Olympus E-PL5 PEN Camera Body Only (Silver)

Product Code: 641551012

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Olympus E-PL5 PEN Camera Body Only (Silver)

Product Code: 641551012

Availability:Out of stock

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  • Immediate Response One-Touch Shutter And Control
  • 8FPS Sequential Shooting
  • 16MP Live MOS Image Sensor
  • Fast AF With Face And Eye Detect
  • AF Illuminator
  • 12 Art Filters And 7 Art Filter Effects

TheOlympus E-PL5 has a lot of loveable features. The design gives it a sleek andmodern look. Its image quality is superb and the body is very comfortable onthe hands. It’s perfect for those looking for a lightweight camera that offersthe same features as bigger DSLRs have. Armed with a 16 megapixel sensor,high ISO sensitivity, built-in image stabilizer, and a wide LCD, the OlympusE-PL5 has all you need and more.


What gives this small camera it’s powerful punch is its16.1 MegaPixel Live-MOS Sensor. This is the same ones used in Olympus’s moreexpensive models. It also has 25,000 ISO max sensitivity, an in-body imagestabilizing system, and a fast Autofocus System that gives very crisp and sharpphotos.

Fast Reaction

It’s also capable of taking 8 fps burst shots withcontinuous auto-focus, ideal for those moving subjects or action photography.The TruePic VI Processor promises better and faster performance and imageprocessing.

Modern Functions

The E-PL5 has a couple of awesome modern features. The3.0-inch monitor has touch screen controls which makes the unit very userfriendly. It can also be moved and tilted to 170 degrees for creative angles.The camera also has Wi-Fi capabilities which allow users to connect theirmobile devices to the camera and control it wirelessly. It also makes filesharing much simpler.

Creative Features

Users get a lot of creative freedom with the 12 differentart filters featured in the camera. Shooting videos with the art filters isalso possible, so users can create creative and fun photos and video withouteven using a post-process editor for effects.


Since theOlympus E-PL5 has a Micro Four Thirds lens mount,you can change the lenses to fit your needs. There are a number of Micro FourThirds lens available. These are more compact and lighter than DSLRlenses. They’re also more affordable.

Olympus E-PL5 PEN Camera (Body Only) Specifications:

Product Type

  • Product type: Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens systemcamera
  • Memory:
    SD Memory Card *1
    (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Flash Air compatible, Eye-Fi Cardcompatible *2)
    *1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movieshooting.
    *2: Not compatible with Endless Memory.
  • Screen size: 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
  • Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds Mount

Image Pickup

  • Product type: 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
  • Number of effective pixels: Approx. 16.1 million pixels
  • Total number of pixels: Approx. 17.2 million pixels
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33 (4:3)
  • Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction systemfor image sensor)


  • Recording format: DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT ImageMatching III, MPO compatible
  • File format RAW: (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG,MPO(3D still)
  • Recording image size:
    [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
    [JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
  • File size:
    RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 losslesscompressed) Approx. 17MB
    Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/4 compressed)Approx. 7.5MB
    Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
    Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
    Set4(SN): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB

Image Stabilization System

  • Type:
    Built-in (Imager shift image stabilizer *3)
    *3: yaw/pitch
  • Mode: 3 modes (S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
  • Focal length setting: Available
  • Available manual focal length setting:
    Input focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40,48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210,250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000
  • Stabilization performance:
    maximum 3 EV steps *4
    *4: Based on Olympus in-house measurementconditions.
  • Shutter speed range: 2 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb andTime is selected.)

Live View

  • Live view:
    Approx. 100% field of view, Exposurecompensation preview, WB adjustment preview, Gradation auto preview, Facedetection preview (up to 8 faces), Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display(x5/x7/x10/x14), Highlight and shadow, Off
  • Display of Face Detection: Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.


