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Olympus PEN E-P5

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Initial Price: 
$1000
  • 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor
  • Up to 5 stops 5-Axis Image Stabilization yaw / pitch / vertical shift / horizontal shift / rolling. Effective compensation up to 5 EV steps
  • 9 fps High Speed sequential shooting
  • Full HD 1080 movie at 30fps 20Mbps
  • ISO 200 - 25600
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Olympus PEN E-P5
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Olympus PEN E-P5
Olympus PEN E-P5

Overview

Description by Olympus:

Inspired by the now-legendary PEN-F camera from 1963, the retro-style E-P5 has been given a thoroughly modern revamp that pushes the frontiers of quality imaging in the 21st century. Take shots with the same pro-standard quality excellence as D-SLR cameras. Harness the full potential of your lens with a mechanical shutter speed of up to 1/8000s, ultra-focus autofocus with Pinpoint AF, high-speed release time lag mode, 5-axis image stabilisation with IS Auto, and so much more - for capturing shots with incredible precision and clarity, whatever the lighting conditions and however fast your subject. 
The E-P5 also excels in wireless connectivity: It lets you shoot remotely yet as fast as from your camera straight from your smartphone’s touchscreen, or record your location by assign GPS data from your phone to each photo you take. Then share your hotshot images via your phone with specific friends, while protecting your data.

High quality meets high speed.
The E-P5 delivers the same image quality as the groundbreaking Olympus OM-D, for hotshots that match the top-end imaging standards of D-SLRs. It also features a mechanical shutter speed of up to 1/8000s – just perfect for bringing out the very best in high-speed lenses for full defocusing effects in bright shooting conditions, or for freezing fast-moving subjects from flowing water to the flapping wings of a hummingbird.

5-axis image stabilisation with IS Auto
Get Olympus’ most advanced image stabilisation system ever. It even detects specific axes where stabilisation is not required, such as for panning effects.

A whole WiFi world of possibilities.
Thanks to its built-in WiFi capabilities, the E-P5 offers a whole host of advanced and convenient features made possible from a connection between your camera and smartphone. See your camera’s live view right on your phone’s touchscreen and even shoot at a distance by releasing the shutter from your phone. You can even use this feature with a timer countdown to easily include yourself in group photos. Assign GPS data to your photos, or send your selected shots straight to your phone and then share them with your friends. It’s incredibly simple and fast with built-in WiFi.

FAST AF with advanced capabilities.
As well its ultra-fast autofocusing credentials, the FAST AF in the E-P5 also brings other impressive qualities with it. Take minute details to new extremes with Super Spot AF, which is capable of focusing on an even more specific part of your image than even a D-SLR camera – all with your fingertip. Meanwhile, the high-speed release time lag mode reduces the time between shutter release and exposure to a split-second minimum – to capture even the fastest-moving subjects.

Always split-seconds from key settings.
Ergonomically positioned for comfort and speed, the two dials on the E-P5 let you expand the realm of your creative expression: Simply adjust aperture and exposure, then – by changing the function of both dials with a quick flick of the lever – adjust ISO and white balance with exactly the same action. The E-P5 also gives you incredible scope to customise this lever for your own style of photography – letting you jump straight to your most-used functions to get just the results you want in the shortest possible time.

Focus Peaking on MF Assist
The peak display shows areas of focus on your screen as black or white edges, helping you to optimise the quality of your shots when using manual focus.

9fps sequential shooting
With high-speed processing capabilities of up to 9 frames per second, you can easily capture even the fastest-moving subjects with the E-P5.

Interval shooting with time lapse
Produce incredible time lapse sequences where time appears to move faster, thanks to the E-P5’s user-friendly interval shooting and time lapse movie features.

Live Bulb with histogram
Whilst Live Bulb mode lets you observe and capture extra-long exposure times, you now have the added benefit of the histogram display to track your exact settings.

