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Is OMD EM5 cold weather proof?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Halaking, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    I just have a little trip to Wrightwood CA, the temperature was around 27F with little snow, my OMD was freezing and need to do hard restart, before that the little flash was not fire twice in the road, but the pictures were taken, anyone has same kind of experience?

    On the Olympus site, the spec shows:


    32 ~ +104 (operation) / -4 ~ +140 (storage) Farhenheit

    30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
  2. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    Maybe batteries?
  3. luiztakei

    luiztakei Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 13, 2012
  4. Ron O

    Ron O New to Mu-43

    Jun 7, 2011
    Meridian Idaho
    I had my black OM-D out 2 weeks ago. Day started at -7 and got up to 17. It does have the battery grip. No problems at all. Kept in a Lowe Pro Out back between shooting. A water bottle next to it froze almost completely. Interestingly the black grip was comfortable to bare hands in the afternoon when it got above zero. Maybe the battery grip was helpful. Though I shot all day on only one of the batteries. Thought it worked well in the cold. Interested in hearing other experiences.
  5. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    luiztakei Thanks for the info, and thanks to all your reply.

    I do remember the battery I was using at the time is off brand one, checked the info from luiztakei and Ron O's reply, I think it was the battery, maybe I should try the original battery from Olympus next time. Now I know why the original battery cost that much ;) 
  6. gotak

    gotak Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    I was out to take this photo at 5am this morning:


    It was pretty cold. The key is to keep the battery warm. I have aftermarket spares and they aren't that great in the cold but if I keep swapping around batteries I can get decent number of shots, if I warm the batteries back up inside my coat
  7. Tincam

    Tincam Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 25, 2012
    I was out hiking on the river this morning. It was 14-18 deg F while I was out. I had no trouble with the OM-D.


  8. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    I have electric socks that I carry my spare batteries in when I shoot in the winter. Works a charm.
  9. Ron O

    Ron O New to Mu-43

    Jun 7, 2011
    Meridian Idaho
    I've used it in 5-10 below with out issues. Keep a spare battery somewhere warm. Electric socks is an interesting idea
  10. noohoggin1

    noohoggin1 Instagram: @tomnguyenstudio

    May 21, 2012
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