Product Highlights
  • 20.4 MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds Format
  • 15 fps Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 64-6400 Expandable to 25600
  • 4096 × 2160 (C4K) / 24p / IPB Video Recording
  • High resolution handheld shooting
  • High Magnesium 0.33x High-Speed Viewfinder
  • Tilting Touchscreen
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Take your photography to places you’ve never imagined.

A new professional model designed to meet the demands of pro photographers working in every field. The OM-D E-M1X is designed for better holdability and operability during shooting to meet the demands of pro photographers.

Key Features:

  • 20.4MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Equipped with 2x TruePic VIII Processors
  • High Magnesium 0.33x / High-Speed Viewfinder
  • High-Speed Sequential Shooting Captures Momentary Movements in High Definition
  • 50M Handheld High Res Shot
  • High resolution shooing without a tripod
  • Pro Capture
  • OM-D Movie - Cinema-quality handheld video shooting

Excellent Image Quality

  • 20M Live MOS Sensor
  • Equipped with 2x TruePic VIII Processors

The World's First 7.5 Shutter Speed Steps of Compensation Performance

  • 50M Handheld High Res Shot
  • High resolution shooing without a tripod

Pro Capture

  • Reliably capture critical moments
  • Pro Capture starts recording when the shutter button is half-pressed

High Magnesium 0.33x / High-Speed Viewfinder

  • 120 fps Maximum frame rate
  • 0.005 second Minimum display time lag

High-Speed Sequential Shooting

  • Captures Momentary Movements in High Definition
  • Maximum 18 fps AF/AE tracking sequential shooting
  • Maximum 60 fps AF/AE lock sequential shooting

OM-D Movie

  • Cinema-quality handheld video shooting
  • Log shooting mode supported


Integrated Vertical Grip

The integrated vertical grip provides secure holding and high operability. The same type of holdability is available when shooting with the camera vertically or horizontally. Hand-held shooting is possible with a 600 mm F4 equivalent lens.

Unrivaled Portability
That can only be realized with the compact & lightweight M4/3 System

  • A multi selector is placed on both the vertical and horizontal positions so that users can quickly select the AF area while looking through the viewfinder.

  • Modifying the height and shape of each individual button helps prevent misoperation when shooting with the viewfinder.

  • An embedded control dial helps prevent damage when accidentally bumping into objects when on the move.

  • The GUIs that are easy to understand when changing the functions assigned to each button.

  • Controls designed for accurate subject capture when shooting with the viewfinder
  • C-LOCK is now available on the lock lever greater customization depending on shooting conditions.

High-Magnification / High-Speed Viewfinder

The industry's top class viewfinder magnification is 0.83x.

A new four-element optical system incorporates aspherical lenses and lenses with a high refractive index. This delivers a maximum viewfinder magnification of 0.83x (35 mm equivalent), top class in the industry, for a clear, distortion-free display right up to the edges of the viewfinder. A maximum frame rate of 120 fps (progressive format) and a minimum display time lag of 0.005 seconds results in a high-speed viewfinder that is perfect for stress-free shooting when chasing moving subjects. The two TruePic VIII high-performance image processors make the dark sections images appear smoother.

The default viewfinder display style shows information without getting in the way of the subject (viewfinder magnification 0.74x). In addition, the icons in the information display area have been updated to allow you to concentrate on shooting.

Splashproof, Dustproof and Freezeproof Construction

OM-D E-M1X underwent a stricter splash proof test and was developed and designed to enable pro photographers to shoot in more punishing environments. It remains splash/dust/freezeproof even when a cable is connected to the remote cable, microphone or headphone terminal. Rubber materials from the Tough series are used to seal the SD card slot and each cover for keeping water out and achieving better splashproof and dustproof performance. Shoot without fear of the weather and without the need for a rain cover.

Dust Reduction System

The Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF) oscillates at over 30,000 times per second to instantly eliminate dust and dirt. The SSWF enables secure changing of lenses even in dusty environments. The liklihood of dust being captured in shot is reduced to 1/10th that of conventional coatings.

Heat Dissipation Structure

Keeps the temperature from rising and limiting functionality when shooting movies and during sequential shooting in blazing hot temperatures.

High-Capacity Battery

Double battery support for two (included) 1720 mAh BLH-1 (Same as one of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II) batteries.

High durability shutter unit

High durability shutter unit tested for over 400,000 actuations.

My Menu

To register, remove or sort a My Menu item, simply press the movie button while a menu item that can be registered in My Menu is selected.

Quick Image Selection

Simply turn the dial while pressing the movie button to quickly add selected image to and remove it from Share order. The user interface has been designed with the feedback from pro photographers.

