Product type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory SD (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I, UHS-II, Eye-Fi Card compatible)
1 Not compatible with Endless Memory
Sensor size 17.3 mm x 13.0 mm
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Product type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / aspect ratio Number of effective pixels : Approx. 16.1 million pixels
Total number of pixels : Approx. 17.2 million pixels
Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)
Still Photo Recording
Recording format DCF2.0, 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 to 1280 x 960 pixels
Image Stabilisation System
Type Built-in 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilisation for video and still photos
(compensates for yaw, pitch, roll, vertical shift, horizontal shift)
Modes S-IS ON(AUTO), OFF
Live View image stabilisation Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
Focal length setting Input focal length: 0.1 to 1000 mm (0.1 step)
Stabilisation performance 4.0 EV steps[*]
Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-6.3 EZ (focal length =42mm (35mm equivalent with 84mm))
Available manual focal length setting Input focal length: 0.1 to 1000 mm (0.1 step)
Finder type Eye-level OLED viewfinder, approx. 2.36 M-dot
Field of view / Viewfinder magnification Approx. 100% / Approx.1.23x (50mm lens, Infinity, -1m-1)
Eye point / Diopter adjustment range Approx. 19.2mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 to +2m-1
Preview Live View preview
Display Grid Off / normal grid / trichotomy /golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
Level Gauge 2-axis (horizontal/vertical) level gauge
Brightness and Colour Temperature Control Adaptive brightness technology, ±2 level manual control /±3 level manual control
Eyecup EP-16 eyecup is available separately
Live View Approx. 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)
Preview Live View preview
Live View Boost With
Exposure compensation will not be applied
Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting monitor[*]
Approx.1040 k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Touch control Shutter release, AF area selection, AF area size adjustment, AF touch pad, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Live Guide, Super Control Panel, Art Filter, Scene, Wi-Fi connection, video controls, video effects, video teleconverter
Tilting capability Upward tilting angle: up to 85 degrees
Downward tilting angle: up to 45 degrees
Brightness / Colour temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Colour tone select Vivid / Natural
AF system High-speed imager AF
Focusing point 121-point contrast AF
Focusing point selection mode All target, group target (9-area), single target
Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
1 While Four-Thirds lens is attached, only S-AF (single target) or MF for video are available
AF targeting pad Yes (activate/deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
Magnified frame AF 3x, 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.
Super spot AF Yes[*](Contrast AF in centre of the monitor when magnified)
Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached.
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF With
Eye detection AF mode: off / nearer-eye priority
Manual focus assist Focus ring rotation activates Live View image magnification and/or focus peaking when in S-AF+MF or MF mode
Peaking function Activate with Fn button or focus ring
Change peaking settings using the Info button
Colour selection: white, black, red, yellow
AF illuminator Yes
Exposure Control (Still)
(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 (using F2.8 lens, ISO100)
Exposure mode / Shooting mode 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), Scene Select AE, Advanced Photo AE, Art Filter
Scene select AE [Advanced Photo]
Live Composite, Live Bulb, Multiple Exposure, HDR Backlight, Silent, Panorama, Keystone Compensation, AE Bracketing, Focus Bracketing
(Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape + Portrait, Night + Portrait, Children, Night scene, Sport, Hand-held Starlight, Fireworks, Light trails, Sports, Panning, Landscape, Sunset, Beach & Snow, Backlight HDR, Candlelight, Silent, Macro, Nature Macro, Documents, Multi Focus Shot)
1 4 images automatically shot and combined into a single image composite
2 8 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 (default): LOW (approx.100) ? 6400 with customizable upper limit (200 to 25600)
Manual ISO: LOW (approx.100), 200 to 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 steps)
Exposure compensation ±5 EV, adjustable by 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
AE lock Locks with a half-press of the shutter button, AEL / AFL button (can be set to Fn button as well)
Shutter type Focal-plane shutter (mechanical and electronic shutter)/ 1/4000 to 60 sec., with 1/3 EV adjustment steps
Live Bulb/Live Time: Max. 30 min. (selectable in menu settings, with 8-min. default setting)
Live composite: Max. 3 hours
Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) : 1/320 to 60 sec.
Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/16000 – 60 sec.
Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H mode] Max. 8.6 fps (IS ON/OFF)
Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
[Sequential shooting L mode] Max. 4.8 fps (IS ON/OFF)
When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14?42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ (using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO when sequential shooting L mode with C-AF)
Shutter speed = 1/250 sec.
Max. recordable pictures
on sequential shooting[*] [RAW] Max. 248 frames (in seq. shooting L) Max. 21 frames (in seq. shooting H)
[JPEG (LN)] Max. ∞ frames (in seq. shooting L and H)
When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-II R260?W240 EXCERIA™ PRO
Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30 sec., 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=5.8 (ISO100?m) / GN= 8.2 (ISO200?m)
Flash mode Flash Auto[*], Redeye, Slow Sync.(1st curtain), Slow Sync.(2nd curtain), Red-eye Slow Sync.(1st curtain), Fill-in, Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64), Flash Off.
