Olympus E-5 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus E-5 
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General
Model Number: E-5 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1699.99
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Date Available: 2010-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 31.5 oz (892 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.6 x 4.6 x 2.9 in.
(143 x 117 x 75 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS 
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Total Megapixels: 13.1
Effective Megapixels: 12.3 
Sensor Format: Four Thirds 
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: Yes 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4032 x 3024 (12.2 MP, 4:3),
3200 x 2400 (7.7 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit RAW (.ORF) 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) 
Optics
Lens Mount: Four Thirds mount 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL Phase Detect: 11-point, all cross-type; Contrast Detect (Live View): 11-area, face detection 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, ~1.15x mag., ~20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (200 - 6400, customizable), 100 - 6400 (1/3, 1 EV steps)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Customized WB, One-touch WB (4 settings), Underwater 
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 49-zone Digital ESP, Center Weighted Average, Spot (2% with Highlight/Shadow mode) 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Underwater program AE 
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Off.  
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Depends on lens aperture 
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC sync socket 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: RM-1 IR or RM-CB1 Cable 
Other Connection: Mini HDMI (type-C) Output, DC Input, Cable Remote 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLM-5 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLM-5 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 870
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS software CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Sensor-shift Image Stabilization, Hi-res 921Kdot Articulating LCD, 720p movies, HDMI output, Dual CF/SD card support (including SDXC), AF fine tuning. 

 


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