Body material Magnesium alloy body
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Type 4/3'' Live MOS sensor
Effective pixels 20.4 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Aspect ratio & area 4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm
Full resolution 21.8 Megapixels
Type 2x TruePic VIII
Dust reduction filter Supersonic Wave Filter
Type Electronical Viewfinder
Pixel number 2360K dots
Diopter adjustment Equipped ‑4.0 ‑ +2.0 diopters / built‑in type
Angle of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Max. 1.65x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at ‑1 dioptre (depending on selected viewfinder style)
Eye point 21mm at ‑1 dioptre from eyepiece lens
Style 3 styles selectable
Displayed information Aperture valueShutter speed AF frame (superimpose) AF confirmation mark AF lockAuto bracketBattery check Exposure compensation indicator Exposure compensation value indicator Exposure level indicator Exposure mode Flash FP flash IS activating mode Metering mode Number of storable sequential pictures White balance Level Gauge Highlight & Shadow Live Pre-view function Histogram
Brightness adjustment Adaptive Brightness Technology / Manual settings: +/‑ 7 levels
Correction of colour temperature +/‑ 7 levels
S-OVF Expands the Live View dynamic range
*Available in the EVF when in P, A, S, M and B modes. Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.
Displayed information Aperture Shutter speed Auto bracket AE lock Focus mode Shooting mode Battery check IS activating mode Face / Eye detection mode Record mode ISO Sequential shooting mode White Balance Metering mode Exposure compensation value AF frame display AF confirmation mark Shooting information Spot metering area Super FP Flash status Touch Panel Condition Focal length Flash mode Histogram Level Gauge Highlight & Shadow Focus peaking Number of storable pictures Custom Face detection Flash intensity Wi-Fi
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification levels 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 14x
Dynamic range expansion When in HDR1 or HDR2
Display modes Comparison Grid (4 types) Grid Histogram Level Gauge Magnified View Standard information Off
Type Sensor shift
Modes Five‑dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation, automatic
Effective Compensation Range Up to 7.5 EV steps** (Sync IS)
Up to 7 EV steps*
Based on CIPA measurement conditions
*When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm f/2.8 PRO (focal length =40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm))
**When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑100mm F4 PRO (focal length =100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm)), halfway release image stabilization Off, Frame rate: High
Live View stabilisation Available
Method TTL phase difference detection system, contrast detection system
Focus areas 121 points / cross‑type phase detection AF
121 points / contrast AF
All target, single target (normal / small), group target (5‑area / 9‑area / 25‑area), custom target 1‑4 (AF area and its increment steps selectable)
AF working range ‑6 - 20EV (ISO approx.100, with a f/1.2 lens)
AF lock Available; Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Modes Manual focus Preset MF** Single AF* Continuous AF* AF*  Tracking Stacking Bracketing
* incl. manual override
** Distance setting values are rough estimates and only AF lenses can be used.
AF illuminator Equipped
Manual focus Available; With enlarged focusing area or focus peaking
Face Detection extension Eye Detect AF: Off Left side priority Near side priority Right side priority
Predictive AF Available
AF tracking Available; Available in continuous AF mode
Intelligent Subject Detection AF Formula cars Ralley cars Motorcycles Aircrafts Helicopters Bullet trains Steam locomotives
Focus peaking  
Colour selection White, black, red, yellow
Intensity High / Normal / Low
Back light effect On / Off
Focus Bracketing Mode  
Number of images 3 - 999 shots
Step size 10 levels
Compatible with: All Micro Four Thirds AF lenses
Focus Stacking Mode  
Technology 3‑15 images are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
Compatible with: M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 7‑14mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 8‑25mm F4 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑100mm F4 IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 40‑150mm F2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 100‑400mm F5.0‑6.3 IS, M.Zuiko Digital ED 150‑400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO, M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter MC‑14, M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC‑20 Angle of view becomes slightly smaller
AF targeting pad Available (activate/deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
Modes Programme automatic Aperture priority Shutter priority Manual Bulb Time Movie HDR My Mode Custom shooting Custom 1 Custom 2
Exposure compensation +/‑ 5 EV (1, 1/2, 1/3 steps)
Note: Monitor and EVF displays only up to ±3 EV.