AF System

121- point All Cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF Sensor

SLR (Phase Detection AF)

Current SLRs are limited to F2.8 light fluxes. Even when compatible, F2.8 is only supported near the center of the frame. AF precision is not guaranteed when shooting with a lens brighter than F2.8.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II's all cross-type sensor, which was the first for an interchangeable lens camera, has been employed for the OM-D E-M1X. On-chip phase detection AF has no light flux limitations delilvering high-precision AF even when shooting with M.Zuiko PRO F1.2 series prime lenses.

Gain complete freedom over the composition and capture subjects steadily with the 121-point all cross-type on-chip phase detection AF sensor.

Olympus on-chip Phase Detection AF Features

SLR AF system (During sequential shooting)

During shooting for an SLR, AF detection is not possible during exposure as the mirror is moved up. 

OM-D E-M1X AF System (During sequential L / Silent sequential L)

AF information from recorded images is also used even during sequential shooting so the camera can quickly track subjects that move unpredictably.

Multi Selector

  • AF area can be shifted even during sequential shooting or video recording.
  • Quickly shift AF areas with the multi selector while looking through the viewfinder.

AF Customization

Enjoy versatile AF customization.

  • Individual AF area setting for vertical and horizontal positions
  • AF customization makes it possible to individually set the AF target and AF area position for vertical and horizontal shooting.
  • Turn the focusing ring in C-AF to instantly switch to MF.

AF Target Mode

  • Single - For shooting still or small subjects. It is also ideal for shooting landscapes, tripod shooting etc.
  • Group 5 -Point - When 9-point is too wide for moving subjects. For shooting soccer, rugby etc.
  • Group-9 Point - For moving subjects. For shooting aircrafts, sports etc.
  • Group 25-Point - For moving subjects. 121-point is too wide. For shooting birds, small animals, etc.
  • 121-Point - For quick shots and when subjects move around the entire screen.
  • Small AF - For pinpoint focusing etc.

Custom AF Target Mode

  • With the custom AF target mode, AF areas can be placed anywhere to deal with subject movement.
  • Select any odd number of points from 11 vertical and 11 horizontal.
  • Select from three levels of vertical and horizontal AF area movement steps.

Intelligent Subject Detection AF

Automatically detects and tracks the subject, allowing you to concentrate on framing the subject.

The OM-D E-M1X features Intelligent Subject Detection AF that enables the photographer to concentrate on composition. This newly developed algorithm using deep learning technology, a form of artificial intelligence. Detects specific subjects and focuses on and tracks the optimal points. Two TruePic VIII image processors make real-time processing possible.

  • C-AF Sensitivity Settings - Choose from five tracking sensitivity levels to match the subject or scene.
  • AF Limiter - Set up to three AF operating distance for all lenses. You can also instantly turn the function on and off via customized controls. Specify the AF operating distance to focus on a specific subject.
  • Face Priority / Eye Priority AF - Face Priority and eye priority AF are perfect for shooting portraits with bright prime lenses.
  • AF Low light limit of -6EV - High-precision focusing even in dark scenes and when shooting low-contrast subjects.

High Speed Performance

Maximum 18 fps AF/AE Tracking Sequential Shooting

Shoot at 20.37 million effective pixels. Record maximum 74 continuous RAW shots are possible. Capture subject details in high definition while shooting at AF/AE tracking high-speed sequential shooting that outpaces SLRs.

Maximum 60 fps AF/AE Lock Sequential Shooting

Shoot at 20.37 million effective pixels. Record approximately 49 continuous RAW shots are possible. Capture split-second moments impossible to see with the human eye in high definition at sequential shooting speed that outpaces SLRs.

Silent Mode

Silent Mode is perfect for situations where you don't want to make noise with the shutter.

Pro Capture

Pro Capture Mode supports RAW shooting without blackout.

Anti-Flicker shooting

The camera detects the frequency (flicker) of artificial lighting and activates the shutter at peak brightness to smooth out any exposure and colour differences between frames. Flickerless function is particularly useful for shooting indoors.

UHS-II Compatible Dual Card Slots

4 Recording Settings:

  • Standard - Records to specified card only

  • Auto Switch - Continues recording on the other card when the specified card is full

  • Dual Independent - Records to both cards in the specified file format

  • Dual Same - Records to both cards in the same file format

Two TruePic VIII image processors deliver UHS-II standard compatibility in both slots for blazing fast data transfer.

High Image Quality

20.4 M Live MOS Sensor + Double TruePic VIII

A 20M Live MOS is used for the imaging element. Optimized pixel optical systems deliver both improved sensitivity and standard ISO speed of 6400. Anti-Reflective coating (AR Coating) covers both sides of the sealing glass on image sensor to reduce flares and ghosts. This sensor can save power while shooting 4K video. High-speed signal reading performance also minimizes movement distortion.

