This compact and durable micro four-thirds camera is ready for any adventure, boasting IP53-rated protection against the elements, up to 7.5EV steps of image stabilisation, a 20.37 million effective pixel Live MOS sensor and a high-performance TruePic IX image processing engine. Combined with a whole host of computational and AF features, the OM-5 is all about less guesswork and more memory-making.
OM SYSTEM OM-5 Digital Camera Body Key Features:
- The perfect companion for those with an action-packed lifestyle
- Durable IP53 dust- and splash-proof body for worry-free shooting
- Freezeproof protection to -10°C that’s suitable for any adventure
- Compact and lightweight design allows you to shoot handheld
- Up to 7.5EV steps image stabilisation using an in-built 5-axis system
- 20.37 million effective pixel Live MOS sensor for high-quality results
- Uses a high-performance TruePic IX image-processing engine
- 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor
- Dedicated starry Sky AF makes astrophotography easier
- Computational features include Hi-Res Shot, Live ND and more
- Capable of hand-held 4K recording without time limits
- Supports vertical video for easy social media sharing
Expanded OM SYSTEM OM-5 Digital Camera Body Key Features:
Ready for an Adventure
The OM-5 is the perfect companion for the hikers, the rafters, the campers and the climbers of the world. Boasting an impressively durable design, this camera comes equipped with sealing throughout to deliver IP531 rated protection that is dustproof, splash-proof , and freezeproof to -10°C. Thanks to this high level of weather resistance, users can focus on the photo opportunity before them without worrying about their equipment being subject to rain showers, snow, or water droplets.
The OM-5 is also equipped with an SSWF (Supersonic Wave Filter) to prevent any unwanted dust and dirt from gathering on the sensor when changing lenses. This is perfect for active shooters that want to capture every detail of their journey as they switch from capturing wildlife with a telephoto lens to shooting a sweeping landscape with an ultra-wide angle prime.
Next-Generation Micro Four-Thirds Camera
Although compact in size, the OM-5 is packed with industry-leading tech to provide users with a high-performing, next-generation Micro Four Thirds camera. Whilst the OM-5 delivers 6.5 steps of image stabilisation in camera alone, it also uses 5-axis IS sync to reach 7.5 steps when paired with a compatible lens. Combined with the well-renowned 20.37 million effective pixel Live MOS sensor and the high-performance TruePic IX image processing engine, the OM-5 not only makes shooting handheld at slow shutter speeds possible but also delivers natural gradations with minimal noise and high image quality even at high-sensitivity settings.
Less Guess Work, More Memory Making
With great adventures come fleeting moments you’ll want to be able to look back on. The OM-5 makes is possible to capture all your most memorable highlights using a 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor. With improved AF functions, the OM-5 is able to automatically detect faces/eyes and maintain a stable autofocus performance even as subjects move around the frame.
You can also let the OM-5 know you want to prioritise focusing on a specific person at the touch of a button - meaning priceless expressions are never missed and are yours to look back on in years to come. Better yet, the OM-5 also takes the guesswork out of manual focusing with a Starry Sky AF feature. By combining this mode with other computational features, users can create some truly stunning starscapes.
Expand The Realms of Expression
Thanks to advances in computational photography, the OM SYSTEM OM-5 follows in the footsteps of the OM-1 by incorporating shooting modes for photographic expressions that have traditionally required specialist equipment. These shooting modes include, but are not limited to, High-Res Shot, Live ND, Live Composite, Focus Stacking, Pro Capture, Keystone Compensation and more.
With High-Res shot, users can shoot handheld from nearly any angle and create 50 Megapixel high-resolution images with minimal noise. Focus Stacking works in a similar way, taking 8 shots at different focal positions and automatically generating a single image with a stunning background defocusing effect.
Both Live ND and Pro Capture modes replicate the effects of shutter speed control. Whilst Live ND achieves results similar to those using ND filter up to ND16 (4 shutter speed steps), Pro Capture records previous frames beginning with the moment the shutter button is pressed fully to ensure users never miss a moment.
Tell The Whole Story
Whilst the powerful in-body 5-axis image stabilisation and On-chip Phase Detection AF sensor is perfect for shooting stills, combining them with the dedicated video electronic stabilisation works a treat for hybrid shooters, too. With these features, users can easily achieve stable, hand-held 4K videos without time restraints. And, thanks to the support for OM-Log, there’s a greater level of freedom over editing that can help users with colour grading and allows them to capture highlights and shadows without overexposing or underexposing shots.
Or if you prefer a shoot-and-share scenario, the OM-5 is able to shoot Vertical video. Videos recorded in a vertical orientation on the camera are saved as vertical files, making them easy to post on social media without the need for any special editing software.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x OM SYSTEM OM-5 Digital Camera Body
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x Shoulder Strap
- 1 x BLS-50 Li-ion Battery
- 1 x F-5AC AC adapter
- 1 x Instruction Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
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What is OM System?
In 2021, the Olympus Corporation was split and as a result OM Digital Solutions was formed. OM Digital Solutions incorporated Olympus’ strong 85-year legacy, its technologies, products and services into a new, fully-fledged company whose potential is boundless. OM Digital Systems aims to develop technologies that will demonstrate their mastery of product design and functionality for both professionals and consumers alike.
Can I use this camera as a webcam?
Yes. The OM-5 Supports UVC (USB Video Class)/UAC (USB Audio Class) for use as a high-quality web camera simply by connecting it to a computer via USB. This is perfect for those that may want to use their OM-5 for livestreaming.
What inputs/outputs does this camera have?
The OM-5 has 5 physical ports including a USB Micro-B (USB2.0 Hi-Speed), a ⌀2.5Pin Jack (for optional remote cable RM-CB2/remote contlloer RM-WR1), a Micro HDMI (type D), a Hot shoe, and a ⌀3.5 stereo mini jack (plug-in power on/off). It also features built-in IEEE 802.11b/g/n and built-in Bluetooth Ver.4.2.
How long can I shoot for on a single charge?
For still images, the OM-5 is capable of 310 shots in standard mode or 660 shots using quick sleep mode. For video, the OM-5 is capable of 60 minutes Under standard JEITA testing or 110 minutes when zoom and other operational functions are not used.
Is this camera available in different colours?
Yes. The OM-5 boasts a signature vintage aesthetic that comes in either black or silver.
What are the dimensions of this camera? Is it lightweight?
Yes. The OM-5 is designed to be incredibly compact and lightweight for handheld use. It measures just 125.3mm(W) x 85.2mm(H) x 49.7mm(D) in size and weighs only 336g (extending to 414g if you include the battery and a memory card) - this is much lighter than the closest competing models.
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