Product Type

Type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory SD memory card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible)
Sensor size 17.3 mm x 13.0 mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds

Image Sensor

Type 4/3 Live MOS sensor
Effective pixels / aspect ratio Effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter

Still Image Recording

Recording format DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Recording image size [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 1280 x 960 pixels

Image Stabilisation System

Type In-body image stabilisation (3-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation[*])
  • Compensates for yaw, pitch, roll
Stabilisation performance 3.5 EV steps[*]
When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Focal length = 42mm (35mm equivalent: 84mm)
  • Conforms to CIPA standards. When dual-axis vibration is applied (Yaw / Pitch).

Live View

Live View Approx. 100% field of view
Exposure compensation preview, White balance preview,

Gradation auto 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
Apply settings to Live View Apply in real time


Monitor type 3.0 tilting monitor[*]
  • Approx. 1040k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Tilting capability Upward tilting: Up to approx. 80 degrees
Downward tilting: Up to approx. 180 degrees
  • Mirror display when the monitor is in selfie position
Brightness / Color temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Touch operation Available


AF system High-speed imager AF
Focusing point 121-point contrast AF
Focusing point selection mode All target, single target (1-area), group target (9-area)
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF), Continuous AF (C-AF)[*], Manual Focus (MF), S-AF + MF, AF Tracking (C-AF + TR)[*]
  • When a Four Thirds lens is attached, S-AF (single target) is the only available AF, and while recording videos, the focus mode is fixed to MF.
Face priority AF / Eye priority AF Available / Available
Eye priority AF: Off / Focus on the eye closest to the camera
Manual focus assist Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Focus peaking Available (Colour selection: White, black, red, yellow)
  • Assign peaking to the Fn button or the focus ring.
AF illuminator Available

Exposure Control (Still)

Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), centre-weighted average metering, spot metering, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
Metering range EV -2 - 20 (with a f/2.8 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure mode / Shooting mode Auto (Live Guide is available), P: Program AE (program shift is available), A: Aperture Priority AE, S: Shutter Priority AE, M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), Scene Select AE, Advanced Photo AE, Art Filter
Scene select AE [Advanced Photo]
Live Composite, Live Time, Multiple Exposure, HDR[1], Silent, Panorama (in-camera stitching), Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing
People, Nightscapes, Motion, Scenery, Indoors, Close-ups
(Portrait, e-Portrait, Portrait + Landscape, Portrait + Nightscape, Children, Nightscape, Handheld Starlight[2], Fireworks, Light Trails, Sport, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR[1], Panorama (in-camera stitching), Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot)
  • 1. Four images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
  • 2. Eight images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
Live Guide Saturation, Colour, Brightness, Background Blur, Expressing Motion, Shooting Tips
(Multiple effects can be used simultaneously)
ISO sensitivity AUTO ISO: LOW (equivalent to approx.100) ‐ 6400 (default) with customizable default and upper limit (200 - 25600)
Manual ISO: LOW (equivalent to approx.100), 200 - 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure compensation ±5 EV[*] (adjustable in 1/3 EV steps)
  • When shooting in HDR or in video, only adjustable up to ±3 EV steps
  • Live View only reflects up to ±3 EV steps


Shutter type Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Mechanical shutter: 1/4000 - 60 sec. (adjustable in 1/3 EV steps)
Live Bulb/Live Time: Max. 30 min. (selectable in menu settings, with 8-min. default setting)
Live composite: Max. 3 hrs.
Electronic first curtain shutter: 1/320 - 60 sec.
Electronic shutter: 1/16000 - 60 sec.


Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H mode] approx. 8.6 fps
[Sequential shooting L mode] approx. 4.8 fps
[Anti-shock sequential shooting H mode] approx. 4.3 fps
[Silent sequential shooting H mode] approx. 14.1 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L mode] approx. 6.1 fps
  • Lens: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
    (Sequential shooting L mode: 12-40mm F2.8 PRO when in C-AF mode)
  • Actual sequential shooting speeds may become slower depending on shooting conditions including lens used, brightness, aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and exposure compensation.
Max. recordable frames in sequential shooting[*] [RAW]: Approx. 14 frames (in sequential shooting L mode and at 4.8 fps), approx. 13 frames (in sequential shooting H mode and at 8.6 fps)
[JPEG: LF]: Approx. 220 frames (in sequential shooting L mode and at 4.8 fps), approx. 21 frames (in sequential shooting H mode and at 8.6 fps)
  • When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
  • With Toshiba EXCERIA PRO™ SDHC UHS-I memory card 32GB
    Based on Olympus measurement conditions
  • Sequential shooting speeds may become slower from the middle depending on shooting conditions
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1 - 30sec., Shot interval: 0.5, 1, 2, 3 sec., Number of shots: 1 - 10)


Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto[*], Manual, Super FP[*](FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  • Available on the external flash
Built-in flash TTL Flash, GN=5.4 (ISO100•m) / GN= 7.6 (ISO200•m)
Covers the angle of view of the 14mm lens (35mm equivalent: 28mm)
Flash mode Redeye, Slow Sync. (first curtain), Slow Sync. (second curtain), Red-eye Slow Sync. (first curtain), Fill in, Manual (1/1 (FULL) -1/64), Flash Off
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV (adjustable in 0.3 EV steps)
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-700WR

Wireless Flash Control

Compatible external flash FL-50R , FL-36R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, FL-700WR
Control method Olympus Wireless RC Flash system (light-triggered)
Commander flash: FL-900R, FL-600R,STF-8, FL-700WR, Built-in flash
Wireless RC system Compatible with Olympus Wireless RC Flash system

White Balance

White balance mode Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)

Picture Mode

Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, colour creator, Art Filters
Gradation 4 levels (Auto, High Key, Normal, Low Key)
  • Except when using e-Portrait, Art Filter, Colour Creator

Art Filter

Variation Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pinhole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Watercolor, Vintage, Partical Colour, Bleach Bypass, Instant Film

Colour Creator

Colour creator Adjustable colour hues: 0 to 29 / Adjustable saturation: -4 to +3


Exposure bracketing Available as AE Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode.
3 frames in 1.0 EV steps, 5 frames in 0.7 EV steps.
Focus bracketing Available as Multi Focus Shot in Scene mode and Focus Bracketing in Advanced Photo mode. Shoots 8 frames. (When in Advanced Photo mode, focus steps can be adjusted in 5 or 10 levels.)
  • Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses only.

