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OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera (Silver)

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OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera (Silver)
Key Features
  • 20.4MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • TruePic IX Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot Eye-Level OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Designed to go with you on your adventures and not get in the way, the OM-5 Mirrorless Camera from OM SYSTEM is a compact and durable Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera suitable for a variety of stills and video needs. Featuring a 20.4MP Live MOS sensor and an updated TruePic IX image processor, the camera provides quick continuous shooting up to 30 fps, as well as DCI and UHD 4K video recording. The sensor and processor also offer a sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600, while a sophisticated 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system compensates for up to 6.5 stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Beyond imaging, the sensor's design incorporates 121 phase-detection points, all of which are cross-type, along with 121 contrast-detection areas for fast and precise focusing and subject tracking performance. Created for your imaging journeys, throw this powerful and versatile camera in your bag, or hang it on your shoulder and wait till inspiration strikes.
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OM SYSTEM OM-5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.4MP Live MOS Sensor and TruePic IX Image Processor
  • 3121-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detection AF
  • 45-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • 5DCI and UHD 4K Video Recording and OM-Log400
  • 6Creative Shooting Modes
  • 7Body Design and Connectivity
By B&H Photo's

Designed to go with you on your adventures and not get in the way, the OM-5 Mirrorless Camera from OM SYSTEM is a compact and durable Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera suitable for a variety of stills and video needs. Featuring a 20.4MP Live MOS sensor and an updated TruePic IX image processor, the camera provides quick continuous shooting up to 30 fps, as well as DCI and UHD 4K video recording. The sensor and processor also offer a sensitivity range of up to ISO 25600, while a sophisticated 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization system compensates for up to 6.5 stops of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Beyond imaging, the sensor's design incorporates 121 phase-detection points, all of which are cross-type, along with 121 contrast-detection areas for fast and precise focusing and subject tracking performance. Created for your imaging journeys, throw this powerful and versatile camera in your bag, or hang it on your shoulder and wait till inspiration strikes.

20.4MP Live MOS Sensor and TruePic IX Image Processor
A high-resolution 20.4MP Live MOS sensor and updated TruePic IX image processor work together to provide fast shooting performance, a sensitivity range up to ISO 25600, and versatile 4K video recording capabilities. Additionally, the sensor and processor provide an impressive continuous shooting rate of up 30 fps when shooting in the camera's new Pro Capture mode, enabling you to capture fast-moving subject when time is of the essence.
121-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detection AF
An advanced autofocus system combines both 121 phase-detection AF points and 121 contrast-detection AF points for focusing performance that is both quick and accurate. All 121 phase-detection points are cross-type for improved precision in mixed lighting conditions, providing enhanced subject tracking capabilities. Different focusing modes are available to suit working in various shooting conditions as well, including Group Target 25-point mode for moving subjects such as birds and wildlife. Face Detection and Eye Detection AF have also been upgraded, and the camera features a recently designed Starry Sky AF mode as well as individual AF area settings for vertical and horizontal positions.
5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
In-body, sensor-shift image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 6.5 stops with any lens in use and compensates for camera movements that become especially noticeable when working with telephoto shots, macro imagery, and long exposures. Furthermore, this unique image stabilization system works across five axes to compensate for vertical angle rotation, horizontal angle rotation, horizontal shift, vertical shift, and rolling camera shake movement. This range of detected movements benefits traditional still image shooting as well as movie recording and working with moving subjects more effectively. Additionally, when paired with select lenses featuring optical image stabilization, shake compensation up to 7.5 stops is possible.
DCI and UHD 4K Video Recording and OM-Log400
The sensor and processor also support recording both DCI (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K movies. When working in DCI, a true 24p frame rate is used, while UHD 4K is available in frame rates up to 30p. Audio recording is possible using the built-in stereo microphone, and an external mic jack is available for improved audio recording quality. Additionally, a Time-lapse Movie mode is also available for recording up to 4K UHD resolution.
Creative Shooting Modes
  • Simulating the effects of a neutral density filter, Live ND 16 mode results in blurred subject movement by combining exposures into a single image to replicate a photo taken at slower shutter speeds. This is particularly suitable for photographing moving water and clouds.
  • Focus stacking mode records multiple sequential frames then composites the exposures into a single image that exhibits an extended depth of field.
  • High-Res Shot mode offers the equivalent output of a 50MP image.
  • Live Composite mode gradually builds up an exposure over time without overexposing key elements within the frame and is ideal for long exposures, nighttime shooting, and light painting applications.
  • New Vertical Video mode provides a 9:16 aspect ratio for easily integrating videos on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and other similar platforms.
  • Body Design and Connectivity
    • High-resolution 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder for eye-level monitoring and clear, distortion-free viewing.
    • Rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD monitor features a vari-angle design to support working from a variety of angles, and it is also a touchscreen for intuitive menu navigation and image playback.
    • Included BLS-50 rechargeable lithium-ion battery is used to provide approximately 310 shots per charge.
    • In-camera battery charging is supported via the micro-USB port.
    • Single SD memory card slot is UHS-II compatible for fast read/write speeds.
    • Wide accessory compatibility provided with the incorporation of a microphone port, a top hot shoe, micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports, and a 2.5mm port for optional remotes.
    • Rugged splashproof, dustproof, and freezeproof construction incorporates extensive sealing throughout the body design to accommodate working in harsh weather conditions and trying environments.
    • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth permits wireless image sharing and remote camera control from a linked smartphone or tablet.
    UPC: 050332193482

