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Compact and Lightweight Camera

The OM-5 is a 20.4MP camera body that is perfect for anyone looking for a high-quality, compact and lightweight camera. Crafted from a strong and lightweight magnesium alloy, the OM-5 is ideal for travel or everyday use. Its small size allows it to fit easily into any travel bag, and its sleek design makes it almost unnoticeable when carried.

Micro Four Thirds Compatible

Whether you have an OM camera from OM SYSTEM or an Olympus OM-D, PEN or any other compatible camera, you'll benefit from all that the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) standard has to offer: a camera system boasting a compact size, lightweight, more shooting freedom, high image quality and ease of use, to name just a few. So if you're in the market for a new camera body, check out the OM-5. You won't be disappointed.

Designed For The Outdoors

OM-5 Body is the latest addition to the OM series of high-performance cameras from Olympus. As its name suggests, the OM-5 is designed for adventures, with a weather-resistant and dustproof body that can withstand extremes of heat and cold. It's also splashproof and rated IP53 for protection against rain and snow.

So whether you're shooting in the desert or high in the mountains, you can be sure your camera will keep working. And if you get caught in a sudden downpour, you don't need to worry about your equipment. The OM-5 is tough enough to handle anything Mother Nature can throw at it. So go ahead and enjoy your adventure, knowing that your camera is up to the challenge.

Video That Will Impress

Think of the OM-5 as a high-quality video camera as it can capture stunning views in a 4K 30p video codec, making it manageable for the on-the-go edit suite. To ensure you capture the shot, the camera is powered by the BLS-50 Battery, which provides enough juice to manage the impressive stabiliser (5-axis stabilisation system), and maintain a high frame rate. More importantly, the 4K codec is easy on the memory card but does not compromise on quality and detail.

Movies are a great way to capture memories and share stories with others. But sometimes, even the best photos can't do a story justice. That's where the OM-5 comes in. With its ability to stabilise the shakiest of situations with up to 6.5 steps of compensation (or 7.5 with compatible Sync-IS lenses), the OM-5 is perfect for turning your favourite stories into spectacular movies that are worthy of the journey you made. So if you're looking for a camera that can help you capture your most precious memories, the OM-5 is the perfect choice.

But Wait, There's More

For Olympus fans, OM System has delivered. It seems this compact, lightweight camera has it all. High-resolution stills, powerful video, impressive stabilisation, and weather sealing - what more could you need? Well, it turns out the new OM-5 has more under the hood waiting to be explored. Take, for instance, the ability to do long exposures in-camera without needing a filter. That's right; you can now transform a cityscape or landscape scene to a longer exposure (up to four steps of effect) with the ND16. So if you want to remove people from that iconic scene, set up your camera on a tripod and use this setting - the people will vanish.

The Best Lenses For The OM-5

The All Rounder

Sure, you could lug around a huge DSLR and a bunch of heavy lenses with you everywhere you go. Or, you could lighten your load with the perfectly built M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO ultra-portable lens. This little lens gives you all the power you need to shoot stunning landscapes, beautiful nature shots, and amazing closeups of birds and other wildlife - without weighing you down. Plus, it's fully weather-sealed, so you can keep shooting even in harsh conditions.


If you're looking for a versatile and powerful lens that can help capture some stunning outdoor scenes, then the M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4.0 PRO is definitely worth considering. With a focal length range of 16-50mm, it's perfect for everything from landscapes to cityscapes. And despite being packed with features, it's still relatively lightweight at just 0.411 kg. Plus, the weather-sealed construction means you can shoot in all kinds of conditions without worrying about your gear.

Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Type 4/3'' Live MOS sensor
Effective pixels 20.4 Megapixels
Type TruePic IX
Dust reduction filter Supersonic Wave Filter
Type OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Pixel number 2.360 K dots
Diopter adjustment Equipped -4.0 - +2.0 diopters / built-in type
Angle of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Max. 1.37 x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptre (depending on selected viewfinder style)
Eye point 27 mm at -1 dioptre from eyepiece lens
Style 3 styles selectable
Correction of colour temperature +/- 7 levels

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.