Exposure bracketing 2 / 3 / 5 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps)
7 frames (+/‑ 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV steps)
ISO bracketing 3 frames (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
AE lock Available
My Mode 4 settings storable
Enhancement function Digital Shift (horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously)
Shadow Adjustment Technology Flicker Scan: Available for M, S and silent mode (can be confirmed in Live View)
HDR bracketing 3 / 5 frames (+/‑ 2 / 3 EV steps)
7 frames (+/‑ 2 EV steps)
Max. number of frames 2 frames (shooting)
3 frames (editing)
Auto gain control Available
Frame assistance Live View
Method TTL open aperture light metering
Zones 324 zones Multi‑pattern Sensing System
Detection range ‑2 ‑ 20 EV (17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Modes ESP light metering Spot metering Centre weighted metering Highlight Shadow
Modes Pop Art Soft Focus Pale & Light Colour Light Tone Grainy Film Pin Hole Diorama Cross Process Dramatic Tone Gentle Sepia Key Line Water colour Vintage Partial Colour* Bleach Bypass
Variation / Effect Available
Art Filter bracketing Art Filters selectable
* 18 colours selectable
Auto (customisable, default ISO LOW ‑ 6400)
Manual ISO LOW ‑ 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps
Shutter type Computerised focal‑plane shutter
Self timer 2s / 12s / Custom
Durability 400000 shots
Shutter speed range 1/8000 ‑ 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
Bulb mode Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes)
High res shot  
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 ‑ 60s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30s
Resolution JPEG: 8160 x 6120 / 5760 x 4320 RAW: 10368 x 7776
Equivalent to 50M / 25M pixel sensor (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)
Available in P/A/S/M mode
Handheld High res shot  
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 ‑ 60s
Resolution JPEG: 8160 x 6120 / 5760 x 4320 RAW: 8160 x 6120
Equivalent to 50M / 25M pixel sensor (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)
Available in P/A/S/M mode
Flash can not be used
Anti-shock mode  
Shutter type Electronic first curtain shutter
Shutter speed 1/320* ‑ 60s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30s
* For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.
Silent mode  
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/32000 ‑ 60s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30s
Flicker Scan  
Stills 1/7634 ‑ 1/50s
Movies 1/250 ‑ 1/30s *
* Frame rates greater 30fps are limited to their reciprocal value
AUTO WB system Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor
Manual White balance (One-Touch) Available
White balance bracketing 3 frames / +/‑ 2, 4, 6 mired steps
One-touch white balance 4 custom settings can be registered
Custom WB 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K ‑ 14000K)
Preset values TungstenFlourescent 1SunlightFlashOvercastShadeUnderwater
Auto Flash adjustment Off / Auto WB / Flash
Keep warm colour On / Off
Speed (H) Approx. 15fps
Max. number of frames: RAW 103 / JPG (LF): 132
Speed (L) 10fps
Max. number of frames: RAW 287 / JPG (LF): Up to card capacity
Silent mode  
Speed (H) Approx. 60fps
Max. number of frames: RAW 49 / JPG (LF): 49
Speed (L) Approx. 18fps
Max. number of frames: RAW 74 / JPG (LF): 89
Pro Capture mode  
Speed (H) Approx. 60fps
Speed (L) Approx. 18fps
Pre-shutter Frames 0 - 35 frames (recorded by half release prior to full release)
Frame count limiter 1- 99 frames / Off (unlimited frames) (incl. pre‑shutter frames)
Conditions Memory card: TOSHIBA SDHC UHS‑II R95 W90 EXCERIA™
When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm F2.8 Pro
Maximum sequential shooting speed may be affected by several factors including lens used, brightness, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting.
When ISO is 8000 or above, 30 fps becomes the maximum sequential shooting speed. The actual shooting speed may become slower than the set shooting speed by a few frames per second. When using ISO Bracketing, performance will be affected at ISO 2000 or above.
