Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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)

Manufacturer’s Description

Pro quality you fit in your pocket.

You love being creative. But you also demand superior image quality and uncompromising performance. The PEN E-PL5 is perfect. Shoot images with stunning detail and vivid color thanks to a powerful tandem of a sizeable 16 MP Live MOS Sensor and our TruePic VI image processing engine. Technology like an AF Illuminator and an ISO with speeds that hit 25,600 capture crisp, clear shots in low light. Everything is fast on the PEN E-PL5 from the exceedingly responsive touch screen to 8 fps sequential shooting. Nourish your artistic side with Full HD Video 1080i and 12 Art Filters and Effects. Take full control of your settings with features such as My Set, and a customizable self timer. Unleash your creativity, apply new monochrome Art Filters Effects or edit RAW images right in the camera. The PEN E-PL5. All the professional features you need to take you to the next creative level.