Olympus OMD EM-5 Mirrorless System Camera with 12-50mm lens - Black

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E-M5: The original award-winning OM-D System Camera

The E-M5 has built a reputation as an award-winning pioneer in high-end image capture. With its unparalleled heritage and timeless good looks, the E-M5 continues to be a force to be reckoned with. The beautifully made, lightweight magnesium body combines elegance with ruggedness you can depend on. Its dustproof and splashproof seals give you the confidence to take the E-M5 anywhere you go and to seek new limits to your photographic creativity. This is not just any camera, it's designed to be part of your mission, a natural extension to your eye, an essential ingredient in your photographic work


  • 16MP Live MOS sensor
  • Weather-sealed magnesium alloy body
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilisation
  • ISO 200-25,600
  • Full HD 1080i Video at 60 fps
  • Up to 9fps shooting (4.2 fps with continuous AF)
  • 1.44K-dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" tilting OLED touchscreen LCD
  • Eye sensor for automatic Live View / EVF switchover
  • TruePic VI Image Processor
  • Fast Auto Focus system
  • Includes Olympus 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 ZUIKO Digital ED lens
  • Compatible with Micro Four Thirds lenses

Take your shot before the click.

Get more control (and creativity) with the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF).

Get more control from the start - with the EVF, which lets you make adjustments and get creative before you even press the shutter.

Freeze the frame on every droplet.

Stay up to speed with the world's fastest autofocus*.

If you're after a camera with ultra-fast AF, look no further. The EM-5 is faster than any other interchangeable lens camera including D-SLRs. As if that wasn't impressive enough, it also boasts a 35-point area, 3D Tracking, superb low-light capabilities and predictive AF.

*as of February 2012. Olympus InHouse test.

Always ready, in the harshest conditions.

Dust- and splashproof design you can rely on.

From damp habitats to sandy situations: Thanks to the dust- and splashproof design of the EM-5's rugged magnesium body you can enjoy absolute peace of mind, even on location in the toughest environments.

Get a better view, wherever you're holding your camera.

As well as enjoying a much clearer view when shooting and playing back stills and movies, you can also tilt your display for extra-low and extra-high shots without having to lie on the ground or climb up trees!

No steady hand needed.

Keep your balance with the world's first 5-axis image stabilisation.

Forwards, backwards, upwards, downwards, sideways, tiltways, slantways ... whichever way you happen to move your camera unintentionally - this sophisticated mechanism will compensate for every possible blur.

Full HD Movie

Look forward to Full HD 1080i movie recording in MPEG4 complete with stereo sound, 5-axis image stabilisation and the latest MSC lens technology.

Superb image quality

The next-generation 16M Live MOS sensor delivers first-class results with high-resolution accuracy and a high range of sensitivity, backed up with a powerful TruePic VI image processor affording superb dynamic range.

System Accessories

Get the right gear for just the kind of shots and movies you're after: with a whole system of accessories and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses for all possible situations & purposes

9 frames per second

Capture your fast-moving subjects and action shots to the full effect - with the EM-5's high-speed sequential shooting.

11 Art Filters

Unleash your creative side - with a whole range of Art Filters including the new "Key line" effect that highlights edge lines to make shots look like paintings



Product Description
Olympus OM-D EM-5 - digital camera M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm lens
Product Type
Digital camera - 1080p - mirrorless system
Lens Included
M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm lens
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Image Processor
TruePic VI
Digital level metre
Sensor Resolution
16.1 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Lens System
Zoom lens - 4x zoom - 12 - 50 mm - f/3.5-6.3 Micro Four Thirds
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
35 cm
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Camera Flash
Detachable flash
External Flash Name
Olympus FL-LM2
Built-in - colour - electronic
OLED display - 3"
Supported Battery
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH)
12.1 cm x 4.2 cm x 9 cm
373 g



