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Olympus E-PL5
7.8 out of 10

Olympus E-PL5

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Jorginho, DP Review
29 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Intro: So after just over 1 year of use I think it is time to give my opinion on this cam, as it is still the top of the line of this series by Olympus (EPl-3, 2 & 1 being the other siblings).
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a great camera for the price

Gordon Fernandes, Amazon
5 August 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this camera for $666.42 "CA tax" and wish I had the chance to look at camera before I bought it. It is small, off balance, awkward to use, has too many small parts and feels toy like.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fast and small

Bjarni Gudmundsson, Amazon
15 June 2013
  • Summary: Often produces excellent pictures but to many pictures appear out of focus or possibly unclear caused by camera shake. Normally use heavier cameras such as Nikon D600, maybe I have to be more careful.
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Overall 6
6.0

Technically great; operationally not so.

Jazzmandan, Amazon
19 May 2013
  • Summary: I believe the PEN E-PL5 to be a terrific camera that's offered at a reasonable price, but with a steep learning curve for even routine (non-Auto) operations--evidently not just for me--and weak associated support.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice pictures but separate flash and clunky design

Becky (in NOLA), Amazon
17 March 2013
  • Summary: The camera came with a damaged sd card. I tried several I know were working. It would take two or three pictures then I would get the error message. I considered getting another one, but I didn't care for several things about this camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

NOT for standard FOUR/THIRDS lens owners

TheW83, Amazon
1 March 2013
  • Summary: Double check the title. It's very important. Don't do what I did. If you are coming from a P&S camera then this thing will be a beautiful dream. If you're coming from an Olympus 4/3 DSLR camera (like the e520) you'll be disappointed (in the case of the title above).
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Overall 6
6.0

Video is too noisy while focusing

Adil Berdai, Amazon
15 November 2012
  • Summary: I had high hopes for this camera; not much so anymore. Stills are good, not as good as the OMD-EM5, but good for a camera this size. Video is too noisy while focusing. The same lens is a lot quieter on OMD. I think because the mics are well isolated or something in the OMD.
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Overall 6
6.0

Takes photographs as expected, but a bit flimsy and awkward to carry!

Peter the elder, Amazon
4 June 2013
  • Summary: This camera is fine for an amateur photographer with average ability like me. Exposures can be automated, aperture or shutter-speed led, or you can control them manually together. A bit like the the film cameras I started out with.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as good as I expected

Norman, Amazon
17 March 2013
  • Summary: I've had my camera for three months now, and have just been away for 2 weeks in Europe. Trading up from a compact camera, I did plenty of rearch before finally deciding to buy a m4/3 camera and specificly this one.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
30 August 2015
  • Excerpt: Вывод: мой компакт Sony W-210 с объективом Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar снимает на таком же уровне, а то и получше. В 2010 году он обошелся мне где-то в 5 000 рублей. При этом Olympus E-PL 5 в 2015 я купил за 17 000 (с учетом скидки). Не скажу, что зря потратил деньги. Но и особого прогресса я не увидел.
  • Pros: - Объектив, который идет в комплекте (Olympus ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 2 R) дает 3-кратный зум и хорошую четкость, даже при полном увеличении снимка. Есть на нем и ручная фокусировка. А вот светосилой он не блещет; - С этим китовым объективом фотик помещается в боковом кармане куртки.; - Приличная ка...
  • Cons: - Чтобы камера заработала с китовым объективом, надо разблокировать его руками. После этого он увеличивается в два раза и выглядит на фотике по-дурацки - как не буду говорить что. Про гигантский супер-зум я вообще молчу - прохожие славно посмеются, если вы будете фоткать этим объективом в городе....
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