Inside Look at the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Here is a cut away look at the 16MP four thirds sensor Olympus OM-D E-M5, showing just how many bits & pieces are contained in the popular compact camera.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 specification highlights:

16MP MOS Four Thirds format sensor
Weather-sealed body
Twin control dials
New, ’5-axis’ image stabilization
Shoot at up to ISO 25,600
Up to 9fps shooting (4.2 fps with continuous AF)
800×600 pixel (1.44M dot) LCD electronic viewfinder
VGA-equivalent 3″ OLED touchscreen display – tilts 80° upwards and 50° downwards
Latest TruePic VI processor
Improved C-AF autofocus with 3D tracking
Flash sync speed up to 1/250th sec

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New Firmware Update for the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus announced today the release of firmware Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M5 which offers the following improvements:

  • Improved sleep recovery operation
  • AF target indication when using C-AF+TR while shooting sequential images using Sequential L setting
  • Added function to automatically move focus to the following zoom positions when underwater macro mode or underwater wide mode is selected. (Only when M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50 mm F3.5-6.3 EZ is attached) 
- Underwater wide mode: Wide setting 
- Underwater macro mode: Telephoto setting

There are two options for updating the firmware. Simply launch the included Olympus camera software and connect the camera via USB cable to an internet connected computer. Choose the Update function from the Camera menu in the software to apply the update or download the software updater from the Olympus support website.