Colour space sRGB / AdobeRGB
Sharpness + Contrast 5 levels
Contrast 5 levels
Saturation 5 levels
  Black & White filter
  Yellow, Orange, Red, Green
  Black & White toning
  Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green in Black & White mode
Picture mode  
Gradation 4 levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)
Engine TruePic VIII
Art Filter bracketing Available
Tele converter effect 2x
Fisheye compensation Available when M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm Fisheye PRO is attached Angle of view adjustable in 3 levels Compensation automatically ON when using Underwater Modes, available (can be confirmed in Live View)
X-sync speed 1/250s / 1/8000s (Super FP Mode)
Compatible external flash FL‑14, FL‑20, FL‑36R, FL‑50R, FL‑300R, FL‑600R, FL‑700WR, FL‑900R, STF‑8
Modes Auto Red-eye reduction Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain and slow synchronisation Fill-in for exclusive flash Manual
Intensity +/‑ 3 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
  Note: Some functions are only available if they are supported by the external flash.
Number of channels 4 channels
Compatible external flash FL‑36R, FL‑50R, FL‑300R, FL‑600R, FL‑700WR, FL‑900R, STF‑8
Control method Triggered and controlled (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system)
Group setting 4 groups
  Available when used together with cameras compatible with the Olympus wireless RC flash system.
Monitor type Vari‑angle LCD ‑ Touch Panel
Monitor size 7.6cm / 3.0'' (3:2)
Resolution 1037K dots
Brightness adjustment +/‑ 7 levels
Colour balance +/‑ 7 levels Vivid (default) / Natural
Touch Control functions AF area enlargement AF area selection Art Filter Enlargement Enlargement playback Frame forward/backward Live Guide Scene Modes Shooting mode Shutter release Super Control Panel Wi-Fi connection
Detection 2‑axis
Display Rear display and viewfinder
Displayed information Battery indicator Record mode Shutter speed Aperture value Exposure compensation indicator ISO AE bracketing AF frame Focus mode AEL notification Face detection Number of storable frames Metering mode Exposure mode Exposure level view Flash compensation value Colour space Gradation Colour saturation compensation value Sharpness compensation value Contrast compensation value White balance White balance compensation value Noise reduction Flash mode Drive mode Internal temperature warning Histogram
RAW 12bit
RAW & JPEG Applied parallel recording
JPEG Applied
Aspect ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
RAW 5184 x 3888 compressed
5184 x 3888 Fine (compression: 1/4)
EXIF 2.3
DCF Applied
RAW Applied
Dual SD card settings Standard, Auto Switch, Dual Independent, Dual Same
When two cards are inserted, card to be saved onto or to be viewed can be designated.
Recording format MOV(MPEG‑4AVC/H.264)
Picture mode Flat, OM‑Log400 (View assist compatible)
Time code Rec run / Free run
Drop frame / Non‑drop frame
Image Stabilisation Mode  
Applied Sensor shift M‑IS1 (Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS)
M‑IS2 (Image sensor shift with multi motion IS)
4K Movie quality 4096 x 2160 (C4K) / 24p / IPB (approx. 237 Mbps)
3840 x 2160 (4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)
HD Movie quality Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL‑I (A‑I), IPB (SF, F, N) (MOV)
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N) (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL‑I (A‑I), IPB (SF, F, N)
  ALL‑I: ~ 202 Mbps
  FullHD IPB (SF: ~52Mbps, F: ~30Mbps)
  HD IPB (SF: ~26Mbps, F: ~14Mbps, N: ~10Mbps)
  HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30p
Movie quality 640 x 480 / 30p (AVI Motion JPEG®)
Maximum Recording Time 29min (MOV)
Max. file size 4GB (AVCHD)
2GB (Motion‑JPEG)
Exposure Modes Aperture priority Manual Programme automatic Shutter priority
* Frame rate may drop when using certain art filter
Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for movie shooting UHS‑II or UHS‑I U3 card is recommended for ALL‑I shooting
High-Speed Recording 1920x1080 (MOV) / 120fps
Time lapse 4k, 1080p, 720p (AVI Motion JPEG®)
Fast motion Available
Slow motion Available
Movie clips 1, 2, 4, 8s
(Extension up to 16s by pressing record button before clip ends.)
