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Olympus E-PL5
EPL5

Olympus E-PL5
94
Reviews
115 Reviews + 11 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
61
Age
6 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and very good value for money 3x optical zoom digital camera, good for portrait photography. It has an image stabiliser and a built-in flash, is 3D and supports Full HD video. Reviews indicate that it has a brilliant screen, it's really able to produce good images and compact.
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25,600
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ISO
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14x
Digital
3"
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Olympus E-PL5 number 129 across all digital cameras.

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83
Kagoo Score
94
Reviews
82
Features
68
Popularity
96
Value for Money
61
Age

83

83
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

reviews indicate that it has great expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 115 reviews. This digital camera has received 11 awards including a "Best Buy" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus two other sites.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The E-PL5 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
Very small optical zoom
Larger than average minimum aperture number
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Focus & shoot on your touchscreen
Stay in the picture from any angle
Get arty with your photos!
Meet the best-connected PEN ever!

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

94
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (115 reviews)

30%

of Customers Would Recommend
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27 Reviews
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3 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Camera Labs.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Highly Recommended from Camera Labs

2 Recommended Awards

The Olympus E-PL5 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Techradar and dgl.ru.
Recommended from Techradar Recommended from dgl.ru

6 Further Awards

It's received six Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including lydogbillede.dk, Lydogbilde.no and Pocket Lint.
Best Buy 5 Star from lydogbillede.dk Best Buy 5 Star from Lydogbilde.no Hot Product from Pocket Lint Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au Good Buy from fotomaniak.pl Best Buy from ljudochbild.se

What Are People Saying About the Olympus E-PL5?

Picture Quality
15
2
Viewfinder / Screen
15
0
Features
4
0
Size and Weight
23
1
Lens System
5
1
Design
7
4
Price
7
3
Ease of Use
3
3
Robustness
4
0
Video Capability
1
0
Support
1
0
Connectivity
0
1
5 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Price
  • ... hit the nail on the head with this one. The E-PL5 delivers exceptional image quality at a reasonable price point, but also delivers in its build, features ...
    Pocket Lint 21 Nov 2012
  • ... hit the nail on the head with this one. The E-PL5 delivers exceptional image quality at a reasonable price point, but also delivers in its build, features ...
    Pocket Lint 21 Nov 2012
  • ... controls, a lightweight body, a large screen, fast focusing, and does it all at a pretty great price tag. The camera will be one that both beginners and ...
    digitalcamerareview.com 5 Dec 2012
  • ... having formulated the Micro Four Thirds standard with Panasonic... Reasonably priced at 69.99, which is substantially cheaper than the iPro Lens System. ...
    DP Review 1 Jan 2006
  • Seven People Thought the Olympus E-PL5 Was Solidly Made

    Several people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 was well made and reliable.

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    Well Made
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... Like the Olympus Pen E-PM2, I was impressed with the Pen E-PL5. The camera is well built, straightforward to use and full of features for enthusiast photographers, ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 1 Dec 2012
  • ... E-PL3 . The camera doesn't feature a panoramic mode, but does include a built in HDR bracketing mode, although unfortunately this do.
    Ephotozine 5 Dec 2012
  • ... E-PL3 . The camera doesn't feature a panoramic mode, but does include a built in HDR bracketing mode, although unfortunately this doesn...
    Ephotozine 5 Dec 2012
  • ... Olympus E-PL3 , as t... Sophisticated design. Tilting touchscreen. Anti shake built into camera. Small backplate buttons. Plasticky kit lens. Lacks convincing ...
    T3.com 1 Jan 2013
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    Reliable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had a Good Battery Life
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 was compact and was a good size.

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    Compact
    12 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... highly regarded Olympus OM-D, r... Buying Guide Best compact system camera 2012 When the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 was announced, we were very excited about ...
    techradar.com/au/ 21 Oct 2012
  • Olympus has refreshed its PEN lineup of compact system cameras, with two new introductions to sit in the middle and at the bottom of the lineup.The Olympus ...
    techradar.com/au/ 21 Oct 2012
  • Olympus has refreshed its PEN lineup of compact system cameras, with two new introductions to sit in the middle and at the bottom of the lineup. The Olympus ...
    Techradar 22 Oct 2012
  • Olympus has refreshed its PEN lineup of compact system cameras, with two new introductions to sit in the middle and at the bottom of the lineup. The Olympus ...
    Techradar 22 Oct 2012
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Good Size
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Over 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Nicely Designed

    Several people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 was well designed, was very ergonomic and was good-looking.