AUTO and SCN only
Synchronisation speed 1/250 sec.[*]
Super FP: 1/125-1/4000 sec
FL-50R: 1/180 sec. Others: 1/200 sec
Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3EV steps
Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-LM3
White balance mode Auto WB, 6 Preset WBs, 4 Capture Ws, Custom WB (Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis
Except for Custom WB
Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB
Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e-Portrait, colour creator, Art Filters
Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except i-Enhance, Art Filters, colour creator]
Hilight and shadow control ±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone
(Variation / Art Effect) Pop Art (I, II / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Soft Focus (- / c, e
Pale & 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)
Water Colour (I, II / a, b, c, d)
Vintage (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
Partial Colour (I, II, III / a, b, c, d, e, f)
Bleach Bypass (l, II / a, b, c, d, e, f, i)
Detail of Art Effect a. 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. Pict. Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right
Colour Ring (for partial colour) 18 colour selectable
Colour Creator Colour pattern: 30 colours / Saturation setting -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 2 levels.
Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses only.
(Auto composite) Available as Backlight HDR in Scene mode and HDR in Advanced Photo mode. ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 seconds.
HDR1 is available in both modes. HDR2 (painting-like) is available in Advanced Photo mode only. Exposure compensation can be performed in Advanced Photo mode only.
Keystone Compensation Yes (can be confirmed in Live View)
Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously by ±20 steps.
Shutter Type Electronic first curtain shutter
Shutter Speed 1/320 to 60 sec.[*]
For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.
Shutter start delay 0 sec.
Shutter Type Electronic shutter
Available as “Silent” in Scene mode and Advanced photo mode.
Shutter Speed 1/16000 to 60 sec.
Shutter start delay 0 sec.
Silent Mode Settings Available as “Silent” in Scene mode and Advanced photo mode. (Sound, AF illuminator and flash are set to OFF as default settings).
Live Bulb / Live Time
Update interval time 0.5 sec. to 60 sec.
Update interval time / composite method 0.5 sec. to 60 sec. / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritisation)
Interval Mode Interval Time 1 sec. – 24 Hours, maximum 999 frames.
Automatic Time-lapse movie processing available.
Number of picture 2 frames
Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
One Push Tele-converter
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: SuperFine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx. 30 Mbps,
N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)
HD IPB (SF: SuperFine / approx.26Mbps, F: Fine / approx.14Mbps,N: Normal / approx.10Mbps)
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-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K shooting.
Maximum recording time [MOV] Approx. 29min
Art Filter Movie Yes
(Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
Movie Effect 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 Stabilisation for Movie M-IS1[*](Image sensor shift and electronic image stabiliser with multi motion IS),
M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS),
While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
Grid Line / Focus Peaking 4 types of grid lines / 4 colours for focus peaking
Live View Output via HDMI Monitor Mode (outputs vido and info display to a connected monitor)[*]
Camera display is turned off when connected by HDMI.
Exposure Control Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
AE Lock Yes
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 possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
May affect audio quality.
GPS info. Function Via smartphone GPS data
Wireless Shooting Live View, rec view, wireless touch AF shutter, self timer (w / countdown guidance, sequential shooting, video recording capability), wireless release, video recording, power off
Auto / SCN / ART / P / A / S / M (Live Bulb, Live Time, Live Composite) and drive mode can be selected.
Image Share File Type: JPEG, MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously. Marking function for image share.
Easy Connection QR code setting
Playback mode Single-frame, information display, index display (4 / 9 / 25 / 100 frames), Clips, calendar, enlargement (2x – 14x), video (with sound, FF / REW / Pause), picture rotation (auto), slideshow (with sound including BGM, Slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
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 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).
Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Languages 34 languages 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
Dial customisation Dial function is customisable for both dials
Button Customisation Can select from 11 functions to assign to buttons.
Copyright Settings/Lens info Settings Yes / No
USB connector USB Micro-B
HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment Hot shoe
Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 8.02.11b/g/n)
PC interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
Battery BLS-50 Li-ion battery (included)
Battery status display Remaining power (4 steps)
Sleep mode Yes (1 / 3 / 5 min. off)
Number of recordable pictures Approx.330 shots when using BLS-50, with Live View constantly on, using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ and TOSHIBA SD card, based on CIPA testing standards
Battery life for movie recording Approx. 80 minutes[*] (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 140 minutes[*] (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes, using M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ, 4K video shooting.
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions W:121.5 mm H:83.6 mm D:49.5 mm
(based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)
Weight Approx. 410 g (with BLS-50 battery and Memory card, based on CIPA standards)
Approx. 362 g (body only)
Temperature 0 to +40? (when in operation) / -20 to +60? (when stored)
Humidity 30 to 90% (when in operation) / 1