Exposure compensation Still photo ±5 EV, Live View/Movie/HDR ±3 EV both in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can also be set with AEL/AFL button)


Type / Shutter speed Computerised focal-plane shutter / 1/8000 to 60 sec. (select from 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV steps)  Bulb/Time photography: Up to 30 min. (Exposure time adjustable in the menu. Default setting is 8 min.)
  • Anti-shock mode by 1st curtain electronic shutter is available


Flash control method TTL Auto, Manual, Auto*, Super FP* (FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  • Function when using external flash
Bundled flash* TTL flash, GN=7 (ISO100・m) / GN=10 (ISO200・m)
  • Attach it on the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2.
Flash mode Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Slow Sync (1st curtain sync), Slow Sync (2nd curtain sync), Slow Sync (2nd curtain sync) + Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Manual (1/1 (FULL) to 1/64), Flash Off
Synchronisation speed 1/320 sec.* or less (When using the included flash unit)
  • Flash modes will differ depending on the type of flash unit.
    FL-LM2: 1/320 sec., Other: 1/250 sec., Super FP: 1/125 to 1/8000 sec.
Flash compensation / Compatible external flash units ±3EV (selectable from 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps) / FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R

Wireless flash control

Compatible external flash units FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method Included flash FL-LM2 *
  • Also available with FL-600R (compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system)
External Flash control mode TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
No. of channels / No. of groups 4 channel / 4 group (External flash (3) + commander flash (1)*)
  • FL-LM2 / FL-LM1/ external flash FL-600R


Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H]*1 10.0 fps for S-AF, MF / 9.0 fps for C-AF*2
[Sequential shooting L] 6.5 fps*3
  • 1: Exposure is fixed on the first shot.
  • 2: AF refocuses with every shot. 37-point AF area.
  • 3: When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO.
Max. recordable pictures* [RAW] Approx. 50 shots (Sequential L/6.5 fps), approx. 41 shots (Sequential H/10 fps)
[JPEG: LN] Until card is full (Sequential L/6.5 fps), approx. 95 shots (Sequential H/10 fps)
  • The sequential shooting speed may decrease depending on shooting conditions. According to Olympus testing conditions when using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ and Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card EXCERIA TYPE1 32GB.
Self-timer 12 sec., 2 sec., Customisable (Self-timer time: 1 to 30 sec., No. of shots: 1 to 10, Shooting interval: 0.5, 1, 2, 3 sec., AF function Off/On for each frame)


AE bracketing 2, 3, 5 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps), 7 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)
ISO bracketing / White balance bracketing 3 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps) / 3 shots (A-B axis, G-M axis) select from 2, 4, 6 EV steps
Flash bracketing 3 shots (select from 0.3, 0.7, and 1EV steps)
Art Filter Bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, Art Filter 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


HDR HDR1, HDR2: 4 shots with different exposures are automatically merged to generate an image with rich gradations.
  • Supported in P, A, S, and M modes
HDR1 (Photo style): -1EV, Normal, +1EV, +2EV
HDR2 (Painting style): -2EV, Normal, +2EV, +4EV
  • Shutter speed is limited up to 1 sec.
HDR bracketing 3 shots, 5 shots (select from 2.0, 3.0 EV steps), 7 shots (2.0 EV steps)
  • This function records images for HDR processing.HDR processing is not carried out in the camera.
  • This function can be activated by registering it to the Fn button.

Art Filter

Filter (Variation/Art Effects) Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f),
Soft Focus (- / c, e),
Pale and 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, 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)
  • g. and h. are compatible with II.
Art Effects a. Soft Focus Effect,
b. Pin Hole Effect,
c. White Edge Effect,
d. Frame Effect,
e. Star Light Effect,
f. Defocusing Effect (up/down, left/right),
g. Filter Effect (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green),
h. Tone Effect (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green),
i. Shade Effect (up/down, left/right)
Colour Ring (for partial colour) 18 colours selectable

Photo Story

Type (Frame effect, Aspect ratio zone pattern) Standard (I, II, III, IV / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D),
Fun Frames (I, II, III / - / -),
Speed (- / - / A, E, F),
Zoom in/out (I, II / a, c / A, G),
Layout (I, II, III, IV / - / - )
Frames a. White Frame, 
b. White Frame + White Edge, 
c. Black Frame, 
d. Black Frame + Pin Hole
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)
Temporarily save Available


