New Flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 MARK II Announced

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IIProduct Summary

  • Model name: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
  • Release Date: 2 November, 2016
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Format : 4/3″ Sensor
  • Mounts: Micro Four Thirds
  • Availability: Late December 2016
  • Price: $1999.99
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 20.4 megapixel 4/3″ Live MOS Sensor
  • 3.5 times faster TruePic VIII Image Processor
  • 121-Point Dual FAST AF
  • PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter Mode
  • 18 frames/second Continuous Mode
  • 2.36M dots Eye-level electronic viewfinder
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 4K (4096×2060) Video capture
  • Built-In Wi-Fi

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is equipped with the newly-developed high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor, which is 3.5 times faster than the previous TruePic processor used in the OM-D E-M1, and a new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor equipped with 121 points of cross-type on-chip phase detection and contrast detection AF. These technologies work together with the camera’s silent electronic shutter to provide full-resolution RAW images at up to an unprecedented 60 frames per second in AF and AE lock, and up to 18 frames per second with continuous AF and AE tracking.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II boasts a wide array of shooting features including the new Pro Capture Mode for lag-free shooting that enables the capture of split-second moments, a 50 Megapixel High-Res Shot Mode for images with incredible detail rivaling that of full-frame DSLRs, in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization that provides up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance, and 5-Axis Sync IS that provides the world’s most effective 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation when combined with the new M.ZUIKO® Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is weather sealed to be dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (down to 14°F/-10°C) in a compact lightweight design, ideal for shooting in all types of outdoor conditions.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is equipped with the newly-developed high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor, which is 3.5 times faster than the previous TruePic processor used in the OM-D E-M1, and a new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor equipped with 121 points of cross-type on-chip phase detection and contrast detection AF. These technologies work together with the camera’s silent electronic shutter to provide full-resolution RAW images at up to an unprecedented 60 frames per second in AF and AE lock, and up to 18 frames per second with continuous AF and AE tracking.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II boasts a wide array of shooting features including the new Pro Capture Mode for lag-free shooting that enables the capture of split-second moments, a 50 Megapixel High-Res Shot Mode for images with incredible detail rivaling that of full-frame DSLRs, in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization that provides up to 5.5 shutter speed steps of compensation performance, and 5-Axis Sync IS that provides the world’s most effective 6.5 shutter speed steps of compensation when combined with the new M.ZUIKO® Digital ED 12-100mm f4.0 IS PRO.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is weather sealed to be dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (down to 14°F/-10°C) in a compact lightweight design, ideal for shooting in all types of outdoor conditions.

Main Features:

