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The Olympus PEN E-PL5 is the sequel to the mid-range E-PL3 and adds a new hand grip and the same 16.1-megapixel sensor with TruePic VI image processing engine from the OM-D E-M5 for an increased dynamic range and maximum ISO of 25,600. It has improvements to the articulating LCD, which can now swivel 170-degrees upward to let users take self portraits and also adds touchscreen controls including a single-touch autofocus and shutter.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $699.99

Availability

  • SKU description: Kit with 14mm-42mm Lens.

Pricing (base kit)

  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Color: White, Silver, Black

Hardware

  • Sensor size: Four Thirds System
  • Sensor type: Live MOS
  • Effective pixels: 16.1 megapixels

Sensor

  • Minimum ISO: 100
  • Maximum ISO: 25600
  • Focus points: 35

Controls

  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 460000 dots
  • Touch technology: Yes / Unspecified
  • Articulating / hinged screen: Yes

Display

  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080i

Video

  • RAW support: RAW

Software

  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Micro Four Thirds
  • Focal length (wide): 14 mm
  • Focal length (telephoto): 42 mm
  • Widest aperture / f-stop: 3.5

Lens

  • Supported media: SD, SDHC

Storage

  • Video out: Yes

Ports

  • Model: BLS-5
  • Removable: Yes

Battery

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