Movie Mode MOV* (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
  • To play back movies taken with this camera, it is recommended to use the included software.
Movie Mode / frame rate / compression method [MOV]
1920x1080(FHD)/30p, 25p, 24p/IPB1(F,N)
1280x720(HD)/30p, 25p, 24p/IPB(F,N)
30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.98fps
FHD IPB (F: Fine/Approx. 26Mbps, N: Normal/Approx. 18Mbps)
HD (1280x720)/30p, SD(640×480)/30p
  • Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters or Movie Effects are used
  • Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies
Maximum recording time [MOV]
Full HD: Approx. 29 min. (normal) / Approx. 22 min. (fine)
HD: Approx. 29 min. (normal) / Approx. 29 min. (fine)
HD: Approx. 7 min.*
SD: Approx. 14 min.*
  • Except for some Art Filters.
Art Filter Movie Available
  • Frame rate may become slower.
Movie Effect One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
Movie Tele-converter x4
Time Lapse Movie [AVI]
1920×1080(FHD)/5fps, 10fps, 15fps
1280×720(HD)/5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
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/not available
Time code Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame
Exposure Control Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
AE lock Available

Recording (Sound)

Recording format Wave format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone / Speaker Built-in stereo microphone / built-in monaural speaker* External stereo microphone can also be attached
Microphone functions Wind noise reduction*, Audio recording level adjustment, Microphone input limiter, Audio post-dubbing available for still images (max. 30 sec.)
Linking with Olympus PCM Recorders Slate Tone/Synchronised Audio Rec-Movie Rec
  • LS-100 compatible

White balance

White balance mode Auto, Presets (7 types), One-touch WB (4 patterns can be registered), CWB (colour temperature specification)
White balance compensation A-B axis, G-M axis, compensation available at ±7 steps for each (excluding CWB)

Colour mode

Colour space sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture mode

Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Flat, Portrait, Black and White, Custom, e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, Underwater
Tones 4 types (Auto, High Key, Standard, Low Key) *Except for when using Art Filter

Live Keystone Compensation

Keystone Compensation Available (can be checked in Live View)
  • Compensation available in ±20 steps to V direction or H direction

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 - 1/8sec
  • ISO LOW~3200
Shutter start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30sec

Live Bulb/Live Time shooting

Update interval time 0.5 sec - 60 sec

Live Composite shooting

Update interval time / composite method 0.5 sec - 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)

Interval Shooting

Interval Shooting 1 to 999 shots*, Interval from 1 sec. to 24 hours, Time Lapse Movie can be generated
  • Use of the optional AC adapter (HLD-7 + AC-3) is recommended

Multi. Exposures

Number of shots / Multi-exposure function 2 shots / Auto gain correction, Image playback (RAW) + Multi

Multiple aspect ratios

Aspect ratio 4:3 (default setting), 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

Level gauge

Detection 2-axis

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 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 function*
  • Transferable images: JPG (except for MPO), MOV
Reserve the pictures to transfer to a smartphone. Connect up to 4 units.
Smart & Easy Connection Simple connection with a QR code

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 functions Single image, Information display, Index (4, 9, 25, 100 images), Calendar playback, Magnified (2x to 14x), Movie (with sound, fast forward/reverse/pause), Slide show (sound including background music), Rotating playback (auto), Background music switching function, Slide box display
Information display Histogram (separate brightness and RBB display available), Highlight & Shadow warning display, AF frame display, shooting information, display off

Menu languages

Language selection 34 languages including English and Japanese


Editing functions RAW editing, Gradation auto, Create monochrome, Create sepia, Red eye correction, Vividness adjustment, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect ratio, e-Portrait, Merge images, Post-dubbing
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.


Printing functions Print order (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)


USB, AV, Remote control connector / HDMI connector / Flash connector Dedicated multi-connector (USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video output (SD / Monaural): NTSC / PAL selectable, when using separately-sold remote cable RM-UC1) / HDMI micro connector (type D) / Hot shoe / synchronisation connector
Accessory port 2 Dedicated multi-connector (Separately-sold VF-2, VF-3, VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1, Communication Unit PP-1 can be used)
Wireless LAN / Microphone input jack Built in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) / Φ3.5 stereo mini jack

Power supply

Battery Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery BLN-1
Main supplied accessories (sold separately) Power Battery Holder HDL-7: BLN-1×1
AC adapter AC Adapter AC-3*
  • Can be connected to the camera using the Power Battery Holder (HLD-7).
Power saving function Available  Once the set time (1, 3, 5 min.) passes, the camera will switch to sleep mode
Number of possible shots Approx. 350 shots (When using BLN-1, Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card EXCERIA TYPE1 32GB, IS ON, according to CIPA testing standards)
Battery Life(Movie) Approx. 90 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 160 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
  • When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes

Size / Weight

Size 130.4mm × 93.5mm × 63.1mm (CIPA compliant, Width × Height × Depth, excludes protrusions)
Weight Approx. 497g (CIPA standards, including rechargeable battery and memory card), Approx. 443 g (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating temperature / Operating humidity -10 to 40°C (at operation), -20 to 60°C (at storage) / 30% to 90% (at operation) 10 to 90% (at storage)

Box contents

Box contents Body, FL-LM2 included flash, BLN-1 lithium ion rechargeable battery, BCN-1 lithium ion battery charger, USB cable, shoulder strap, software CD-ROM, warranty card and instruction manual
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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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