Olympus PEN E-P5 Review

Overall Score

73

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 122 x 69 x 37 mm, 420g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: PEN E-P3

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Olympus PEN E-P5 Overview


First introduced in October, 2013, Olympus PEN E-P5 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Olympus replaced the older Olympus E-P3 with PEN E-P5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Olympus E-P5 with Olympus E-P3


Olympus E-P5 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Olympus PEN E-P5

Sensor resolution of Olympus E-P5 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Olympus E-P5 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Olympus E-P5 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus E-P5 2013 16MP 100 - 25600 420g 122 x 69 x 37mm
Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus E-P3 2011 12MP 100 - 12800 369g 122 x 69 x 34mm
Olympus PEN E-P2 Olympus E-P2 2010 12MP 100 - 6400 355g 121 x 70 x 36mm
Olympus PEN E-P1 Olympus E-P1 2009 12MP 100 - 6400 355g 121 x 70 x 36mm

Proc and Cons of Olympus E-P5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Olympus PEN E-P5 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1037k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
420g Light Body
35 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 330 shots
Type Scores

Olympus PEN E-P5 has an Overall Score of 73/100 and ranked #77 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #140 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Olympus E-P5 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
80
Value for money score
86
Portability score
89
Overall score
73
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Olympus E-P5


Olympus PEN E-P5 weighs 420g and has external dimensions of 122 x 69 x 37mm (4.8 x 2.72 x 1.46"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Olympus E-P5 is 97 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-P5
420g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Olympus E-P5
37mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Olympus PEN E-P5 with the dimensions:

Olympus PEN E-P5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PEN E-P5 Dimensions PEN E-P5
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 420 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 122 x 69 x 37 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL5 Olympus E-PL5 325 g 420 g 111 x 64 x 38 mm 122 x 69 x 37 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 420 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 122 x 69 x 37 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 420 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 122 x 69 x 37 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Olympus E-M5 II 469 g 420 g 124 x 85 x 45 mm 122 x 69 x 37 mm
Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus E-P3 369 g 420 g 122 x 69 x 34 mm 122 x 69 x 37 mm
Olympus PEN-F Olympus PEN-F 427 g 420 g 125 x 72 x 37 mm 122 x 69 x 37 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 420 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 122 x 69 x 37 mm

Specifications of Olympus PEN E-P5


General
Brand Olympus
Model PEN E-P5
Announced October, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1037k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 35
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync (1st or 2nd curtain), Manual (1/1 - 1/64)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 420 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 69 x 37 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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