This camera is improved in its fundamental performance such as start-up time, recovery time from sleep mode and dual UHS-II slots, also realizes the latest technologies Intelligent Subject Detect AF, Handheld High Res Shot and Live ND. Excellent image quality that meets the demanding standards of pro photographers.

World's highest compensation performance of 7.5 steps

The new gyro sensor is designed to achieve five times the conventional models IS detection accuracy by using together with the 12-100 mm F4.0 IS PRO to deliver approximately up to 7.5 shutter speed steps of compensation or using the body alone to offer approximately 7.0 steps of compensation. Olympus' unique image stabilization that can't be mimicked by competitors.

Tripod High Res Shot

High Res Shot captures very high resolution images equivalent to a 50M sensor (80M in RAW format).

Suppress arifacts caused by subject movement, such as rippling water surfaces or leaves shaking in the wind. The camera moves the sensor in 0.5 pixel increments while capturing eight shots, which are then used to generate a single high-resolution shot equal to that captured with a 50M sensor. 80M RAW shooting is also available.

Handheld High Res Shot

50M Handheld High Res Shot.

High Res Shot shows its worth in places where tripods aren't allowed or can't be used. The minimal movement occurring between each of the 16 shots as a result of handheld shooting is utilized in generating a single high-resolution shot equal to that captured by a 50M sensor.

Live ND

Incorporates slow shutter effects even without using the ND filter. View slow shutter effects in the viewfinder before shooting.

Live ND Technology

Composite multiple exposed images to create a slow shutter effect. Four images are composited to virtually extend the exposure time.

Live Composite / Live Bulb / Live Time

The OM D E-M1X is equipped with Live Bulb, which keeps the shutter open while the shutter release button is pressed and Live Time, which opens the shutter on the first push and closes it on the second push of the shutter release button. Live Composite, Live Bulb and Live Time can be set in "B" on the shooting mode dial. "B" is included on the mode dial for easier access to Live Composite, Live Bulbe and Live Time. Only adds composites the sections with changes in brightness.

Focus Stacking and Focus Bracketing deliver photos in focus all the way from the foreground to background.

Focus Stacking

Select from 3 to 15 shots for settings customized to match the subject. Guide lines are also displayed during shooting so you can easily identify which areas will be cut after shooting.

Focus Bracketing

Up to 999 images can be composited using third-party software. This makes it possible to create a photo with a greater range of focus than even images shot with Focus Stacking.

Lenses that are compatible with Focus Stacking:

  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro
  • M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO

Keystone Compensation

Keystone compensation and perspective enhancement can be applied. This function is also suitable for shooting a train.

Fisheye Compensation

In-body Fisheye Compensation makes it possible to use a fisheye lens as a wide lens.

LV Boost

Live View brightness is optimized even in dark locations.

Flicker Scan

With the up/down buttons or dial, set a shutter speed that minimizes flicker. The shutter speed can be fine tuned to prevent striped patterns from appearing on images when using the Silent Mode (electronic shutter). Flicker prevention is particularly useful for shooting indoors.


ISO LOW (ISO 100 equivalent) compatible. Lowest S / S setting lets you set a shutter speed to preferentially begin raising the ISO when using ISO AUTO.

System Expandability

Olympus Workspace

Olympus Workspace, new software that supports various workflows for pro photographers. Quickly select the best shot from the large volume of shooting data. It supports "clarity" to improve quality or enhancing subject shadows. Supports "Dehaze" to clean up images that are hazy due to atmosphere and light. Newly equipped with two edit filters for enhancing expression.

  • RAW processing preview speed is much faster than on previous models.

  • Customization functions that allows frequently used editing features to be grouped into a single tab.

Olympus Capture

5 GHz is now available, for easier connection and faster communication than 2.4 GHz. Olympus Capture noww wsupports wireless (via Wi-Fi) transfer of captured images.

Field Sensor System

Convenient features for capturing images of wildlife and nature, where location information is needed for image management.

  • GPS

  • Barometer

  • Compass

  • Temperature Sensor


Easy Setup - Simply scan the QR code with OI.Share to easily configure initial wireless connection settings.
Remote Shooting - Enjoy authentic shooting from a smartphone screen.
Easy Transfer - Simply select photos on the camera to share ahead of time (Share Order) to import photos automatically without touching OI.Share. Importing RAW images is now supported. OI. Share makes it easy to transfer data from the camera to a smartphone via Wi-Fi.