3″ Tiltable Display
The Olympus 3″ tiltable display is the first choice for easy framing, reviewing and sharing of photos and movies. The imaging power of this monitor is characterised by vivid colour reproduction and high levels of contrast with improved resolution up to 1.037k dots for even further improved viewing and framing possibilities. Meanwhile, its tilt mechanism lets you comfortably take stills and movies, even from extreme angles and vantage points.

FULL HD movie
Create beautiful, seamless movies in Full HD 1080 30p. It offers the best moving picture quality available in a compact camera today. With Full HD, footage is realistic, smooth, bright and clear. Movies become a fascinating window on real life when viewed on a big Full HD TV.

Built In Flash
eatly hidden away when retracted so as not to detract from the sleek lines of exterior design, the built-in flash pops up and throws light on any scene whenever extra lighting is required. In addition, the built-in flash can control other flash units wirelessly, for the perfect lighting every time.

OI SHARE 2.0 
Share your best photos with your family and friends wherever you are – wirelessly, simply and quickly. All you need is the free OI.Share app installed on your iOS smartphone, Android smartphone or tablet. Connect your camera via WLAN and every time you launch the app, the shots taken with your camera will automatically sync to your device’s display, where you can easily select the photos you want to import – and can even add different effects to imported shots with Art Filters within the app itself. Then you can easily share your photos using the SNS application in your online communities and social networks such as Facebook and Flickr.

Wireless Flash Control  
Illuminate any scene you wish to shoot with unlimited flexibility and from any standpoint – by setting up as many as three groups of external flash outputs comprising as many external flash devices as you want, all of which can be operated via different wireless channels.

EYE-FI Compatibility
ye-Fi card enables you to automatically upload images using WiFi. Being compatible with your camera, you can activate and deactivate this card as you wish directly in your setting menu. Whenever the need or moment arises, you can then share photos and movies on your camera directly with other devices. You can transfer them to your mobile device and then share them with friends and family through your social networks.

Level Gauge  
This useful feature helps you keep your stills and movies on a level plain by showing you the level of tilt in relation to the actual horizon on your display.

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The new Olympus PEN E-P5 is almost similar to the OM-D / E-M5 minus the EVF but with higher shutter speed (1/8000s) and built in WiFi. At the core of the camera are the same technologies found in the E-M5: the same 16-megapixel CMOS sensor (ISO range is 100-25600), 5-axis image stabilization system. E-P5 features a tiltable 1.04-million-dot touchscreen, fast contrast detect auto focus with Touch AF functionality and a new Super Spot AF feature, a Focus Peaking option for manual focusing enthusiasts, a 9fps continuous shooting mode and  2x2 Dial Control system encased in an all-metal body reminiscent of the 50-year-old PEN F half-frame film camera. 

Olympus Press Release:

London, 10 May 10 2013 – If you asked an optical engineer, a design expert and a professional photographer to imagine their ideal take anywhere system camera, they would describe a device like the new Olympus PEN E-P5.

With its all-metal casing and all but invisible screws, the new PEN flagship is beautifully crafted. The retro design alone singles it out as a future classic but the technology inside is setting new standards too.

The 1/8000th second shutter speed is a world first for the compact system camera class and a 16-Megapixel Live MOS sensor emulates Olympus’ award-winning OM-D camera. This ensures the image quality of the new camera does justice to PEN’s proud heritage. Olympus also prides itself on PEN portability and usability.

