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Olympus E-PL5

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Overall 9
9.3

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Digitalcamera HQ
18 May 2014
  • Summary: The latest mirrorless PEN model from Olympus offers snappy shots and a decent included lens, plus adds a touchscreen. But is it worth the price versus a pocket camera?
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN PL5: DSLR-like quality with price and lightness of compact cameras

t3me.com
12 February 2014
  • Excerpt: The video goes over the camera features, and provides beginners with some useful tips, showcasing the camera's arty filters that let you create masterpieces without reverting back to photoshop. Stick till the end, there's also a link for a competition that can make you win this camera. The video is in Arabic, but you can turn subtitles on (press CC on the YouTube window).
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-Pl5 Review

thinkdigit.com
7 November 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus E-Pl5 boasts of a large number of features in a very compact body. It has the same sensor and image processor as the more expensive OM-D E-M5 and dishes out some rather amazing images. It is easy to use for the most part, but feels a little cramped. Yet, if you're looking for a mirrorless camera, you should consider this as your companion. Wondering why? Read on.
  • Pros: Very fast AF, even in Touch mode, Very good image quality, Very fast burst mode of 8 frames per second
  • Cons: Frustrating menu system, The back of the camera feels extremely cramped.
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus E-PL5

imaging-resource.com
13 May 2013
  • Conclusion: We've been very pleased with the image quality and overall speedy performance of the Olympus PEN compact system camera line over the past couple of years, and the E-PL5 stands out as a significant evolution on almost every front. First off, the Olympus E-PL5 inherits the exceptional 16-megapixel sensor from the groundbreaking OM-D E-M5, one of our all-time favorite cameras we've ever reviewed.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality (especially for the price!), with good color and dynamic range, thanks to the 16-megapixel sensor borrowed from the acclaimed Olympus OM-D E-M5, Great high ISO performance for its class, Extremely compact and lightweight design, with well-thought-out ergonomics and control layout, Overall speedy performance, including start-up, AF, shutter lag and shot-to-shot times, demonstrating marked improvements over the E-PL3, Able to focus in very low li...
  • Cons: Excellent image quality (especially for the price!), with good color and dynamic range, thanks to the 16-megapixel sensor borrowed from the acclaimed Olympus OM-D E-M5, Great high ISO performance for its class, Extremely compact and lightweight design, with well-thought-out ergonomics and control layout, Overall speedy performance, including start-up, AF, shutter lag and shot-to-shot times, demonstrating marked improvements over the E-PL3, Able to focus in very low li...
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN E-PL5

neocamera.com
13 April 2013
  • Summary: This Micro Four-Thirds camera delivers one of the best compromises between image quality and size while keeping a great amount of versatility thanks to an extensive lineup of compatible lenses. The E-PL5 champions image quality among Four-Thirds digital cameras, reducing the gap with those using a larger APS-C sensors. It manages this while staying quite compact and still allowing for an optional EVF and a plenty of external controls.
  • Pros: Very low image noise, Reliable metering, Good white-balance, Quick shot-to-shot speed, Fast contrast-detect AF, Short shutter-lag, Generally responsive, Effective built-in stabilization, Excellent automatic, High level of customization
  • Cons: Poor color accuracy, Focus hunts in low light, Long black-out, Display not always, Low contrast LCD, Modal EC interface, ½s Video record delay, Uncomfortable strap eyelets, Flimsy battery and memory door
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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Review

Digitaltrends
17 February 2013
  • Pros: Fast autofocusing system, Takes very good photos, Tilting screen for angled shots or self-portraits, Special effects and filters allow you to take fun pictures
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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus PEN LITE E-PL5 Review

Digital Photography School
28 January 2013
  • Conclusion: above average in sharpness and colour accuracy.
  • Pros: small, light, access to an enticing range of lenses.
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Overall 9
8.9
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Olympus PEN E-PL5 review

What Digital Camera
2 January 2013
  • Summary: At first glance, the E-PL5 seems nothing more than a tweak to the E-PL3, but while it may look similar, the E-PL5 feels like a completely different camera underneath. This is in no small part due to the rather impressive 16.1MP sensor borrowed from the OM-D. While it probably doesn't beat APS-C rivals, it's much closer, making the difference negligible and less of a deal-breaker.
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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Review

YugaTech
23 December 2012
  • Summary: The whole idea behind MILCs is to provide photo-enthusiasts with a viable alternative to their heavy and bulky DSLR cameras. Although it’s considerably lighter and more compact as compared to DSLR cameras, the problem with these cameras (especially with Micro 4/3 cameras) is that its sensor is much smaller than the ones found in larger snappers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5

PC Magazine
21 December 2012
  • Conclusion: The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 delivers the performance of the top-end Olympus OM-D E-M5 in a smaller package and at a fraction of the price.
  • Pros: Tilting rear display. Optional EVF available. Removable front grip. In-camera art filters. Sharp kit lens. Good high ISO performance. Fast shot-to-shot and focus times.
  • Cons: No built-in flash.
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