Olympus E-PL5 Mirrorless 16MP Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens
Pro Quality You Fit In Your Pocket.
You love being creative. But you also demand superior image quality and uncompromising performance. The PEN E-PL5 is perfect. Shoot images with stunning detail and vivid color thanks to a powerful tandem of a sizeable 16 MP Live MOS Sensor and our TruePic VI image processing engine. Technology like an AF Illuminator and an ISO with speeds that hit 25,600 capture crisp, clear shots in low light. Everything is fast on the PEN E-PL5 from the exceedingly responsive touch screen to 8 fps sequential shooting. Nourish your artistic side with Full HD Video 1080i and 12 Art Filters and Effects. Take full control of your settings with features such as My Set, and a customizable self timer. Unleash your creativity, apply new monochrome Art Filters Effects or edit RAW images right in the camera. The PEN E-PL5. All the professional features you need to take you to the next creative level.
Immediate Response ONE-Touch Shutter and Control
The E-PL5?s Touchscreen reacts quickly with the slightest touch and can focus by touch even if the subject is not in the center. Touch Screen display makes it easy to choose AF points, capture a picture, change camera settings, release the shutter or navigate controls, simply by touching the screen.
8fps Sequential Shooting
With the E-PL5 you can take up to eight photos a second, allowing you to easily capture that perfect shot, especially when your subject is moving.
FAST AF with Face and Eye Detect
The FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at an incredible speed and offers 35 separate focus points that are spread over nearly the entire sensor, which makes it possible for pin-point accurate focusing on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting active subjects.
Professional Image Quality
16MP Live MOS Image Sensor
Featuring the 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor of the OM-D E-M5, the Olympus Micro Four Thirds flagship, the PEN E-PL5, is optimized to maximize the performance of all mZuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes shooting and Full HD movie recording possible.
TruePic VI Image Processor
TruePic VI Image Processor, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow, and gold) and color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots.
Proven Dust Reduction System
Olympus? Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even if you change lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it doesn?t interfere with the picture imaging at any time.
In-Body Image Stabilization
Say goodbye to blurry images. Olympus? in-body image stabilization technology makes it possible to use any Micro Four Thirds lenses (or Four Thirds lens), from wide-angle to telephoto, for perfectly clear, crisp photos no matter what the shooting situation, even in low light!
12 Art Filters and 7 Art Filter Effects
Twelve in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as filming HD movies.
The Twelve in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Key Line, Dramatic Tone and NEW Watercolor) are enhanced by new filter variations, art effects and bracketing. Also, the E-PL5 now features the Monochrome Art Filter Effect, where the Picture Tone effect can change the color from normal monotone to sepia, blue, purple, and green.
FULL 1080I HD MOVIE ? WITH ART FILTER MOVIE AND EFFECTS
Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080 60i HD video and stereo sound in either .MOV or .AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button. Shoot movies with Art Filters, and new to the E-PL5, change your Art Filter while shooting your movie and see the transition right on the LCD, without missing a beat.
4x Digital Touch Zoom in Movie
One-touch 4x digital converter for movie. You can zoom easily with the touch LCD.
Low Light Performance
The addition of this super luminosity LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light up to almost 10 feet
Stunning low light photos are a click away with an increased ISO sensitivity to 25,600.
Attachable flash included. This camera provides the flexibility to attach a flash to your camera via the accessory port, or leave it at home for maximum portability.
Ease of Use
NEW Flip Self PortraiT 3? LCD screen
The E-PL5 features a flip touch screen that rotates 170 degrees and allows you to take self portraits. The E-PL5 is designed to optimize the touch screen LCD and was introduced to operate the MENU display with a new simple operation instead of a mode dial. The E-PL5?s Touchscreen reacts quickly with the slightest touch and can focus by touch, also choose what you want to focus on by touch, even if the subject is not in the center.
The E-PL5?s Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them ? before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, tone, etc. Operating the camera is more intuitive with the newly designed user interface. The on-screen graphics have also been updated with a sleeker font design and an automatic pop-up guide in the menu screen.
A convenient, fully automated feature that detects the scene and applies the best of six situations just by aiming the camera toward the subject. Backlight adjustment are automatically applied for Portrait and Landscape modes. iAuto is also available for shooting videos.
In-Camera slideshow with Background Music
Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-PL5's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, and add captivating musical soundtracks.
or form, fit and feel. The removable grip allows for secure and comfortable handling of the E-PL5. Or, if you don?t want to use the grip and prefer the simpler design, simply remove it.
Not only do you have the flexibility of the Function Buttons (Fn), but you can utilize ?My Set? to customize program modes on your dial such as Aperture Priority, Manual and Scene Select Modes.
