Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5

General Information

NameOM-D E-M5
SystemMicro Four Thirds
Colorsblack, silver

Camera Data

Form FactorDSLR
3D lens supportYES
Hot ShoeHot Shoe
Orientation SensorYES
ISO200 - 25600
Memory CardSDHC/SDXC
Function LeverNO
Battery GripHLD-6
Compatible lensesMicro Four Thirds


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Incompatible Lenses

  • None


Battery Life CIPA330

Image Sensor

Sensor TypeLive MOS
Sensor Total Pixels17.2
Sensor Color FilterPrimary color filter
Dust Reduction SystemSupersonic Wave Filter
System multiplier2 x


Shutter TypeComputerised focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed (still)1/4000 - 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)
Self Timer2s / 12s
Remote Shutter ReleaseRM-UC1
Flash Sync1/180 / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode)


Focus TypeContrast Detect AF
AF Assist LampYES


Viewfinder TypeEVF
Optional external ViewfinderVF-2, VF-3, VF-4
Viewfinder Pixels1.440.000
Viewfinder Magnification1.15
Viewfinder Eyepoint18 mm
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-4 +2
Viewfinder Eye SensorYES
Viewfinderintegrated EVF


Display TypeOLED
Display Size3.0"
Display Dots610,000
Display TiltableTilting (angles unknown)


Wireless FlashOlympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible
Flashexternal FL-LM2


Width121 mm (4.7 in.)
Height89.6 mm (3.5 in.)
Depth41.9 mm (1.6 in.)
Weight373 g (13.2 oz.)

Detailed Camera Information

Accessory PortAccessory Port 2
Environmentally sealedSplash / Dust Proof
ConnectionUSB 2.0, HDMI (out), A/V (out)



dpreview.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Hands-on Preview2012-02-01
ephotozine.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Hands-On Preview2012-02-08
robinwong.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5: First Impressions2012-02-09
admiringlight.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Hands-On Preview2012-04-24
eoshd.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 first impressions2012-05-28
theonlinephotographer.typepad.comOM-D Impressions 2012-06-05
fotograf-stockholm.nuFirst Impression Hands On – SONY A7 / A7r vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Canon 5DmkIII2013-11-12



