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Olympus PEN E-P5 review

Could this be the best Olympus camera to date?

Our Verdict

We have not been disappointed by image quality from this camera, it matches the OM-D E-M5 in terms of detail and vibrance. The E-P5 is also well suited to shooting a wide range subjects.

For

  • Fantastic screen
  • Lots of art filters
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 1/8000 sec shutter speed

Against

  • No built-in viewfinder
  • Limited remote shooting
  • Kit lens a little disappointing

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPEN
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameOlympus
DurabilityDust Resistant
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC, Motion JPEG (AVI)
Weight (Approximate)378 g
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeLive MOS
Total Camera Resolution17.2 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedBLN-1
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Eye-Fi Card
Height68.9 mm
Width122.3 mm
Depth37.2 mm
Autofocus Points35
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
Audio FormatsPCM, WAV
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerOlympus Corporation
Product ModelE-P5
Product NamePEN E-P5 Mirrorless Camera
Product LinePEN
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberV204050BU000
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.olympus.co.uk
Marketing InformationPowerful. Pocketable. PEN. A classic design with a modern flair.

Designed with a modern twist to the original PEN® F, fans of the award-winning Olympus PEN family of cameras now have the PEN E-P5. The flagship PEN body that delivers a portable, premium quality experience. The E-P5 is packed with the latest innovations Olympus technology has to offer including 1/8000s Shutter Speed, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, "F.A.S.T" AF Speed, Built-In Wi-Fi capability*, 2x2 dial control and more.
Battery Life330 Shot
Display Resolution1037000 Pixel
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone, Wireless Flash Control