HDR Function

HDR (Auto composite) Available as Backlight HDR in Scene mode and HDR in Advanced Photo mode.
HDR1 (natural), HDR2 (painting-like)[*]
Exposure compensation available[*]
ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 seconds.
  • Available only when in HDR shooting (AP mode).

Keystone Compensation

Keystone Compensation Available (can be confirmed in Live View)
  • Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously by ±20 steps.

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.

Silent Mode

Shutter Type / Shutter Speed Available in P, A, S, M, Art modes.
Available as Silent in SCN and AP modes.
Electronic shutter: 1/16000 - 60 sec.
Silent mode settings Available in P, A, S, M, ART modes. (Settings for sound, AF illuminator, and flash can be set to On / Off separately. Default setting is Off.)
Available as Silent in SCN and AP modes. (Sound: Off, AF illuminator: Off, Flash: Off)

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 2 frames

Multi Aspect

Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1, 3:4

One Push Tele-converter

Magnification x2

Level Gauge

Detection 2-axis

Video Recording

Recording format MOV (MPEG - 4AVC / H.264)
Mode / frame rate / compression method [MOV]
3840 x 2160 (4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (SF, F, N)
60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps, 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps,
24p: 23.98 fps
FHD IPB (SF: Super Fine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx. 30 Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)
HD IPB (SF: Super Fine / approx. 26 Mbps, F: Fine / approx. 14 Mbps, N: Normal / approx. 10 Mbps)
  • Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
  • Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting video.
  • UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K shooting.
Maximum recording time [MOV] Approx. 29 min.
Art filter movie Available (All Art Filters[*])
  • Frame rates may drop when using Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
Movie effect 4 types (One-shot Echo, Multi-echo, Art Fade, Old Film)
One-push movie digital converter Approx. 4x (enlarges view of touched area)
  • Available in Movie Effect
Time lapse movie [MOV]
3840 x 2160 (4K) / 5 fps
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps
1280 x 720 (HD) / 5 fps, 10 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps
Clips 1, 2, 4, 8 sec.
(Further continued shooting possible up to 16 seconds by pressing video record button again)
High speed movie 120 fps (1280 x 720, MOV)
Image stabilization 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
  • While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
Grid line / focus peaking Available (off, normal grid, golden grid, trichotomy, scale, diagonal) / Available (4 colours for focus peaking)
Live view output via HDMI Outputs video and info display to a connected monitor
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 48 kHz)
Microphone / speaker Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
Microphone function Wind noise reduction[*], recording volume
Audio dubbing available for still images (up to 30 sec.)
  • Audio quality may be affected.

Wi-Fi Function

Wireless shooting Live View, Rec view, Wireless touch AF shutter, Self timer (w/countdown guidance, sequential shooting, video recording capability), Power off, Wireless release, Video recording
Image share Automatic transfer to a smartphone is possible via Share Order.
  • File Type: JPEG, MOV (4K videos cannot be imported.)
Easy connection QR code setting
Easy transfer With the power turned off, automatically imported using the marking function for image share. (Activated via Bluetooth and imported via Wi-Fi)
Smartphone viewer With the power turned off, remotely viewed or imported (Activated via Bluetooth and imported via Wi-Fi)


Playback mode Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4, 9, 25, 100 frames), Clips, Calendar, Enlargement (2x -14x), Video (with sound, FF / REW / Pause, Touch operation), Slideshow (with sound and music), Picture rotation (auto), Dubbed audio playback, Alternate music options
Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight / Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF


Video editing function Trimming (beginning, end) / In-video image extraction (4K video only)
  • MOV only
Editing function RAW data edit, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
RAW data edit RAW data edit based on settings of the camera (including e-Portrait, Colour Creator, Art Filter, ART-BKT).
Preview capability.


Dial customization Available (Dial function)
Button customization Available (Up to 12 functions can be assigned to buttons)

Input / Output

USB connector USB Micro-B
HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth Built-in (Bluetooth Ver.4.0)


Battery BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Number of recordable pictures Approx. 350 shots (based on CIPA test standards)
Frequency of using Live View: 100%
Battery used: BLS-50
Lens used: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Battery life for movie recording Approx. 80 min. (based on JEIA standards)
Approx. 140 min. (when zoom and other operating functions are not used)
When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 min. with a fully charged battery and at ordinary temperature of approx. 23℃.
  • May vary depending on recording conditions including temperature, movie quality
    Lens used: M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
    When recording 4K

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions W: 117.1 mm, H: 68 mm, D: 39 mm
(Based on CIPA standards, excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 380 g (Conforms to CIPA standards, including battery and memory card)
Approx. 332 g (Body only)

Operating Environment

Temperature 0℃ - +40℃ (when in operation) / -20 - +60℃ (when stored)
Humidity 30% - 90% (when in operation) / 10% - 90% (when stored)

Box contents

Box contents Body, USB cable, shoulder strap, instruction manual, warranty card, BLS-50 Li-ion battery, BCS-5 Li-ion battery charger
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