Olympus Image Share Technology
Share images to your Smart Device. Olympus allows for the usage of PENPAL BlueTooth Device, Eye-Fi Card or the new Flash Air Media Card. Not only is the new E-PL5 compatible, but the menu structure is designed for easy uploading from your selected device. Be sure to check out the Olympus Smartphone apps PENPic and iPhone app.
Bracketing: Exposure, ISO, White Balance, Flash, Art Filter, HDR post-process
6 Bracketing functions allow you the flexibility to focus on the type of shot you want and view it in different ways so you can choose the best shot. Now featuring High Dynamic Range post-processing.
Small Target AF
New ?small AF target? achieves the pinpoint focus. Focus on an AF point, within an AF point.
Image Rotation in Playback
When the image is shot at portrait position, image is automatically rotated in playback.
Downloadable Background Music Selection
Variety is the spice of life. Now, not only are there 4 background music tracks included in the camera, but you can also download music from the OLYMPUS web site, and replaced it instead of default music in the camera. Making Slideshow playback on your HDTV more fun!
Customizable Self Timer
Self-timer customizing function can be utilized in various situations, the best is for self portraits. Control start times and shooting intervals. Start time(1-30sec) / shooting interval (0.5sec, 1sec, 2sec, 3sec) and number of shots (2~10).
RAW Edit in Camera
Like your shot but want a few revisions. Edit jpegs and now RAW files right in the camera. Can edit the raw image in camera body, fix Red-Eye, crop your image, change to black and white and more.
Bulb Shooting to 30 Minutes
With the E-PL5, it is possible to decide the exposure time by previewing the effect on the backside monitor. Image during bulb shooting is updated at regular intervals (ex. by 0.5 sec.). The shutter opens by fully pressing the release button and the shutter closes by fully re-pressing the release button.
23 Scene Modes
From portraits to sunset shots, the E-PL5 is equipped with 23 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to smooth your subject?s complexion. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with the new conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses.
For easy photo and video playback on your HDTV. The E-PL5 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PL5 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.
Add a new dimension to your photographs in any shooting situation from macro to landscape with Olympus? 3D technology. By simply selecting the 3D Photo Mode, releasing the shutter, and slowly panning, the camera will automatically take a second image from a slightly different perspective. The 3D data is processed in-camera resulting in an .MPO file, the universal industry 3D format, for easy display on 3D televisions or laptops.
Fine Detail Processing
Captures exceptional detail from shadow to highlight.
AF Tracking locks your subject into focus right on the LCD, and constantly adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving. With this mode, a simple push of the AF button and shutter release enables you to keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus.
Manual Focus Assist
The E-PL5 provides two optional methods to help the user focus: a Magnified Focus (MF) Assist Function and Magnification Display. When using manual focus, the MF Assist feature aids with critical focus by allowing you to zoom in on part of the image by simply turning the focusing ring on the front of the lens. The Magnification Display enables you to selectively enlarge the image on the LCD at the touch of a button. This mode works for both autofocus and manual focus. Both MF Assist methods provide up to a 10x magnification of a single point of the image for critical focus; perfect for macro or still-life photography.
Wireless Flash Compatible
Compatibility with wireless flash allows you to maximize the performance of your E-PL5 in a studio setting. Use the newly introduced FL-600R or the existing FL-300R and FL-50R.
Multiple Exposure Shooting
The Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative right in the camera. Multiple images can be captured and combined to create one unique image. The creative possibilities are endless!
Multiple Aspect Ratio Shooting
The E-PL5 lets you select one of four Aspect Ratios (4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4) that help frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like. Aspect ratios are available for still photo and HD movie capture, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.
Fully Expandable System
A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-PL5 to support all different types of photography needs.
The E-PL5 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, PENPAL, MAL-1 Macro Light, SEMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2/VF-3 viewfinders.
Multi-Motion Image Stabilization for Movie
Corrects blur for slow and large movement caused by physically moving while shooting movies.
Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject?s complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits.
7 Picture Modes
iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters.
Advanced SHADOW ADJUSTMENT TECHNOLOGY
You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-PL5?s Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before image capture or during post-capture edits.
Product type: Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
Memory: SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Flash Air compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible)
Screen size: 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds Mount
Product type: 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
Number of pixels / Aspect ratio: Number of effective pixels : Approx. 16.1 million pixels. Total number of pixels : Approx. 17.2 million pixels. Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)
Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
Recording format: DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
File format: RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
Recording image size: [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
File size: RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB
Image Stabilization System
Type: Built-in (Imager shift image stabilizer)
Mode: 3 modes (S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
Focal length setting: Available
Available manual focal length setting: Input focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
Stabilization performance: maximum 3 EV steps
Shutter speed range: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb and Time is selected.)
