Review: Olympus PEN E-PL5 features great image quality and swift autofocus

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Olympus PEN E-PL5 Mirrorless Camera

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At a Glance
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    • Great image quality with 16.1 megapixel sensor
    • Fast, accurate autofocus
    • Flip-up 3-inch LCD allows for self portraits
    • 8 fps maximum burst mode
    • Easy to operate controls with good-looking metal accents and buttons
    • More than 30 lenses to choose from in the Micro Four Thirds family
    • Good movie mode with 6 file option choices


    • Requires an adapter for external mic (that uses up the accessory port)
    • No built-in flash (separate flash included in the box)
    • Not comfortable for larger hands
    • No built-in WiFi (relies instead on Toshiba FlashAir card)

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