Olympus E-P5 Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus PEN E-P5 
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General
Model Number: E-P5
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1449.95
Street Price: $799.33
Date Available: 2013-05-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 19.2 oz (545 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.
(122 x 69 x 37 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 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, RAW + JPEG, MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 9.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p (20 or 17Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (13 or 10Mbps))
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Lens Thread: 46mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko Digital
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 34 mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x
Filter Thread: 46mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 35-area multiple AF; All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (normal), Single target (small), Super Spot AF (800 AF points)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: Optional VF-4 high-resolution EVF
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 100-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom (2), Kelvin
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene (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 (using H-FT012 3D lens only); Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Water Color); Gradation (Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key); Multiple Exposure (2 frames)
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
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 (Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), Off, Wireless Commander
Flash Guide Number: 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN of 7m (ISO 100) or 10m (ISO 200)
Max Flash Sync: 1/320
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 0.46
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 0.51
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 9.93
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 16
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.196
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.098
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.318
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.051
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.144
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.231s
Startup Time: 0.90
Shutdown Time: 0.40
Play -> Record Time: 0.50
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 2.20
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 9,266
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLN-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 330
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization, tilting capacitive touchpanel LCD, 9 fps burst mode, built-in IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, built-in flash with commander mode, 2x2 control dial, fast AF. Available in back, white or silver.

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