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Olympus E-5
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Olympus E-5

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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-5 Review

Review guidelines
27 June 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus E-5 is a professional camera and extremely modern technology that is one of its strengths in the magnesium alloy body splash resistant and dust. The new technology and the unique mix of features confirms the E-5 as the natural evolution of the D-SLR cameras E-system Olympus, for the...
  • Pros: Optical pentaprism viewfinder; dust system; Artistic filters; processor, HDMI, Microphone input
  • Cons: Only for professionals
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-5 Review

Digital Photography School
23 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Launched with little fanfare and then, according to Olympus, quickly gaining favour with the market, the Olympus E-5 DSLR should attract much attention down the track. Using the Four Thirds system, the E-5 is a little startling in its size and weight.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

DP Review
10 February 2011
  • Summary: The E-5 isn't meant to appeal to the mass market, and we suspect that it won't. However, as a flagship for the established Four Thirds system, it succeeds brilliantly. The E-5 is capable of excellent results, and its tank-like body should take years of abuse.
  • Pros: Very good resolution at low ISO sensitivity settings (rivaling higher pixel-count cameras), Reliable metering and white balance systems, Excellent JPEG color, Tank-like body that feels like it can take years of abuse., Large, bright viewfinder showing 100% coverage, Useful pitch/roll electronic s...
  • Cons: Uncompetitive high ISO performance (when compared to APS-C peers, Between 0.5-1EV less highlight dynamic range than APS-C competitors (but better than E-3), Unpredictable AF in multi-point mode, Maximum framerate of 5fps unimpressive compared to competition, Slow AF in poor light, Contrast-detect...
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Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
22 October 2010
  • Summary: The Olympus E-5 is the newest top-of-the-line DSLR camera that uses a Four Thirds sensor developed by Olympus. This DSLR has all the impressive features of its predecessor, including a durable magnesium alloy body with weather sealed “splashproof” construction.
  • Pros: Solid construction, Fast auto focus, Articulated LCD
  • Cons: Some highlight clipping, Weaker at high ISO, Lower resolution than competition
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-5

neocamera.com
14 September 2010
  • Summary: An 11-point double-cross focusing system provides the most impressive performance of the E-5. While Olympus' claim of the fastest autofocus system cannot be verified it is believable. The AF system is quick, very sensitive and quite accurate, even down to relatively low light-levels.
  • Pros: Great image sharpness, Good control over image noise, Excellent metering accuracy, Superb automatic white-balance, Sensitive focusing system, Ultra-quick autofocus, Generally quite responsive, Very effective stabilization for all lenses, Adjustable LCD color temperature, Plenty of external contro...
  • Cons: Image review delay, Continuous drive speed drop at high ISO, Pitch not visible in viewfinder, Status screen does not turn off automatically, Live-view not always exposure-priority, EC button too recessed, Difficult to use while wearing gloves, Noisy and very slow contrast-detect autofocus, Overly...
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Overall 8
8.4
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 9
9.0

Olympus E-5 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: The Olympus E-5 is a pleasant camera to use and is capable of some nice results. The body is solid and feels sturdy in the hand, with a wealth of buttons and functions that, once customised to your own way of working, allow speedy operation.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-5

Trusted Reviews
19 May 2011
  • Summary: Olympus' new flagship E-5 digital SLR has a semi professional build and feature set. So, how does it stack up against rivals, and could this really be its maker's last ever DSLR?
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus E-5 review

PC Advisor
5 February 2011
  • Summary: The Olympus E-5 DSLR is best suited for photographers with existing Olympus lenses who want a rugged, dependable DSLR body.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-5

MacWorld
3 January 2011
  • Excerpt: There hasn’t been much activity on the digital SLR front from Olympus since they released the E-30 in 2009. Now at last comes their new flagship camera, the E-5. It has a weather-resistant magnesium body that feels solid in the hands and the same 12-megapixel sensor as the E-30, though the processor...
  • Pros: Full environmental seals; fast autofocus; great image quality; tilt/shift screen with Live view
  • Cons: Menus are too complex; control layout a little cumbersome; lacks customisability
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-5

Pocket Lint
20 December 2010
  • Conclusion: In truth and partly because of the set-up cost from scratch, we can’t envisage new adopters flocking to the Olympus E-5 in significant numbers and, particularly as it is not being offered bundled with any kit lens, it will best suit those upgrading from the E-1 or E-3.
  • Pros: Reassuringly robust construction, quick auto focus, angle-adjustable LCD screen, HD movies, stunning results capable with Live Mos sensor and test lens combo
  • Cons: Pricey, heavy, modest low light settings
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