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9.2 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.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 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
  • Excerpt: The Olympus E-PL5, otherwise known as the "PEN Lite", is the fourth iteration of the E-PL series. It's been a bit of a roller-coaster ride since this Micro Four Thirds series' conception: we've had moments of brilliance such as the retro design; but brilliance occasionally marred by apparent madness such as the removal of a built-in flash.
  • 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
Picture quality 10
9.6

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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