  • Monitor type:
    3.0-inch Tilting wide monitor *8
    *8: Approx.460k dots (16:9), Touch control in electrostaticcapacitance Type
  • Touch control:
    Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, TouchLive Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame forward/backward,Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel, Touch Art Filter selection,Touch scene mode selection
  • Tilting angle:
    Upward tilting angle: up to 170 degrees
    Downward tilting angle : up to 65 degrees
  • Brightness / Color temperature control: ±7 levels / ±7 levels
  • Color tone select: Vivid / Natural


  • AF system: High-speed imager AF
  • Focus mode:
    Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) *9 /Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) *9
    *9: C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTs lenses.It works as S-AF in C-AF mode.
  • Full-time AF: Available
  • Magnified frame AF:
    Selectable from over 800 AF points
    Enlarged view check by magnify button(available with old lenses *10)
    Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14selectable
    *10: old lenses without data communication
  • Face detection AF / Eye detection AF:
    Available / Available Eye Detection AF mode: Off / Nearer-eyepriority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
  • Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode:
    35-area multiple AF
    All target, Group target area (9-area), Singletarget,(normal) Single target(small)
  • AF Illuminator: Available
  • Manual focus assist * Customize function:
    Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (atS-AF+MF or MF mode)

Exposure Control (Still)

  • Metering system:
    (TTL Image sensor metering) Digital ESPmetering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering,Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadowcontrol
  • Metering range: EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8,ISO 100)
  • Exposure mode:
    iAuto, P: Program AE (Program shift can beperformed), A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb,Time, Scene select AE, Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro *11
    *11: Selectable from menu as a function on Fn-1/Rec button
  • Scene select AE:
    Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape +Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DISmode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks,Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D *
    *Using 3D lens(H-FT012) only, still only
  • ISO sensitivity:
    AUTO: ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default200-1600)
    Manual: ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
  • Exposure compensation: ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
  • AE lock: Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can beset to Fn1/Rec button)


  • Shutter type: Computerized focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter speed:
    1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV stepsselectable)
    Bulb/Time: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min.selectable)


  • Flash intensity control method:
    TTL Auto, Auto *13, Manual, super FP*13(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
    *13: Available on the external flash
    Bundled flash *14 TTL flash, GN=7(ISO100m) / GN=10 (ISO200m)
    *14: Bundled FL-LM1. Attach it on the hot shoe and connect it tothe accessory port 2. Available on FL-LM1/2.
  • Flash mode:
    Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eyeSlow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain),Manual (1/1 (FULL) ~1/64)
  • Synchronization speed:
    1/250sec. or less *15
    *15: It depends on flash models or flash mode
    FL-LM1/2: 1/250 sec., FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Other: 1/200 sec.,Super FP: 1/125-1/4000 sec.
  • Flash intensity control: Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
  • Compatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R

Wireless Flash Control

  • Compatible external flash: FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
  • Control method:
    Triggered and controlled by bundled flashFL-LM1*16 *16: Available on FL-LM2/ FL-600R.
    (Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
  • External Flash intensity type: TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
  • Channel: 4 channels
  • Group No.:
    4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundledflash *17)
    *17: Available on FL-LM1/2 / FL-600R


  • Drive mode: Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting,Self-timer
  • Sequential shooting maximum speed:
    [Sequential shooting H mode]*18 8.0 fps * incase of I.S.Off
    *18: Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the firstshot.
    [Sequential shooting L mode] *19
    3.6 fps* in case of I.S.Off (in 3.5 seq. shooting L)
    3.0 fps* in case of I.S.On (in 3 seq. shooting L)
    *19: When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm IIR f3.5-5.6
  • Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting *:
    [RAW] Max. 27frames (in 3 seq. shooting L), Max.15 frames (in 8seq. shooting H)
    [JPEG] Unlimited consecutive shooting (in 3seq. shooting L), Max. 19 frames ( in 8 seq. shooting H)
    * When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm II R f3.5-5.6.
    * With TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card R95-W80 8GB model, based onOlympus in-house measurement conditions.
  • Self-timer:
    Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec., custom(Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)


  • Exposure bracketing:
    2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
  • ISO bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable
  • White balance bracketing: 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in eachA-B/G-M axis.
  • Flash bracketing: 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
  • Art Filter bracketing:
    i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait,Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
  • Bracketing for HDR post process:
    3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EVsteps selectable.
    *HDR picture can not be made by this function.

