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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5 II Lens (White + Silver Lens) - V205041WU000

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A aps-c equivalent quality but in the size of a 4/3 camera is nothing more I can ask for from olympus. This has to be one of the best 4/3 ever

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Awesome camera at a great value and size!

on 1/21/2013

A aps-c equivalent quality but in the size of a 4/3 camera is nothing more I can ask for from olympus. This has to be one of the best 4/3 ever

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Product Overview

The E-PL5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-42mm F/3.5 II R Lens (Black) from Olympus is the latest edition to the Olympus PEN E-PL series of mirrorless interchangeable lens digital cameras. Included with this camera is the M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5 II lens.

A 16MP Live MOS sensor provides this camera with DSLR-like image quality and the TruePic VI image processor brings with it fast response time and accurate colors and contrast. Its mirrorless design allows for a compact body and a large line of compatible interchangeable lenses offers the flexibility to capture any type of shot you can imagine.

With an ISO range up to 25600 and In-body Image Stabilization, low-light photography is delivered with saturated colors and little noise. Sequential shooting of 8 frames per second and the Olympus F.A.S.T. Auto Focus system equal high speed performance and with the assistance of Face and Eye Detection, portraits and group shots are focused and exposed automatically to produce ideal shots.

Auto focus and shutter release can be controlled by touching the LCD screen. Set the focus on your subject by touching that spot on the LCD and the camera will hold that focus until you touch the LCD again to release the shutter. The LCD itself is a 3.0" Flip Portrait display that can be tilted up or down for creative composition or to control glare and reflection when shooting in bright sunlight.

The E-PL5 is capable of shooting Full 1080i HD video and can playback that HD video on an HDTV with a simple connection to its HDMI output. It also has a multi-purpose accessory port for connecting accessories, such as the included FL-LM1 flash unit.

Twelve in-camera art filters can add creative flourish to your images. Soft Focus, Grainy Film and Pin Hole, for example, are enhanced by filter variations, art effects, and bracketing. This creative palette can be used in all shooting modes including while filming HD movies. iAuto is also a part of the package and it's there for you when you want the camera to recognize what it is seeing and automatically take the best photo possible. Also featured is Olympus' Dust Reduction System which keeps the camera's sensor clean by vibrating a Supersonic Wave Filter every time the camera is turned on.

Along with compact form, interchangeable lenses are an important advantage to mirrorless photography and Olympus provides a wide array of Micro Four Thirds lenses to fit the E-PL5, including the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R which is bundled with this camera. This 3X zoom lens, designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds mounts, has an overall length of just 1.9" (48mm). Comprising 8 elements in 7 groups, the lens has 7 aperture blades that create natural background blur. This is a versatile lens, covering a wide-angle to moderate telephoto focal length of 14-42mm (35mm equivalent: 28-84mm).


Manufacturer Olympus
Mfg Part# V205041WU000
SKU 242627080
UPC 050332184220
UPC 14 00050332184220
Product Guide Click Here for the Olympus Store
16MP Live MOS Sensor
TruePic VI Image Processor
14-42mm (35mm equiv: 28-84mm) f/3.5 Lens
3.0" Flip Portrait LCD Touchscreen
Full 1080i HD Video
F.A.S.T. Auto Focus
In-Body Image Stabilization
ISO Range to 25600
12 In-camera Art Filters
Includes FL-LM1 Flash Unit
What’s in the Box
Olympus E-PL5 Mirrorless Digital Camera
M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens
Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
Flash FL-LM1
Standard Removable Grip
USB Cable
A/V Cable
Shoulder Strap
Olympus Viewer 2/ib Software CD-ROM
Instruction Manual
One Year Limited Warranty
Tech Specs
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format: Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Pixels: Actual: 17.2 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
Max Resolution: 16MP: 4608 x 3456 @ 4:3
Other Resolutions:
4.9MP: 2560 x 1920 @ 4:3
0.8MP: 1024 x 768 @ 4:3
0.3MP: 640 x 480 @ 4:3
Sensor Type / Size: MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
File Formats:
Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: AVI, MJPEG, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM, WAV
Bit Depth: 12-bit
Dust Reduction System: Y
Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Image Stabilization: Digital
AV Recording
Video Recording: Yes, NTSC/PAL
1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length: Up to 29 Min
Audio Recording: With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type: Auto & Manual
Focus Mode: Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points: 35
Viewfinder Type: None
Display Screen: 3.0" Rear Screen Tilting LCD
Screen Coverage: 100%
Live View: Yes
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200-1600 (Extended Mode: 1600-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 60 - 1/4000 sec
30 - 1 min in Bulb Mode
Remote Control: RM-UC1 (Optional)
Metering Method: Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes: Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
White Balance Modes: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Burst Rate: Up to 8 fps at 16 MP for up to 15 frames
Built-in Flash: No
Effective Flash Range: 7.0 - 10.0' (2.13 - 3.05 m)
Guide No. : 10' (3.05 m) ISO200
Max Sync Speed: 1 / 250 sec
Flash Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System: iTTL Groups: 4 Channels: 4
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Wireless
In-Camera Image Editing: Image Overlay, Monochrome, Red-eye Correction, Trim
Continuous Shooting: Up to 8 fps
Self Timer: 12 sec, 2 sec, 1 sec, 30 sec
Connectivity: AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable (With Optional Transmitter): Yes
Battery: 1x BLS-5 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Operating Temperature: 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
Humidity: 30 - 90%
Dimensions (WxHxD) : 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.5" / 11.1 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm
Weight: 11.46 oz / 325 g
Kit Lens
Focal Length: 28 - 84 mm
Comparable: Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 14 - 42 mm
Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Angle of View: 75° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84" (24.99 cm)
Magnification: 0.19x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:5.3
Groups/Elements: 7/8
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Autofocus: Yes
Filter Thread: 37 mm
Dimensions (DxL) : Approx. 2.2 x 1.9" (5.59 x 4.83 cm)
Weight: 4 oz (113 g)
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 15 - 20 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 16.1
Color White
Color Class White
Focus Mode Auto / Manual
Image Format Raw
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Memory Card Type SD
Minimum Aperture f/3.5
Product Line PEN
Resolution 4608 x 3456
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Awesome camera at a great value and size! on Jan 21, 2013