Olympus PEN E-P5

Announced May 10, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
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Announced May 10, 2013

The Olympus PEN-EP5 is the fourth model in the E-P range, and arguably the most desirable PEN yet. It includes many of the features that made the E-M5 such a compelling package, such as the same 16MP MOS sensor, advanced '5-axis' in-body image stabilization (now with automatic panning detection), 9 fps continuous shooting, and tilting rear touch screen.

It also inherits the refinements debuted on the PEN E-PL5, such as enhanced in-camera RAW conversion, a broad-range 'HDR bracketing' mode, and the ability to specify whether you wish to use in-lens or in-body image stabilization with Panasonic OIS lenses. On top of this it adds this year's must-have feature: built in Wi-Fi for connection to your smartphone or tablet.

Quick specs
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto (200 - 1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length mult. 2×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,036,800
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 420 g (0.93 lb / 14.82 oz)
Dimensions 122 x 69 x 37 mm (4.8 x 2.72 x 1.46)
GPS None

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Our review

The E-P5 is the most substantial reworking of the original PEN model, and it's the most impressive yet. It produces the same excellent image quality as the E-M5 and has a proper two-dial control system. This, combined with a better touch screen and arguably the prettiest PEN body, make it a more attractive and more complete camera than the series has seen before.

Good for: Out-and-about shooting. Making the most of Olympus's range of prime lenses.

Not so good for: Sports shooting or videography.

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