Post date: 10/05/2013 - 09:02

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1000
Release Date: 
05/2013
Image Sensor
Type: 
Micro Four Thirds
Image Sensor Type : 
17.3 x 13.0 mm Live MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels: 
16.1 Megapixels
Total Pixels: 
17.2Megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 
4:3
Intelligent Orientation Sensor: 
Yes
Filter Array: 
Bayer RGB color filter,
Low Pass Filter
Sensor has dust removal: 
Yes
Sensor Dust Removal: 
Supersonic Wave Filter
Sensor Stabilization
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization details: 
Sensor shift
Modes: 
Five-dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation, automatic
Stabilizer compensation range: 
5.0 EV
Image Processor
Image Processor Type : 
TruePic VI
Lenses
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 
2.0x the focal length of the lens
Lens Mount: 
Micro Four Thirds Mount
Storage
Memory Card Slots: 
1
Memory Card Type: 
SD
SDHC
SDXC
Exposure Control
Metering Mode: 
TTL open aperture light metering 324 zones Multi-pattern Sensing System
ESP light metering
Spot metering
Centre weighted metering
Highlight
Shadow
Metering range: 
0.0 - 20.0 EV
Metering Range Details: 
0 - 20 EV (17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure Compensation: 
±3.0 EV
Exposure Compensation Details: 
+/- 3EV ( 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps )
Exposure Compensation Braketing: 
Exposure bracketing 2 / 3 / 5 frames ( +/- 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps ) 7 frames ( +/- 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 EV steps ) HDR bracketing 3 / 5 frames ( +/- 2 / 3 EV steps ) 7 frames ( +/- 2 EV steps ) Note: HDR picture can not be made by this function. ISO bracketing 3 frames ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps )
AE Lock: 
Yes (Fn1/Rec button)
Shutter Type : 
Computerised focal-plane shutter
Maximum shutter speed: 
1/8000 sec
Minimum shutter speed: 
60 sec
Bulb mode: 
Yes
Shutter Speed: 
Shutter speed range 1/8000 - 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps) Bulb mode Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes) Time Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes)
Shooting Modes: 
Programme automatic
Aperture priority
Shutter priority
Manual
Bulb
Time
i-Auto
Art Filter
Photo Story
My Mode
Scene Modes (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait , Macro, Sports, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Children, High key, Low key, Digital Image Stabilisation, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, Fisheye converter, Macro converter, 3D, Wide converter, Underwater Macro, Underwater Wide )
Shooting Modes (Movie): 

Aperture priority
Art Filter
Manual
Programme automatic
Shutter priority

* Some Art Filters are excluded

Movie effects

Multi shot echo
One shot echo

Drive Modes: 
SIngle
Continuous
Moview
Timer
Time Laps
Continuous shooting: 
9.0 fps
Continuous Shooting Details: 
Speed (H)
Approx. 9fps
Speed (L)
5.0fps (IS off), 4.5fps (IS on)
Max. number of frames
18 frames (RAW)
Up to card capacity (JPG / Large Normal mode)

