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Olympus OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera Body (Silver)

The Olympus OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera Body (Silver) is a robust and lightweight camera for 4K videos and a variety of still photographs. 

The Olympus OM-5 mirrorless camera features a 20.4 MP image sensor and an improved TruePic IX image processor for taking quick and continuous photographs, with an advanced sensor sensitivity range of ISO 25600 and a 5-axis sensor shift, you can capture sharp handheld images even in low light set-ups, this system reimburses for up to 6.5 stops of camera shake. 

A 20.4 MP camera that features advanced phase detection, with 121 contrast detection areas allows for fast and precise focusing and tracking. This camera has an SD memory card that is compatible with UHS-II for fast read and writes speeds. Its robust body is splash-proof, dust-proof, and freeze-proof with additional extensive sealing all around, making it perfect for the outdoors. 

  • 20.4MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.36m-Dot Eye-Level OLED EVF
  • DCI 4K/24p & UHD 4K/30p Video Recording
  • 5-Axis Sensor-Shift Image Stabilisation
  • 121-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • High-Res Shot, Live ND & Composite Modes
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Impeccable image quality, portability, speed and reliability for photographers and videographers.

Olympus OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera Body (Silver)


Tell your story.

Every journey is a story waiting to be told.

A thousand little moments are 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.

Now Go Tell Yours.

Like Your Favourite Pair Of Boots.

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.


Noticeably tough. The OM-5 will tackle anything your adventure 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.

Less Heft = More Fun

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 dust-proof, splash-proof, and freeze-proof 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 stabilise 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.

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!

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.

Creative Flow 

Class-leading image stabilisation 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.

Live Composite

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.

Colour Creator

Get creative with the Colour Creator feature that lets you freely control any scene’s hue and colour saturation to maximise 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.

Art Filter

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.

Focus Stacking

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 maximise your depth of field without resorting to higher ISOs or F-values.

Af Target Modes

From the need to pinpoint focus on details to fast snaps of moving wildlife, there are six different 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.

Scene Modes

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.

Pro Capture

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.

Venture Deeper

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.

Vertical Video

Capture your stories the way you want to show them. Vertical videos mean easy editing and easy sharing on mobile platforms.


Capture the full range of nature’s beauty with a filmmaking-specific colour grading-friendly picture profile.

A storyteller made for nature

Your invisible yet durable device of discovery since 1972.

Discovery is a product of curiosity and as long as we stay curious, we keep discovering stories and moments in nature that bring us joy.

That is and has been the heart of every OM camera since 1972.

"We're not developing and delivering cameras, we're delivering happiness through our cameras." Yoshihisa Maitani 

Tell The Whole Story

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.

Vertical Video

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 maximise dynamic range yet make it easy to colour grade in the 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 souls. 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 sync up GPS location information from your smartphone to your photos.

LS-P5 Ecosystem

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.

USB Charging

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.

External Grip

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.


Actual: 21.8 Megapixel
Effective: 20.4 Megapixel
Frame Rate
Continuous Shooting Up 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)
ISO Range
Single Slot: SD/SDHC (UHS-II)
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Type
17.4 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Sensor Size Type
Type20.4 Megapixel 4/3 Live MOS
Dust ReductionSuper Sonic Wave Filter
Fastest Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/320 to 60 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 60 Seconds
Flash Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Focus Points
Cross-type phase detection AF (121 points) Contrast AF (121 points) / All target
TruePic™ IX Image Processor
Internal Recording Modes H.264/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00 fps [237 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00/25/29.97 fps [102 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 24.00/25/29.97 fps [18 to 202 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [102 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 119.88 fps
File Formats
Built-in Flash
Weather Sealing
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What's in the box

  • OM SYSTEM OM-5 Mirrorless Camera (Silver)
  • BLS-50 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • F-5AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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