  1. High-Speed Sequential Shooting and Superior AF Performance
    • Live MOS sensor and TruePic VIII Image ProcessorThe newly developed high-speed TruePic VIII Image Processor and a new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS Sensor works in concert with the camera’s electronic shutter to provide full-resolution images at a maximum 60 frames per second in AF and AE lock, and up to 18 frames per second with continuous AF and AE tracking.The TruePic VIII Image Processor boasts a dual quad core system with four CPU cores and four image processing cores to achieve image processing speeds approximately 3.5 times faster than the TruePic VII Processor. Because camera operation and image processing functions are carried out in unison, transfer speeds and menu operations are vastly improved over previous models.
    • Pro Capture ModeThe new Pro Capture Mode provides lag-free shooting so users can capture high-quality full-resolution images at precise moments with no compromises. Using the silent electronic shutter, Pro Capture buffers a running series of JPEG / RAW images when users press the shutter release halfway. Then, by fully pressing the shutter button, users can capture that moment’s image plus up to 14 previous frames all at once.
    • Advanced Dual FAST AutofocusThe advanced Dual FAST AF automatically chooses between on-chip phase detection AF and contrast detection AF, or utilizes both phase and contrast detection simultaneously. This system boasts 121 cross-type on-chip phase detection focus points in order to dramatically improve accuracy. The simultaneous use of contrast detection and on-chip phase detection AF enables accurate focus in difficult lighting conditions, while a new moving subject tracking algorithm rapidly and continuously measures the subject-to-camera distance to precisely maintain focus. Finally, the in-camera AF Limiter function is included to achieve faster focusing by limiting the focus range of the lens, thus preventing time-consuming focus hunting.Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IIAutofocus functions such as AF Target Mode, AF target position and face/eye priority AF are easily set with a single button press. AF operations are enhanced with a new subject-tracking Cluster Display, which illuminates active sensors to assure the user of focus-subject accuracy. The AF Targeting Pad feature allows users to select the AF point by sliding their finger on the rear touch LCD monitor while looking through the viewfinder.
    • High-magnification, high-speed electronic viewfinderThe performance of the 1.48x (35mm equivalent) high-magnification, high-resolution electronic viewfinder rivals those of professional full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. With high-speed operation that includes a maximum refresh rate of 120 fps and a minimum response time of five milliseconds, users never lose track of fast-moving subjects.
    • High-speed responseThe significantly improved shutter release lag time, now reduced by approximately 30% from that of the previous model, facilitates response time so users never miss a photo opportunity. In addition, frame-advance speed during playback is approximately three times quicker for faster scrolling and review of images.
  2. Outstanding Portability and Reliability
    • A compact, lightweight system with excellent portabilityThe OM-D E-M1 Mark II features weatherproof construction in a compact and lightweight design. Coupled with an Olympus M.ZUIKO lens, the OM-D system is extremely compact, providing the ultimate in portability for shooting and transportation. Handheld super-telephoto shooting is possible with the M.ZUIKO Digital ED 300mm f4.0 IS PRO lens (600mm focal length in 35mm equivalent), and this camera and lens combination is compact enough to store in carry-on luggage when flying.
    • Weatherproof construction and Super-Sonic Wave Filter dust reduction systemThe OM-D E-M1 Mark II features high-performance weather sealing for excellent dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof (down to 14°F/-10°C) performance so that users can shoot in the harshest of conditions. This weatherproofing is not limited to the camera body alone: it is extended across the entire OM-D system, including the dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof M.ZUIKO PRO lens lineup. In addition, a Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF) dust reduction system vibrates the image sensor more than 30,000 times a second to virtually eliminate any dust that may land on the sensor while changing lenses.Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
    • High-performance shutterA newly developed shutter is rated for 200,000 actuations to withstand consistent daily use in professional environments. Floating shutter construction is employed so that shutter shock is not easily transmitted to the camera body.
    • Dual memory card slotsThe OM-D E-M1 Mark II features dual memory card slots to allow simultaneous use of two SD cards for more versatile shooting. The slots are positioned in a staggered layout, making cards easier to insert and remove. Users can select from four settings: Standard Mode records to the specified card; Automatic Switching Mode automatically switches to the second card when the first card becomes full; Dual Independent Mode records to both cards according to the specified image quality setting assigned to each; and Dual Same Mode records identical files to both cards simultaneously. Slot 1 supports UHS-II and UHS-I cards, while Slot 2 supports UHS-I cards.Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
    • High-capacity battery and rapid charger

      The new BLH-1 lithium-ion rechargeable battery has a capacity that’s approximately 37% higher than that of the BLN-1 used in the previous model, providing approximately 440 shots on a single charge (CIPA standards-compliant). The OM-D E-M1 Mark II displays the remaining battery life percentage on the rear monitor so users are not surprised by a depleted battery. Also, the new BCH-1 charger is 50% faster than the previous version.

  3. Exceptional Image Quality
    • Higher resolution and improved dynamic range

      The new 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor offers 25% higher resolution than the previous model, and the absence of a low-pass filter further enhances image quality. A higher dynamic range improves the reproduction of highlight and shadow detail, and an anti-reflective coating on both sides of the sensor’s sealing glass further enhances contrast performance.

    • Improved image quality at high ISO settings

      The newly-developed TruePic VIII Image Processor dramatically improves image quality when shooting at high ISO settings, making it possible to capture images with minimal noise. The normal sensitivity ISO (ISO AUTO) range has been expanded to ISO 6400 for greater flexibility in a variety of shooting scenarios, and Fine Detail Processing II ensures that no detail is lost due to over sharpening.

    • ISO 64 equivalent ISO LOW setting

      The ISO LOW setting is equivalent to ISO 64, providing greater flexibility to shoot at wider apertures even in brightly lit situations, making it possible to achieve beautiful, shallow depths of field.

