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An update to the E-3, the E-5 is Olympus' take on the Four Thirds System camera in 2010 -- it shares the same weatherproof body as the E-3 but has enhancements to the hardware and software on the inside. The E-5 features a 12-megapixel LiveMOS sensor, 720p HD capture capability, and, like its predecessor, an articulating screen. The E-5 now has a larger and higher resolution 3-inch display (920k dot). It also includes a level indicator, better laid out menus and displays, and consumer-oriented features such as Face Detection (which it inherited from Olympus' consumer range).

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 10/2010
  • Price at launch: $1,699.99

Availability

  • Price at launch: 1699.99 $

Pricing (body only)

  • Camera type: DSLR
  • Width: 5.61 inches
  • Height: 4.59 inches
  • Depth: 2.93 inches
  • Weight: 1.76 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Sensor size: Four Thirds System
  • Sensor type: Live MOS
  • Effective pixels: 12.3 megapixels

Sensor

  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 6400
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 8000
  • Slowest shutter speed (n seconds): 60 seconds
  • Focus points: 11
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 5 FPS

Controls

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 920000 dots

Display

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 720p
  • Standard framerate(s): 30

Video

  • Supported video formats: Motion JPEG (M-JPEG)

Software

  • Supported mounts: Four Thirds (4/3)

Lens

  • Supported media: CompactFlash (CF Type I), SD, SDHC, SDXC

Storage

  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes
  • Microphone input: Yes

Audio

  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): HDMI mini

Ports

  • Model: BLM-5
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

Yes (Built-in)

Flash

X
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