    OM SYSTEM OM-5 Specs

    Imaging
    Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
    Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.8 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.4 Megapixel
    Sensor Type17.4 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
    Crop Factor2x
    Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
    Built-In ND Filter4 Stop Electronic ND Filter
    Capture TypeStills & Video
    Exposure Control
    Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
    Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
    1/8000 to 60 Seconds
    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/320 to 60 Seconds
    Electronic Shutter
    1/32000 to 60 Seconds
    Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
    ISO Sensitivity200 to 25,600 (Extended: 64 to 25,600)
    Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2, 1 EV Steps)
    Metering Range-2 to 20 EV
    White BalancePresets: Auto, Color Temperature, Custom
    Continuous ShootingUp to 10 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 149 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
    Up to 6 fps at 20.4 MP for Unlimited Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
    Up to 30 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 18 Frames (Raw) / 20 Frames (JPEG)
    Up to 10 fps at 20.4 MP for up to 138 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
    Interval RecordingYes
    Still Image Capture
    Image Sizes4:3 JPEG / Raw
    20.4 MP (5184 x 3888)
    4:3 JPEG
    20.4 MP (1024 x 768)
    4:3 JPEG
    50 MP (8160 x 6120)
    Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
    Bit Depth12-Bit
    Video Capture
    Internal Recording ModesH.264/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00 fps [237 Mb/s]
    H.264/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00/25/29.97 fps [102 Mb/s]
    H.264/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC
    1920 x 1080 at 24.00/25/29.97 fps [18 to 202 Mb/s]
    H.264/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC
    1280 x 720 at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [102 Mb/s]
    MOV
    1920 x 1080 at fps
    Recording LimitNone
    Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
    Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
    Interface
    Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC (UHS-II)
    Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
    Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
    Power I/O1 x Micro-USB Input/Output
    Other I/O1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control
    WirelessWi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth
    Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
    Monitor
    Size3"
    Resolution1,040,000 Dot
    Display TypeArticulating Touchscreen LCD
    Viewfinder
    TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
    Resolution2,360,000 Dot
    Eye Point27 mm
    Coverage100%
    Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
    Focus
    Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
    Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
    Autofocus PointsContrast Detection, Phase Detection: 121 (121 Cross-Type)
    Flash
    Built-In FlashNo
    Flash ModesFill Flash, Manual, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
    Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
    External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Operating Humidity30 to 90%
    Storage Humidity10 to 90%
    General
    Battery Type1 x BLS-50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 310 Shots)
    Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
    Dimensions (W x H x D)4.9 x 3.4 x 2" / 125.3 x 85.2 x 49.7 mm
    Weight12.9 oz / 366 g (Body Only)
    14.6 oz / 414 g (With Battery)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 7.5 x 5.6"

    OM SYSTEM OM-5 Reviews

    Extremely satisfied with this purchase

    By Richard
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-14

    Up to now I am very satisfied with the camera. I have used it for pictures and taken some videos during the day and also during a performance at night. All the images and videos were of excellent quality. Considering that my previous camera is an Olympus EPL-1, this is a mayor upgrade for me!

    Great Light Weight and Small Camera

    By Douglass
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-02

    Great light and small camera. Wouldn,t want anything smaller. Despite being small it fairly easy to hold on to; it has great thumb rest on the back and a reasonable grip on the front, but would still recommend getting a wrist strap. One of the reasons I bought it is because it has 50 MP handheld high resolution option using sensor shift along with excellent IS and weather sealing. I got the 12-40 f-2.8 Pro II lens and love the clutch for manual focus. On the negative side: 1) it does not come with an external battery charger (I got the Watson one from B & H that was reasonably priced; 2) it could use a higher resolution EVF; 3) it does not come with hard copy camera guide and the PDF is not convenient to use (Can't wait for some Third Party guides to come out.).