    • 50 Megapixel High-Res Shot Mode

      A High-Res Shot Mode utilizes the Voice Coil Motor (VCM) system of the 5-Axis Image Stabilization System to precisely shift the sensor in half-pixel increments while capturing a total of eight shots. The camera automatically composites the shots into a single 50-megapixel equivalent ultra-high resolution image. This unique Olympus technology is a benefit for any still life photographer or anyone who requires ultra fine detail reproduction. The TruePic VIII Image Processor effectively suppresses blur due to subject movement, making it possible to utilize High-Res Shot Mode in a wide variety of shooting conditions, such as gently blowing grass, tree leaves or ocean waves. In addition to 80 megapixel RAW and 50 megapixel equivalent JPEG images, it is possible to select a smaller 25 megapixel equivalent file size.

    • In-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization

      The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is equipped with the latest in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization to compensate for all types of camera shake. An optimized correction algorithm boasts outstanding compensation performance with approximately 5.5 shutter-speed steps of compensation. Also, when combined with Olympus lenses equipped with in-lens image stabilization, 5-Axis Sync IS provides the world’s most effective 6.5 shutter-speed steps of compensation2 for blur-free handheld shooting of stills and video.

  4. Stunning UHD Video Capture
    • Digital Cinema Standard 4K videos

      The OM-D E-M1 Mark II supports Digital Cinema Standard 4K (4096×2060 pixels) video capture at a 24P frame rate and a bit rate of up to 237 Mbps for authentic movie production. The 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor provides a read speed three times faster than that of the previous model for effective suppression of movement distortion, resulting in sharp, clear image quality. The video-specific picture mode “Flat” is ideal for color grading and finishing the footage exactly as envisioned by the videographer.

    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization combined with electronic stabilization for video

      With four times the resolution of Full HD, 4K videos are easily affected by camera movement and typically require a tripod, mini jib, crane and other specialized accessories for movie recording. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II pairs its advanced 5-Axis Image Stabilization with electronic stabilization specialized for video (M-IS)10 to effectively reduce camera shake, making handheld 4K video capture possible. This outstanding image stabilization system allows videographers to easily shoot movies with virtually no visible camera shake. The camera’s rear vari-angle LCD monitor can be adjustable to the user’s preferred angle for shooting convenience.

      Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    • HDMI monitor connection and recording synchronization

      The HDMI monitor connection provides the ability to view live video output on a larger display while shooting. Users are able to select from Monitor Mode for an external monitor and Recording Mode to capture uncompressed video directly from the HDMI port. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is equipped with a synchronization signal so that video recording to an external device can start or stop from the camera. A 4:2:2 external output is provided to meet a wider color correction range. An audio synchronization function makes it easy to synchronize audio recording when using Olympus’ Linear PCM Recorder LS-100 while recording video, and a Slate Tone function facilitates the syncing of recorded audio and video.

  5. Advanced Shooting Functions
    • Silent Mode

      Silent Mode utilizes the silent electronic shutter to eliminate all mechanical noises while shooting. Silent Mode is especially useful for shooting in situations where noise of any kind is not appropriate, including stage performances, concerts and even sleeping children. Also, it is possible to deactivate the AF Illuminator, AF confirmation beep and flash for virtually silent operation.

    • Focus Stacking/Focus Bracketing Modes

      Depth of field is especially shallow when taking macro photos, making it difficult to capture an image that is completely in focus from the foreground to background, even at smaller apertures. Focus Stacking Mode captures eight shots at different focal positions and composites them to form a single shot that is entirely in focus. The depth of field provided by Focus Stacking is far deeper than even the smallest aperture at close distances. Focus Stacking Mode is compatible with seven Olympus M.ZUIKO lenses for a variety of shooting scenes.

      Focus Bracketing Mode automatically captures up to 999 shots with different focal points, allowing users to choose shots with the optimal focus point or use commercially-available software to composite all images into one picture with stunning depth of field.

    • Live Composite/Live Bulb Modes

      Live Composite Mode is available for shooting fireworks and cityscapes against starry backgrounds. While using Live Composite, the exposure of dark areas remains constant, while areas of light that change during the exposure are updated, creating trails of light from stars or fireworks. Live Bulb and Live Composite Modes allow users to easily check the image on the LCD monitor in real time, instead of relying on intuition.

