Olympus E-PL6, E-P5 and VF-4 detailed specifications leaked


The detailed specifications for the Olympus E-PL6 and E-P5 cameras and the new VF-4 electronic viewfinder have leaked:

Olympus E-PL6 specifications

  • Sensor is 16.05 million pixel Live MOS effective the same as the E-M5
  • Image processing engine Truepic VI
  • FAST AF, Touch AF shutter
  • Art filter 12 different
  • Effects feature six different
  • 460,000 dot monitor 3 movable type possible upward 170 degrees, take your can move downward 65 degrees
  • Fast release time lag mode of 0.0044 seconds time lag
  • Low sensitivity ISO expansion ISO range, (ISO100 equivalent), 200 -25 600
  • 1/4000 Seconds 60 seconds, shutter speed sync 1/250 sec
  • Interval shooting of 24-hour 1-99 sheet number, from 1 second
  • Time-lapse video
  • Electronic Level 2-axis horizontal and vertical
  • Sensor shift image stabilization
  • Can work with smart phone using the FlashAir the “OLYMPUS Image Share”
  • Small AF target with a narrow focus area size per point
  • Image stabilization mechanism sensor shift type body in hand
  • Movie teleconference
  • In-camera RAW editing function
  • Continuous shooting up to 8 frames / sec, up to 3.5 frame / s AF during follow-up
  • 3D tracking AF
  • Full HD (1920×1080, 30p), MOV format video (MPEG-4AVC/H.264)
  • Linear PCM audio
  • Live bulb shooting, live time shooting
  • Metering area EV0-20
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC, UHS-I support, Eye-Fi card support, media support FlashAirTM
  • 110.5mm size (width) x 63.7mm x 38.2mm (height) (depth)
  • Weight: 325g (Including battery, memory card)
  • May 10 announced, late June release
  • Body color of E-PL6 White Silver Black Red
  • Added new color White Silver Red body cap lens BCL-1580
  • Underwater Case PT-EP10 pressure water depth of 45m
  • VF-4 ¥ 32,000 electronic view finder

Olympus VF-4 EVF specifications

Finder Type    approx. 2.36M-dot    approx. 1.44M-dot    approx. 920k-dot
Viewfinder magnification / Field of view    Approx. 1.48x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%     Approx. 1.15x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%     Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity) / Approx. 100%
Eye point     Approx. 21mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)     Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)     Approx. 17.4mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface)
Diopter adjustment range    -4 ~ +2m-1    -3 ~ +1m-1    -3 ~ +1m-1
Eye Sensor    Available*  *E-P5, E-PL6    -    -
Lock mechanism    Available
Weight    41.8g    32g    28g
Dimension    30.4mm(W)× 48.2mm(H)×47.8.mm(D)       29.4mm(W)× 48.5mm(H)×46.3.mm(D)       25.4mm(W)× 44.1mm(H)×43.8.mm(D)
Optional Eyecup    -    EP-9 is available.    -
Compatible Body    ”E-P5 / E-PL6* (Compatible with eye sensor ) *When using E-PL6 and VF-4, eye sensor function is same as E-M5
E-PL5, E-PM2, E-M5, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-P3 Firmware update required, Not compatible with eye sensor)
E-PL2, E-PL1, E-PL1s, E-P2, XZ-2 (Firmware update required, Not compatible with eye sensor, Image degradation on view finder.)

