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Olympus E-PL5

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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 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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Overall 7
7.0

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 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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Overall 8
8.3
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Olympus Pen E-PL5 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Like the Olympus Pen E-PM2, I was impressed with the Pen E-PL5. The camera is well built, straightforward to use and full of features for enthusiast photographers, particularly those who want a pocketable system camera for documentary or travel photography. The image quality is very good, although there is still some room for improvement.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-PL5 review

PC Advisor
27 March 2013
  • Summary: Including this CSC, Olympus has had four generations to refine its act. It's latest, the Olympus E-PL5, looks and handles great if you ignore teeny, fiddly backplate buttons. Here's our Olympus E-PL5 review.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN E-PL5 review

PC Advisor
27 March 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus PEN E-PL5 features great image quality and swift autofocus. Read our Olympus PEN E-PL5 review to find out more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus E-PL5 review

T3
4 January 2013
  • Summary: Does the Olympus E-PL5 compact system camera live up to the billing of being a 'Lite' version of the flagship Olympus OM-D?
  • Pros: Sophisticated design, Tilting touch-screen, Anti shake built into camera
  • Cons: Small backplate buttons, Plasticky kit lens, Lacks convincing grip
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 : piena di sorprese

GamesNation
21 October 2013
  • Summary: Olympus PEN E-PL5 è una fotocamera mirrorless da 16 megapixel facile da usare e dalle numerose piacevoli sorprese.
  • Pros: Facile da usare in ogni sua modalità, ottimo autofocus veloce e preciso, tante funzioni
  • Cons: Flash esterno (sebbene in dotazione), corpo macchina in plastica, schermo a bassa risoluzione
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