pixelmania.nlOlympus E-M52012-05-21


steves-digicams.comOlympus E-M5 Hands On First Look2012-02-07
robinwong.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Batu Caves, KL2012-03-07
robinwong.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Bukit Bintang Night Shooting2012-03-09
robinwong.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Butterfly Park, KL2012-03-11
robinwong.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Street Shooting and Final Words2012-03-14
robinwong.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5: KL Bird Park2012-03-17
robinwong.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5: Pudu Walk2012-03-19
whatdigitalcamera.comOlympus OM-D review2012-03-28
tumblr.weisserth.netI was lucky enough to pick up a brand new Olympus OM-D E-M52012-04-21
pcmag.comOlympus OM-D E-M52012-04-24
pekkapotka.comOlympus E-M5: Dynamic Range - RAW 2012-04-27
vimeo.comFiatopichan: Olympus OM-D E-M5: Image Stabilization Test2012-04-27
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soundimageplus.blogspot.comOLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Review - Part 6 - Raw files processed in Capture One2012-04-29
dpreview.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review2012-04-30
ephotozine.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Full Review2012-04-30
invisiblephotographer.asiaOlympus OM-D First Look: Landscapes & Long Exposures2012-04-30
omdem5.wordpress.comOlympus OMD E-M5, The Dedicated Resource Blog2012-04-30
engadget.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds camera review2012-05-01 OM-D E-M52012-05-01
theverge.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 review2012-05-01
digitalcamerainfo.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 2012-05-02
phototravelasia.blogspot.comOMD - On the Road 2012-05-02
stuff-review.comThe Olympus OM-D E-M5 is here: first impressions2012-05-02
stevehuffphoto.comOn the road with the Olympus OM-D by Colin Steel2012-05-03
stevehuffphoto.comThe Olympus OM-D E-M5 Digital Camera Review. Micro 4/3 finally matures...for real. By Steve Huff2012-05-06
cecilsphotos.comOlympus OM-D EM-52012-05-07
dpreview.comGetting the most out of the Olympus E-M52012-05-07
digitalcamerareview.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review: A Classic Revived2012-05-08
personal-view.comkarl (personal-view forum)2012-05-08
ranger9.netTen Things I Hate About the Olympus E-M 52012-05-08
visualsciencelab.blogspot.comThe invitation to coffee that will almost assuredly cost me $1500. 2012-05-09
outbackphoto.netOlympus OM-D E-M5 Field Notes 2012-05-10
admiringlight.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review 2012-05-13
camerazealot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 – Thoughts from a Micro 4/3 Skeptic2012-05-14
photographyblog.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review2012-05-14
therovingphotographer.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Astrophotography2012-05-15
trustedreviews.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 review2012-05-16
hereshow.caHands-on Review: Olympus E-M52012-05-17
macworld.comOlympus OM-D E-M52012-05-17
dcresource.comDCRP Olympus OM-D EM-5 Review2012-05-19
footlessfish.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 (initial reaction)2012-05-19
golftoimpress.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 with Konica Hexanon 50mm f1.7 Legacy Lens2012-05-20
camerazealot.comOlympus O-MD E-M5 & Micro 4/3 – Count Me In for the Long Haul2012-05-21
admiringlight.comHLD-6 : OM-D Battery Grip Review2012-05-22
johnbrawley.wordpress.comOMG…It’s an OM-D – *Warning. Geeky camera review follows….2012-05-22
reviews.cnet.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 review (with 14-42mm lens, Black)2012-05-25
jonathanhrovath.comMy thoughts on the Olympus OMD E-M52012-05-30
thephoblographer.comReview: Olympus OMD EM52012-05-30
cameralabs.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 review2012-06-01
luminous-landscape.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 A Field Review2012-06-01
wetpixel.comALEX MUSTARD REVIEWS OLYMPUS OM-D E-M52012-06-01
blog.mingthein.comFull review: The Olympus OM-D E-M52012-06-02
camerastuffreview.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 review2012-06-02
the.meThe Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dream Combo Review2012-06-05
imaging-resource.comOlympus OM-D E-M52012-06-15
pdnonline.comCamera Review: Olympus OM-D E-M52012-06-19
therovingphotographer.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Conclusion2012-06-19
digital-photography-school.comOlympus OM-D EM-5 Review2012-06-21“A Voyeur’s Walk” — Olympus OM-D E-M5 Video Test2012-06-26
eoshd.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review2012-07-19
echenique.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review2012-08-05
photocomment.netReview: Olympus OM-D E-M52012-10-01
giannigalassi.typepad.comMY FOUR MONTHS WITH THE OLYMPUS OM-D2012-10-03
neocamera.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review2012-11-07
sansmirror.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review2012-12-17
johnsson-photography.comReview - Olympus OM-D EM-52013-03-14
photographyramblings.blogspot.comFinally, My Olympus E5 Review2013-04-01
photographyramblings.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review2013-04-12
bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.comOM-D E-M5 vs DMC-GH3: clash of the titans in the Micro Four Thirds reign!2013-05-28
ephotozine.comPanasonic Lumix GX7 Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Comparison Review2013-08-14*The GX7 vs the OM-D E-M5, battle for my affection, Round 2 – Build Quality and Ergonomics2013-10-24*The GX7 vs the OM-D E-M5, battle for my affection, Round 3 – IQ, Interface, Features and the Final Decision2013-11-01


focus-numerique.comTest Olympus OM-D E-M52012-02-15
lepidi-photo.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5: mise au point manuelle2012-05-03
openpn.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 : le test2012-07-25


digitalkamera.deTestbericht Olympus OM-D E-M52012-04-12
colorfoto.deTestbericht Olympus OM-D E-M52012-04-18
ralfs-foto-bude.deOlympus OM-D – Systemkamera2012-07-27
colorfoto.deOlympus OM-D E-M5 im Lesertest2013-07-09
benjamin-jehne.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review2013-07-11


prohardver.huOlympus E-M5 - máris modern klasszikus?2012-04-29
pixinfo.comKipróbáltuk: Olympus OM-D E-M5 (teszt)2012-04-30