Live view: Approx. 100% field of view, Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), Highlight and shadow, Off
Display of Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.
Monitor type: 3.0-inch Tilting wide monitor
Touch control: Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel, Touch Art Filter selection, Touch scene mode selection
Tilting angle: Upward tilting angle: up to 170 degrees
Downward tilting angle : up to 65 degrees
Brightness / Color temperature control: ?7 levels / ?7 levels
Color tone select: Vivid / Natural
AF system: High-speed imager AF
Focus mode: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)/ Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR)
Full-time AF: Available
Magnified frame AF: Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button (available with old lenses)
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
Face detection AF / Eye detection AF: Available / Available Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode: 35-area multiple AF
All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target,(normal) Single target(small)
AF Illuminator: Available
Manual focus assist Customize function: Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
Exposure Control (Still)
Metering system (TTL Image sensor metering): Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Metering range: EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
Exposure mode: iAuto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE,
S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter,
Underwater wide / macro,
Scene select AE: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D
ISO sensitivity: AUTO ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600)
Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Exposure compensation: ?3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
AE lock: Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)
Shutter type: Computerized focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed: 1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)
Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
Flash intensity control method: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, super FP (FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
Bundled flash: TTL flash, GN=7(ISO100?m) / GN=10 (ISO200?m)
Flash mode: Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual (1/1 (FULL) ~1/64)
Synchronization speed: 1/250sec. or less FL-LM1/2: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec., Super FP: 1/125-1/4000 sec.
Flash intensity control: Up to ?3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
Compatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Wireless Flash Control
Compatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
Control method: Triggered and controlled by bundled flash FL-LM1 External Flash intensity type: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
Channel: 4 channels
Group No:. 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash)
Drive mode: Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Sequential shooting maximum speed: [Sequential shooting H mode] 8.0 fps in case of "I.S. Off"
3.6 fps in case of "I.S. Off" (in 3.5 seq. shooting L)
3.0 fps in case of "I.S. On" (in 3 seq. shooting L)
Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting: [RAW] Max. 27frames (in 3 seq. shooting L), Max.15 frames (in 8 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG] Unlimited consecutive shooting (in 3 seq. shooting L), Max. 19 frames ( in 8 seq. shooting H)
Self-timer: Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)
Exposure bracketing: 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
ISO bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
White balance bracketing: 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
Flash bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
Art Filter bracketing: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
bracketing for HDR post process: 3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
Mode (Variation / Effect):
Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)
Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
Light Tone ( - / d.)
Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
Diorama ( - / d.)
Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
Watercolor (I, II / a.c.d.)
a. Soft Focus Effect
b. Pin-Hole Effect
c. White Edge Effect
d. Frame Effect
e. Star Light Effect
f. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
g. Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
Recording format: MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI (Motion JPEG)
Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording
20Mbps (Fine) / 17Mbps (Normal) : Aspect 16:9
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording
13Mbps (Fine) / 10Mbps (Normal) : Aspect 16:9
[AVI Motion JPEG]
HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps, Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps, Aspect 4:3
Maximum Recording Time:
Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine) AVI
HD : Approx. 7min / SD : Approx. 14min
Movie Function: Movie Effect : One shot echo / Multi echo / Art fade / One push 4x tele-converter
Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie
IS for Movie: Built in (Electronic image stabilizer) 2mode (M-IS1,M-IS2) , off [AVI]
AE Lock: Available
Exposure control (Movie): P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter
Compression ratio: Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
File size: MOV Format : Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
Recording format: Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
Microphone function: Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume
Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
White balance mode: Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
White balance compensation: ?7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis Except for Custom WB
Preset white balance: 7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
- Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
Color matrix: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Mode: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters
Gradation: Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]
Number of picture / Function: 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture (RAW)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
One Push Tele-converter
Playback mode: Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
1 BGM replaceable. Auto angle correction
Information display: Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
Languages: 34 languages selectable:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Reset & custom setting
My Set: 4 settings recordable / Available to set to mode dial
Editing function: RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
RAW picture editing: RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)
Detail edit acceptable.(Preview, Memory of 2 setting, re-development)
Print function: Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
USB/AV/Remote controller connector: Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]
HDMI connector: Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Flash attachment: Hot shoe
Accessory Port 2: Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
PC interface: USB2.0 Hi-Speed
TV interface: HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
Battery: BLS-5 Li-ion battery (included)
Sleep mode: Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
Number of recordable pictures: Approx. 360 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
(with BLS-5 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 110.5 mm (W) x 63.7mm (H) x 38.2mm (D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Weight: Approx. 325g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLS-5 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 279g [body only]
Temperature: 0 ~ +40C (operation) / -20 ~ +60C (storage)
Humidity: 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)