    • Keystone Compensation

      The camera is equipped with Keystone Compensation for photographing architecture. Keystone Compensation digitally provides tilt and shift functions with all M.ZUIKO lenses, and because trapezoidal compensation may be applied simultaneously to both vertical and horizontal directions, it is possible to shoot various subjects in a wide range of situations.

    • Tethered shooting with Olympus Capture

      Olympus Capture™ is now available in Version 1.2 and supports tethered shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II. High-speed data processing and transfer via the USB 3.0 Type C port is four times faster than with Olympus Capture Version 1.1. A cable clip is bundled for securing and stabilizing the cable to a strap when the camera and computer are connected.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Additional features:

  1. Customizable C-AF tracking sensitivity allows users to choose the best setting for their subject to optimize C-AF tracking performance.
  2. AF Scan allows users to adjust the lens scan operation settings in low-contrast environments to prevent unnecessary hunting.
  3. Preset MF lets users quickly set a preferred focus distance when using manual focus.
  4. AF Home Settings is assignable to a customizable function button. Users are able to program their most frequently used AF target position, AF Target Mode and AF Mode as an AF Home setting.
  5. Lowest Shutter Speed Setting on the camera allows users to predefine a minimum shutter speed so that the ISO sensitivity increases in low-light situations rather than slowing down the shutter speed. This is convenient for handheld shooting in low-light environments.
  6. Users are able to back up customized camera settings on a computer so that they can be reapplied to the camera whenever necessary, which is especially useful for using the same settings on multiple cameras or maintaining settings after a firmware update.
  7. Specify Folder function lets users select a folder as a recording destination and create new folders to make image editing and management easier.
  8. Grid settings allow users to set a highly visible grid color for display as a guide when shooting in dark locations such as theaters.
  9. The Date/Time/Second display lets users organize images by a second unit. This is an effective feature for high-speed sequential shooting.