Olympus E-P5 specifications

Model name:    E-P5
Product type:    Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory :   “SD Memory Card*1  (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 )
*1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.
*2: Not compatible with Endless Memory. ”
Screen size:    17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount:    Micro Four Thirds Mount
Image Pickup Product type:    4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels
Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels
Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)”
Dust reduction:    Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)
Recording format:    DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
File format:  RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
Recording image size:    “[RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels – 640 x 480 pixels”
File size    ”RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V)  (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V)  (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB”
Image Stabilization System Type:    Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization)   *yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/roll
Mode:   4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
IS for Live View image:    Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlarging operation)
Focal length setting:    Available
Available manual focal length setting    Input focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Stabilization performance    ”maximum 5 EV* (ased on Olympus in-house measurement conditions)
Lens IS priority    Available
Shutter speed range    60 – 1/8000 sec. (Not available when Bulb or Time is selected.)
Live View    Approx. 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), ”
Display Mode    Normal, Histogram, Highlight and shadow, Level guide, Off
Monitor type    3.0-inch tilting monitor. Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance type touch panel
Touch control    Shutter release, Enlargement, Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, Scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection
Tilting angle    Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees. Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees
Brightness / Color temperature control    ±7 levels / ±7 levels
Color tone select    Vivid / Natural
AF system    High-speed imager AF
Focus mode    ”Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)* / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR). C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTS lenses. It works as S-AF in C-AF mode.
Full-time AF    Available
Magnified frame AF    ”Selectable from over 800 AF points
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
Super Spot AF:  Selectable from center of enlarge view(0.02% – 0.16% in view image) Enlarged view focus point check by magnify button: Available with old lenses without data communication
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF    ”Available / Available
Eye Detection AF mode : Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority”
Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode    35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target,(normal) Single target(small)
Peaking function    ”Avaliable on Fn button or Manual Focus. Type : White edge, Black edge”
AF illuminator    Available
Manual focus assist    * Customize function    Live View image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering)    Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Metering range    EV 0 – 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode    ”i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select  AE, Art Filter,
Underwater wide / macro* , My Set
*Selectable from menu as a function on Fn/Rec button
*My set can be set to mode dial function”
Scene select AE    Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D *   3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only
ISO sensitivity    ”AUTO ISO : LOW(approx. 100) ‐25600 (customizable, Defalut:LOW-1600)
Manual ISO : LOW(approx.100), 200 – 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable”
Exposure compensation    ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock    Locks at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn/Rec button)
Shutter type    Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed    ”1/8000 – 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)
Bulb/Time: default setting 8min.  (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)”
Flash intensity control method    ”TTL Auto, Auto*13, Manual, Super FP*13(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL) *13: Available on the external flash”
Built-in flash    TTL Flash, GN=7 (ISO100・m) / GN=10(ISO200・m)
Bundled flash    - Flash mode    Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)
Synchronization speed    ”1/320 sec. Built-in Flash* 1/250 sec. External Flash* *Super FP: 1/125-1/4000 sec.”
Flash intensity control    Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible external flash    FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Compatible external flash    FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
Control method    ”Triggered and controlled by built-in flash (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)”
External Flash intensity type    TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel    4 channels
Group No.    4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a built-in flash*)
Sequential shooting maximum speed    ”[Sequential shooting H mode]*   9.0 fps * in case of “”I.S. Off”" *Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot. [Sequential shooting L mode]*
4.5 fps  in case of “”I.S. Off”" (in 5.0 seq. shooting L)
5.0 fps* in case of “”I.S. Off”" (in 5.0 seq. shooting L)
*When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm EZ f3.5-6.3.”
“Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting *”    ”[RAW]  Max. 18 frames (in 5 seq. shooting L),   Max.17 frames (in 9 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG]  Unlimited consecutive shooting (in 5 seq. shooting L),   Max. 28 frames ( in 9 seq. shooting H)
* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm EZ f3.5-6.3.
Self-timer    Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)
Exposure bracketing    ”2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.”
ISO bracketing    3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing    3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Flash bracketing    3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter bracketing    ”i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.”
bracketing for HDR postprocess    ”3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
*This function does not execute HDR processing.
*HDR function can be programmed to the Fn-button.”
Art Filter
Mode (Variation / Effect)    Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Soft Focus ( – / c.e.)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Light Tone ( – / d.)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( – / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( – / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e)  (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)
Art Effect    a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
g. Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
Type  (Frame effect / Aspect & Window    Standard (Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ /  a,b,c,d,e / A,B,C,D )
Pattern)    Fun Frame (Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ /-/-)
Frame Effect    a.  White Frame
b.  White Frame & White Edge Effect
c.  Black Frame
d.  White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
Aspect &Window Pattern    A.   4:3, 2 frames
B.    4:3, 3 frames
C.   1:1. 2 frames
D.    1:1, 3 frames
Movie Recording format    MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
Movie Mode    [MOV]
“  Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V),   30p(29.97fps)Recording
20Mbps(Fine) / 17Mbps(Normal) :  Aspect 16:9″
“  HD: 1280(H)x720(V),   30p(29.97fps)Recording
13Mbps(Fine) / 10Mbps(Normal) :  Aspect 16:9″
[AVI Motion JPEG]
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *  Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *,  Aspect 4:3
*Excluding some Art Filters
Maximum Recording Time    [MOV]
Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 7min*  /  SD : Approx. 14min*
*Excluding some Art Filters
Movie Function    ”Movie Effect : One-shot echo / Multi-echo / Art fade / Art Filter Movie, Aperture-prioritized Movie, Shutter Speed-Prioritized Movie, Manually Shot Movie
One-push Movie Digital Conveter    ×4*  Avairable on Movie effect mode
TimeLapse Movie    Available (AVI Motion JPEG  1280×720 ,10fps)
Image Stabilization for Movie    M-IS (Image sensor shift), Off
AE Lock    Available
Exposure control (Movie)    ”P: Program AE,   A: Aperture priority AE,   S: Shutter speed priority AE,   M: Manual,   Art Filter
* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.”
Compression ratio    Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
File size  “MOV Format : Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB”
Sound Recording format    Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone/Speaker    Stereo/Mono
Microphone function    ”Wind Noise Reduction,  Recording Volume
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)”
Maximum Recording Time    ”Picture with Sound: 30sec.
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time”
White balance mode    Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation    ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis   * Except for Custom WB
Preset white balance    ”7 preset WBs (3000K – 7500K)
- Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)”
Colour matrix    sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode  i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters
Gradation    Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key     [except Art Filters]
Intereval Mode    Interval Time 1sec. – 24 Hours,  Max 99 frames. Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically
Multi Exposure Number of picture / Function    2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Multi Aspect Ratio    4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
Level Gauge
Detection    2-axis
One push Tele-converter
Magnification    x2
Wi-Fi Function
GPS info. Function    Available (by using Smartphone GPS data)
Wireless Shooting    ”Live View, Rec view, Wireless touch AF shutter*, Power off
*Self-Timer setting.
*Camera function is fixed on i-Auto. ”
Image Share    ”File Type: JPEG, MOV Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously.  Marking function for image share. ”
Easy Connection    QR code setting
Playback mode    ”Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x – 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with sound including BGM, 2 selectable slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display