Interval shooting
Interval: 1s - 24h
Max. number of frames: 99

Self Timer : 
2 / 12 sec
ISO Range: 
200 - 25,600 ISO
ISO Sensitivity: 
Auto
ISO 200 - 25000 (customisable, default ISO 200 - 1600)
Manual
ISO LOW - 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps
White Balance
White Balance Settings: 
Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor
Tungsten
Flourescent 1
Sunlight
Flash
Overcast
Shade
Underwater
Auto Flash adjustment
Off / Auto WB / Flash
Keep warm colour
On / Off
White Balance Personal: 
Yes, 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)
White Balance Bracketing: 
3 frames / +/- 2, 4, 6mired steps
Focusing
Focusing Type: 
Contrast detect
AF System Points: 
35 points
AF Point Selection: 
Automatic and manual selection
Auto selection with Face Detection ON 800 points
Manual selection in Magnified View Mode
AF Modes: 
Manual focus
Single AF
Continuous AF
Single AF + MF
AF Tracking
Super Spot AF
Predictive AF: 
Yes
AF lock : 
Yes , Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)
Manual Focus : 
Yes , With enlarged focusing area or focus peaking
AF Assist Beam : 
Yes
Live View
Liveview: 
Yes
Liveview Details: 
Yes
Live View Coverage: 
100%
Live View Magnification : 
5 / 7 / 10 / 14x
Monitor
Rear screen size: 
3.0 in
Rear Screen Details: 
7.6cm / 3.0'' (3:2) Tiltable LCD - Touch Panel<br> Touch Control fucntions<br> AF area enlargement<br> AF area selection<br> Enlargement<br> Enlargement playback<br> Frame forward/backward<br> Live Guide<br> Scene Modes<br> Shooting mode<br> Shutter release<br> Super Control Panel<br> Wifi connection
Resolution: 
1037000 dots
Rear Screen Touch sensitive: 
Yes
Tiltable Monitor: 
Yes
Tiltable Monitor Details: 
Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees
Coverage: 
100%
Brightness: 
+/- 7 levels Vivid (default) / Natural
Flash
Flash Hotshoe: 
Yes
Built in Flash: 
Yes
Flash Modes: 
AUTO
Manual
Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
Red-eye reduction
Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction
Slow synchronisation
Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain
Fill-in
Off
Flash Xsync: 
1/320s / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode), External Flash Control X-sync speed 1/250s / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode)
Flash compensation: 
+/- 3 EV ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps )
Redeye Reduction: 
Yes
External Flash Wireless Sync: 
Yes, Number of channels
4 channels
Compatible external flash
FL-36R, FL-50R, FL-300R, FL-600R
Control method
Triggered and controlled by built-in flash light
Group setting
4 groups
Guide Number: 
10 (ISO 200)
Media Types / Sizes
Maximum Still Image Size: 
4608 x 3456
Maximum Video Image Size (pixels/fps): 
1920 x 1080 / 30p
Image Sizes: 
RAW
4608 x 3456 compressed / 17MB / frame
Fine
4608 x 3456 (compression: 1/4) / 7.5MB / frame
Normal
4608 x 3456 (compression: 1/8) / 3.5MB / frame
Normal
2560 x 1920 (compression: 1/8) 1.1MB / frame
Normal
1024 x 768 (compression: 1/8) / 0.3MB / frame
Still Image Format: 
RAW 12bit
RAW & JPEG parallel recording
JPEG

Aspect ratio
4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4
MPO (3D)
Movie: 
HD Movie quality
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 20Mbps (MOV)
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 17Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 13Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 10Mbps (MOV)
HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG®)

Movie quality
640 x 480 / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG®)

Time laps
1280 x 720 / 10fps (AVI Motion JPEG®)
Movie Format: 
MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264),
AVI(Motion JPEG)
Movie Length: 
29min (17Mbps)
14min (SD) / 7min (HD) (AVI Motion JPEG®)
Sound Files: 
Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base
Other Features
Intervalometer: 
Yes
Wi-Fi: 
Yes
GPS: 
No
Firmware Update: 
Update possible by the User
Histogram: 
Yes
Photo Effects: 
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone, Gentle Sepia, Key Line, Water colour
Menu Languages: 
English, French, German, Spanish,
Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch,
Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish,
Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian,
Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish,
Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian,
Serbian
Connectivity
Computer Interface: 
USB 2.0 High Speed
Sync terminal: 
Accessory Port 2
Other Conection Interface: 
Micro connector (Type D)

Wi-Fi Functions: GPS info
Available through Smartphone GPS data
Wireless Shooting
Live View
Rec View
Touch AF & Shutter
Self timer
Power off
Image Share
File type: JPEG, MOV
Simultaneuosly connectable devices: 4
Privacy function
Easy Connection
QR code setting
Note: Shooting mode is fixed on i-Auto

Power Source
Power Source: 
BLN-1 Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life: 
Approx. 400images (50% with Live View)
Physical Specifications
Body Materials: 
All-metal body
Weather sealing: 
No
Width: 
122mm
Height: 
69mm
Depth: 
37mm
Weight: 
378.0 g
Weight: 
420g (including battery and memory card), 378g (body only)
OperatingEnvironment: 
0 - 40°C operating temperature / -20 - 60°C storage temperature Humidity 30 - 90% operation humidity / 10 - 90% storage humidity

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