Olympus PEN E-P5
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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.
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto (200 - 1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Max shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|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″)|
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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