Japanese OM-D E-M5【第2回】 春の花々を撮る2012-04-27
magazine.kakaku.comフィルム一眼レフ「OMシリーズ」の“デジタル版”は高画質で評判 「OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5」の画質はAPS-C機に匹敵する?2012-05-12オリンパス「OM-D E-M5」、設定を“自分色”に染め上げるのにひと苦労!?2012-05-14「OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5」第6回――ハイエンドレンズを組み合わせよう (1/2)2012-07-10


akam.noTEST: Olympus OM-D E-M5 – Et av de beste speilløse kameraene vi har testet.2012-05-28


optyczne.plOlympus OM-D E-M5 - test aparatu2012-04-16


English Olympus OMD EM5 First Flight Test2012-04-28
youtube.combg2bfilms: Low-light AF speed test, Panasonic DMC-GH2 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 2012-05-07
youtube.comBlueDragonyx: Splash proof of OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 test by taking shower. 2012-05-07
vimeo.comsteveturnham: Olympus OM-D diorama mode2012-05-10
youtube.comMirrorlessReviews: Olympus OM-D EM-5 Review Series2012-05-10
youtube.comMirrorlessReviews: OM-D EM-5 Third Party Grip vs. Olympus HLD-6 Grip Review2012-11-17


vimeo.comFabrys: Test OMD E-M5. Le bal des Martines, Paris, Belleville2012-05-08


youtu.beErfahrungsbericht Olympus OM-D2012-06-28



forums.dpreview.comWinter Mountaineering with the E-M52012-05-17
stevehuffphoto.comThe Olympus OM-D E-M5 sensor. Can you save an under exposed shot? YES!2012-05-21
clubsnap.comRe: OMD EM5 spare battery (where to get it?)2012-05-22 Photographing the streets of Paris with the Olympus OM-D2012-05-23
thephoblographer.comUsing the Olympus OMD EM5 on a Cosplay Photoshoot2012-05-26
robknightphotography.comBlueRidge Photo Fest 20122012-05-27
anotherimage.comThe Olympus OM5: Finally, a perfect camera?2012-05-31
stevehuffphoto.comSaving an Olympus OM-D E-M5 file part 2: BLOWN highlight recovery.2012-05-31 OM-D! An IBIS in my hotel room!2012-06-01
tysonrobichaudphotography.wordpress.comOM-D E-M5, thoughts, pros and cons.2012-06-02
blog.giuliosciorio.comOn Assignment with the E-M5 – Miami’s Craft Beer Invasion2012-06-06
pekkapotka.comOLYMPUS E-M5: EXPOSING (TO THE RIGHT) AND LIGHTROOM 4.12012-06-14
smallcamerabigpicture.comIn Depth Look at the Olympus OMD EM5 Battery Grip HLD-6 (Video)2012-06-20
smallcamerabigpicture.comOn Assignment with the E-M5 – Boob Tube2012-06-20
soundimageplus.blogspot.comSome thoughts on the Olympus OM-D2012-06-20
soundimageplus.blogspot.comOLYMPUS OM-D Panasonic 7-14mm - Adobe Camera Raw2012-06-21
thephoblographer.comOp-Ed: Why I Sold Everything for the Olympus OM-D E-M52012-06-21
soundimageplus.blogspot.comOLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 with Leica D 14-150mm Vario-Elmar2012-06-23
theonlinephotographer.typepad.comThe Olympus OM-D E-M5: Three First Reactions2012-07-05
diglloyd.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Coverage2012-07-10
frugalfilmmakers.comI could not resist! The Olympus E-M52012-07-10
ephotozine.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 1-Month User Review2012-07-12
thedigitalshootout.comGEAR TESTS: Olympus OM-D EM-52012-07-15
blog.scottrinck.comIn the bush with: the Olympus OM-D E-M52012-07-17
pekkapotka.comWildlife with E-M52012-07-17
imaging-resource.comPro Review: Is the Olympus OM-D the perfect digital camera?2012-07-21
rasmusphoto.comItaly with the Olympus OM-D E-M52012-07-25
shotslot.netOlympus OM-D E-M5 First Impressions2012-08-10
ephotozine.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 2-Month User Review2012-08-14
soundimageplus.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D + 12-35mm - m4/3 dream team?2012-09-02
soundimageplus.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 and Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 at the seaside2012-09-10
