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9.1 out of 10

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 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. 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 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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Overall 9
8.8

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Review

Digital Camera Review
5 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The Olympus E-PL5 is the successor to the E-PL3 and is targeted at enthusiasts and consumers that want more power than their point and shoot may give, but also want better image quality. Conversely, the E-PL5 was also designed with a unique crowd of shooters in mind.
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Overall 9
8.7

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Camera Labs
1 November 2012
  • Summary: The PEN E-PL5 is a fourth-generation Micro Four Thirds mirror-less compact system camera and its maturity shows - in a good way. As the middle choice in a range of three PENs, in many ways it combines the best of the enthusiast PEN E-P3 and the entry-level PEN 'Mini' E-PM2 with a great balance between size, ease of use and control. It offers improvements in resolution, image quality, handling and new features over the earlier PEN E-PL3.
  • Pros: 3 inch articulated touch-screen., Excellent 16 Megapixel image quality., 1080p30 movies with manual exposure., High degree of customisation., Built-in stabilisation., Access to large native lens catalogue.
  • Cons: IS not as good as some optical systems., AF hesitant in movie modes., 16:9 screen ill-suited to 4:3 stills., No WiFi or GPS accessories.
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Review

ePHOTOzine
5 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 is the latest compact Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus, sitting above the
  • Pros: 16 megapixel sensor from E-M5, Excellent image quality, Screen tilts forwards, ISO noise performance, 2 year warranty, HDR Bracketing, Live Bulb/Live Time feature, Kit lens performs well, In-body Image Stabilisation, Art Filters massively upgraded, 8fps continuous shooting
  • Cons: Lacks panoramic mode, HDR doesn't auto merge, software provided doesn't merge, Advanced menus can seem daunting initially
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Overall 10
10

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 review

Pocket Lint
21 November 2012
  • Conclusion: The E-PL5 may at first seem like a small series of steady improvements rolled into the one camera and, in some respects, that's all it is. But the combination of these subtleties merges into one much greater whole than any E-PL model before it. Image quality is a leap forward for Micro Four Thirds at this price point, which is a huge selling point.
  • Pros: Great image quality as per OM-D E-M5, decent build quality, useful Art Filters, touchscreen, full range of Micro Four Thirds lenses
  • Cons: Flash is hotshoe-mounted only (not necessarily a problem), plastic grip looks a bit cheap, continuous autofocus still not quite there, ISO 200 minimum
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Overall 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Control 9
8.8
Video quality 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5

PhotoReview
11 October 2012
  • Summary: The E-PL5 is a nice little camera and would be an excellent choice for photographers who want a small and light interchangeable-lens camera with superior overall performance. Olympus has a wide choice of excellent lenses to match it and, if you can't find precisely the lens you want, there's a good chance it will be available from Panasonic or one of the increasing number of third-party manufacturers that have begun to develop lenses for the system.
  • Pros: You want a smart-looking mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, raw file capture plus in-camera image stabilisation and effective dust reduction technology., You'd like Full HD video recording with stereophonic sound., You'd appreciate relatively fast autofocusing. Buy this camera if:, You want a smart-looking mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, raw file capture plus in-camera image stabilisation and effective dust reduction technology., You'd like ...
  • Cons: You require a built-in viewfinder and/or flash., You have large hands and/or limited dexterity.
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Overall 9
8.6

Test: Olympus Pen E-PL5 (DSLM bis 1.000 Euro)

CHIP Online
27 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Olympus erweist sich im Test als Geheimtipp für Fotografen, die eine handliche DSLM mit sehr guter Bildqualität suchen. Der etwas kleinere Micro-FourThirds-Sensor ermöglicht kompakte Body-Abmessungen und vergleichsweise kleine Objektive – eine gute Ausgangslage für eine Immer-Dabei-DSLM.
  • Pros: Sehr gute Bildqualität, Schneller Autofokus, Scharfes Klapp-Display
  • Cons: Altbackenes Menü mit vielen Abkürzungen, Kein interner Blitz
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