    Great competence and portability

    By Moreno
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-01

    I have 50+ years of experience, the 2nd half of the time as a part-time pro, shooting many different subjects with a lot of different gear up to large format. Today, I do fine art/landscape/nature and some product photography and documentary video. I use a Nikon D780 in low light, Panasonic for video and OMS for still photography. I have had Olympus cameras since the original OM1. I recently upgraded my EM1M3 and EM5M3 to a new OM1 and the OM5. I believe that the initial response to the OM5 has suffered from the launch of the OM1 and the inflated expectations of some on-line influencers. In its class, the EM5 series has always been a great combination of competence and extreme portability. I upgraded from the EM5M3 to the OM5 because some of the new/improved features are very helpful to me. I can use as much weatherization and IBIS as possible, the HHHRS and ND filter and exposure smoothing with my time lapse work (still to test with holy grail subjects). If these features are of no interest to you, the EM5M3 remains a great buy (used ones in excellent condition are a killer deal). When I need subject recognition AF (i.e.: BIF), higher video specs (4K/60, better IQ) and the safety of a double card, I use the OM1, but the OM5 is my absolute favorite camera. It can do most of what I want in a package that is exceedingly compact yet extremely well made. Its ergonomics makes it a pleasure and fun to carry around and work with. Paired with a set of M43 lenses, it's hard to match in terms of "shooting experience". When I go out with a photo shoot in mind, I always carry two bodies (now OM1 and OM5) with a couple of different lens sets: the Pana 8-18mm f/2.8-4 + Oly 12-40 f/2.8 and 0-150mm f/2.8 + MC-20 teleconverter (16-600mm equivalent), or the same Pana + Oly 12-100mm f/4 and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 (16-800mm equivalent). Either one set fits in a small pack. Lastly, I don't believe that the OM5 is a beginner's camera. Its feature set is too rich and complex to navigate. To exploit its capabilities, one must read the manual and follow the better YouTube "how-to" videos, experiment and (highly recommended) make use of the custom settings. Failing to do your homework is unwise: I recently sold my EM1M3 and Pana GH5 on ebay. Both buyers took the effect of a camera setting for a malfunction. I managed to resolve one issue by email but had to take the other camera back as "broken". I immediately resold it for more money :-).

    Wow

    By Robert
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-01

    I upgraded from the M5-3. It handles the same way, but operationally it's just like my M1 .3 just in a smaller package.

    Excellent travel and family camera

    By Justin
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-12

    I bite bullet and upgraded from my Olympus em5 mark iii. the em5 mark iii is VERY similar to this camera and lots of reviewers have been harsh about that fact. This is true and somewhat of a letdown BUT that doesn't take away from the face this camera is excellent. For me, the eye detect AF and live ND features made the upgrade worth it since my em5 mark iii was getting a bit rough for wear. The eye detection autofocus is actually pretty good and now usable (it wasn't either on the em5 mark iii). There are some subtle upgrades I will enjoy such as the my menu feature as well. If you are upgrading from an em5 mark iii...perhaps this isn't a worthwhile upgrade but if you are looking for a small, super weather proof and versatile camera...then this is worth a look. I use it as my travel and family camera and with the right lenses can do anything from portraits, documentation, sports and action, etc. My only gripe is not the plastic build (which I don't find cheap feeling) it is the overall build quality. My em5 mark iii started to fall apart after a few years and I assume this one will do the same. I bought it during the free extended warranty deal so I have a bit more peace of mind.

    OM-5, One Camera Does it All.

    By Don
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-07

    There are 2 very important things a camera has to have. IBIS and Weather Resistance. OM-5 has these and many more but these 2 items are a must-have. OM-5 IBIS is the best of the best. I can hand hold at 1/10sec and get tack-sharp photos. I can go slower but I dare not speak of such things. With any other camera, I have, L, and F cameras included, I can't do that. The slowest speed I can shoot any camera is 1/250 sec. Parkinson's forces IBIS. Weather Resistance gives the ability to make photos under any circumstances. Both of these features are mandatory and critical for photography. OM-5 does both with care and class. The menu system is what you expect from a fine camera, actually better than most. Image quality, well, beautiful. Now, now the third feature is a camera killer. Oh yeah, all your fancy dancy cameras with all the features and lenses in your suitcase to lug them around. See, Olympus makes cameras the way WE want and need them to be. They make them for us, the shooters. Other makers make great cameras the way they want them to be for themselves. OM-5 is very compact, lightweight, and fits in a jacket pocket with ease. I use the 20mm 1.4 and it's sweet. So, it should be obvious how I feel about OM-5 and Olympus in general. B&H has always offered top service by any means to its customers and I would suggest when you get the OM-5, get it from B&H. Last but not least, I asked Olympus to install IBIS in my brain so I can be stable. I Have not heard back from them, but I will, oh yes I will.

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