OM System OM-5 Image Aspect Ratios

Here’s a master list of the aspect ratios for still images available on the OM System OM-5 camera.

OM System OM-5 Mirrorless Camera. Photo by David Coleman " havecamerawilltravel.com
Text & Photos By David Coleman
Last Revised & Updated:
Filed Under: Photography Gear

I MAY get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

Here’s a master list of the aspect ratios for still images available on the OM System OM-5 camera. The pixel dimensions of the saved image files vary based on the image quality and size setting you’ve chosen.

Olympus is now OM System

In 2020-21, the photography business of iconic camera brand Olympus was spun off and sold. The core remaining Olympus brand is focusing on medical and scientific products. The camera and photography side was then rebranded as OM System, with the first cameras and lenses under that brand coming out at the end of 2021.

The OM-5 has a 20MP sensor with a native 4:3 aspect ratio (it is, after all, a Micro Four Thirds camera).

This is for still images only.

And there’s something worth noting: it only applies to JPG images. The JPG images will save at whatever aspect ratio you’ve selected in the camera’s settings. But when shooting RAW, the RAW image will always save a full-size version at the sensor’s native 4:3 aspect ratio but will include a metadata field noting the aspect ratio if you’ve changed it.

4:316:91:13:23:4
RAW5184 x 38885184 x 38885184 x 38885184 x 38885184 x 3888
Large (JPG)5184 x 38885184 x 29203888 x 38885184 x 34562912 x 3888
Middle (JPG)3200 x 24003200 x 18002400 x 24003216 x 21441824 x 2432
Small (JPG)1280 x 9601280 x 720960 x 9601296 x 864720 x 960
50M (JPG)8160 x 61208160 x 45926112 x 61128160 x 54404592 x 6120
25M (JPG)5760 x 43205760 x 32404320 x 43205760 x 38403248 x 4320
OM System OM-5 Image Aspect Ratio Setting Menu Screenshot
OM System OM-5 Image Aspect Ratio Setting Menu Screenshot
OM System OM-5 Image Aspect Ratio Setting Menu Screenshot
OM System OM-5 Image Aspect Ratio Setting Menu Screenshot
OM System OM-5 Image Aspect Ratio Setting Menu Screenshot

How to Change the Image Aspect Ratio on the OM System OM-5

You can find the setting for changing the aspect ratio under:

Shooting Menu 1 > Image Aspect

OM System OM-5 Image Aspect Ratio Setting Menu Screenshot-1
OM System OM-5 Image Aspect Ratio Setting Menu Screenshot

Things Worth Knowing

Changing the aspect ratios only changes the JPG versions. The RAW image files will always use the full sensor size but will include a note in the metadata.

When shooting video, you can choose different combinations of resolution, framerate, and compression method, but all out 16:9 video, whether its at 4K, FHD, or HD sizes.

Handheld High Res Shot Mode

The 50M and 25M rows above refer to the Handheld Hi-Res Shooting feature, which creates multi-image composites in camera. You can find out more about how it works in this video (which refers to the OM-D E-M1X but is the same feature):

YouTube video

OM System OM-5 Price & Availability

The OM-5 body has an MSRP of $1200. It’s also sold with a 12-45mm ƒ/4 PRO kit lens for $1600.

Check the current price and available at:

OM System OM-5 with 12-45 ƒ/4 PRO
  • New 20M 4/3 Live MOS sensor
  • Computational photography functions, including Handheld High Res Shot, Live ND, Focus Stacking & HDR…

OM System OM-5 Camera Accessories

These are the model numbers for the official accessories for the OM System OM-5.

  • Battery: BLS-50 lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • External Charger: BCS-5
  • USB-AC Adapter: F-5AC AC wall adapter
  • Grip: ECG-5
  • Remote: RM-WR1 wireless remote control
  • Eyecup: EP-16 / EP-15
  • Flash:
    • FL-LM3 electronic flash (the smallest of the flash units)
    • FL-900R electronic flash unit
    • FL-700WR electronic flash unit
    • STF-8 macro flash
    • FC-WR wireless commander
    • FR-WR wireless receiver

Related

Images and product information from Amazon PA-API were last updated on 2024-02-20 at 21:52. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon Site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Profile photo of David Coleman | Have Camera Will Travel | Washington DC-based Professional Photographer

David Coleman

I'm a professional photographer based in Washington, DC. Seven continents, up mountains, underwater, and many places in between. I've been shooting for 30+ years, and my photos and time-lapse videos have appeared in a bunch of different publications, from major newspapers to magazines and books, billboards, TV shows, professional sports stadiums, museums, and even massive architectural scrims covering world-famous buildings while they're being renovated. You can see some of my travel photography here and here.

Leave a Comment