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Olympus PEN E-P5

Olympus PEN E-P5

Olympus PEN E-P5

Olympus PEN E-P5 Black

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Olympus PEN E-P5

Olympus PEN E-P5

Olympus PEN E-P5

Olympus PEN E-P5

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Retro. The Olympus PEN E-P5 is the successor to the popular E-P3. It merges the cool retro design of the compact PEN F rangefinder camera with the high-end qualities of a [mirrorless] DSLR. New is the requisite Wi-Fi social sharing features (with easy set-up using QR code) we see cropping up in all new cameras. This allows Wireless Touch AF Shutter (view the image on your smartphone and use touch AF on smartphone to trigger the shutter on the camera) and Geo-tagging.

The distinctive styling of the PEN F rangefinder camera is carried over quite attractively. The use of high-quality textured metal for the top plate, shutter button, lens release button and arrow pad cover lends a premium look and feel to the camera. Olympus claims countless mock-up prototypes were used to finalize the design and placement of controls and dials. The PEN E-P5 will be available in an all-black, silver top and black, or white body.

The PEN E-P5 probably comes closest to match the high-end features of a DSLR: 1/8000 sec. max. mechanical shutter speed, Continuous Shooting at 9fps, 5 axis image stabilization, 1/320 sec. sync speed with the built-in pop-up flash, up to 1/4000 sec. sync speed with Super FP external flash, a high-speed AF (30% faster than E-P3), short release time lag mode, 3.0-in. 1.04 million pixels tiltable LCD, 0.5 sec. start-up, Focus Peaking function with use of manual focus lenses, optional external VF-4 EVF (2.36 million dot and 1.48x viewfinder magnification) with eye-sensor.

A new feature for those who travel a lot is the Photo Story theme that allows you to include multiple photos (or views of the scene) in a single one. Other features include Time Lapse and Art Filters.

Olympus PEN E-P5
QuickFact™ Sheet
Olympus PEN E-P5 US | CA | UK  
Image Sensor 16.1 Megapixels, 4/3 Live MOS Sensor, 17.3 x 13.0mm
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Mount
Image Stabilization Sensor-shift, 5-axis
File Format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO (3D Still)
Media 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.
Viewfinder Optional (VF-4 EVF)
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)

Interval Time 1sec. – 24 Hours, Max 99 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically

Continuous Shooting Approx. 9fps (I.S. Off)
Exposure Modes iAuto, PASM, Scene Modes, Art Filter
Exposure Metering Digital ESP, Center weighted average, Spot
ISO sensitivity

AUTO: ISO 100 – 25600 (customizable, Default 100-1600) /
Manual: ISO 200 – 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps

Dust Reduction System Supersonic Wave Filter
Autofocus Contrast Detect AF system, 35-area Mutiple AF, Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus, Single AF + MF, AF tracking, Peaking Function
White Balance

Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)

Live View AF Image Sensor (High Speed Live MOS) type
Display Monitor 3.0 in. (1037k-dot) Tilting touch panel
Movie Full HD 1920 x 1080, 30fps, stereo sound

1/320 sec. Built-in Flash*
1/250 sec. External Flash*
*Super FP: 1/125-1/4000 sec.

Compatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R

Multiple Exposure 2 frames
Level Gauge 2-axis
Art Filter Yes
Battery BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
Approx. 330 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard] (with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 122.3 x 68.9 x 37.2 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight body only: 378g
including Battery and Memory card: 420g
MSRP body only: US $999.99 / CAD $ / UK £899.99 / €999
with black M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 lens and VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder lens: US $1449.99 / CAD $ / UK £1349.99 / €1449

*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications. [US]
Olympus PEN E-P5
Black Silver White
with 17mm f1.8 lens and VF-4 17mm f1.8 lens VF-4 EVF [UK]
Olympus PEN E-P5
Black Silver White
with 17mm f1.8 lens and VF-4 17mm f1.8 lens VF-4 EVF

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