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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 / PEN Mini E-PM2 specifications

 Olympus PEN E-PL5Olympus PEN E-PM2
Body type
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions2560 x 1920, 1024 x 768
Image ratio w:h4:3
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Image
ISOAuto (200 - 1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Uncompressed formatRAW
File format
  • RAW
  • JPEG
  • RAW+JPEG
  • MPO(3D still)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points35
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier2×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTiltingFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots460,000
Touch screenYes
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • i Auto
  • Program AE
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
  • Time
  • Scene select AE
  • Art Filter
  • Underwater
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • e-Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Landscape + Portrait
  • Sport, Night
  • Night + Portrait
  • Children
  • High Key
  • Low Key
  • DIS mode
  • Macro
  • Nature Macro
  • Candle
  • Sunset
  • Documents
  • Panorama
  • Fireworks
  • Beach & Snow
  • Fisheye Conv.
  • Wide Conv.
  • Macro Conv.
  • 3D
Built-in flashNo (bundled external flash)
Flash range7.00 m (bundled FL-LM1)
External flashYes (Clip-on FL-LM1 included, Hot-shoe)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Continuous drive8.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 12 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini HDMI type-C)
WirelessEye-Fi Connected
Remote controlYes (Optional RM-UC1)
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion BLS-5 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)360
Weight (inc. batteries)325 g (0.72 lb / 11.46 oz)269 g (0.59 lb / 9.49 oz)
Dimensions111 x 64 x 38 mm (4.37 x 2.52 x 1.5)110 x 64 x 34 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.34)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone
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Comments

Total comments: 152
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Jens_G

looks cheap & ugly, both of em...

4 upvotes
wrcak

Looks cool I would say.

0 upvotes
Ulfric M Douglas

They've made the e-pM2 bodywork look like the e-pL1, and that's my least favourite style. :(
No pop-up flash e-pL5. :(

0 upvotes
what_i_saw

I am happy with my trusty old E-PL1. Only lust for that autofous assist lamp on this cam. Boxy E-PL1 anyday for me.

2 upvotes
migus

the solid 16Mp sensor + best JPG engine + tiny body + 1/2 price... not bad!

And that "Lens Cap", perhaps it's good, too...

0 upvotes
marike6

The EM-5 sensor has great IQ, but "best JPEG engine"? Not really. Too many artifacts and too much NR.

This camera is intriguing for the raw files not the JPEGs. For usable JPEGs have a look at the excellent X-Pro1.

3 upvotes
migus

Agreed wrt. Fuji's X JPG, if i could swallow their Leica-like pricing and idiosynchrasies. However, the Oly JPG engine is reputable across the less exotic cameras.

2 upvotes
mpgxsvcd

Wow Olympus out sourced the entire camera to Sony this time. Even the body looks like an NEX.

3 upvotes
J2Gphoto

You can't be serious. These look nothing like the NEX line. Did I miss the part that says it was built by Sony?

5 upvotes
Jens_G

Nex is waaaaay better looking.

3 upvotes
OniMirage

LOL wut?

0 upvotes
ptox

That's a stretch...

0 upvotes
Michael_13

You should seriously go and see an optician. Quickly.
;-)

2 upvotes
pixelcollector

where is the flippin' E-P4/5 ?
this is not cutting it. cheap looking design, subpar lcd res.

0 upvotes
TheEye

One of the Oly guys said something about something revolutionary regarding one or the other upcoming Pen (finder?). Well, "maybe, maybe not."

Maybe the revolution is the relative low-res display, which due to some trickery, looks twice as good as it should.

0 upvotes
ManuelVilardeMacedo

I read some rumours about the E-Px being discontinued and the PEN range-topper being the E-PL5. E-Px users will want to upgrade to OM-D. How cunning...

Comment edited 33 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
pixelcollector

disgusting marketing ploys. the om-d is a different beast altogether. How are you going to separate that VF?

It's just a mystery to me how they could kill off the line that started it all, with properly built housings and plenty of dials.
It's a right crime that they put that ancient 12mp sensor in the otherwise superb e-p3.

2 upvotes
Andy Spawn

E-PLX's features are good but the body looks cheap. It looks like a digital compact camera. On the other hand, there are too few dials.

How come Olympus discontinue E-PX? E-PX has very well built body, many dials. On the other hand, E-PX's look is very similar to film age PEN. OM-D's features are good but I don't SLR-like camera.

Olympus, if you don't continue E-PX, then many rangefinder lover will switch to Fujifilm X-E1, or X-Pro1.

1 upvote
Francis Sawyer

Where
cheap-looking
LCD
This

Fixed that for you.

0 upvotes
Ejvaccaro

How could Olympus discountinue the E-PX? It's all about sales. The OM-D is attracting the high end buyers and the E-PL5 is good enough for the rest. The E-PM is for somone who wants a better image than a point and shoot. Oly doesn't have a lot of money and they have to rationalize the product line up. The E-PX is a most likely casualty

0 upvotes
TheEye

The Mini has the new sensor, but the E-PL5 has the old sensor? What?

0 upvotes
blohum

Surly that got to be a typo... from the news page: "Now the OM-D's 16MP sensor makes its way into both the latest PEN Lite (the E-PL5) and the PEN Mini (the E-PM2)"

0 upvotes
logbi77

Must be an error on DPR's part. E-PL5 sample images show 4608x3456 pixels with the original image size.

0 upvotes
Tinta

Why to hurry so much DPR!?
Lot of errors on spec. page, then how to trust the other infos? Eh...

0 upvotes
mpgxsvcd

@Tinta

Give them a break. There are way too many announcements today for them to keep up. If you can do a better job then show us.

0 upvotes
Tinta

@mpgxsvcd: That's why I sad: "Why so hurry?" DPR is (was?) about quality over speed. For me anyway.

1 upvote
TheEye

Me sad two. ;-)

DPR should not have hurried and taken their time. Quality over speed, right?

Comment edited 36 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
Terato

All I wish for is a thumbwheel. That would make a great camera for me. And a plus would be if the fn-buttom on the top could be customized to click you right to auto mode, I happen to like that feature on Panasonic. Guess I'll have to wait for GX2.

0 upvotes
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