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, Live ND, Focus peaking, Number of storable
pictures, Custom, Face detection, Flash intensity, Wi-Fi
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification levels 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 14 x
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 6.5 EV steps
  Based on CIPA measurement conditions
Live View stabilisation Available
Lens IS priority Available
Method TTL phase difference detection system, contrast detection system (when non high-speed
contrast AF compatible lens is used, it works as MF assist)
Focus areas 121 points * / 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) * All cross type
AF lock Available, Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Modes Manual focus, Single AF*, Continuous AF*, Preset MF**, AF* Tracking, Stacking, Starry Sky AF
* 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, focus peaking and focus indicator
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
Colour selection White, black, red, yellow
Intensity High / Normal / Low
Back light effect On / Off
Number of images 3 - 999 shots
Step size 10 levels Compatible with: All Micro Four Thirds AF lenses
Technology 8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
Compatible with: 7-14mm F2.8 PRO, 8-25mm F4 PRO, 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II,
12-45mm F4 PRO, 12-100mm F4 IS PRO, 40-150mm F2.8 PRO 40- 150mm F4.0 PRO,
100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS, 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO, 30mm F3.5 Macro,
60mm F2.8 Macro, 300mm F4 PRO 1.4x Teleconverter MC-14, 2x Teleconverter
MC-20 Angle of view becomes slightly smaller
Modes Programme automatic, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Bulb, Time, Movie, HDR, Custom shooting
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 3 settings storable
Enhancement function Shadow Adjustment Technology Flicker Scan: Available for M, S and silent mode (can be confirmed in Live View)
In-Built LiveND ND2, ND4, ND8, ND16 (+1, 2, 3 or 4 steps)
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, Instant Film
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 2 s / 12 s / Custom
Shutter speed range 1/8000 - 60 s (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 - 60 s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30 s
Resolution JPEG: 10368x7776 / 8160 x 6120 / 5760 x 4320 RAW: 10368 x 7776 Equivalent to
80M / 50M / 25M pixel sensor (8 shots combined into a single JPEG using sensor shift)
Available in P/A/S/M mode You need to install OM Workspace to develop on a PC
Handheld High res shot  
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/8000 - 60 s
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* - 60 s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 s * For speeds over 1/320 sec., mechanical shutter will automatically be selected.
Shutter type Electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/32000 - 60 s
Start delay 0, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15. 30 s
Flicker Scan  
Stills 1/7634 - 1/50 s
Movies 1/250 - 1/30 s * * 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 Tungsten, Flourescent 1, Sunlight, Flash, Overcast, Shade, Underwater
Auto Flash adjustment Off / Auto WB / Flash
Keep warm colour On / Off
Speed (H) Approx. 10 fps Max. number of frames: RAW 149 / JPG (LF): Up to card capacity
Speed (L) 6 fps Max. number of frames: RAW / JPG (LF): Up to card capacity
Silent mode  
Speed (H) Approx. 30 fps Max. number of frames: RAW 18 / JPG (LF): 20
Speed (L) Approx. 10 fps Max. number of frames: RAW 138 / JPG (LF): Up to card capacity
Pro Capture mode  
Speed (H) Approx. 30 fps
Speed (L) Approx. 10 fps
Pre-shutter Frames 0 - 14 frames (recorded by half release prior to full release)
Frame count limiter - 99 frames / Off (unlimited frames) (incl. pre-shutter frames)
Conditions Memory card: KIOXIA KSDXU-A064G 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. 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.
Interval shooting I Interval: 1 s - 24 h Max. number of frames: 9999 Smoothing
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 IX
Art Filter bracketing Available
Tele converter effect 2 x
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 1/250 s / 1/8000 s (Super FP Mode)
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.
Compatible external flash FL-14, FL-20, FL-36R, FL-50R, FL-300R, FL-600R, FL700WR, FL-900R, STF-8
Monitor type Vari-angle LCD - Touch Panel
Monitor size 7.6 cm / 3.0'' (3:2)
Resolution 1,037 K dots
Brightness adjustment t +/- 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,
RAW 12 bit
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
Recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
Picture mode Flat, OM-Log400
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
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)
  HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p / ALL-I
  (A-I), IPB (SF, F, N) (MOV)
Bit rates ALL-I: ~ 202 Mbps
Movie Recording System FullHD IPB (SF: ~52Mbps, F: ~30Mbps)
  HD IPB (SF: ~26Mbps, F: ~14Mbps, N: ~10Mbps)
Maximum Recording Time Up to card capacity
Max. file size 4 GB (AVCHD)
Exposure Modes Aperture priority, Manual, Programme automatic, Shutter
  * 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
Rec Indicator Red Recording Frame during shooting available
Vertical Video Available
High-Speed Recording  1920x1080 (MOV) / 120fps
Time lapse  4k, 1080p, 720p (AVI Motion JPEG®)
Fast motion  Available
Slow motion Available
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
  * 18 colours selectable
  Frame rate limited to 30fps or lower
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
  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
Flicker Scan Available in M mode (can be confirmed in Live View)
Speaker Built-in mono speaker
Microphone Built-in stereo microphones
  External stereo microphone can be attached
Recording format High quality sound recording (Stereo linear PCM/24-bit,
  Sampling frequency 96kHz)
  Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base
Image footage 30 s
Microphone functions Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume, Volume limiter,
  Audio Dubbing
Linking OM System PCM  
Functions Slate Tone / Synchronised Audio Rec-Movie Rec
  Compatible with: LS-100, LS-P4, LS-P5
Modes Single, Index, Calendar, Zoom, Movie
Auto rotation Available
Histogram in playback Available
Shooting information Off / On
Highlight/Shadow point 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, 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
  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 2.0 High Speed Applied
Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®
Communication method Bluetooth® Low Energy Ver.4.2
  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
Hot shoe Equipped
Microphone jack 3.5 ø mm mini-jack (plug-in power on/off)
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, Zoom,
  Movie recording, Live Composite, Short movie
WebCam UVC (USB Video Class) / UAC (USB Audio Class)
Battery BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery (included)
Sleep mode 1, 3, 5, 10 min. and off selectable.
Battery life  
Image shooting 310 shots (using Toshiba SDHC UHS-I Card Exceria with IS on, with no flashes attached , based on CIPA test standards)
Movie recording 60 min (standard JEITA conditions) 110 min (when zoom and other operational functions are not used)
USB charging Built-in battery can be charged with USB (when camera power is off)
Performance varies depending on different USB devices
Temperature -10 - 40°C Operating temperature / -20 - 60°C storage temperature
Humidity 30 - 90% operation humidity / 10 - 90% storage humidity
Width 12.53 cm
Height 8.52 cm
Depth 4.97 cm
Weight 0.414 kg (including battery and memory card)
0.366 kg (body only)
































































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  • OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera - Black
  • OM System 12-45mm Lens
  • BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • F-5AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap

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