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark IISpecification

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Sensor / Dust Reduction
Sensor Type4/3″ Live MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels20.4 million
Total Pixels21.8 million
Aspect Ratio & Area4:3 / 17.4 x 13.0mm
Dust ReductionSuper Sonic Wave Filter
Processor TypeTruePicTM VIII
Focusing System
AF System TypeHigh-speed imager AF:  Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF (active AF automatically selected by camera; when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached, imager phase detection AF is always selected)
Focus ModesSingle AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) / Preset MF*1
*1 Distance setting values are rough estimates and not compatible lens except the AF lens.
Full Time AFNot Available
AF LimiterAvailable (Fn button can be assigned to On/Off; can save 3 settings)
*Distance setting values are rough estimates.
AF PerformanceC-AF lock (5 steps) , AF scanner (3 types)
Magnified Frame3x , 5x , 7x , 10x , 14x
*Autofocusing is possible in the magnified frame; can be assigned to button to turn magnify frame AF on and to activate magnification; touch icon on monitor to turn off; enables selection of AF point from over 800.
Face Detection AF / Eye DetectionAvailable
Eye Detection AF mode : off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority
Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode121-point cross-type phase detection AF and 121-point contrast AF / All target, group target (9-area or 5-area), single target
AF IlluminatorAvailable
AF Targeting PadAvailable (activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
Manual Focus Assist* Customize FunctionFocus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Peaking FunctionActivate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Color selection: white, black, red, yellow
Intensity selection: high, normal, low
Back light effect: on, off
Image Stabilization
System TypeBuilt-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilization for movie and still photos
*yaw/pitch/roll/vertical shift/horizontal shift
Modes4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), OFF
5-Axis Sync ISAvailable*
*When using M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with image stabilization
Live View Image StabilizationActivation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
Focal Length Setting11 settings: 10 programmable settings (10 lenses), 1 open setting
IS for Live View ImageActivation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
Stabilization Performance5.5 EV*
*Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO (focal length = 40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm))
Lens IS PriorityAvailable
Shutter / Sequential Shooting
Shutter TypeComputerized focal-plane, high-speed mechanical shutter
Silent electronic shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter: 1/8000 – 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable)
Electronic Shutter (Silent Mode): 1/32000 – 60 sec
Bulb / Time: default setting 8 min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed[Sequential shooting H] approx 15 fps with selectable 10-15 fps
[Sequential shooting L] approx 10 fps with selectable 1-10 fps
[Anti-shock sequential shooting L] approx 8.5 fps with selectable 1-8 fps
[Silent sequential shooting H] approx 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L] approx 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps
[Pro Capture H] approx 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps
[Pro Capture L] approx 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fpsConditions:
– When using the M.Zuiko Ditigal ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
– Maximum sequential shooting speed may be affected by several factors including lens used, brightness, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation setting.
– When in Pro Capture mode, slower shutter speeds and flash can not be used.
– Pro Capture Mode is available only when an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital lens is attached.
– When ISO is 8000 or above, 30 fps becomes the maximum sequential shooting speed, and the actual shooting speed may become slower than the set shooting speed by a few frames per second. When using ISO Bracketing, performance will be affected at ISO 2000 or above.
– Focus and exposure are fixed at the values of the first shot when using sequential shooting H.
– Maximum sequential shooting speed is 8.5 fps for anti-shcock sequential shooting L, even when set to 9 or 10 fps.
Max. Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting[Sequential shooting H 15fps]  RAW: Max. 84 frames,  JPEG (LN): Max. 117 frames
[Sequential shooting L 10fps]   RAW: Max. 148 frames,  JPEG (LN): Until card is full
[Silent sequential shooting H 60fps]   RAW: Max. 48 frames,  JPEG (LN): Max. 48 frames
[Silent sequential shooting L 18fps]   RAW: Max. 77 frames,  JPEG (LN): Max. 105 frames*When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO and the Toshiba SDXU-B032G memory card with standard card setting in slot 1.
Self TimerOperation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10
Viewfinder / Monitor
Finder TypeEye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M dots
Field of View / Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 100% / Approx. 1.30x*1 – 1.48x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
*1: Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3)     *2: Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3)
Eye Point / Diopter Adjustment RangeApprox. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
PreviewLive View preview with depth of field preview lock
Display GridOff / normal grid / trichotomy /golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
*grid color is selectable
Level Gauge2-axis (horizontal / vertical) level gauge
One Touch Tele-ConverterAvailable (2x)
Finder Style3 styles