Teleconverters and Dot Sight

M.Zuiko Digital 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14 - Splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof high-performance teleconverter that extends the focal length by 1.4x.
M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 - Splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof high-performance teleconverter that extends the focal length by 2x.
EE-1 Dot Sight - Simply place the red reticle (sight dot) in the dot sight on the subject for quick, accurate sighting. This accessory is perfect for sports photography and birdwatching with super telephoto lens. The MC-14, MC-20 & EE-1 are essential for telephoto photography.

OM-D Movie

OM-D Movie delivers hand-held cinema quality thanks to powerful image stabilization.

Handheld 4K / C4K Shooting

Handheld 4K/C4K shooting is now available thanks to powerful 5-axis image stabilization + electronic stabilization.

High Bit Rate Recording / Multi Frame Support

The maximum 237 Mbps high bit rate recording makes authentic movie production possible


OM-Log lets you shoot movies without loss of details in shadows or highlight blowouts, delivering greater freedom over video creativity through colour grading. A LUT (Look Up Table) file was also released at the same time for gradient tasks using Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve. Log shooting is supported for effective shooting where lighting conditions change easily. OM-Log lets you shoot movies without loss of details in shadows to highlight compared to Flat.

Movie AF

Active use of phase Detection AF and improved algorithms make accurate focusing possible. New customization for AF settings when shooting video.

Splashproof, Dustproof and Freezeproof

Enjoy easy shooting without a rain cover or other protection even when a cable is connected to the microphone/headphone jack. Splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof build proves its worth also when shooting video.

External Equipment Link: HDMI Monitor Connection

HDMI monitor output - External monitoring is available even when recording images.
4:2:2 output supported - 4:2:2 output is supported for expanded colour correction range.
Two HDMI output modes - You can select from Monitor mode for an external monitor and Recording mode for an external recorder. Recording mode is available for recording.
HDMI output (actual size) + camera monitor (magnified) display - Magnified display on the camera monitor when recording a movie makes it easier to check focus details. Note: During shooting standby only.
Synchronized signal for HDMI output recording - An external recorder can be synced with star/stop movie recording operations on the camera. HDMI Monitor connection used for authentic video production.

High-speed Movie (120 fps)

High-Speed Movie (120 fps) is available in Full HD for more impressive videos.

OM-D Movie sound / Easy operation

  • Compatible with high-res recording using external microphones.

  • New hardware results in less white noise when using an external microphone.

  • Aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance can be set individually in still image and movie modes.

Compatible Accessories​​​​

Wireless-compatible flash system that controls light


Commander and receiver for wireless radiowave shooting, featuring dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof performance. Can transmit up to 30m.


The high-intensity flash with a maximum guide number of 58 that features dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof performance. Wireless radiowave shooting is possible when connected to FR-WR.


The flash with a maximum guide number of 42 that features dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof performance. It is compatible with wireless radiowave shooting and can be used as a commander and receiver built-in flash.


The world's first macro flash that realized dustproof, splashproof and freezeproof performance. Focus Stacking and Focus Bracketing are supported for flash photography.

What's Included

OM-D E-M1X Mirrorless Camera
2x BLH-1 Li-Ion Batteries
2x BCH-1 Li-Ion Battery Chargers
Shoulder Strap
USB Cable
Cable Clip
CP-1 Cable Protector
Instruction Manual
Warranty Card


Product Specifications



Sensor Type 4/3" Live MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels 20.4 million
Total Pixels 21.8 million
Aspect Ratio & Area 4:3 / 17.4 x 13.0mm
Dust Reduction Super Sonic Wave Filter


Processor Type Dual TruePicTM VIII

Focusing System

AF System Type High-speed imager AF:  Imager phase detection AF and imager contrast AF used in combination; When a Micro Four Thirds lens (mount adapter sold separately necessary) is attached, imager phase detection AF is always enabled).
AF Working Range EV -3.5~20 (ISO approx.100, with a f/2.8 lens)
Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode 121-point cross-type phase detection AF and 121-point 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)
Focus Modes Single AF (S-AF)*1 / Continuous AF (C-AF)*1 / Manual Focus (MF) / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)*1 / Preset MF*2
*1 AF+MF selectable
*2 Distance setting values are rough estimates and not compatible lens except the AF lens.
AF Limiter Available (Fn button can be assigned to On/Off; can save 3 distance settings)
*Distance setting values are rough estimates.
AF Performance C-AF lock (5 steps) , AF scanner (3 types) , C-AF Center Priority , C-AF Center Start
Magnified Frame 3x , 5x , 7x , 10x , 14x
*Autofocusing is possible in the magnified frame; can be assigned to button to turn magnify frame AF on/off and to activate magnification; touch icon on monitor to turn off; enables selection of focusing point from 800 or more.
Super spot AF Available *(Contrast AF in center of the monitor when magnified)
*Available only when a Micro Four Thirds lens is attached.
Face Detection AF / Eye Detection Available
Eye Detection AF mode : off / nearer-eye priority / right-eye priority / left-eye priority
Intelligent Subject Detection AF Available
Formula cars, rally cars, motorcycles, aircrafts, helicopters, bullet trains, standard trains, steam locomotives
AF Targeting Pad Available (activate / deactivate with double tap on rear monitor)
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
Intensity selection: high, normal, low
Back light effect: on, off
AF Focus Adj. Adjust all, adjust by lens 
(for Phase detection AF only)
AF Illuminator Available

