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Olympus E-PL5
8.3 out of 10

Olympus E-PL5

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Overall 9
9.3

Olympus PEN E-PL5: Hands On Review

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 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 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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Overall 9
8.8

Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
5 December 2012
  • Summary: <img style="float: right" src="http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/assets/48297.jpg" alt="" width="320" height="204" border="0" /> 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...
  • Pros: Great image quality up to ISO 1600, Fast focusing, Excellent feel in the hands thanks in part to the large tilting LCD screen, Removeable/Interchangeable grips, Excellent battery life
  • Cons: No pop-up flash, High ISO pixel smudging
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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...
  • 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

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.
  • 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
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10

Olympus E-PL5

PhotographyBLOG
29 October 2012
  • Summary: The E-PL5 essentially offers the heart of the flagship OM-D model inside a much smaller, lighter and crucially cheaper body. If you can live without the OM-D's built-in electronic viewfinder, dust- and splash- proof body, 5-axis gyro image stabilisation system, and more hands-on interface, the E-PL5...
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Overall 9
9.0

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 review

TechRadar UK
22 October 2012
  • Summary: We try out the new Olympus PEN E-PL5
  • Pros: Tilting screen, OM-D sensor, Large lens range, The excellent screen, which is both tiltable and touch-sensitive, makes this a fantastically flexible option for shooting in all number of situations, quickly and easily.
  • Cons: Not an articulating screen, It's a shame that you can't do more with the Wireless LAN FlashAir cards, such as control the camera remotely, but hopefully this is something that can be worked on in the future.
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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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