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Aug 25, 2015
Feb 5, 2015
Sep 10, 2013
 
$799
$1099 (body only)
$1399/£1299
 
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
 
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
4608 x 3456
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels
17 megapixels
17 megapixels
17 megapixels
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
 
High resolution mode produces Raw images at 9216 x 6912 or JPEGs at 7296 x 5472.
 
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
TruePic VII
TruePic VII
TruePIC VII
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 200 - 25600, expands to 100-25600
Auto, 200-25600, expands to 100-25600
100-25600 in 1/3EV or 1EV increments
100
100
100
7
7
7
Yes (4 slots)
Yes (4 slots)
Yes
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
5-axis image stabilization (yaw/pitch/roll/vertical/horizontal)
5-axis
'5-axis' IS
RAW
RAW
RAW
Super fine, fine, normal, basic
Superfine, fine, normal, basic
Super Fine, Fine, Normal, Basic
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • MPO
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (Olympus ORF format)
  • MPO (3D)
  • JPEG (DCF/Exif)
  • Raw (ORF)
  • MPO
 
 
  • Sharpness, contrast, saturation
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
 
Yes (2X)
Yes
Yes
Yes (with focus peaking)
81
81
81
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
Micro Four Thirds
2×
2×
2×
 
Tilting
Fully articulated
Tilting
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,037,000
1,037,000
Yes (Focus, shutter release, AF point selection, menus, image playback)
Yes
Yes
TFT LCD
TFT-LCD
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
100%
1.23× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
1.48× (0.74× 35mm equiv.)
0.74× (0.37× 35mm equiv.)
2,360,000
2,360,000
2,360,000
 
60 sec
60 sec
60 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/16000 sec
1/16000 sec
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Program AE
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Time
  • iAuto
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Time
  • Scene Select
  • Art Filter
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Landscape + Portrait
  • Sport
  • Hand-held Starlight
  • Night scene
  • Night + Portrait
  • Children
  • High Key
  • Low Key
  • DIS mode
  • Macro
  • Nature Macro
  • Candle
  • Sunset
  • Documents
  • Panorama
  • Fireworks
  • Beach & Snow
  • Fisheye Conv.
  • Wide Conv.
  • Macro Conv.
  • Panning
  • 3D
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Landscape + Portrait
  • Sport
  • Hand-held Starlight
  • Night scene
  • Night + Portrait
  • Children
  • High Key
  • Low Key
  • DIS mode
  • Macro
  • Nature Macro
  • Candle
  • Sunset
  • Documents
  • Panorama
  • Fireworks
  • Beach & Snow
  • Fisheye Conv.
  • Wide Conv.
  • Macro Conv.
  • Panning
  • 3D
  • Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye conversion lens, Wide conversion lens, Macro Conv., 3D
Yes (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
No (Compact external flash included)
No (compact external flash included)
5.80 m (ISO 100)
 
 
Yes (via hot shoe or wirelessly)
Yes (via hotshoe)
Yes (hot-shoe, wireless)
Auto, redeye reduction, fill flash, flash off, 1st-curtain slow sync w/redeye, 1st-curtain slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual
Auto, redeye, fill, off, redeye slow sync, slow sync, 2nd-curtain slow sync, manual
Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (1st curtain), Slow sync (2nd curtain), Manual
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
1/320 sec
 
  • Single
  • Sequential (hi/lo)
  • Self-timer
  • Single, sequential H, sequential L, self-timer (2 or 12 secs, custom)
8.0 fps
10.0 fps
10.0 fps
Yes (12 sec., 2 sec, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±2 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes
Yes (+/- 7 stops in each A-B/G-M axis)
Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (60p/30p/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 640 x 480 (30p)
1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
H.264, Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
H.264, Motion JPEG
 
Supports ALL-I and IBP recording modes
 
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro HDMI)
No
Yes
 
No
No
 
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11b/g/n with smartphone app
802.11b/g/n
802.11b/g/n with smartphone connectivity
Yes (Optional Remote cable RM-UC1)
Yes (wired and via smartphone)
Yes (optional RM-UC1 wired remote)
 
No
Yes
Yes (Dust, splash, freeze resistent)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
BLS-50 lithium-ion battery & charger
BLN-1 lithium-ion battery & charger
BLN-1 lithium-ion battery pack
320
310
350
390 g (0.86 lb / 13.76 oz)
469 g (1.03 lb / 16.54 oz)
497 g (1.10 lb / 17.53 oz)
120 x 83 x 47 mm (4.72 x 3.27 x 1.85)
124 x 85 x 45 mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 1.77)
130 x 94 x 63 mm (5.13 x 3.68 x 2.48)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (Up to 999 shots. Can create 4K / 5 fps video)
Yes
Yes
None
None
None
via smartphone