Movie effects Multi shot echo One shot echo Art fade One push tele-converter Old Film
Art Filter Cross Process Diorama Dramatic Tone Gentle Sepia Grainy Film Key Line Light Tone Pale & Light Colour Pin Hole Pop Art Soft Focus Vintage Partial Colour* Bleach Bypass
* 18 colours selectable
Frame rate limited to 30fps or lower
Flicker Scan Available in M mode (can be confirmed in Live View)
HDMI Live View  
Monitor mode  
Video signal and info display is processed While recording, footage is simultaneously displayed on the HDMI monitor and on the camera, but the info display is shown only on either one of the two.
While playing movies, footage is simultaneously displayed on the HDMI monitor (normal size) and on the camera (normal size or enlarged).
Record mode Only video signal is processed
Movie quality is set to YCbCr 4:2:2 (8 bit), frame rate follows movie setting (24p, 30p and 60p settings are not recommended.), and sound will be recorded.
Internal microphone Stereo
Recording format Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base
Image footage 30s
Speaker Equipped
Microphone functions Wind Noise ReductionRecording VolumeVolume limiterAudio Dubbing
Linking Olympus PCM Recorders
Functions Slate Tone / Synchronised Audio Rec‑Movie Rec
Compatible with: LS‑100
Modes Single Index Clips Calendar Zoom Movie Light box
Auto rotation Available
Histogram in playback mode Available
Shooting information Off / On
Highlight/Shadow point warning Available
Erase modes Single, All, Selected
Image protect mode Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)
Editing functions RAW data edit Red-eye reduction Sepia Black & White Resize Correction of saturation Correction of brightness Correction of colour balance Shadow Adjustment Trimming e-Portrait Aspect ratio
Menu languages in camera English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian
Fn Button Equipped
My Mode 4 settings storable (Can be set to mode dial.)
Factory reset Full / Basic
Programmable button Equipped
Media SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS‑I, UHS‑II compatible) Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for movie shooting UHS‑II or UHS‑I U3 card is recommended for 4K, C4K, ALL‑I shooting.
HDMI™ Applied Micro connector (Type D) *
"HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High‑Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
USB 3 Type C
Wireless connectivity Wi-FiBluetooth®
Communication method Bluetooth® Low Energy Ver.4.2
SAR 0.47W/kg
SAR quantifies the maximum level of exposure of the user to electromagnetic waves, when using the device close to the head.
SAR shall not exceed 2W/kg in accordance with regulations of France.
Wi‑Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi‑Fi Alliance.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by OLYMPUS CORPORATION is under license.
Tethered control USB cable (camera operation by both PC or camera controls)
Wi‑Fi (transfer of recorded images to PC via access point, 5GHz and 2.4GHz available)
Microphone jack 3.5 ø mm mini‑jack
Earphone jack 3.5 ø mm mini‑jack
Synchro socket Equipped
Easy Connection QR code setting
Wireless Shooting Live View Power off Rec View Self timer Touch AF & Shutter P/A/S/M exposure modes Bulb mode ZoomMovie recording Live Composite Short movie
Battery BLH‑1 Lithium‑Ion Battery
Sleep mode 1, 3, 5min. and off selectable.
DC-input AC‑5
Internal Charging AC / USB
USB charging Performance varies depending on different USB devices
USB bus power USB PD bus power can be used (PD compliant camera: Rev 3.0 Ver 1.0a)
Battery life  
Image shooting 870 shots (using 2 BLH‑1 and Toshiba SDXU‑D032G with IS ON, with no flashes attached, based on CIPA test standards) 2580 shots (using quick sleep mode, under Olympus testing conditions based on CIPA test standards)
Movie recording 170min (standard JEITA conditions) 350min (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
  Note: Values are approximate.
Temperature ‑10 ‑ 40°C Operating temperature / ‑20 ‑ 60°C storage temperature
Humidity 30 ‑ 90% operation humidity / 10 ‑ 90% storage humidity
Width 144.4mm
Height 146.8mm
Depth 75.4mm
Weight 997g (including battery and memory card)
849g (body only)