Model Name: Olympus OM-D E-M5 
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Successor: Olympus E-M5 II
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Model Number: E-M5
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1299.99
Street Price: $503.30
Date Available: 2012-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 23.0 oz (652 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7 in.
(122 x 89 x 43 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony
Effective Megapixels: 16.1
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 71
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 826
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i)
1280x720 (60i/30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Digital ED
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual): 12 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.20x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/6.3 - 22 (tele)
Normal Focus Range: 35 cm to Infinity
13.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 50 cm
7.9 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: 52.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder: EVF
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 1.44M-dot, 1.15x magnification, 18mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.58x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.15x
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 614,000 dots (205,000 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene select AE (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 Still), Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Built-in Flash: No
Flash Modes: 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)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM2 GN = 7m/ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Remote cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, Accessory Port 2
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.52
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.51
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 20
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.56
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 17
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 16
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 9.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 15
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.28 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.102 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.44 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.056 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Multi-area AF mode lag = 0.175 second
Startup Time: 1.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.3 seconds
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 360 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):  
Battery Life, Video:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLN-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Included Software: Olympus Viewer 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Notes & Features: 3" tilting OLED monitor with Touchscreen panel, Hi-res EVF, 5-axis image stabilization, 9 fps burst, Full HD video.

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