soundimageplus.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 and some cheap zooms2012-09-17
eidolonfilms.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Near Perfect Travel Camera2012-10-11
ephotozine.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 2-Month User Review2012-10-18
stevehuffphoto.comHow to tweak your Olympus OM-D E-M5 to shoot sports by Jim Huffman2012-11-07
forbes.comRetro Rocket: Cameras, Technology Backlash And The Olympus OM-D EM-52012-11-18
lindsaydobsonphotography.comOlympus OMD EM-5 vs Fujifilm XE-1 | Compact Interchangeable Lens Systems2012-11-18
wetpixel.comUsing the Olympus OM-D E-M5 underwater 2012-11-26
jamesharold.comLondon, Paris & Amsterdam in 24hrs with OM-D2012-11-28
kimletkeman.blogspot.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 versus Panasonic GH3 versus Panasonic G5 at 3200 ISO – High ISO Shootout (test, review, whatever) – **Updated**2012-11-30
jamesharold.comJack and Jill went up the hill with the OM-D2012-12-02
thephoblographer.comReview: J.B. Camera Designs Grip for Olympus OM-D EM-52012-12-09
photofocus.comOlympus OM-D EM-5 (Micro Four Thirds) Long Term Review2013-01-04
pekkapotka.comOLYMPUS OM-D: NO LOW PASS FILTER2013-05-05
ephotozine.comOlympus PEN E-P5 Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Comparison2013-05-10
photographyblog.comOlympus E-P5 vs OM-D EM-52013-05-10
thephoblographer.comWhich One? Olympus OMD EM5 or EP52013-05-10
bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.comMirrorless on the Job – Episode 1: Working with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 as my primary camera2013-07-02
imagesfromnature.foliopic.comMy Experiences using the Olympus OM-D for shooting Birds in Flight2013-07-12
dpreview.comOM-D and radio controlled TT-L flash2013-07-22
dpreview.comOlympus E-M5 Live Bulb Interval Chart2013-07-25
13thfloorphotography.blogspot.comAn unfair comparison Review of the Sony Alpha a58 and OMD - An enthusiast perspective2013-08-21
byrdphoto.comA Gripping Tale of Two OM-D E-M5 Grips2013-09-11
thephoblographer.comHigh ISO Comparison: Olympus OMD EM1 vs OMD EM5 (JPEGs)2013-09-14
cameralabs.comOlympus OMD EM1 vs OMD EM5 vs Panasonic Lumix GX7 Noise RAW2013-09-30
pekkapotka.comIMAGE STABILIZATION E-M1 VS. E-M52013-10-02
stevehuffphoto.comA Vintage Year with the OM-D E-M5 and E-M1 by Neil Buchan-Grant2013-10-09*The GX7 vs the OM-D E-M5, battle for my affection, Round 1 – IBIS, EVF’s & LCD’s2013-10-17
microfourthirds.infoMoving from the E-M5 to the E-M12013-10-19
ephotozine.comSony Alpha 7R Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Comparison2013-10-21
stevehuffphoto.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 User Report By Floyd K. Takeuchi2013-11-25
stevehuffphoto.comNovice experience on the OMD-EM5 – Easy and Quick By Jason McCosker2014-01-13


focus-numerique.comArles - Venez essayer l'Olympus OM-D EM-5 (1/2)2012-07-03
lepidi-photo.blogspot.comLe bruit de l'Olympus OM-D E-M52012-10-01


systemkamera-forum.deOlympus OM-D E-M5 Einstellungsführer2012-06-20
pen-and-tell.blogspot.comE-M5 im Einsatz: Pyraser Classic Rock2012-07-24
pen-and-tell.blogspot.comAlternative Handgriffe für die OM-D E-M52012-10-07
pen-and-tell.blogspot.comDynamikumfang E-M5 - on Field2012-10-17


fotocomefare.comRecensione Olympus OM-D EM-5: micro 4/3 da professionisti2013-09-27

Sample Images


ephotozine.comOlympus OM-D E-M5 Sample Photos2012-04-26
outbackphoto.smugmug.comoutbackphoto > DOP_FieldTests > Olympus OM-D E-M52012-05-07
digitaldiver.netTopic: Olympus E-M5 camera and housing (Read 3342 times)2012-06-02


dslr-forum.deOlympus OM-D E-M52012-04-19
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