The Olympus HLD-6 is an optional dust- and splashproof battery holder and grip created especially for use with the Olympus OM-D E-M5. The device can be separated into two parts -- one tailored to shooting in landscape orientation and one that's ideal for portraits. The landscape unit includes a built-in shutter button as well as a dial for locking the grip onto the bottom of the E-M5.

Note: This accessory is not compatible with the E-M5 II.


The portrait unit includes a moulded grip for stable shooting while the camera is in the vertical (portrait) orientation, a built-in shutter button, two built-in function buttons that can be programmed independently of the function buttons on the E-M5 body, a DC-IN jack for continuous powered shooting (requires the optional AC-3 Power Adapter), and a compartment for storing an optional additional BLN-1 lithium-ion battery. When shooting with the E-M5 and two batteries, you can choose which battery to use first; once it's drained, the camera will start using the second battery for uninterrupted shooting.


Technical Data


Shutter button, 1 dial (HLD-6G)
Shutter button, 2 dials (main & sub dial), 2 buttons (Fn1 & Fn2), button lock switch (HLD-6P)

Power Supply


BLN-1 Li-ion battery (optional)

Battery life

Approx. 700 shots with 2 BLN-1 under CIPA testing standard


AC-3 (optional)


Dimensions (W x H x D)

119.2 x 48.9 x 41.4 mm
117.9 x 26 x 10.2 mm (HLD-6G)
117.8 x 48.9 x 31.3 mm (HLD-6P)


228.7 g (without battery)
279.7 g (incl. battery)
102.5 g (HLD-6G)
126.2 g (HLD-6P)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.