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-PL5s 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 doesnt 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!
SHOOT. SYNC. SHARE WIRELESSLY.
SHARE YOUR FAVORITE PICTURES.
Wi-Fi capability lets you transfer photos wirelessly to smartphones and tablets with the FlashAir memory card and the OLYMPUS Image Share app. Perfect for posting them on social networking sites fast without any fuss. All to share your stories fast. Learn more.
TURN YOUR PICTURES INTO WORKS OF ART WITH ART FILTERS
The OI.Share app lets you use the Art Filter technology made popular by the OLYMPUS PEN. From Dramatic Tone to Pop Art, you can choose your favorite Art Filter and apply it to not only pictures that you imported from your camera, but also to pictures that are already saved on your smartphone.
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.
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.
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-PL5s 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-PL5s 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.
Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
SD Memory Card*1 (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Flash Air compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 )
*1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.
*2: Not compatible with Endless Memory.
17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
Micro Four Thirds Mount
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)
Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)
DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
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
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
Built-in (Imager shift image stabilizer*3)
3 modes (S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
Focal length setting
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
maximum 3 EV steps*4
*4: Based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.
Shutter speed range
2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb and Time is selected.)
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.
3.0-inch Tilting wide monitor*8
*8: Approx.460k dots (16:9), Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type
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
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
High-speed imager AF
Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)*9 / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) *9
*9: C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTs lenses. It works as S-AF in C-AF mode.
Magnified frame AF
Selectable from over 800 AF points
Enlarged view check by magnify button (available with old lenses*10)
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
*10: old lenses without data communication
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)
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
EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
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*11,
*11: Selectable from menu as a function on Fn-1/Rec button
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 *
*Using 3D lens(H-FT012) only, still only
AUTO ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600)
Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)
Computerized focal-plane shutter
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*13, Manual, super FP*13(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
*13: Available on the external flash
TTL flash, GN=7(ISO100?m) / GN=10 (ISO200?m)
*14: Bundled FL-LM1. Attach it on the hot shoe and connect it to the accessory port 2. Available on FL-LM1/2.
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)
1/250sec. or less*15
*15: It depends on flash models or flash mode
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
Triggered and controlled by bundled flash FL-LM1*16 *16: Available on FL-LM2/ FL-600R.
(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
External Flash intensity type
TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash*17)
*17: Available on FL-LM1/2 / FL-600R
Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer
Sequential shooting maximum speed
[Sequential shooting H mode]*18 8.0 fps * in case of "I.S. Off" *18: Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
[Sequential shooting L mode] *19
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)
*19: When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm?R f3.5-5.6
Max. recordable pictureson 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)
* When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm?R f3.5-5.6.
* With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card R95-W80 8GB model, based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.
Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)
2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
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.
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.
*HDR picture can not be made by this function.
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)
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 *20, Aspect 16:9
SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 4:3
*20 : Except for some of the Art Filters
Maximum Recording Time
Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)
HD : Approx. 7min*21 / SD : Approx. 14min*21
*21 : Except for some of the Art Filters
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,
Exposure control (Movie)
P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priority AE, M: Manual, Art Filter
* S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.
Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
MOV Format : Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
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)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters
Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except Art Filters]
Number of picture / Function
2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture (RAW)
4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
ONE PUSH TELE-CONVERTER
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)
* Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Still)
1 BGM replaceable. Auto angle correction
Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
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
4 settings recordable / Available to set to mode dial
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 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.]
Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Accessory Port 2
Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)
BLS-5 Li-ion battery (included)
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
110.5 mm (W) x 63.7mm (H) x 38.2mm (D)
[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
Approx. 325g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLS-5 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 279g [body only]
0 ~ +40? (operation) / -20 ~ +60? (storage)
30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)