Image Stabilization

System Type Built-in 5-axis* sensor-shift image stabilization for movie and still photos
*yaw/pitch/roll/vertical shift/horizontal shift
Modes 4 modes (S-IS AUTO, S-IS1, S-IS2, S-IS3), OFF
Live View Image Stabilization Activation by half-pressing shutter button or pressing AEL/AFL button, enlarging view
Focal Length Setting 11 settings: 10 programmable settings (10 lenses), 1 open setting
IS for Live View Image Activation by half-pressing shutter button or enlarging view
5-Axis Sync IS Available*
 *When using M.Zuiko Digital lenses equipped with image stabilization
Stabilization Performance 7.0 EV*
  *Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
 When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO (focal length =40mm (35mm equivalent: 80mm))
7.5 EV*
  *Based on CIPA measurement conditions.
 When using M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO (focal length =100mm (35mm equivalent: 200mm)), with camera body IS set to Off, Frame rate: High
Lens IS Priority Available

Shutter / Sequential Shooting

Shutter Type Focal-plane shutter (mechanical shutter): 1/8000 - 60 sec., with selectable EV adjustment steps (1/3, 1/2, 1)
 *Live Bulb / LiveTime: selectable exposure time (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.), with 8-min. default setting
 *Live Composite: 3 hours maximum shooting time

Electronic first curtain shutter (Anti-shock mode) : 1/320 - 60 sec
Electronic shutter (Silent mode): 1/32000 - 60 sec
Flicker Scan: Video recording 1/30 (50fps:1/50, 60fps:1/60, Highspeed: 1/120) -1/250.0 Still 1/50.0-1/7634
 *Video recording S/M mode, Still S/M silent mode only. Selectable with a minimum of 0.1
Sequential Shooting Maximum Speed [Sequential shooting H] approx. 15 fps with selectable 10-15 fps
[Sequential shooting L] approx. 10 fps with selectable 1-10 fps
[Anti-shock sequential shooting L] approx. 8.5 fps with selectable 1-8 fps
[Silent sequential shooting H] approx. 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps
[Silent sequential shooting L] approx. 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps
[Pro Capture H] approx 60 fps with selectable 15, 20, 30, 60 fps
[Pro Capture L] approx 18 fps with selectable 1-10, 15, 18 fps

 *When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
 *Maximum sequential shooting speed may be affected by several factors including lens used, brightness, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting

 *When in Pro Capture mode, slower shutter speeds and flash can not be used
 *Pro Capture L mode is available when using an Olympus Micro Four Thirds lens
 *In Pro Capture L mode, the minimum aperture is f/8.
 *When ISO is 8000 or above, 30 fps becomes the maximum sequential shooting speed, and 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
 *Focus and exposure are fixed at the values of the first shot when using sequential shooting H
 *Maximum sequential shooting speed is 8.5 fps for anti-shock sequential shooting L, even when set to 9 or 10 fps
Max. Recordable Pictures in Sequential Shooting [Sequential shooting H 15 fps] RAW: Max. 103 frames, JPEG (LF): Max. 132 frames
[Sequential shooting L 10 fps] RAW: Max. 287 frames, JPEG (LF): Until card is full
[Silent sequential shooting L 60 fps] RAW: Max. 49 frames,  JPEG (LF): Max. 49 frames
[Silent sequential shooting L 18 fps] RAW: Max. 74 frames,  JPEG (LF): Max. 89 frames

*When using the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO and the Toshiba SDXU-D032G memory card with standard card setting in slot 1.
*Low ISO processing: Priority is given to sequential shooting
Sequential Shooting Frame Count 1 - 99 frames
Pre-shutter Frames
 *For Pro Capture mode only
Number of frames recorded prior to full-press of the shutter button can be set from 0 to 35 frames.
Self Timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Wait time: 1-30sec., Shot interval: 0.5/1/2/3sec., Number of shots: 1-10, Every time AF: ON/OFF)

