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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Digital Camera

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Model Specifications

BrandOlympus ModelPEN E-PL5
Sensor 16 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 17 x 13mm
Anti-Alias Filter No Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
StabilizationYes Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 6400 *Expanded range: 200-25600 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 60s, bulb up to 30m
Lens MountMicro Four-Thirds MountCrop Factor2X
Filter DiameterN /A Focus System 35-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type Optional EVF Viewfinder Size 0.45" 1.5 Megapixels 100% Coverage *Sold separately.
Display Attachment Tilting Display Size 3" LCD 460K Pixels 100% Coverage *Color-Ajustable (15-steps) Touchscreen
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene Modes17Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Sport, Night, Night Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach&Snow
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot, Highlight Spot, Shadow Spot Bracketing 5 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV Flash Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3, 1/3 or 1 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 15 steps
Continuous Drive 8 FPS, 15 JPEG, 19 RAW Self Timer Yes *2s, 12s 1-10 Shots @ 1-30s
Command Dials 1 DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash No Flash Sync 1/250s
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input Stereo
Video Format Quicktime H.264, M-JPEG WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 360 *CIPA Standard
Introduced 2012-09-17, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 111 x 64 x 38mm (W x H x D) Weight 325g

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Olympus E-PL5 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
16 Megapixels Mirrorless (SLD)ISO 200-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-60s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.45" Optional EVF 1.5 MegapixelsCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
2 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
8 FPS Drive, 15 ImagesStereo audio input
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion
3" LCD 460K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
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