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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera, 16 Megapixel, Image Stabilized, 3" Tilting OLED Display, Full 1080 HD Video, Silver

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About the Olympus E-M5

The new, revolutionary mirrorless camera, the Olympus OM-D E-M5, has an exceptionally light and compact body. Its Electronic View Finder enables photographers to check exposure levels, white balance and preview Art Filter effects in real-time. When shooting, the photographer can instantly "create" a truly unique world and preserve it in exceptional quality. The "world" will be transformed from something you see to something you "take part" in.

The OM-D's new electronic viewfinder (EVF), with 120 fps refresh rate, features a high-resolution 1.44-million dot LCD, 100% field-of-view coverage and 1.15x maximum magnification that let you totally immerse yourself in your subject and actively control image creation. The EVF also enables you to enlarge the focus point for precision focusing in virtually any shooting situation and can show you the effect of Highlight & Shadow Control, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Aspect Ratio and a host of other settings and advanced digital image processing functions right in the viewfinder. With improved precision and responsiveness that make it as easy to use as an optical viewfinder, the E-M5's advanced EVF gives you virtually unlimited creative control. Eye sensor technology automatically activates the EVF when you bring the camera to eye level.

The E-M5 is equipped with 5-axis image stabilization system and can compensate for vertical, horizontal and rotational camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems of the past have been unable to handle. Built into the camera body to ensure effective stabilization with all lenses, its unique 5-axis design makes it particularly effective when taking high-magnification telephoto shots, macro close-ups and long exposures. In addition, it can be activated by pressing the shutter button halfway, so you can also use it to stabilize the viewfinder image and obtain a crisp, clear view of your subject that makes it easy to frame and compose your shots.

Olympus E-M5 Includes

  • Olympus E-M5 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Flash FL-LM2
  • Li-ion Battery BLN-1
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCN-1
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Olympus Viewer 2 (CD-ROM)
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Olympus Warranty

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Olympus E-M5 Features

  • INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC VIEWFINDER: The High Resolution 1.4million dot EVF is a 100% accurate high eye point electronic viewfinder, delivering precise preview accuracy of highlight/shadow control, white balance and exposure for unlimited creative control.
  • 16 MEGAPIXEL LIVE-MOS SENSOR & TRUEPIC VI IMAGE PROCESSOR: The new 16-megapixel Live-MOS sensor coupled with the newly developed TruePic VIdelivers increased ISO sensitivity up to a staggering 25,600 ISO level. Fast data readout for seamless continuous shooting and support for the FAST AF system.
  • WORLD'S FASTEST AUTOFOCUS: The E-M5's "FAST" contrast type AF system is the worlds fastest so you can follow the action no matter how fast it is happening. The 35 area AF design assures offers the flexibility of choosing a 9 AF area or single AF area patternto match the situation.
  • IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION: The E-M5 features an all new "5 axis" In-body Image Stabilization system that for the first time can compensate for not only vertical and horizontal camera movement, but as well for rotational camera shake that previous systems could not handle. It is effective for up to five shutter speed Steps for all lenses
  • 3" 610,000 DOT TILT/TOUCH OLED LCD: Dust and Splash Proof like the body; tilt and touch LCD gives you the flexibility to capture your image from low on the ground to above your head, or at any angle. The 100 percent accurate LCD delivers the precise compositional previews.
  • ART FILTERS: A series of 11 built-in Art Filters, including the all new "Key Line" filter letyou create dramatic effects when shooting stills or video. The innovative Art Filters including Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone and the new Key Line filter
  • RUGGED CONSTRUCTION: Magnesium-alloy and Aluminum construction coupled with advanced splash and dust protection, make the E-M5 the perfect choice for photographers who need a camerathat is not limited by harsh environments and that they can depend on in any situation.
  • DUST REDUCTION SYSTEM: The E-M5's proven Dust Reduction System, with the Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF) self-cleaning ultrasonic sensor unit, eliminates dust particles on the sensor bysilently vibrating an amazing 30,000 times per second, ensuring spot-free images. It is a sealed unit integrated into the stabilizer/sensor assembly.
  • SHUTTER DURABILITY: Durable shutter mechanism tested to 100,000 cycles. The pro-level shutter ensures reliability, even during extended burst shooting at nine frames per second.
  • DATA STORAGE: The E-M5 accepts SD- SDHC/SDXC, cards in a weatherproof slot. This media formatpossesses the ultra-fast data transfer speeds necessary to support burst shooting with simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG files as well as HD Movie recording.
  • MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: Multiple Exposure makes heightened creativity an easily-obtained objective. Two frames can be combined, and portions of one can be combined with those of another in any of the shooting modes. Additional RAW frames can be overlaid in the playback mode.
  • MULTIPLE ASPECT RATIOS: Express yourself by altering how you frame the world -- choose from nine aspect ratios, from the standard 4:3 to the cinematic 16:9. By selecting an aspect ratio before shooting and easily reviewing images on the LCD throughout the shoot, the Multi-Aspect function adds a new means of expression to your photography
  • WIRELESS FLASH CONTROL: The E-M5 is compatible with a range of optional external flashes, including the Olympus FL-300R and FL-600R. Both of these flashes can be controlled wirelessly by the E-M5 so you can dynamically control lighting as your photography skills grow.
  • DIGITAL LEVELER: The camera's Digital Leveler function is a highly functional and practical feature for such specialized requirements as architectural photography and othersimilar needs. It can be displayed on the 3" OLED monitor or in the EVF
  • HD VIDEO: Shoot movies at full 1080 HD resolution with available manual control over aperture and shutter speed. This level of control allows you to express your vision exactly how you want in your HD videos. When shooting a movie you have the choice of Standard or HD Movie with or without the 11 Art Filters