Brightness / Color Temp ControlAdaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±7 level manual brightness control /±7 level manual color temperature control
S-OVF (Simulated OVF)Expands the Live View dynamic range.
*Available in the EVF when in P, A, S and M modes.  Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.
EyecupOptional eyecup EP-13 available
Rear Monitor Size3.0-inch vari-angle monitor*
*Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Touch ControlShutter release, magnification, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, AF touch pad, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Wi-Fi connection,  movie controls, movie effects, movie teleconverter , selfie controls (shutter release, e-Portrait, custom self timer)
Tilting CapabilityWith (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)
Brightness / Color Temp Control (Rear Monitor)±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color Tone SelectVivid / Natural
Live ViewApprox. 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)
Field of View100%
Display ModeStandard, Histogram, Highlight & Shadow, Level Gauge, Off (Image Only)
Magnification Displayx3/x5/x7/x10/x14
Monitor InformationAperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery %, Custom Set, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP, Focal length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition, Digital teleconverter
Display of Face DetectionMax 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.
Exposure Control / Flash
Metering SystemDigital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering*, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
*Also available AF target spot metering
Metering RangeEV -2 – 20 (using 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure Mode / Shooting Modei Auto (Live Guide can be used) , P: program AE (program shift can be performed),
A: aperture priority AE
S: Shutter priority AE
M: Manual (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available)
Custom 1,2,3
Art Filter
Underwater wide/Underwater macro (to be assigned to the Fn1 button)
Scene Select AENo
ISO SensitivityAUTO ISO (default) : LOW (approx.64) ‐ 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 – 6400)
Manual ISO : LOW (approx.64), 200 – 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 or 1 EV steps)
Exposure Compensation±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 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
AE LockLocks with a half-press of the shutter button , AEL/AFL button(can be set to Fn button as well)
Noise Filter at High ISO SettingOff, Low, Standard, High
Noise Reduction at Slow Shutter SpeedOff, On, Auto On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.
Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)
Flash Intensity Control ModeTTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
* Available on the external flash
Bundled FlashFL-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 ModeRedeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)
Synchronization Speed1/250 sec.
*When using Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec.
*When using electronic shutter: 1/50 sec. up to ISO6400, 1/20 sec. for ISO 8000 and higher, and 1/20 sec. for ISO bracketing
Flash Intensity ControlUp to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible External FlashFL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8
Wireless Flash ControlWireless flash transmission channel settings enable selection of the flash/no flash for groups of multiple flash units. In addition, it allows TTL auto, auto and manual models to be set; offers a bounce and swivel head; and flash coverage is automatically adjusted in several steps to correspond to the image area when zooming.
Wireless Flash Control MethodTriggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible flashes: included FL-LM3 or separately available FL-600R and FL-900R , STF-8
Wireless Flash Intensity Control ModeTTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel No.4 channels
Group No.4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)
Memory / Image Recording (File Format)
Compatible MemorySD, SDHC*1, SDXC*1, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2
*1 Slot1:UHS-I,II compatible , Slot2:UHS-I compatible.
*2 Not compatible with Endless Memory.
Recording FormatDCF2.0, Exif2.3
File FormatRAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording Image Size[RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels – 1024 x 768 pixels
Dual Card Slot SettingsStandard, Auto Switch, Dual Independent, Dual Same
*When two cards are inserted, card to be saved on to or to be viewed can be designated.
Folder Creation and SelectionAvailable
CopyCopy single file, copy multiple files, copy all
*When copied, the new file will be given a different name from that of the original file.
White Balance / Color Mode
White Balance ModeAuto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White Balance Compensation*±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis   * Except for Custom WB
Preset White Balance7 preset WBs (3000K – 7500K)
– Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
CWB (Kelvin Setting)2000 – 14000K
Capture White Balance4 custom settings can be registered
Color ModesRGB, Adobe RGB
Bracketing / HDR
Exposure Bracketing2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
ISO Bracketing3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White Balance Bracketing3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for A-B/G-M axis.
Flash Bracketing3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter Bracketingi-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters, Color Creator selectable
Focus Bracketing3 to 999 shots, focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10 (compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses)
Focus Stacking Mode8 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 f/2.8 Macro
M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro
M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO