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    Well Designed
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... delivered almost on default, apart from a few niggles this...Starter option with sophisticated design, tilting touchscreen LCD screen aids visibility and ...
    macworld.co.uk 30 Nov 2012
  • ... It's the direct successor to last summer's Olympus E-PL3 , as t... Sophisticated design. Tilting touchscreen. Anti shake built into camera. Small backplate ...
    T3.com 1 Jan 2013
  • ... to like in the PL5, once you get used to the chromey look!Avail...Sophisticated design. Tilting touchscreen. Anti shake built into camera. Small backplate ...
    digital-photography-school.com 1 Jan 2013
  • ... which is substantially cheaper than the iPro Lens System. Compact design easily attaches to the iPhone. Macro lenses generate a ton of detail. DSLRlike ...
    DP Review 1 Jan 2006
  • View All Reviews About Design
    Really Ergonomic
    4 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Good-Looking
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Most Customers Thought This Digital Camera Was Difficult to Use

    Several people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 had bad controls and had a bad interface.

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    Has Bad Controls
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... It's a bit bigger than the PEN E-PM2, but doesn't quite have the advanced control layout found in the PEN E-P3. Under... The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 delivers ...
    PC Mag 15 Nov 2012
  • ... cameras. It's a bit bigger than the PEN E-PM2, but doesn't quite have the advanced control layout found in the PEN. The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 delivers ...
    PC Mag 15 Nov 2012
  • ... up to 1600 ISO or even 3200 ISO. Decent kit lens. Touchscreen controls are patchy (can't be used in menus, some settings require physical buttons). Video ...
    Digital Versus 18 Dec 2012
  • View All Reviews About Control
    Has a Bad Interface
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Most Customers Thought it Had Nice Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 had good features.

  • ... The camera is well built, straightforward to use and full of features for enthusiast photographers, particularly those who want a pocketable system camera ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 1 Dec 2012
  • ... forwards. ISO noise performance. 2 year warranty. HDR Bracketing. Live BulbLive Time feature. Kit lens performs well. Inbody Image Stabilisation. Art Filters ...
    Ephotozine 5 Dec 2012
  • Some People Thought the Olympus E-PL5 Was Not Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Two people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 didn't have wifi capacity.

  • Olympus PEN E-PL5 review The Olympus PEN E-PL5 is a mid-range mirror-less compact system camera (CSC) with a 16 Megapixel sensor and a 3in articulated ...
    Camera Labs 1 Nov 2012
  • ... advise you to use third party software. Fourthly, it lacks wi-fi which is expected these days from a new camera. The lens is not that great either. Everytime ...
    Norman - Amazon.co.uk 21 Jun 2014
  • One Person Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance
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    Three People Thought This Digital Camera Had an OK Noise Level

    Three people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 really wasn't noisy.

  • ... sensor. Large lens range. Not an articulating screen. OMD sensor. Very low image noise. Reliable metering. Good whitebalance. Quick shottoshot speed. Fast ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 29 Oct 2012
  • ... sensor from E 5. Excellent image quality. Screen tilts forwards. ISO noise performance. 2 year warranty. HDR Bracketing. Live BulbLive Time feature. Kit ...
    Ephotozine 5 Dec 2012
  • The Olympus PEN E-PL5, also known as the PEN Lite, is an entry-level Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless from Olympus. This digital camera is built around a 16 ...
    Neocamera.com 17 Sep 2012
  • The Majority of People Thought it Had a Lens That Was Good

    Several people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 had an excellent lens, autofocus and image stabiliser.

