Every journey is a story waiting to be told. A thousand little moments hidden between a beginning and an end.
Sure, everyone likes the mountain top. But the real story happens on the way. Embrace the sidesteps, missed chances and mishaps because adventure lives in those moments. The story makes the journey worth it.
The OM-5 is not here to be flashy, steal the show, be in the way of your experience or even try to be the sole reason for your adventure. It is rather like your favourite pair of boots that lead you onto trails unknown; that bag that always has what you need, or that friend that helps you see the world in a beautifully different way.
So compact you barely notice it. A streamlined classic design that disappears in your bag but feels just right to hold
Noticebly tough. The OM-5 will tackle anything your advanture can throw at it. There's no bad weather for storytelling.
See nature in a new way through computational photography-an ever-expanding photographic journey of discovery.
When even pictures cannot do a story justice, turn it into a spectacular movie worthy of the journey you made.
The OM-5 is designed to stay with you but not get in the way of your experience. It is so compact that you can chuck it in your favourite bag or let it dangle unnoticeably on your shoulder until inspiration strikes. It will be ready for your story but won’t be a tiresome load.
EMBRACE SURPRISES WITH WEATHER SEALING.
The best stories happen through mishaps. It’s time to embrace those moments: the OM-5 features class-leading IP53 dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof design so you can keep telling that story, like your favourite pair of boots that just keep on going.
NEVER GET SHAKEN UP AGAIN WITH 5-AXIS IS.
The OM-5 can stabilize the shakiest of situations with up to 6.5 steps of compensation (or 7.5 with compatible Sync-IS lenses). That makes longer handheld exposures and blur-free telephoto pictures a walk in the park.Our stacked 20MP BSI Live MOS Sensor is a leap forward for image quality. It uses a revolutionary new way of arranging imaging elements to let more light in while boosting low light performance. Your photos will have breathtaking resolution with low noise and rich dynamic range of expression from shadows to highlights.
FORGET FILTERS— GET IN THE CREATIVE FLOW WITH LIVEND.
Make the most of moving subjects by changing how you see motion with LiveND. With up to four steps of effect (ND16), you can transform what seems like a seemingly mundane moment into a magical one — even with the widest of lenses.
BIG ON DEMAND. HANDHELD HI-RES.
Some scenes have so much to say that to do a moment justice, you need to go big. With the OM-5, you can go big on pictures without having to go big on the size of your gear Handheld Hi-Res lets you capture amazing 50MP files without lugging around a heavier camera and tripod.
GET THAT DUST OFF YOUR SENSOR WITH SUPERSONIC WAVE FILTER.
Worry-free lens changes on your adventures. The OM-5 features a Supersonic Wave Filter (SSWF), which vibrates over 30,000 times per second to instantly remove dust from the surface of the image sensor.
NEVER MISS THE MOMENT. 121 POINT PDAF AUTOFOCUS.
Focus on the moment, not the focus. The OM-5 features a 121-point All Cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor to enable dependable focusing in all situations and for all your scenes. Capture the majesty of wildlife with ease and use large aperture lenses with confidence, knowing the story you captured will be in clear focus.
FOCUS ON WHO’S IMPORTANT. IMPROVED FACE/EYE AF.
Taking pictures of the people you care about should be all smiles and no fuss. Improved face and eye autofocus make capturing both single and groups of people effortless. With a touch of the screen or a flick of a button, you get to decide whose story you want to tell.
DON’T JUST DREAM THE NIGHT AWAY. CAPTURE IT WITH STARRY SKY AF.
No more guesswork or complicated manual focusing when capturing the night sky. Starry Sky AF makes astrophotography accessible through a dedicated night sky auto-focusing mode. Combine it with other computational photography features like Live Composite and a galaxy of possibilities is just a click away!
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A DEVICE OF DISCOVERY
A DEVICE OF DISCOVERY.
Technology is only useful if we use it. The OM-5 has everything you need and nothing you don’t. While the technology within the camera is impressive, the really exciting part is when it comes together through computational photography and other features. Here are the highlights.
TOUCH THE SKY
With the powers of Starry Sky AF and Live Composite combined, no celestial object is out of reach on your nighttime adventures.
Class leading image stabilization and computational photography features such as Live ND will open up a new flow of creativity with movement.
COLOUR YOUR STORY
Capture every shade and colour your story the way you experienced it with features like HDR, Color Creator, and Art Filters.
