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The Olympus E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera is the first in the company's revitalized OM-D series. It pairs a 16.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor with Olympus's TruePic VI image processing. 5-axis image stabilization and FAST AF autofocus technologies are also included. A "high definition" electronic viewfinder complements the tilting 3-inch OLED display on the rear of the E-M5.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 31, 2012
  • Price at launch: $999.99

Availability

  • Alias: OM-D EM-5

Also Known As...

  • SKU description: Black or Silver body with black M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-50 mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens, Black body with black M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens

Pricing (base kit)

  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Width: 4.8 inches
  • Height: 3.5 inches
  • Depth: 1.7 inches
  • Weight: 0.94 pounds
  • Color: Black, Silver
  • Internal image stabilization: Yes

Hardware

  • Sensor size: Four Thirds System
  • Sensor type: Live MOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.1 megapixels

Sensor

  • Minimum ISO: 200
  • Maximum ISO: 25600
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 60 seconds
  • Focus points: 35
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 9 FPS

Controls

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 610000 dots
  • Touch technology: Yes / Unspecified
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes
  • Built-in viewfinder: Yes

Display

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080p
  • Standard framerate(s): 30, 59.94

Video

  • Supported video formats: H.264, Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG

Software

  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Micro Four Thirds

Lens

  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Storage

  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes

Audio

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): Accessory shoe, USB, AV Multi, Micro HDMI

Ports

  • Model: BLN-1
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

Yes (Built-in)

Flash

X
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