Viewfinder / Monitor

Finder Type Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 2.36M dots
Field of View / Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 100% / Approx. 1.48x *1 - 1.65x *2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)
*1: Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect ratio 4:3)
*2: Finder Style 3 (aspect ratio 4:3)
Eye Point / Diopter Adjustment Range Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1
Live View preview with depth of field preview lock
Display Grid Off / normal grid / trichotomy /golden grid / scale / diagonal / movie grid
*grid colour is selectable
Level Gauge 2-axis (horizontal / vertical) level gauge
One Touch Tele-Converter Available (2x)
Finder Style 3 styles
Brightness / Colour Temp Control  Adaptive brightness technology (EVF Auto Luminance) / ±7 level manual brightness control /±7 level manual colour temperature control 
S-OVF (Simulated OVF) Expands the Live View dynamic range.
*Available in the EVF when in P, A, S and M modes.  Art filter, WB and exposure are not reflected in EVF.
Rear Monitor Size 3.0-inch vari-angle monitor
  *Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance touch panel
Touch Control Shutter release, Touch AF (AF area selection, AF area size adjustment)  AF targeting pad, frame forward/backward, magnified playback, Super Control Panel, Wi-Fi connection,  movie controls
Tilting Capability Available (mirror display when monitor is in self portrait position)
Brightness / Colour Temp Control
(Rear Monitor)
±7 levels / ±7 levels
Colour Tone Select Vivid / Natural
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)
Live View Boost Live View Boost 1 , Live View Boost 2* (For dark situations)
 *Settings can be specified for each shooting mode
 *Live View Boost 2: Frame Rate Priority or Quality Priority selectable
 *Off:  Brightness in Live View shows specified exposure settings.

Exposure Control / Flash

Metering System Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), center-weighted average metering, spot metering*, spot metering with highlight control, spot metering with shadow control
*Also available AF target spot metering
Metering Range EV -2 - 20  (ISO approx.100, with a f/2.8 lens)
Exposure Mode / Shooting Mode P: program AE (program shift can be performed), 
A: aperture priority AE, 
S: Shutter priority AE, 
M: Manual, 
B: Bulb (Live Bulb, Live Time and Live Composite are available), 
Custom 1~4
ISO Sensitivity AUTO ISO (default) : LOW (approx.64) ‐ 6400 with customizable default and upper limit (200 - 6400)
Manual ISO : LOW (approx.64, approx.100), 200 - 25600 (adjustable in 1/3 or 1 EV steps)
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, adjustable by 1/3, 1/2 or 1 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 (can be set to AEL/AFL button as well)
Anti-Flicker Shooting Available
Flash Intensity Control Mode TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, Super FP*(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
* Available on the external flash
Flash Mode 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 1/250 sec.
 *When using Super FP: 1/125-1/8000 sec. 
 *When using electronic shutter: 1/50 sec. up to ISO6400, 1/20 sec. for ISO 8000 and higher, and 1/20 sec. for ISO bracketing
Flash Intensity Control Up to ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible External Flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL-900R, STF-8, FL-700WR
Wireless Flash Control Method Triggered and controlled by Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible flashes: FL-LM3 or separately available FL-600R and FL-900R , STF-8,FL-700WR
External Flash Intensity Type TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel No. 4 channels
Group No. 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + commander flash)
Radio Wireless Control Available

Memory / Image Recording (File Format)    

Compatible Memory SD, SDHC*1, SDXC*1
*1 UHS-I,II compatible
Recording Format DCF2.0, Exif2.31
File Format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG
Recording Image Size [RAW] 5184 x 3888 pixels
[JPEG] 5184 x 3888 pixels - 1024 x 768 pixels
Dual Card Slot Settings Standard, Auto Switch, Dual Independent, Dual Same
*When two cards are inserted, card to be saved on to or to be viewed can be designated.
Folder Creation and Selection Available
Copy Copy single file, copy multiple files, copy all
*When copied, the new file will be given a different name from that of the original file.

White Balance / Colour Mode

White Balance Mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 4 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White Balance Compensation* ±7 steps along A-B / G-M axis * Except for Custom WB
Preset White Balance 7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
- Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
CWB (Kelvin Setting) 2000 - 14000K
Capture White Balance 4 custom settings can be registered
Color Mode sRGB, Adobe RGB

Bracketing / HDR

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
ISO Bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White Balance Bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 selectable steps for 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, Color Creator selectable
Focus Bracketing 3 to 999 shots, focus steps adjustable from 1 to 10 (compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses)
Focus Stacking Mode 8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image

* Angle of view becomes slightly smaller (The cut area guide is displayed)
* Compatible with :
M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro
M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro
M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO
M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO
HDR (Auto Composite) HDR1, HDR2 (painting-like)
※ISO sensitivity is fixed at 200, and maximum shutter speed setting is 4 sec.
※Exposure compensation can be performed.
Bracketing for HDR post-process 3 or 5 frames in 2.0 or 3.0 EV steps, or 7 frames in 2.0 EV steps.
*This sequential shooting H AE bracketing is specifically designed for shooting images that will be HDR-processed on a PC.