Make the darker hours your ally with Live Composite. Effortlessly enter a whole new world of long exposure photography with this computational photography feature. No more accidental over-exposure or guesswork. See light come alive on the screen of your OM-5 and enjoy anything from star trails to magic hour light painting.
Capture the full dynamic range of a scene quickly or go beyond your eyes’ natural ability with composite HDR pictures. With multiple levels of effect to choose from, the OM-5 can bracket from 3 to 5 images with varying exposures. It can even process 4 images together in selectable HDR modes.
Get creative with the Color Creator feature that lets you freely control any scene’s hue and colour saturation to maximize its storytelling impact. Choose which part of the scene you want to highlight, from breathtaking oranges in sunsets to the lush greens of the jungle.
Explore the world around you through 16 distinct Art Filters. From classic black and white film-style emulations to soft-focus artistic exploration, there’s more than enough to keep you exploring the world in a new way right through the screen or EVF of your OM-5.
Get as close as you want without having to stop down your aperture to keep everything sharp. Choose how deep you want the focus to be and let the camera do the work of combining the images. Whether you’re doing extreme macro or low light landscapes, this feature allows you to maximize your depth of field without resorting to higher ISOs or F-values.
AF TARGET MODES.
types of AF target modes to ensure you never miss your moment. Whether you’re a fan of the traditional single-point focusing method or want to create custom AF patterns for a specific purpose, there’s a mode to meet the need.
Got a beautiful scene in front of you that you want to capture as faithfully as possible but are not sure where to start? Well, there’s no shame in that. 22 Scene Modes make the OM-5 like that friend who always has just the advice you need. From Beach & Snow, Nature Macro, to Handheld Starlight, there is a prepared preset to set you and your camera up for success.
The OM-5 is your personal time machine. Photographing fleeting moments and capturing impossibly fast action is made easy with Pro Capture. Designed to ensure you never miss the decisive moment, Pro Capture continuously adds images to its buffer memory at a maximum of 30 frames per second and at the press of a button, retains the last 14 frames after fully pressing the shutter button. Then simply scroll back like a time machine and pick the perfect moment.
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No camera can tell the story for you but the right bit of kit in the right situation can make all the difference in getting the shot or coming home empty-handed. But remember — sometimes missing the shot is just the thing you need to be able to make the most of the moment. The choice is yours.
Capture stunning views with a 4K 30p video codec that is easy on the memory card but does not compromise on quality and detail.
Capture your stories the way you want to show them. Vertical videos means easy editing and easy sharing on mobile platforms.
Capture the full range of nature’s beauty with a filmmaking-specific colourgrading-friendly picture profile.
Sometimes to tell a particular story, even pictures do not suffice. Let your adventures turn into beautiful movies on the OM-5 without letting filmmaking take away from your experience in nature. Class-leading image stabilisation makes it possible to pull-off camera moves usually reserved for gimbals and sliders. High video quality, compact size and filmmaker-friendly features such as 120fps FHD, limitless recording time, revised red frame recording indicator and snappy autofocus make filmmaking on the OM-5 an experience in itself.
Capture your stories the way you intend to share them. Not only does vertical video mode make editing and sharing for social platforms much easier but it also gives you a whole new way to tell stories. From vertical waterfalls and hiking trails to canoes and portrait videos, you can now pick the proper orientation for the story while retaining all the quality and capabilities of a dedicated storytelling system.
OM-LOG400 VIDEO PICTURE PROFILE.
Capture the entire tonality of a scene with a filmmaking-specific picture profile. Designed to maximize dynamic range yet make it easy to color grade in post, OM-Log400 strikes a perfect balance to let you stay more outdoors and less in the edit suite.
WEB CAMERA ON THE GO.
When not out on adventures, the OM-5 doubles as a premium webcam solution by simply plugging it into your computer via USB — Without a need for extra programs or drivers. Transform your campsite into a web meeting office with a wow factor.
LENSES ARE THE SOUL OF THE CAMERA.
And if that is true, then the OM-5 has a lot of soul. Lightweight compact zooms like the M.Zuiko 12-45mm F4.0 PRO and 40-150mm F4 PRO cover most photographic needs and packaged with the OM-5, this setup weighs in at just 1050g taking close to no space in your bag. If you wish to venture beyond these, an extensive offering of fast primes and specialist lenses lets you expand your camera system as your interests and skills evolve.
YOUR SMARTPHONE IS THE PERFECT ACCESSORY WITH OI.SHARE.