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    Has a Superb Lens
    9 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... system camera] by terry on 23 November 2012 Price: $750 with 14-42mm lens The good gets better THE LOW-DOWN: This 16 megapixel camera uses the same sensor ...
    dpexpert.com.au 23 Nov 2012
  • ... offers the world's fastest auto-f... Tilting screen. OM. D sensor. Large lens range. Not an articulating screen. OMD sensor. Very low image noise. Reliable ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 29 Oct 2012
  • ... producing lenses - make any camera relea...Tilting screen. OM. D sensor. Large lens range. Not an articulating screen.
    Techradar 22 Oct 2012
  • ... performance. 2 year warranty. HDR Bracketing. Live BulbLive Time feature. Kit lens performs well. Inbody Image Stabilisation. Art Filters massively upgraded. ...
    Ephotozine 5 Dec 2012
  • View All Reviews About Lens
    Has an Excellent Autofocus
    5 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has an Excellent Image Stabiliser
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of Customers Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 had a very good screen and was mirrorless.

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    Has an Outstanding Screen
    11 people agree
    10 people disagree
  • ... degrees to face forward for self-portraits. Note the deeper notch in the top of the LCD to better fit over the hot shoe. All the rest of the buttons are ...
    Imaging Resource.com 13 May 2013
  • ... handgrip to make it a little more comfortable to use. It has also improved the screen and the in-camera filters and focusing, making the E-PL5 a better ...
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 16 Sep 2013
  • ... flagship Olympus OM-D E-M5, the EPL5 offers the world's fastest auto-f... Tilting screen. OM. D sensor. Large lens range. Not an articulating screen. OMD ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 29 Oct 2012
  • ... manufacturers such as Sigma producing lenses - make any camera relea...Tilting screen. OM. D sensor. Large lens range. Not an articulating screen.
    Techradar 22 Oct 2012
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Mirrorless
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Took Good Quality Pictures

    Over 10 people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 was very able to produce good images and several people thought that it also had a good image sensor, picture quality and ISO range.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    18 people agree
    4 people disagree
  • ... Yo... 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 ...
    photoreview.com.au 10 Oct 2012
  • ... E-PL5 is a very good model to transition to. Out of the box, the E-PL5 takes great photos. It does take time, however, to learn some of the features... ...
    Digitaltrends.com 17 Feb 2013
  • ... much faster response. I am well pleased with the camera and the excellent images it produces...
    Jas - Amazon.co.uk 22 Jul 2014
  • ... that both beginners and enthusiasts will be able to pick...Great image quality up to ISO 1600. Fast focusing. Excellent feel in the hands thanks in part ...
    digitalcamerareview.com 5 Dec 2012
  • View All Reviews About Images
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Quality
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Four People Thought it Did Not Take Good Videos

    Four people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 was bad for video recording.

  • Olympus PEN E-PL5 review The Olympus PEN E-PL5 is a mid-range mirror-less compact system camera (CSC) with a 16 Megapixel sensor and a 3in articulated ...
    Camera Labs 1 Nov 2012
  • ... Internal microphone not the best for audio recording. Interlaced rather than progressive video recording.
    CNET.com.au 6 Nov 2012
  • ... be used in menus, some settings require physical buttons). Video image too highly contrasted, audio quality could be better.
    Digital Versus 18 Dec 2012
  • The Olympus PEN E-PL5, also known as the PEN Lite, is an entry-level Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless from Olympus. This digital camera is built around a 16 ...
    Neocamera.com 17 Sep 2012
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Flash

    Six people thought that the Olympus E-PL5 had a bad flash.

  • ... touchscreen, full range of Micro Four Thirds lenses. Flash is hotshoe-mounted only (not necessarily a problem), plastic grip looks a bit cheap, continuous ...
    Pocket Lint 21 Nov 2012
  • The E-PL5 retains a very high end point-and-shoot-eqsue style of camera body but adds a touch of retro appeal to its exterior. It makes maximum use of ...
    digitalcamerareview.com 5 Dec 2012
  • ... for beginners. Flash Air cards for wireless connectivity work well. No built-in flash. Internal microphone not the best for audio recording. Interlaced ...
    CNET.com.au 6 Nov 2012
  • The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 ($699.99 direct with lens) is the mid-level entry in the company's line of compact Micro Four Thirds cameras. It's a bit bigger ...
    PC Mag 15 Nov 2012
  • One Person Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
    View All Reviews About Landscape Photography

    How Good Are Olympus Digital Cameras?

