Olympus PEN E-P5

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The Olympus PEN E-P5 is a micro four thirds camera and - despite its number - the fourth model in the PEN E-P range. It includes the same 16 MP sensor as the Olympus OM-D E-M5, an improved 5-axis in-body image stabilization, 9 frames per second continuous shooting, and a tilting rear touch screen. Compared to its predecessor E-P3 it has enhanced in-camera RAW conversion, a HDR bracketing mode, and the ability to specify whether to use in-lens or in-body image stabilization with Panasonic lenses. Fastest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec, it has focus peaking to assist manual focus, and built in Wi-Fi for connection to smartphone or tablet. The controls have been changed compared to E-P3: in stead of a thumb roller and rear dials it has two horizontal top-plate dials for exposure adjustments. The function of these can be changed by a lever on the back of the camera and are customizable. The E-P5 comes in three colour schemes; black, silver and white.[1]

Specifications:

  • 16MP MOS sensor
  • 1/8000 sec top shutter speed
  • 5-axis image stabilization with panning detection
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Burst rate: up to 9 frames per second (5 with continuous auto focus)
  • Focus-peaking to assist manual focus
  • Intervalometer and Time Lapse movie creation (up to 99 frames)
  • 3" LCD touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for remote shooting (intelligent Auto only) and image transfer
  • Optional VF-4 electronic viewfinder

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butler, Richard; Andy Westlake (2013). "Olympus PEN E-P5 Review". DPReview. Retrieved 5 May 2014.