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.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 360 Shot
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Touchscreen Yes
Effective Camera Resolution 16.1 Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 4/3" (0.71" x 0.53")
Image Sensor Type Live MOS
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Front Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number V205041BU000
Brand Name Olympus
Product Name PEN E-PL5 Mirrorless Camera
Marketing Information

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.

Product Model E-PL5
Product Type Mirrorless Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 5.6
Image Stabilization Optical, Electronic
Autofocus Points 35
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Eye-Fi Card, Flash Air
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PEN E-PL5 Mirrorless Camera
  • M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R
  • Flash FL-LM1
  • Li-ion Battery BLS-5
  • Li-ion Battery Charger BCS-5
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • MCG-4 (Standard Removable Grip)
Features Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
Network & Communication
GPS No
Physical Characteristics
Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit
Height 2.5"
Width 4.4"
Depth 1.5"
Weight (Approximate) 9.84 oz
Video
Video Formats MPEG-4 AVC, Motion JPEG (AVI), MOV
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

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