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Olympus E-PL5
8.5 out of 10

Olympus E-PL5

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Overall 9
9.3

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Digitalcamera HQ
3 September 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? By Greg May
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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.
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Olympus PEN E-PL5

thinkdigit.com
7 November 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5

PC Magazine
10 June 2013
  • 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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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus E-PL5

Imaging Resource
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.
  • 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...
  • Cons: Camera may be too small for some, Labyrinthine menus that are confusing and frustrating can take hours to figure out, Autofocus isn't as fast and accurate as we'd like for shooting fast-motion action, Continuous shooting falls to a mediocre 3.5 frames per second when tracking AF is enabled, At ~4...
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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.
  • 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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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

reviewed
30 March 2013
  • Summary: Olympus has infused its mid-range PEN with OM-D DNA to positive results.
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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Review

Digitaltrends
17 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Both cameras performed well and gave us crisp, focused photos. We were finding it difficult to justify the $100 to spring for the E-PL5 over the E-PM2. But then we started tilting the screen out to review photos or framing the best angle for a shot, and it became a “must have” feature.
  • 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
  • Cons: Requires playing around to learn features and settings, Lens is a bit big on what is otherwise a compact camera, Higher price tag when there's a comparable Olympus camera with similar features
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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
11 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.
  • Pros: Impressive results from the Micro Four Thirds sensor, fast single AF acquisition, decent metal finish
  • Cons: Plastic front grip doesn’t match the feel of the rest of the camera, continuous AF and specifically AF Tracking still needs improving, limited Touchscreen functionality
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