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Olympus PEN E-P5
8.9 out of 10

Olympus PEN E-P5

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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Pen E-P5

Channel5
14 November 2014
  • Excerpt: The Olympus Pen E-P5 is a modern take on a classic design from the 80s and comes filled to the brim with new and improved features, but will its lack of a viewfinder hold it back from the rest of the round-up? See what we made of it in the video above.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Olympus PEN EP-5

Wired
24 September 2013
  • Pros: Super fast autofocus and shooting speeds. Excellent in-body stabilization system. Extensive bracketing modes. Bright, fast kit lens. Compact but still sturdy and comfortable. Good controls for both novices and advanced photographers.
  • Cons: Limited Wi-Fi features. Expensive for a mirrorless camera. Some on-screen touch icons are pretty small. Video options aren’t as advanced as similarly priced cameras.
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Overall 8
7.8

Expert Review

DP Review
19 September 2013
  • Summary: The E-P5 is the most substantial reworking of the original PEN model, and it's the most impressive yet. It produces the same excellent image quality as the E-M5 and has a proper two-dial control system.
  • Pros: Beautifully-styled and built, with lots of external controls, Excellent JPEG output: warm, saturated colours without being excessive, Classic twin-dial user interface, Useful and easy to use Wi-Fi, Reliable metering and white balance, Extremely fast, accurate and near-silent autofocus with MSC le...
  • Cons: Unusually prone to blurred/shaken images at certain shutter speeds (around 1/160sec), Movie quality rather disappointing, Camera configuration dauntingly complex, Lenses with snap manual focus ring don't engage manual focus assist tools, Multi-screen Live View interface is beginning to look very ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN E-P5 ( Body Only, Silver)

CNET
19 September 2013
  • Summary: An excellent entry in the Micro Four Thirds universe, the Olympus PEN E-P5 should please a lot of folks, but it's also expensive given that it doesn't deliver best-in-class photo quality.
  • Pros: The Olympus PEN E-P5 renders extremely good photos for its class, and has a streamlined shooting design. Plus, it's fast.
  • Cons: The navigation button/dial is annoyingly awkward, and I wish the flash tilted.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN E-P5

neocamera.com
16 September 2013
  • Summary: The Olympus PEN E-P5 mirrorless camera offers an advanced feature-set in a compact metal body. It has a 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with 2X crop-factor, capable of ISO 100 - 25600, 9 FPS continuous drive and 1080p HD video capture.
  • Pros: Very low image noise, Excellent retention of fine details, Good metering system, Reliable Automatic White-Balance, Superb built-in image stabilization, Class-leading shutter-lag and black-out, Fast contrast-detect AF, Very good shot-to-shot and drive speed, Very responsive, Extremely configurable...
  • Cons: Poor color accuracy, Custom white-balance not perfect, Highly modal interface, Not always, Video recording delay at start and stop, Poorly placed tripod mount, Uncomfortable eyelets, Flimsy compartment door, Short battery life
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus PEN E-P5 Review

Digital Photography School
5 September 2013
  • Conclusion: above average
  • Pros: plenty of control. : too good for run-of-the-mill snap-shooting!
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

reviewed
25 June 2013
  • Summary: Can the new flagship PEN surpass the mighty OM-D, or is it just another pretender to the throne?
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

The Gadget Show
20 November 2014
  • Summary: The basics The Olympus Pen E-P5 is a modern take on a classic design from the 80s and comes filled to the brim with new and improved features, but will its lack of a viewfinder hold it back from the rest of the round-up? See what we made of it in the video above.
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 9
8.8
Video quality 9
8.8
Build quality 9
9.0

Olympus PEN E-P5

PhotoReview
7 August 2013
  • Summary: Like its predecessor, the PEN E-P5 will suit photographers who want a compact and versatile interchangeable-lens camera for general photography. It has the advantage of being able to use the many lenses and accessories designed for the Micro Four Thirds system and features the highest-resolution...
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus Pen E-P5

Trusted Reviews
19 July 2013
  • Summary: A stylish compact system camera with peformance to match.
  • Pros: Eye-catching design, Good level of image quality, Impressive handling, Quick auto-focus
  • Cons: Lack of built-in EVF, More expensive than rival models
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