Creative Features

Picture Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, e Portrait, Underwater, Color Creator, Art Filters
Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except when using e-Portrait, Underwater, Art Filters, Color Creator]
Highlight and Shadow Control ±7 steps each for highlight, shadow, midtone
Picture Tone Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone
Art Filter
(Variation / Art Effect)
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d)
Light Tone ( - / d)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
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.)
Watercolor (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Vintage (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Partial Color (I, II, III / a.b.c.d.e.f)
Bleach Bypass (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
Instant Film (- / a.b.c.d.e.f.i)
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. Picture Tone (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
i. Shade Effect (Top & bottom, Left & Right)
Color Ring (for partial color) 18 color selectable
Live Bulb / Live Time Update Interval Time - 0.5 sec – 60 sec
Live Composite Update Interval Time / composite method – 0.5 sec – 60 sec / Lighten Mode (Bright area prioritization)
Interval Shooting Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours, Max 999 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically
Multiple Exposure (number of pictures / function) 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Fisheye Compensation 3 styles (can be confirmed in Live View)
*Underwater correction compatible
* Enabled when M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO is used.
Live ND (Neutral Density) Available
*Shutter Priority and Manual mode only, flash can not be used, ISO up to 800, the maximum shutter speed is 1/30 (when ND2 is set) and the speed drops if the number of ND steps is raised
High Res Shot Equivalent to 50 megapixels / 25 megapixels
*Available in P/A/S/M mode, RAW+JPEG or JPEG.
*JPEG: 8160 x 6120(50M) 5760 x 4320(25M) / RAW: 10368 x 7776
*RAW data can be developed in-camera. You need to install Olympus Workspace to develop on a PC.
*Electronic Shutter 1/8000 - 60 sec.
Handheld High Res Shot Equivalent to 50 megapixels / 25 megapixels
*Available in P/A/S/M mode, RAW+JPEG or JPEG.
*JPEG: 8160 x 6120(50M) 5760 x 4320(25M) / RAW: 8160 x 6120
*Flash can not be used
*RAW data can be developed in-camera. You need to install Olympus Workspace to develop on a PC.
*Electronic Shutter 1/8000 - 60 sec.
Keystone Compensation Available (can be confirmed in Live View)
*Horizontal and vertical compensation can be performed simultaneously.

Video / Audio Recording

Video Recording Format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
Movie Mode / Frame Rate / Compression Method 4096 × 2160 (C4K) / 24p / IPB (approx. 237 Mbps)
3840 × 2160 (4K) / 30p, 25p, 24p / IPB (approx. 102 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N)
1920 x 1080 (FHD) / 60p, 50p / IPB (SF, F, N)
1280 x 720 (HD) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N)

60p: 59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps, 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps,
24p: 23.98 fps, C4K 24.00 fps
FHD ALL-I (A-I: ALL-Intra / approx. 202 Mbps),
FHD IPB (SF: SuperFine / approx. 52 Mbps, F: Fine / approx.. 30 Mbps,
N: Normal / approx. 18 Mbps)
HD ALL-I (A-I:ALL-Intra / approx. 102 Mbps),
HD IPB(SF:SuperFine / approx.26Mbps, F:Fine / approx.14Mbps、N:Normal / approx.10Mbps)
HD (1280 x 720) / 30p

*Frame rates may drop when particular Art Filters and Movie Effects are used.
*Class 10 or higher SD card is recommended for shooting movies.
*UHS-II or UHS-I U3 card is recommended for 4K,C4K,ALL-I shooting.
Maximum Video Recording Time Approx. 29min
Movie Tele-converter Approx. 3x (enlarges view of selected area)
Art Filter Movie Available
(Frame rates may drop when certain Art Filters are used)
Movie Effect One-shot Echo / Multi-echo / Art Fade / Old Film
Time-lapse Movie [AVI ]
3840×2160(4K)/ 5fps
1920×1080(FHD)/ 5fps,10fps,15fps
1280×720(HD)/ 5fps、10fps、15fps、30fps
Quick Movie / Slow Movie With (Both or either of the two may not be available depending on the frame rates.
High speed movie 120fps (1920×1080/MOV)
IS for Movie M-IS1*(Image sensor shift and electronic image stabilizer with multi motion IS),
M-IS2(Image sensor shift with multi motion IS), Off
*While using M-IS1, field of view may be affected.
AE Lock Available
Video Exposure Control Program AE, aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE, manual
Grid Lines / Focus Peaking 4 types of grid lines / 4 colors for focus peaking
Time Code Rec run/free run, drop frame/non-drop frame
Live View Output via HDMI Monitor Mode (outputs video and info display to a connected monitor) *1
Record Mode (outputs video only, with no info display) *2
*1 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). However, the image can not be enlarged on the camera when a movie is being recorded.

