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Olympus E-P5

Olympus is the fourth camera in digital PEN series. It features a new sensors (also used on E-M5, E-PL5 and E-M2) and 5-axis image stabilization of E-M5.

Olympus E-P5 camera details
Produced by Olympus
Camera kind Photo
Camera series Olympus E-P
Body colours
Black
White
Silver
Available kit lenses
Exposure modes
  • iAuto
  • Program AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Manual
  • Art Filter
  • Scene select
  • Movie
Multiaspect sensor No
Sensor size 17.20 MPx
Sensor effective size 16.10 MPx
ISO range 100 - 35600
Maximal image size 4608 x 3456
Display_type LCD
Display diagonal 3.0 inches
Display resolution 1037000
Has touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Has EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) No
Flash sync 1 / 320
Has builtin flash Yes
Is weather sealed No
Is being produced No
Is discontinued No
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Hands-on: Olympus PEN E-P5 review - Pocket-lint

The E-P5 is distinctive and stylish. It's a nudge forward for the E-P-series, and looks as though it's pushing into the OM-D's territory. But this is fairly specialist kit based on its build quality alone - it's hovering around in the mid-level DSLR spectrum both in terms of features and price too. Pricey yet designer-esque - the E-P5 seems to us to be the strongest Olympus Micro Four Thirds release to date, particularly with that VF-4 electronic viewfinder attached. But at over a grand it's got nowhere to hide.

Olympus E-P5 Review: First Impressions

For the designers at Olympus, though, the success of that camera must have presented a challenge: just how do you follow it up? The answer, a little under two years later, is a comprehensive inside-and-out revamp to create the Olympus PEN E-P5, a camera that couples the best of its predecessor with many features borrowed from the much-loved OM-D E-M5, plus a generous sprinkling of features unique to the new camera.

Hands on: Olympus PEN E-P5 review | Digital slrs/hybrids Reviews | TechRadar

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is a very exciting camera, and with 2013 being a comparatively quiet year for launches compared with 2012, we think it could possibly be an early contender for best camera of the year.

Working preview: The OIympus PEN E-P5 – Ming Thein | Photographer

It’s both a little more compact and feels nicer in the hand (I personally also think the all-black is a very stealthily handsome camera, but that of course shouldn’t enter into a real photographer’s purchasing decisions), and has additional technology (wifi, peaking, higher resolution LCD) over the OM-D.