The OM-D E-M5 is a compact mirrorless digital camera featuring a 16.1 megapixel Micro Four Thirds size sensor and TruePic VI image processor to produce high quality still imagery and full HD 1080i video at 60 fps with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600. Both a 1,440k-dot electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 610k-dot tilting OLED monitor are available for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation for controlling camera settings and modes. In-camera 5-axis image stabilization is available and helps to reduce the appearance of camera shake from five directions, benefitting working in low-light conditions and with longer lenses. The E-M5 also features a magnesium and aluminum alloy body construction to offer increased durability, rigidity, and protection from dust and splashes.
The included M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens is a prime wide-angle lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 34mm, making it an ideal choice for everyday shooting conditions. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions as well as providing greater control over the focus plane for selective focus applications. The lens construction integrates two aspherical elements, one double-sided aspherical element, and a high refractive index element to help minimize chromatic aberration and improve overall image sharpness and quality. Additionally, a ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical coating) lens coating has been applied help further reduce surface reflections, lens flare, and ghosting.