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Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS
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Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP Live MOS Oct 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Inspired by the now-legendary PEN-F camera from 1963, the retro-style E-P5 has been given a thoroughly modern revamp that pushes the frontiers of quality imaging in the 21st century. Take shots... More
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34 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Several people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Disco mentioned “Well made, with good controls, excellent photos with the in body stablisation or IBIS”. Focus On Foto mentioned “Well made and great features” in their Olympus PEN E-P5 review and gave the Olympus PEN E-P5 a score of 5 stars. Focus On Foto also said “This camera is very well made and impressively robust”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Olympus PEN E-P5 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Disco wrote on Amazon “Panasonic whos cameras do take great photos, movies as well” yet they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Focus On Foto gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The image quality is very good, same as OMD”. M. Scott said in their review on Amazon in October last year “Even as a reasonably experienced photographer the quantitity of information supplied in the manual needs time to digest”.

One person thought the Olympus PEN E-P5 had a good picture resolution. One Olympus PEN E-P5 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was good in low light.

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Robust

Seven people considered that this digital camera was well made. In October last year Disco wrote in their review of the Olympus PEN E-P5 “It is actually good in low light (with a fast lens) and has a fast 1/320 flash sync speed from built in or 1/250 from external”. Jamie Brown wrote “The hinge is well made, not flimsy at all”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Focus On Foto gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I would recommend getting the VF4 which is the best viewfinder on the market”.

Some Olympus PEN E-P5 owners who reviewed it said that it had a good screen. Three years ago Focus On Foto scored it 5 stars and mentioned “The screen is nice”. Jamie Brown wrote “The tilting screen is nice, personally I was happier before as I worry it might just be another thing to break” in his review of this digital camera.

One Olympus PEN E-P5 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Martyward mentioned two years ago “Travel.I was also attracted to the EVF & the 17mm lens included with the bundle, both items I am more then happy to have as additions to my kit”.

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Good Quality Lens

Some Olympus PEN E-P5 owners concluded that it had a good autofocus. The Lambanana mentioned “I couldn't get the wifi-thing to work with my iPhone despite trying for three days*The Autofocus is fast”. A number of customers thought the product had a good lens.

Good Brand

On average Olympus MILC cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all cameras manufactured by Olympus.

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Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use. Martyward wrote in their Olympus PEN E-P5 review “4 is a great addition, increasing the EP5's flexibility & usage- handy when you need it, yet comfortably stored away when not”. In October last year Sam scored it very highly and he wrote in his review on Amazon “It has front and back control wheels and you can customise the buttons”. Sam also said “I use the back movie button to control continuous focus just like I do with the AF-L button on the back of my Nikons”.

One Olympus PEN E-P5 owner thought this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Disco wrote on Amazon “Complex if full featured menu system”.

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Good Size

Three people who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. Sam said on Amazon “While I mainly use Nikon DLSRs I had been hankering after a smaller unobtrusive compact”. Sam also mentioned “You are likely to have this camera with you because it is so compact”. The Lambanana mentioned in their review “It also has DSLR image quality, all in a lovely, small, compact body” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Nice Design

One customer concluded that it was retro. The Lambanana scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Olympus VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder for MFT Cameras with Accessory PortLOOKS=====It has the retro aesthetic that several camera companies have aimed at” in their review of this digital camera.

One person thought it was good looking. Last year M. Scott said on Amazon “A beautiful quality built camera” in their review of the Olympus PEN E-P5 and scored it very highly.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Olympus PEN E-P5 owners who bought the Olympus PEN E-P5 mentioned that it was good for video recording. Jamie Brown mentioned three years ago “E-p3 was terrible.I don't have a problem with the video, I've used it for a few things” .

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good features.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that the product was noisy. Focus On Foto said “Not as noisy as the OMD” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Olympus PEN E-P5 5 stars.

Good Support

One person who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Martyward rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Olympus PEN E-P5 on Amazon two years ago “The 17mm 1.8 lens is a firm favourite, providing that much loved focal length for street shooters - it's fast, sharp and great for manual focusing”.

Good Battery Life

One person who bought the Olympus PEN E-P5 wrote that it had a good battery life. Sam scored the Olympus PEN E-P5 5 stars and he mentioned in his Olympus PEN E-P5 review “I have found the battery life OK for a days shooting without a spare”.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Jamie Brown scored the product 5 stars and he wrote in his Olympus PEN E-P5 review “Wireless connectivity is more useful that I thought”.

Good Flash

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available that you might also want to look at including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_2404958_price], and the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], or the Olympus OM-D E-M10[plb_2404958_price].

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at include the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and type. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 240s. At 60 seconds, the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) (25,600) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 410,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Olympus camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balance "Custom modes" is also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most MILC cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 2560 x 1920. The worst still image resolution of all MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is 1024 x 768 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The ISO sensitivity (min)s of MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 50 to 200. At only 100, the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 33 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixel, the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Olympus digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Olympus digital camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 which support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video capability which you might also want to consider including the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 are not waterproof. The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth noting that most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that were released around the same time as the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price].

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (3.31") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a relatively typical megapixel compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4.

Other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony NEX-3[plb_1611376_price] which is cheaper.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (20.3MP), or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (24.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 378 grams, the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price] (269g), or the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] (300g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
External Flash Connector
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Live View
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Handsome retro styling
Very good image quality and dynamic range, with competitive high ISO performance
Lightning fast autofocusing
Excellent burst speeds (nearly 10fps at full res)
Top shutter speed of 18000 second
Heavier than some mirrorless models
Weak flash
Below average battery life
No builtin viewfinder (but EVF available in a kit or for separate purchase)
A bit pricey compared to the similar E 5, which offers a builtin EVF and weather sealing at about the

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 19 August 2013 by ABQ Dad

With Olympus prime lenses this camera is fast, flexible, and takes great images. If you are looking for a great quality small and portable camera system for high quality prints, then this may be... Read more…

Image and build quality
Shooting speed
Features
Small Compact
Easy to Use
Price
Extra viewfinder
Short battery life
Viewfinder
Build quality

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ep5bodys, ep5bodyn, olympus ep5
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