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Product Type

Type / Recording media Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable lens camera / SD Memory Card*1 (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2)
  • 1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.
  • 2: Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Screen size / Lens mount 17.3mm × 13.0mm / Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image sensor

Type / Number of pixels / Aspect ratio 4/3-inch Live MOS sensor / 16.05 million camera effective pixels, total number of pixels: approx. 17.20 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
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D still)
Recording image size [RAW] 4608x3456
[JPEG] 4608x3456 to 640x480

Image stabilisation

Type / Image stabilisation mode / Viewfinder image stability In-body Image Stabilisation System (3-axis image sensor shift-type image stabilisation)* / 4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), Off / On (Halfway shutter button press/launch during magnified control)
  • Angular blur compensation (XY axis) / Rotary blur compensation (Z axis)
Focal length settings / Image stabilisation effects Available / 3.5 steps* Lens: M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R, Focal length: f = 42mm (35mm equivalent: f = 84mm).
  • When using CIPA compliant 2-axis vibration (Yaw/pitch)
Lens image stabilisation priority Available


Type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44M-dot
Coverage / Magnification / Eye point / Dioptre adjustment range Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.01x*1 to approx. 1.15x*2 (50mm lens / ∞ / -1 m-1) / 20mm from the far end of the lens(at -1 m-1) / Approx. -4 to +2 m-1
  • 1: Using viewfinder styles 1 and 2 (4:3)
  • 2: Using viewfinder style 3 (4:3)
Preview / Grid lines Available with Live Preview function button / Off / Normal Grid / Golden Grid / Scale / Diagonal / Movie Grid selectable
  • Custom function
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 function (Adaptive Brightness Technology), Manual settings (Adjustable in ±7 steps) / Can be switched for separately-sold Eyecup EP-11

Live View

Live View / Display mode 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Magnified display (5x, 7x, 10x, 14x), Normal, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level gauge, Off / Normal, Histogram display, 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 menu, Wi-Fi connection
Angle adjustment / Brightness adjustment / Colour temperature adjustment / Colour tone setting Up: Approx. 80 deg., Down: Approx. 50 deg. (In relation to the rear of the camera) / ±7 step adjustment / ±7 step adjustment / Vivid, Natural


AF mode / Focus mode High-speed imager AF / Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF)*, Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, AF tracking (C-AF + TR)*
  • Operates as S-AF when lenses other than Micro Four Thirds lenses are used. Operates as MF during movie recording.
Full-time AF Available
Magnify AF Frame / Magnified AF Over 800 selectable focusing points, magnification factor: 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, magnified focus check with magnification button*1
  • 1: Even old lenses that cannot communicate with the camera body can be used.
  • 2: 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
Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode 81 areas / All targets, Single target (select from standard and small size), Group target (9 points from 81)
Peaking function Available (White Edge type, Black Edge type), Peaking display appears when the Fn button is pressed or the focusing ring is turned.
AF assist illuminator / MF assistance Available / Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated.(At S-AF+MF or MF mode)

Exposure control

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering) 324 zone Digital ESP Metering, Centre-weighted Average Metering, Spot Metering, Spot Metering, Highlight & Shadow
Metering area EV -2 to 20 * (17mm F2.8, ISO 100 equivalent)
  • 0 - 20 when the frame rate is set to High Speed
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 Stabilization, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Converter, Wide Converter, Macro Converter, 3D*2
  • 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 ±5 EV* (select from 1/3, 1/2, and 1EV steps)
  • Up to 3EV for Live View reflection and movies.
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Movie button)


Type / Shutter speed Computerised focal-plane shutter / 1/4000 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.)


Flash control method TTL Auto, Manual, Auto*, Super FP* (FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  • Function when using external flash.
Built-in flash TTL built-in flash, GN=5.8 (ISO100・m) / GN=8.2 (ISO200・m)
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 1/250 sec.* or less (When using the built-in flash)
  • 1/180 sec. for FL-50R, 1/200 sec. for all other external flash units, 1/125 - 1/4000 sec. for Super FP, 1/160 sec. for RC
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 / Control method FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R / Triggered by built-in flash (compatible with Olympus wireless RC flash system)            
Control method Triggered by built-in flash (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)*)
  • Built-in flash


Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential H] Max. 8.0 fps*1
[Sequential L] Max. 3.5 fps*2
  • 1: The focus and exposure are fixed in the first frame of sequential shooting.
  • 2: When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ.
Max. recordable pictures [RAW] Approx. 20 shots (Sequential L/3.5 fps), approx. 16 shots (Sequential H/8 fps)
[JPEG: LN] Until card is full (Sequential H/8 fps / Sequential L/3.5 fps)
  • The sequential shooting speed may decrease depending on shooting conditions. When using M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R.Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card, R95/W90 EXCERIA™ According to Olympus testing conditions when using this model
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.)