Product Type
Digital camera - 1080p - mirrorless system
Lens Included
M.Zuiko Digital 12-50mm lens
Enclosure Colour
Sensor Resolution
16.1 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
Live MOS
Total Pixels
17,200,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
16,100,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
Field of View Crop Factor
ISO (Max)
Sensor Dust Reduction
Sensor Features
Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF)
Optical Zoom
Image Processor
TruePic VI
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Face Detection
Digital level metre
Print Standard
DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching
Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
AE/AF Control
Subject-tracking AF, Eye detection AF
Face Detection
Eye Detect AF
Digital Video Format
Image Recording Format
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO 200-25600, ISO auto (200-25600)
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Metering Zones
Exposure Modes
Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, macro, beach/snow, landscape-portrait, Children, fireworks, 3D image, panorama assist, night scene, sports mode, sunset, candle, high key, night scene with portrait, underwater macro, underwater wide, anti shake, low key, documents, nature macro, e-portrait, fisheye converter, wide converter, macro converter
Bracketing Modes
Art Filter bracketing, ISO sensitivity bracketing
Special Effects
Black & White, Sepia, Monotone, Vivid, soft focus, natural, Muted, portrait, Diorama, Cross Process, Grainy Film, Light Tone, Pop Art, Pale & Light Colour, pin hole, Gentle Sepia, i-Enhance, Dramatic Tone, Key Line
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Fluorescent, sunlight, tungsten light, Flash, shade, overcast, Underwater
Max Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
60 sec
Exposure Compensation
±3 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
White Balance Bracketing
X-sync Speed
1/180 sec, 1/250sec, 1/4000 sec
Exposure Range
EV 0-20 (ISO 100)

Lens System

Zoom lens - 4x zoom - 12 - 50 mm - f/3.5-6.3 Micro Four Thirds
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
24 - 100mm
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
35 cm
Macro Focus Range
Max View Angle
84 degree(s)
Zoom Adjustment
Motorised drive
Lens Construction
9 groups / 10 elements
Filter Size
52 mm
Lens Mounting Type
Micro Four Thirds
ED glass, splashproof, floating system, aspherical lens, dustproof, Dual Super Aspherical (DSA) lens, High Refractive Index lens (HRI), MSC technology

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Detachable flash
Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control, flash exposure bracketing
External Flash Name
Olympus FL-LM2

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
9 frames per second, 3.5 frames per second, 4.2 frames per second
Self-Timer Delay
2sec, 12sec
Flash Terminal
Hot shoe
Additional Features
Audio recording, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, sharpness control, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, in-camera red-eye fix, face detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology, in-camera RAW processing, Full-time Live View, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Eye-Fi Card Ready, Touch Shutter technology


Viewfinder Type
Built-in - electronic
Viewfinder Colour Support
Viewfinder Resolution
1,440,000 pixels
Optical Viewfinder Field Coverage
Optical Viewfinder Magnification
Optical Viewfinder Dioptric Correction Range
-4 to +1
Viewfinder Information
Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AF-in-focus, aperture, frame counter, white balance, metering system, Exposure Mode, exposure bracketing, battery status, AF lock


3" OLED display
610,000 pixels
Display Form Factor
Touch Screen
Display Features
Contrast control, display brightness control, display colour control, Touch AF


Microphone Operation Mode
Microphone Features
Wind noise reduction, sensitivity control


Connector Type
USB 2.0 , Composite video/audio output , HDMI output


Drivers & Utilities, [ib] software, Olympus Viewer 2


Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included Accessories
Battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, audio / video cable
Body Material
Magnesium alloy
Weatherproof, dust-resistant


1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
Battery Life Details
Photo shooting - 330 shots (50% with Live View)

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
Image Storage
RAW 4608 x 3456 - 17 MB , JPEG 4608 x 3456 - 7.5 MB , JPEG 4608 x 3456 - 3.5 MB , JPEG 2560 x 1920 - 1.1 MB , JPEG 1024 x 768 - 0.3 MB
Video Capture
MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps - 20Mbps , MOV - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps - 17Mbps , MOV - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 13Mbps , MOV - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 10Mbps , MJPEG - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps , MJPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

12.1 cm
4.2 cm
9 cm
373 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
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