Art Filter

  • Mode (Variation / Effect):
    Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
    Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)
    Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
    Light Tone ( - / d.)
    Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
    Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
    Diorama ( - / d.)
    Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
    Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
    Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e) (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
    Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
    Watercolor (I, II / a.c.d.)
  • Art Effect:
    a. Soft Focus Effect
    b. Pin-Hole Effect
    c. White Edge Effect
    d. Frame Effect
    e. Star Light Effect
    f. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
    g. Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)


  • Recording format: MOV (MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI (Motion JPEG)
  • Movie Mode:
    Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30p (29.97fps)Recording
    20Mbps (Fine) / 17Mbps (Normal) : Aspect 16:9
    HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30p (29.97fps) Recording
    13Mbps (Fine) / 10Mbps (Normal) : Aspect 16:9

    [AVI Motion JPEG]
    HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 16:9
    SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *20, Aspect 4:3
    *20 : Except for some of the Art Filters
  • Maximum Recording Time:
    Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx.22min(Fine)
    HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)

    HD : Approx. 7min*21 / SD : Approx. 14min *21
    *21 : Except for some of the Art Filters
  • Movie Function:
    Movie Effect : One shot echo / Multi echo / Artfade / One push 4x tele-converter
    Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie,Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie
  • IS for Movie:
    Built in (Electronic image stabilizer)
    2mode (M-IS1,M-IS2), off
  • AE Lock: Available
  • Exposure control (Movie):
    P: Program AE, A: Aperture priority AE, S: Shutter speed priorityAE, M: Manual, Art Filter
    * S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limitedin less than 1/30 sec.
  • Compression ratio: Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
  • File size:
    MOV Format : Max 4GB
    Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB


  • Recording format: Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Samplingfrequency 48kHz)
  • Microphone/Speaker: Stereo/Mono
  • Microphone function:
    Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume
    Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)

White Balance

  • White balance mode: Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
  • White balance compensation: ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis * Except forCustom WB
  • Preset white balance:
    7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
    - Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K),Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)

Color Mode

  • Color matrix: sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode

  • Mode: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait,Monotone, Custom, Art Filters
  • Gradation: Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key [except ArtFilters]

Multi Exposure

  • Number of picture / Function: 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture (RAW)

Multi Aspect

  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4

One Push Tele-converter

  • Magnification: x2


  • Playback mode:
    Single-frame, Information display, Indexdisplay (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (withsound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow *(withBGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)
    * Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When acamera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can beselectable.(Still)
    1 BGM replaceable. Auto angle correction
  • Information display: Histogram (independent luminance / RGBavailable), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information,OFF


  • Languages 34 languages selectable:
    English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean,Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish,Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek,Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian,Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai

Reset & custom setting

  • My Set 4: settings recordable / Available to set to modedial

Image Editing

  • Editing function:
    RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome,Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming,Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Post recording
  • RAW picture editing: RAW development based on settings of thecamera(including Art Filter)
    Detail edit acceptable.(Preview, Memory of 2setting, re-development)


  • Print function: Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print(PictBridge compatible)


  • USB/AV/Remote controller connector:
    Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed, Video: NTSC/PALselectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]
  • HDMI connector: Micro HDMI (Type-D)
  • Flash attachment: Hot shoe
  • Accessory Port 2: Dedicated multi-connector [Available forVF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
  • PC interface: USB2.0 Hi-Speed
  • TV interface: HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/MonoSound)

Power Requirements

  • Battery: BLS-5 Li-ion battery (included)
  • Sleep mode: Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)
  • Number of recordable pictures:
    Approx. 360 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
    (with BLS-5 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)

Dimensions / Weight

  • Dimensions:
    110.5 mm (W) x 63.7mm (H) x 38.2mm (D)
    [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
  • Weight:
    Approx. 325g [CIPA guideline compliant, withBLS-5 battery and Memory card]
    Approx. 279g [body only]

Operating Environment

  • Temperature: 0 to +40°C (operation) / -20 to +60°C (storage)
  • Humidity: 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

  • Immediate Response One-Touch Shutter And Control
  • 8FPS Sequential Shooting
  • 16MP Live MOS Image Sensor
  • Fast AF With Face And Eye Detect
  • AF Illuminator
  • 12 Art Filters And 7 Art Filter Effects

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