Olympus OM-D E-M5 16.1 MP Compact System Camera (Body Only), Black - V204040BU000

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by Tony on 9/5/2013

The Oly OMD has to be one of the best cameras I've ever owned. I've been a professional photographer for 25+ years traveling the world shooting for magazines and stock. I own Nikon,Leica and Canon pro gear.In many situations the OLY aces past the Nikon D7000 in focus and image quality. I mainly use the prime lenses 45mm 1.8,Leica 25mm 1.4,14mm 2.5 and only use zooms when I have no other choice. By the end of the year,when I am confident the OLY can be used in all photo situations I cover,I will be selling off my massive collection of DSLR gear. This camera really is that good! Read More

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Product Overview

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera sports the popular mirrorless technology that allows for a light and compact body. More than that, however, the OM-D E-M5 is an outstanding camera that provides you with tools like an electronic eye-level viewfinder, a 120fps refresh rate, a tilting 3.0" OLED touchscreen monitor, 16Mp of resolution, and - of course - an ever-expanding array of compatible lens options. All these factors boil down to a camera that's easier to transport than the average DSLR, yet puts multiple creative choices, and numerous other high-end features and functions, at your disposal.

Taking the features of the OM-D EM-5 one at a time, let's begin with the camera's high image quality. Making such stunning 16Mp stills and 1920 x 1080 HD video possible would be the 16Mp Live MOS image sensor and the TruePic IV image processor. The heart of the camera, these two work together with an array of M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses for impressive images and movies.

Other features worth mentioning here include Olympus' AF system, which enables fast, accurate images in a variety of situations. Additionally, 9.2 fps high-speed sequential shooting goes a step further to ensure that fast moving subjects are easily captured. The 5-axis image stabilization system also comes into play here, compensating for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake, which conventional 2-axis systems of the past haven't been able to tame. This stabilization is built-in the camera body, and ensures effective stabilization with all lenses.

The high-res, 1.44 million dot LCD has 100% field-of-view coverage and a 1.15x maximum magnification. The EVF also allows for enlarging the focus point for seeing the effect of many different features right in the viewfinder. In addition to this impressive EVF, the camera also has a 3.0" tilting OLED touchscreen monitor, making it the first Olympus camera to have such capabilities. The touchscreen monitor allows for fast menu navigation, and brilliant composition and review of scenes.

The OM-D EM-5 is also a tough camera, featuring a dust-proof and splash-proof design. As Olympus states, "multiple ring-shaped seals protect the camera from sand, dust, rain, and water spray". That means there's no need to fear the elements and as a result, miss the shot. What's more the OM-D extends this feature to the bundled flash unit, the optional grip, the power battery holder, and the optional M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens.


Manufacturer Olympus
Mfg Part# V204040BU000
SKU 228691007
UPC 050332182738
UPC 14 00050332182738
Sales Rank 49102
Product Guide Click Here for the Olympus Store
16.1Mp 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
TruePic VI Image Processor
3.0" Tilting OLED Monitor
Eye-Level Viewfinder
RAW + JPEG Still File Formats
200-25,600 ISO Sensitivity
TTL Flash Compatibility
1920 x 1080 HD Video Capture
Computerized Focal-Plane Shutter
What’s in the Box
Olympus OM-D E-M5 16.1MP Mirrorless Digital Camera
FL-LM2 Flash for E-M5 Digital Camera
BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (1220mAh)
BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1
USB Cable
A/V Cable
Shoulder Strap
Front/Rear Lens Caps
Body Cap
Olympus Viewer 2 CD-ROM
1-Year Limited Warranty
Tech Specs
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format: Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Pixels: 16.1 Megapixel
Sensor Type / Size: MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
File Formats:
Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: AVI, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Bit Depth: 12-bit
Dust Reduction System: Y
Noise Reduction: Yes
Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Image Stabilization: Mechanical, 5-Way
AV Recording
Video Recording: Yes, NTSC/PAL
Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length: Up to 29 Min
Audio Recording: With Video, Stereo, Via Optional External Mic
Focus Control
Focus Type: Auto & Manual
Focus Mode: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points: 35
Viewfinder Type: Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 1.0x
Diopter Adjustment: - 4 to +2 m
Display Screen: 3.0" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (610000)
Screen Coverage: 100%
Live View: Yes
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200-25600
Shutter: Electronic
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 seconds
Remote Control: RM-UC1 (Optional)
Metering Method: Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes: Modes: AE Bracketing, AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority:
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps) 3
White Balance Modes: Auto, Custom, Preset Manual
Max Sync Speed: 1 / 250 sec
Dedicated Flash System: iTTL Groups: 4 Channels: 4
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
In-Camera Image Editing: Image Overlay, Monochrome, NEF (RAW) Processing, Red-eye Correction, Trim
Continuous Shooting: Up to 9 fps
Self Timer: 12 sec, 2 sec
Connectivity: AV Output, DC Input, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0 4
Wi-Fi Capable (With Optional Transmitter): No
Software Requirements:
Windows: XP (SP2), XP (SP3), Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.4.11 or later
Battery: 1x BLN-1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.6VDC, 1220mAh
AC Power Adapter: AC-3 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Humidity: 30 - 90%
Dimensions (WxHxD): 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7" / 12.19 x 8.89 x 4.32 cm
Weight: 15 oz / 0.43 kg with battery and memory card
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 15 - 20 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 16.1
Focus Mode Auto
Image Format Raw
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 120
Product Line OM-D
Resolution 4608 x 3456
Viewfinder Type Electronic
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