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)
  • This function can be activated by registering it to the Fn button.
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

HDR shooting function

  • ISO 200, shutter speed is limited to maximum of 4 sec.
  • 4 shots with different exposures are automatically merged to generate an image with rich gradations.
HDR bracketing 3shots, 5 shots (select from 2, 3 EV steps), 7 shots (2 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

Filters (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 / 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)
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)

Photo Story

Type (Variation / number of frames) Standard (I, II, III, Ⅳ / a, b, c, d / A, B, C, D),
Fun Frames (I, II, III / - / -),
Speed (- / c / A, E, F),
Zoom In/Out (I, II / a, c / A, G)
Frame a. White Frame,
b. White Frame + White Edge,
c. Black Frame,
d. Black Frame + Pin Hole
Patterns 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)


Recording (Movie) MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Number of recorded pixels (movies) [MOV]
Full HD: 1920x1080, 30p (29.97fps), 24Mbps (fine) / 16Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9
HD: 1280x720, 30p (29.97fps), 12Mbps (fine) / 8Mbps (normal), Aspect ratio 16:9
HD: 1280x720, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 16:9
SD: 640x480, 30fps*, Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Except for some Art Filters.
Maximum recording time [MOV]
Full HD: Approx. 29 min. (normal) / Approx. 22 min. (fine) / HD: Approx. 29 min. (normal) / Approx. 29 min. (fine)
[AVI] HD: Approx. 7 min.* / SD: Approx. 14 min.*
  • Except for some Art Filters.
Creative movie functions 1. Movie Effect (One Shot Echo / Multi Echo / Art Fade)
2. Art Filter movie / Aperture-priority movie / Shutter-priority movie / Manual movie
Movie Tele-converter function 4x*
  • Movie Tele-converter is available when Movie Effect is ON. Movie Effect is ON at the default setting.
Time Lapse (Interval) movie Available (AVI Motion JPEG 1280 x 720, 10fps)
Image stabilisation during movie recording M-I.S ON (Multi Motion and electronic IS from image sensor shift type image stabilisation), Off
  • Angle of view changes. It is possible to give priority to lens IS.
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
Microphone functions Wind noise reduction*, Audio recording level adjustment, Audio post-dubbing available for still images (max. 30 sec.)
* Sound quality differs from normal sound.

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, Art Filter, e-Portrait, Colour Creator
Tones 4 types (Auto, High Key, Standard, Low Key)
  • Excluding when Art Filter is active

Live Bulb / Live Time shooting

Display refresh time 0.5 to 60 sec.

Live Composite shooting

Display refresh time / Composite type 0.5 to 60 sec. / Lighten mode

Interval Shooting

Interval Shooting Interval from 1 sec. to 24 hours, up to 999 shots possible, Time Lapse Movie can be automatically generated.

Multi exposure

Number of shots / Multi-exposure function 2shots / 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 from a smartphone
Remote Live View, Remote REC View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Shutter timer (countdown with sound), Remote power OFF, Wireless Release mode
  • iAUTO, P, S, M, Live Bulb/Live Time supported. Aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO speed, white balance, and sequential shooting can be set.Connect up to 1 unit.
  • Aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO speed, white balance, and sequential shooting can be set.
  • Can only be connected to 1 unit.
Image share function* Reserve the pictures to transfer to a smartphone. Connect up to 4 units.
  • Transferable images: JPEG (except for MPO), MOV
Smart & Easy Connection Simple connection with a QR code


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 (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

Reset / Custom

MySet 4 types can be registered and assigned to the mode dial.


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 processing RAWprocessing according to camera settings (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT), Check processed results and record (2 setting patterns can be recorded), Repeated processing available


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
Accessory port 2 -
Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)

Power supply

Battery Lithium Ion Battery BLS-5
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. 320 shots (IS On, according to CIPA testing standards) when using BLS-5, Toshiba Super High Speed Class 6 (4 GB) SDHC card

Size / Weight

Size 119.1mm (W) × 82.3mm (H) × 45.9mm (D) (CIPA compliant, Width × Height × Depth, excludes protrusions)
Weight Approx. 396g (CIPA standards, including supplied rechargeable battery and memory card, without eyecup), Approx. 350g (camera body only)

Operating environment

Operating temperature / Operating humidity 0 to 40°C (at operation), -20 to 60°C (at storage) / 30 to 90% (at operation) 10 to 90% (at storage)

Main supplied accessories

Main supplied accessories Body, BLS-5 lithium ion rechargeable battery, BCS-5 lithium ion battery charger, USB cable, shoulder strap, software CD-ROM, warranty card and instruction manual
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