Information display    Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Menu Languages    ”34 languages selectable :
- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai”
Reset & custom settingMy set    4 settings recordable / Available to set to mode dial.
Editing function    RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280×960, 640×480, 320×240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording
RAW picture editing    ”RAW development based on settings of the camera (including Art Filter, ART-BKT).
2 programmable settings, preview capability.”
Print function    Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Input/Output USB/AV/Remote controller connector    Dedicated multi-connector     [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed,  Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]
HDMI connector    Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment    Hot shoe
Accessory Port 2    Dedicated multi-connector   [for VF-2/VF-3/VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
Wireless LAN    Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
PC interface    USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interface    HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), conventional video-out (SD/Mono Sound)
Battery    BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode    Available (1/3/5 min. off)
Number of recordable pictures    ”Approx. 400 shots    [IS ON, CIPA test standard] (with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)”
Dimensions     ”122.3mm(W)×68.9mm(H)×37.2mm(D) [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]”
Weight    ”Approx. 420g  [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card] Approx. 366g  [body only]  ”
Temperature    0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage)
Humidity    30 – 90% (operation) / 10 – 90% (storage)
Box contents    Body, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card

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  • Arn

    Interval shoting, max99 frames .
    Nice, you can make a 4 seconds time lapse with that camera (at 25img/s.)

    • NDN

      At 25 img/s that is called a movie, google it.

      • Arn

        and ?
        When you assemble a time-lapse sequence, you make it at 25 or 30 images sec., just like a movie, of course.
        don’t try to explain me how to make movies & time lapse, it’s my daily work… 🙂

        • Duncan Dimanche

          hahaha love it !
          NDN should google time lapse

      • MJr

        That’s the point dimwit.

  • newoldmate

    Im getting really sick of technology getting smaller simply because it can be.

    Do camera manufacturers forget there was a time that cameras were big and had only 1-2″ lcd screens, yet we still bought them? Now they feel they need to make cameras as small as possible, squeezing in the biggest screen they can, leaving no room for important features.

    I have no doubt at all that this camera could have had a 2″ lcd, built in evf, and a FF sensor. Give it an OM mount and bam, camera of the year, sales are through the roof.

    Modern cameras are jam packed with tacky bullshit features, excess buttons and knobs. If they stuck to the basics, it would fit in the cameras body and photographers would love it. Screw the lemming consumers.

    I have an Epson R-D1s and its a dream to use. Aperture ring on the lenses, shutter speed dial, iso dial on the shutter dial (lift and turn). Everything you need to take photos, no menus to access basic features. Flip the screen around and its like a 35mm camera.

    The best handling automatic digital slr ever, would have to be the Panasonic Lumix L1. Manufacturers should take a look at both of these cameras to see how a simple layout is done. Even Panasonic should, they have forgotten, and they made it. AND, it was good enough for Leica to rebadge it!

    Cameras and sensors are getting smaller while the screens and features are getting bigger. Lenses are cheap plastic junk with no aperture rings, with focus by wire, and they make a new mount every few years to squeeze more money out of you.

    All the consumers who complain about the cost of a Leica would probably be surprised at how much they have spent on their different systems with different lenses over the years.

    At least with a Leica you’re buying a real traditional handling camera, with real lenses that will be compatible with every new body, and it will last forever.

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