    82
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    Very small optical zoom
    Larger than average minimum aperture number
    Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Has an image stabiliser
    Very short camera shutter speed
    3D
    Has a built-in flash
    Bigger than average digital zoom
    Has a touchscreen
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    Larger than average display diagonal
    Features calendar
    Supports live view
    Longer than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has a tripod mount
    Larger than average maximum aperture number
    Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has an HDMI port
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Features multi-shot function
    Has an external flash connector
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Average weight
    Only 4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Only 4/3" image sensor size
    Only 4608 x 3456 still image resolution

    What the Reviews Say

    Seven people thought the Olympus E-PL5 was solidly made
    The vast majority of people thought it was good in terms of size
    Over 10 people thought this digital camera was nicely designed
    Most customers thought it had nice technical features
    Three people thought this digital camera had an OK noise level
    The majority of people thought it had a lens that was good
    The majority of customers thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    8 out of 10 people thought it took good quality pictures
    Most customers thought this digital camera was difficult to use
    Some people thought the Olympus E-PL5 was not easily connectable to other devices
    Four people thought it did not take good videos
    The vast majority of people thought it did not have a good flash
    Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The Olympus E-PL5's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is in the highest 35% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 15MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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    Very Small Optical Zoom

    The Olympus E-PL5's optical zoom of only 3x is in the smallest 26% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

    The Olympus E-PL5's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is in the largest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Olympus E-PL5's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than 90% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Olympus E-PL5 has an image stabiliser, as do 69% of cameras.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the Olympus E-PL5 of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 78% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    3D

    The Olympus E-PL5 is 3D, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not 3D.

    What does "3D" mean? Less Edit
    Average Weight
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    The weight of the Olympus E-PL5 of 279g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 63% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Olympus E-PL5 has a built-in flash. 70% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the Olympus E-PL5 of 14x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 93% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The digital zooms of digital cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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    Has a Touchscreen
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    The Olympus E-PL5 has a touchscreen. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Olympus E-PL5 supports Full HD video, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Olympus E-PL5 has an HDMI, unlike 63% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI.

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    Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 1" to 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Olympus E-PL5's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    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 Calendar

    The Olympus E-PL5 features calendar, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature calendar.

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    Supports Live View

    The Olympus E-PL5 supports live view, which is unusual. 85% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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    Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Olympus E-PL5 of 28mm is longer than 82% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Olympus E-PL5 has a tripod mount, unlike 77% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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    Only 4/3" Image Sensor Size

    The Olympus E-PL5 has a bigger image sensor size than most digital cameras. This camera has a 4/3" image sensor size, whereas most digital cameras have a 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size.

    The worst image sensor size across comparable types of digital camera is 1/3 or less".

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    Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Olympus E-PL5 of 22 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 91% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Only 4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus E-PL5 is 4608 x 3456. That's 14% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4320 x 3240. This Olympus camera also supports a still image resolution of 1024x768, 2560x1920 and 4608x3456. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 4592x3064 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Olympus E-PL5's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 84mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 93% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an HDMI Port

    The Olympus E-PL5 has an HDMI port, unlike 74% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Olympus E-PL5 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Olympus E-PL5 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Features Multi-Shot Function

    The Olympus E-PL5 features multi-shot function, unlike 92% of cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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    Has an External Flash Connector

    The Olympus E-PL5 has an external flash connector, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Olympus E-PL5 has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Olympus E-PL5 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 129 out of 467 digital cameras.
    96
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Olympus E-PL5 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

    Better Value For Money Worse Value For Money

    What the Reviews Say

    5 out of 10 people thought it had a good price
    61
    Age

    Olympus E-PL5 Release Date

    April 2013

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    On average, in the first 6 months after release, Olympus cameras drop in price by 2%.

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    Olympus E-PL5 Specification

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    Light Exposure Correction
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    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
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    Flash Guide Number
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    Flash Exposure Correction
    Video
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    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
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    Video Formats Supported
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    Voice Recording
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
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    Display
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    Field of View
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
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    Magnification
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    HDMI
    USB Version
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    White Balance
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Calendar
    Multi-Shot Function
    Histogram
    Image Quality Adjustment
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Live View
    Tripod Mount
    Camera Playback
    Scene Modes
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    Weight & Dimensions
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    Depth
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    Weight (Including Battery)
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    Power Source Type
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    Operational Conditions
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    Batteries Included
    Other Features
    Video Capability
    Built-in Flash
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    On/off Switch
    Panorama
    Frame
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Frame Rate
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    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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