*2 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.
Movie Picture Mode Flat, OM-Log400
*View assist compatible
Audio Recording Format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone / Speaker Built-in stereo microphone / built-in mono speaker
*External stereo microphone can be attached
Microphone Function Wind noise reduction, recording volume, microphone volume limiter
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
*May affect audio quality.
IC Recorder Linkage Slate Tone / Synchronized Audio Rec-Movie Rec
*LS-100 compatible


GPS Info Function Available (Via GPS smartphone)
*Built-in GPS info given priority
Wireless Shooting Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shutter, Self Timer (w/Countdown guidance, Sequential shooting, movie recording capability), Wireless Release, Movie Recording, Power Off
*P / A / S / M / B and drive mode can be selected.
Aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white balance and sequential shooting can be adjusted.
Image Share File Type: JPEG*, MOV
Marking function for image share.
Easy Connection Connect using a QR code
Connect using Bluetooth (View, Transfer only. Enabled from the second time)
Tethered Shooting Via USB cable (camera can be operated by both PC or camera controls)
Via Wi-Fi (Transfer of recorded images to PC via access point, 5GHz and 2.4GHz available)
GPS / Field Sensor System GPS (GLONASS,QZSS), compass, manometer, temperature sensor, Acceleration sensor
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), Light Box display
Information Display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF


My Menu 35 items in 5 tabs with 7 items each
Mode dial my set 4 types of settings can be configured to C1-C4 modes on mode dial.
Menu custom set Available (Settings configured to C1-C4 can be called up via the menu even in P,A,S,M and B modes.
*Some items including shooting mode may not be called up.
Multi Selector customization With
Dial customization Dial function and dial direction are customizable for both dials
Lever customization Select assignment from 3 different modes, power switch, or off (no function assignment)
Button Customization Up to 39 functions can be assigned to buttons
*Up to 24 functions can be assigned for movie recording
*Buttons on lenses can also be customized from the camera
*Some buttons may have restrictions to what functions can be assigned
Copyright Settings/Lens info Settings With / With (save up to 10 lenses)
Menu Languages (34 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

Connectivity / Power Requirements

USB Connector USB Type-C
Remote Connector φ2.5Pin Jack (when using separately available RM-CB2).
HDMI Connector Micro HDMI (type D)
Flash Attachment Hot shoe, sync terminal
Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac)
MIC Input Jack φ3.5 stereo mini jack (plug-in power on/off)
Headphone Jack φ3.5 stereo mini jack
PC Interface SuperSpeed(USB3.0)
TV Interface Not Available
Battery Two BLH-1 Li-ion batteries (included)
* Can be operated when only one BLH-1 Li-ion battery is equipped.
Battery Status Display Remaining power (4 steps, %, or by-minute display), shot count, degradation
AC Adapter AC-5 AC adapter is separately available (connects to power battery holder HLD-9 to provide power to camera).
USB Bus Power A USB PD bus power can be used
※ PD compliant Camera: Rev 3.0 Ver 1.0a
USB Charging Built-in battery is charged with AC-5 / USB
* When the camera power is off
* Performance varies depending on different USB devices
Sleep Mode Available (1/3/5 min. off)
Number of Recordable Pictures Approx. 870 shots (using 2 BLH-1 and Toshiba SDXU-D032G with IS ON, with no flashes attached, based on CIPA test standards)
Approx. 2,580 shots (using quick sleep mode, under Olympus testing conditions based on CIPA test standards)
Battery Life for Movie Recording Approx. 170 minutes* (under standard JEITA testing)
Approx. 350 minutes* (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
*When repeatedly recording at the maximum time of 29 minutes

Physical Specs

Weight 997 g (2.2 lbs) with batteries & memory cards
849 g (1.9 lbs) without batteries & memory cards
Dimensions 144 x 147 x 75 mm (5.7 x 5.8 x 3")
(based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)
Environmentally Sealed Dust, Splash (IPX1), Freezeproof
Operating Temperature Range -10ºC ~ +40ºC (when in operation) / -20ºC ~ +60ºC (when stored)
Operating Humidity Range 30 - 90% (when in operation) / 10 - 90% (when stored)

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