Olympus E-M5 Specifications

Sensor Type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratio Number of effective pixels: 16.1 million pixels
Total number of pixels: Approx. 16.9 million pixels
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Filter array Primary color filter (RGB)
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] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File sizes RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
IS Type Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis image stabilization)
IS Modes 3 modes (IS1, IS2, IS3), OFF
Focal length setting Yes
Manual Function Input focal length 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Effective compensation range Maximum 5 EV steps
Shutter speed range 60 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
Eye Level Finder type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44M
Eye point / Finder Styles Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.92x - 1.15x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
Diopter adjustment range Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 Apporx.. +2m-1
Level Gauge 2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical
Finder Style Selectable from 3 types
EyeCup Removable, Optional eyecup EP-11 is available.
Live view 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14) OFF
Grid/ Monitor Display Types Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode(4 types), Histogram Mode, Magnified View Mode, OFF
Magnification Ratio x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14
Display of Face Detection Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed
Monitor 3.0-inch tilting OLED monitor
Approx. 610k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type
Touch control Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel
Tilting angle Upward tilting angle: up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle: up to 50 degrees
Color tone select Vivid / Natural
AF Type High-speed imager AF
Focus modes Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)/ Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
Full-time AF Yes
Magnified frame AF Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF Yes/Yes
Eye Detection AF mode: OFF / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
Focusing point /Focusing point selection 35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target
AF illuminator Yes
Manual focus assist Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
AF tracking Yes
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 range EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure modes i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE,
S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro
Scene Select AE Modes Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D
ISO sensitivity AUTO: ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)
Metering standard value adjustment 1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range
Shutter Type Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.)
Bulb: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable.)
Flash intensity control method T TL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Built-in flash No
Number of picture / Function 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Flash mode Flash Auto, Redeye, 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 speed 1/250sec. or less (using the bundled flash)
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible external flash FL-50/FL-50R, FL-36/FL-36R, FL-30, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Color Temperature 5500±400deg.K
Control method Triggered and controlled by bundled flash (FL-LM2)
Channel No. 4 channels
Group Number 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash)
Drive mode Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Sequential shooting: maximum speed [Sequential shooting H mode]: 9.0 fps
[Sequential shooting L mode]: 3.5 fps/4.2fps in case of "I.S. OFF"
Recordable pictures:sequential shooting [RAW]: Max. 17 frames (in seq. shooting L), Max. 11 frames (in seq. shooting H)
[JPEG]: Up to full extent of data storage capacity (in seq. shooting L), Max. 17 frames ( in seq. shooting H)
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)
Exposure bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis
Flash bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
Movie Recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG)
Movie Mode MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264 ), AVI(Motion JPEG)
[MOV]:
Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 59.94i Recording
20Mbps(Fine) / 17Mbps(Normal): Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 59.94i Recording,
13Mbps(Fine) / 10Mbps(Normal): Aspect 16:9
[AVI Motion JPEG]:
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps, Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps, Aspect 4:3
Maximum Recording Times Full HD: Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 22min(Normal)
HD: Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 29min(Normal)
Movie Effects Movie Effect: One shot echo / Multi echo
Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie
IS for Movie Built in (Image sensor shift type image stabilization)
Exposure control (Movie) P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter
Compression ratio Motion-JPEG Format: 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
Movie File sizes MOV Format: Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format: Max 2GB
Microphone/Speaker Stereo/Mono
Filter effect (B&W filter) Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone
Picture tone Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
Post Processing RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio
Noise Reduction: At High ISO setting Off, Low, Standard, High
Noise Reduction: At Slow shutter speed Off, 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)
Level Gauge: Detection 2-axis
Magnification x2
Playback mode Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
Languages 34 languages selectable: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
USB/AV/Remote controller connector Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 High Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]
HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Accessory Port 2 Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
PC interface USB 2.0 High Speed
TV interface HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
Battery BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode Yes (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
Temperature 32 Apporx.. +104 (operation) / -4 Apporx.. +140 (storage) Fahrenheit
Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7 "/12.19 x 8.89 x 4.31 cm
Weight Approx. 15 ounces/425.24g [ with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 13 ounces /368.54g [body only]
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