Olympus PEN E-PL5 Mirrorless

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There Are a Dozen Included Art Filters

 Olympus PEN E-PL5 Mirrorless 4/3s Camera Olympus E-PL5 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Compact Digital Camera created by Olympus becomes the latest member of the illustrious Olympus PEN E-PL family of compact mirrorless digital interchangeable lens cameras.  A 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers DSLR-feeling image quality while the TruePic VI imaging processor brings a fast response time with it along with accurate contrast and colors. Its mirrorless engineering allows a compact case while a large array of well-matched interchangeable lenses provide the flexibility to acquire any shot you can dream up.

With its ISO range as high as 25600 along with on-board Image Stabilization, poor-light photography is provided with little noise. and saturated colors Sequential photographing of 8 fps along with its F.A.S.T. Olympus AF system results high speed operations and with of Eye and Face Detection assistance, group shots and portraits are automatically focused and exposed to deliver perfect images.

The shutter release and auto focus may be operated by simply touching the LCD monitor. The focus may be set upon your subject by pressing that particular spot upon the LCD screen and the camera is going to keep the focus until you again press the LCD to subsequently release the shutter. The LCD monitor is a 3 inch Flip Portrait display which may be twisted up or down allowing for creative composition for control of glare and reflections while shooting out in in the bright.

The E-PL5 has the capability to shoot Full HD 1080i video and can play that HD video back video on any HDTV using a normal connection to the HDMI output. It also features a multiple-purpose accessory port allowing connection of accessories, like the FL-LM1 flash accessory unit which is included.

There are a dozen included art filters which can add creative flourishes to your pictures which, for example include: Grainy Film, Soft Focus, and Pin Hole which may also be enhanced using filter variations, bracketing. and art effects This creative palette may be employed across all shooting functions including when filming HD video. iAuto is also included in the package and it is available for you as you need the E-PL5 to recognize a scene and automatically capture the best image possible. A Dust Reduction System is also included which keeps the image sensor in the camera clean by using its Supersonic Wave Filter that vibrates each time the E-PL5 camera is switched on - Sep 17, 2012 ✓

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Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 2560 x 1920, 1024 x 768  
Image ratio w:h 4:3  
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17.2 megapixels  
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto (200 - 1600), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800  
White balance presets 8  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization Sensor-shift  
Uncompressed format RAW  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No  
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 35  
Lens mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount  
Focal length multiplier 2  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen Yes  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional)  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash No (bundled external flash)  
Flash range 7 m (bundled FL-LM1)  
External flash Yes (Clip-on FL-LM1 included, Hot-shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)  
Continuous drive Yes (8 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 3 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (Mini HDMI type-C)  
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected  
Remote control Yes (Optional RM-UC1)  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion BLS-5 rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 360  
Weight (inc. batteries) 325 g (0.72 lb / 11.46 oz)  
Dimensions 111 x 64 x 38 mm (4.37 x 2.52 x 1.5")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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