HDR (Auto Composite)HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
※ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.
※Exposure compensation can be performed.
Bracketing for HDR post-process3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0 EV steps, or 7 frames in 2.0 EV steps.
*This sequential shooting H AE bracketing is specifically for shooting images that will be HDR-processed on a PC.
Creative Features
Picture Modei-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Color Creator, Art Filters
GradationAuto, Normal, High Key, Low Key     [except when using i-Enhance, Underwater, Art Filters, Color Creator]
Filter Effect (B&W Filter)Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Picture ToneNeutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
Art Filter
(Variation / Art Effect)
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
Soft Focus ( – / c.e)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d)
Light Tone ( – / d)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( – / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
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.)
Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)
Art Effecta. 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. Picture Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Color Ring (for partial color)18 color selectable
Live Bulb / Live TimeUpdate Interval Time – 0.5 sec – 60 sec
Live CompositeUpdate Interval Time / composite method – 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
Interval ShootingInterval Time 1sec. – 24 Hours,  Max 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically
Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function)2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Keystone CompensationAvailable (can be confirmed in Live View)
*Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously.
Video / Audio Recording
Video Recording FormatMOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Movie Mode / Frame Rate / Compression Method    4096 × 2160 (C4K) / 24p / IPB (approx. 237 Mbps)
3840 × 2160 (4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N)60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps, 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps,
24p: 23.98 fps, C4K 24.00 fps
FHD ALL-I (A-I: ALL-Intra / approx. 202 Mbps),
FHD IPB (SF: SuperFine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx.. 30 Mbps,
N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)
HD ALL-I (A-I:ALL-Intra / approx. 102 Mbps),
HD IPB(SF:SuperFine / approx.26Mbps, F:Fine / approx.14Mbps、N:Normal / approx.10Mbps)
HD (1280 x 720) / 30p*Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
*Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies.
*UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K,C4K,ALL-I shooting.
Maximum Video Recording Time[MOV] Approx.. 29min
[AVI] Approx. 7min*
*Excluding when particular Art Filters are used
Movie Tele-converterApprox. 3x (enlarges view of selected area)
Art Filter MovieAvailable
(Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
Movie EffectOne-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
Timelapse Movie[AVI ]
3840×2160(4K)/ 5fps
1920×1080(FHD)/ 5fps,10fps,15fps
1280×720(HD)/ 5fps、10fps、15fps、30fps
IS for MovieM-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.
AE LockAvailable
Video Exposure ControlProgram AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
Grid Lines / Focus Peaking4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking
Time CodeRec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame
Clips1, 2, 4, 8 sec.
(Further continued shooting possible up to 16 seconds by pressing movie record button again)
Quick Movie / Slow MovieWith (this function is not available for videos with certain frame rates)
Audio Recording FormatWave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone / SpeakerBuilt-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
*External stereo microphone can be attached
Microphone FunctionWind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
*May affect audio quality.
IC Recorder LinkageSlate Tone / Synchronized Audio Rec-Movie Rec
*LS-100 compatible
Wi-FiEasy Connection
QR code setting
Wireless Shooting
Live View
Power off
Rec View
Self timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability)
Touch AF & Shutter
P/A/S/M exposure modes (Live Bulb, Live Time, Live Composite)
Sequential shooting
Movie Recording
Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance can be adjusted.*
*When in private connection
Tethered ShootingVia USB cable (camera can be operated by both PC or camera controls)
Playback ModeSingle-frame, information display, index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Clips, 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 DisplayHistogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Custom Settings / ResetModes C1, C2, and C3 can be accessed by mode dial
Modes C1, C2, and C3 can be accessed via the menu
Dial function and dial direction are customizable for both dials
Button CustomizationButtons can be customized (select from 35 functions)
*Buttons on lenses and HLD-9 power batter holder can also be customized from the camera
*Some buttons may have restrictions to what functions can be assigned
Copyright Settings / Lens Info SettingsAvailable / With (save up to 10 lenses)
RAW Image Editing FunctionsGradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280×960, 640×480, 320×240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
JPEG Image Editing Functions
Image OverlayUp to 3 RAW images
Erasing Function
Protect Function
Menu Languages (34 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
Connectivity / Power Requirements
USB ConnectorUSB Type-C
Remote Connectorφ2.5Pin Jack (when using separately available RM-CB2).
HDMI ConnectorMicro HDMI (type D)
Flash AttachmentHot shoe, sync terminal
Wireless LANBuilt-in(IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
MIC Input Jackφ3.5 stereo mini jack (plug-in power on/off)
Headphone Jackφ3.5 stereo mini jack
PC InterfaceSuperSpeed(USB3.0)
TV InterfaceNot Available
BatteryBLH-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery Status DisplayRemaining power (4 steps, %, or by-minute display), shot count, degradation
Power Battery HolderHLD-9 power battery holder is separately available (holds one BLH-1 battery).
AC AdapterAC-5 AC adapter is separately available (connects to power battery holder HLD-9 to provide power to camera).
Sleep ModeAvailable (1/3/5 min. off)
Number of Recordable PicturesApprox. 440 shots (using BLH-1 and Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with IS ON, with no flashes attached, based on CIPA test standards)
Approx. 950 shots (using quick sleep mode, under Olympus testing conditions based on CIPA test standards)
Battery Life for Movie RecordingApprox. 90 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
Weights & Dimensions / Operating Environment / Box Contents
WeightApprox. 574g  (with BLH-1 battery and Memory card, based on CIPA standards)
Approx. 498g  (body only)
DimensionsW:134.1mm H:90.9mm D:68.9mm
(based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)
Environmentally SealedDust, Splash, Freezeproof
Operating Temperature Range-10℃ ~ +40℃ (when in operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (when stored)
Operating Humidity Range30 – 90% (when in operation) / 10 – 90% (when stored)
Box ContentsBody,  USB cable, cable clip, shoulder strap, instruction manual, warranty card, FL-LM3 flash, BLH-1 Li-ion battery , BCH-1 Li-ion battery charger