The OM-5 connects easily to your phone through the OI.Share app. This enables swift image transfers so you can quickly share your best stories, remote operation for tricky camera angles, and syncing up GPS location information from your smartphone to your photos.
Capture nature’s sounds in Hi-Res detail with the LS-P5 PCM recorder, and add Bluetooth wireless (or wired) audio monitoring to your already impressive filmmaking setup. An outstanding 21 levels of microphone zoom allow you to get close to the action or capture all the surrounding soundscapes while keeping your setup nice and compact.
Gone are the days of lugging around multiple separate chargers and batteries for all your devices. While not in use, the OM-5 can conveniently charge via USB from your computer, power bank, or USB AC adapter making power management a walk in the park…or woods.
The design of the OM-5 makes handling the camera feel natural and secure but sometimes you may need a little extra to hold - wearing gloves perhaps. This accessory, designed for the OM-5 brings added grip to the camera along with an additional shutter release and control dial for maximal control.
Everyone can use the help of a friend every once in a while. That is why we designed an entire range of useful accessories for the OM-5. From wireless remotes to macro flashes, the range includes anything necessary to support your outdoor adventures and photographic pursuits.
Max. 1.37x with a 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptre (depending on selected viewfinder style)
Angle of view
3 styles selectable
Correction of color temperature
+/- 7 levels
Equipped -4.0 - +2.0 diopters / built-in type
27mm at -1 dioptre from eyepiece lens
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.
AF confirmation mark, AF frame (super impose), AF lock, Aperture value, Auto bracket, Battery check, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure compensation value indicator, Exposure level indicator, Exposure mode, Flash, FP flash, Highlight & Shadow, Histogram, IS activating mode, Level Gauge, Live Pre-view function, Metering mode, Number of storable sequential pictures, Shutter speed, White balance
Vari-angle LCD - Touch Panel
7.6cm / 3.0'' (3:2)
+/- 7 levels
+/- 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
Rear display and viewfinder
Field of view
Dynamic range expansion
When in HDR1 or HDR2
3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 14x
Comparison, Grid (4 types), Grid, Histogram, Level Gauge, Magnified View, Standard information, Off
AE lock, AF confirmation mark, Aperture, Auto bracket, Battery check, Custom, Exposure compensation value, Face detection, Face / Eye detection mode, Flash intensity, Flash mode, Flash status, Super FP, Focal length, Focus peaking, Highlight & Shadow, Histogram, AF frame display, Shooting information, Touch Panel Condition, IS activating mode, ISO, Level Gauge, Metering mode, Focus mode, Record mode, Sequential shooting mode, Shooting mode, Shutter speed, Spot metering area, Number of storable pictures, White Balance, Wi-Fi, Live ND
Super Control Panel
AEL notification, AE bracketing, AF frame, Aperture value, Battery indicator, Colour saturation compensation value, Colour space, Contrast compensation value, Drive mode, Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure level view, Exposure mode, Face detection, Flash compensation value, Flash mode, Focus mode, Gradation, Histogram, Internal temperature warning, ISO, Metering mode, Noise reduction, Number of storable frames, Record mode, Sharpness compensation value, Shutter speed, White balance, White balance compensation value
Five-dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation, automatic
Lens IS priority
Live View stabilisation
Effective Compensation Range
Up to 7.5 EV steps Sync IS
Up to 6.5 EV steps
Based on CIPA measurement conditions
TTL phase difference detection system, contrast detection system (when non high-speed contrast AF compatible lens is used, it works as MF assist)
Face Detection extension
Eye Detect AF: Off, Left side priority, Near side priority, Right side priority
Available, with enlarged focusing area, focus peaking and focus indicator
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
Available, Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Available, Available in continuous AF mode
Compatible with: All Micro Four Thirds AF lenses
Number of images
3 - 999 shots
Continuous AF*, AF* Tracking, Preset MF**, Stacking, Manual focus, Single AF*, Starry Sky AF
* incl. manual override
** Distance setting values are rough estimates and only AF lenses can be used.
Back light effect
On / Off
White, black, red, yellow
High / Normal / Low
8 shots are taken at different focus points and automatically composited together into a single image
100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS, 12-100mm F4 IS PRO, 12-40mm F2.8 PRO, 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II, 12-45mm F4 PRO, 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO, 300mm F4 PRO, 30mm F3.5 Macro, 40-150mm F2.8 PRO 40-150mm F4.0 PRO, 60mm F2.8 Macro, 7-14mm F2.8 PRO, 8-25mm F4 PRO, 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO