Olympus PEN: The Olympus E-P5, the latest update in the PEN
family lineup, is equipped with the most advanced digital camera features, while
still maintaining the classic look of the original PEN camera. It has an
ultra-fast 1/8000 shutter speed to capture split-second action, a 5-axis image
stabilization system, built-in Wi-Fi, and a tilting 3" touchscreen LCD. This kit includes the
E-P5 body, the VF-4 electronic viewfinder, and the new
M. Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 lens.
M. Zuiko Digital Lens: The new M. Zuiko 17mm
f/1.8 wide angle lens lets you shoot high-quality pictures of landscapes and
portraits. The lens fits the camera's Micro Four Thirds lens mount.
Image Pickup Device: The E-P5 uses a 4/3" Live MOS sensor with
approximately 17,200,000 total pixels and 16,100,000 effective pixels. The
camera incorporates a dust reduction system to keep dust from getting on the
image pickup device. When the camera is turned on, ultrasonic vibrations shakes
off dust particles from the image pickup device.
3" Tilting LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The E-P5 features a 3" tilting
LCD touchscreen monitor with approximately 1,037,000 dots. You can tilt the monitor upward
up to 80° and downward up to 50° so you can frame your shots from difficult
angles. The electrostatic capacitance touch panel lets you tap a subject on the
screen to focus and automatically release the shutter. While viewing photos, you
can swipe the screen to the left or right to scroll through the frames, and zoom
in and out of a photo by sliding your finger up and down the zoom bar.
VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder: The VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder
(included with this kit) is a separate device which mounts to the camera's hot
shoe. As you slide the VF-4 onto the hot shoe, it connects to the rear-mounted
accessory port. The 2,360,000-dot VF-4 provides a bright clear view of your subject. The
VF-4 EVF can be tilted up to 90° for unusual viewing angles. It also has a
diopter so you can adjust the viewfinder to your eyesight.
Accessory Port: In addition to the VF-4 Electronic
Viewfinder, the accessory port can be used for the optional SEMA-1 external
microphone adapter set.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The E-P5 has built-in Wi-Fi technology,
which allows you to view and transfer JPEG images and movies stored on the
camera on your smartphone. You can also operate some of the camera functions
from your smartphone, including shooting pictures. The camera is compatible with
wireless LAN standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n.
Live View: Using the Live MOS imaging sensor and the LCD monitor
(or EVF), you
can view the subject you are taking a picture of, and the effect that exposure
or white balance adjustments have on the composition. The image shown
is the same image received by the Live MOS sensor. Live View also allows you to
enlarge part of the subject for focusing or checking the composition using the
display ruled lines. Live View Boost brightens the monitor/viewfinder
temporarily for better confirmation of your subject.
Image Recording Formats: The E-P5 records digital still images in JPEG
format, as well as RAW uncompressed images. You can record audio clips up to 30
seconds long with still
images in WAV format. Movies are recorded in two formats: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and
Digital Tele-Converter: The Digital Tele-converter is used
to zoom in beyond the current focal length. The zoom is increased by about 2x,
and the camera saves the center crop.
Still Image File Sizes: The E-P5 allows you to shoot JPEG still images in
sizes with your choice of 4 compression modes. The available picture sizes in
the 4:3 aspect ratio include 4608 x 3456, 3200 x 2400, 2560 x 1920, 1920 x 1440, 1600 x 1200,
1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, and 640 x 480. The 4:3 image sizes can each be trimmed
to produce images in 16:9, 3:2, 3:4, or 1:1 aspect ratios. Compression modes
available for each picture resolution are Super Fine (1/2.7 compression), Fine
(1/4), Normal (1/8), and Basic (1/12). RAW images can be recorded only in 4608 x
3456 resolution with loss-less compression (approximately 1/1.5 compression).
Movie Modes: Two movie recording modes are available to choose from:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (best for displaying on TVs and other devices) and Motion JPEG
(best for computer playback and editing). In MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, you can record in
Full HD 1920 x 1080 (Fine and Normal) and HD 1280 x 720 (Fine and Normal). In
Motion JPEG, you can record in HD (1280 x 720) or SD (640 x 480). Maximum length
for individual recordings: 29 minutes for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and 2 GB in size for
Recording Media: Still images and movies with sound are recorded on SD,
SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. (Class 6 cards or better are recommended for movie shooting.)
Image Stabilization: The E-P5 utilizes mechanical (sensor shift-type) image
stabilization to automatically compensate for camera shake in low-light
situations or when using a telephoto lens. You can choose from the following
- S-I.S. 1: Image stabilizer on
- S-I.S. 2: Vertical image stabilizer is on and horizontal image
stabilizer is off. This is used for panning with the camera in the
horizontal direction to achieve a blurred background.
- S-I.S. 3: Horizontal image stabilizer is on and vertical image
stabilizer is off. This is used for panning with the camera in the vertical
direction to achieve a blurred background (tilting).
- S-I.S. Auto: Camera detects the panning direction and
applies the appropriate image stabilization.
- Movie-I.S.: In addition to Auto image stabilization, the cameras
shake that occurs when shooting while walking is also reduced.
- Off: Image stabilizer is off.
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose from
the following Shooting Modes:
- iAuto: A full auto mode in which the camera
automatically optimizes settings for the current scene. This mode is
recommended for beginners.
- Program Shooting: Shoot using an aperture and shutter speed
that the camera sets.
- Aperture Priority: Set the aperture manually, and the camera
sets the shutter speed automatically.
- Shutter Priority: Set the shutter speed manually between
1/8000 to 60 seconds, and the
camera sets the aperture automatically.
- Manual Priority: Set the shutter speed and aperture manually.
- Art Filter: You can select from the following Art Filters:
Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin
Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line,
Watercolor, and ART bracketing.
- Scene Modes: You can select from the following Scene Modes:
Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night
Scene, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro,
Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach &
Snow, Fisheye Effect, Wide-Angle, Macro, and 3D photo.
- Photo Story: You can easily create a combination of
photos called a Photo Story. A standard photo story captures three images in
a single layout to tell a story. You can also choose Fun Frames as a type of
- Movies: Used for shooting movies. You can also
shoot movies in Program, Aperture Priority, and Manual.
Picture Modes: In addition to Art Filters (above), the camera lets you select
picture modes, processing options to
create unique image effects. For each picture mode, you can fine-adjust the
image parameters, such as contrast and sharpness. The Picture Modes include:
- iEnhance: produces more impressive-looking pictures matched to
the scene mode
- Vivid: produces vivid colors
- Natural: produces natural colors
- Muted: produces flat tones
- Portrait: produces beautiful skin tones
- Monotone: produces black and white tones
- Custom: lets you select one of the above modes, set the
parameters, and register the setting.
Focus Modes: The E-P5 uses automatic focusing and manual focusing. You
can select from the following focus modes:
- Single-AF: The camera focuses when shutter pressed halfway.
- Continuous-AF: The camera is always focusing.
- Manual: You can focus manually by turning the focus ring
- Single-AF + Manual: You can fine-adjust the
focus manually using the focus ring after AF is performed in the Single-AF mode
- Continuous-AF + Tracking: The camera tracks and maintains focus
on the subject when shutter button is pressed halfway.
Auto-Focus Target: The camera has 35 Auto-Focus targets for focusing
on the subject. In the All-Target AF mode, the camera automatically focuses on one of the
AF targets. In the Single-Target AF mode, you can manually select one AF target for
accurately focusing on the subject after composing the shot.
ISO Settings: The sensitivity can be set automatically or manually.
The manual ISO
sensitivity ranges from ISO 200 to 25600, plus a LOW setting, with selectable ISO steps of 1 EV or
White Balance: Color reproduction depends upon light conditions. You
can choose from 4 options for setting the white balance:
- Auto: For General Use, used for most light conditions
- Preset: You can choose from the following presets:
- 5300K: for shooting outdoors on a clear day, for
sunset/sunrise, or fireworks
- 7500K: for shooting outdoors in the shadows on a clear day
- 6000K: for shooting outdoors on a cloudy day
- 3000K: for shooting under a tungsten light
- 4000K: for shooting under fluorescent lighting
- 5500K: for flash shooting
- Custom: Color temperature set in the custom white balance menu
(between 2000K and 14000K)
- One-Touch: Color temperature set by the one-touch WB method
of measuring the white balance on a white or gray object.
Sequential Shooting: In addition to shooting single frames, the
can also shoot images continuously at a high rate (about 9 frames per second) or
a low rate (about 5 fps) when the shutter button is pressed and held down.
Self-Timer: The Self-Timer lets you take pictures after a
preset amount of time. You can choose from 2 seconds, 12 seconds, or set the
number of frames to be shot after the delay (custom).
Bulb Shooting: The E-P5 can take extra long exposures with bulb
shooting. When the camera is set to Bulb, the shutter remains open as long as
the shutter button stays pressed. Use of a tripod and the optional RM-UC1 remote
shutter release is highly recommended for bulb
Flash Modes: The E-P5's built-in pop-up flash can be set
manually as required. Flash modes include: Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Red-eye
Reduction Flash, Slow synchronization (1st curtain), Slow sync + Red-eye
Reduction, Slow synchronization (2nd curtain), Manual Flash, and Flash Off. In
addition, the camera features a hot shoe for attaching an optional external
flash. Optional flash units that can be used with the
E-P5 include FL-14, FL-600R, and FL-300R. The SRF-11 Ring Flash, STF-22 Twin
Flash, and FC-1 Macro Flash controller are other options.
Bracketing: To increase your chances of getting the perfect exposure
in difficult shooting conditions, you can set the camera to take a number of
photos at different exposure values for each frame. Frames are shot at optimum
exposure, plus pictures adjusted in the opposite directions of exposure. You can
perform bracketing in the following ways:
- AE Bracket: The camera varies the exposure of each shot. You
can set the compensation value to 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV. Number of
shots: 2, 3, 5, or 7.
- WB Bracket: Three frames are shot using different white balances;
one at specified WB, one adjusted toward amber-blue color, and the other
toward green-magenta. You can set the bracketing adjustments in 2, 4, or 6
- FL Bracket: Three frames are shot with different flash intensity.
Compensation values can be set at 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
- ISO Bracket: Three images are taken, each with different ISO
sensitivity, with shutter speed and aperture fixed. Compensation values can
be set at 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, or 1.0 EV.
- ART Bracketing: The camera records multiple images, each with a
different art filter setting.
- HDR Bracketing: The camera records multiple images, each with a
different exposure suitable for HDR imaging.
Metering Modes: There are 5 ways to measure the subject brightness:
- Digital ESP: Camera measures light levels and calculates the
differences in 324 separate areas of the image.
- Center-Weighted Average: Camera provides the average metering
between the subject and background lighting, placing more weight on the
subject in the center.
- Spot: Camera meters a very small area around the center of the
- Spot with Highlight Control: If overall background is bright, the
camera shifts toward over-exposure so white areas don't turn gray.
- Spot with Shadow Control: If overall background is dark, the
camera shifts toward under-exposure so black areas don't turn gray.
Face Detection: The camera will detect people's faces in the frame and
adjust the focus and metering automatically.
Multiple Exposures: The E-P5 can overlay multiple frames and save the
result as a single image. You can overlay an image while taking a picture, or
overlay a recorded image in playback mode.
Time Lapse Shooting: You can set the camera to shoot
automatically with a set time lapse. Parameters that can be set include: Number
of frames, Start waiting time, Interval time, and Time Lapse Movie.
Photo Playback: You can play back images one at a time, or in an index
display of 4, 9, 25, or 100. You can also display images recorded on the
memory card by date (calendar display). While in single image playback, the image can be magnified
up to 14x for a closer look.
Playback On TV: The E-P5 allows you to play back your still images or
movies on a TV. The camera has a micro-HDMI (Type D) connector for connecting to
an HDTV. The multi-connector allows you to connect to a TV without an HDMI jack
using the optional CB-AVC3 (composite video and mono audio). The video output
can be set to NTSC or PAL.
HDMI Control: When HDMI Control is set to "On", the camera
can be operated by a TV remote control when it is connected to the TV via HDMI.
The TV must support HDMI control. During single-frame playback, you can display
or hide the information display and the index display.
Capability: Using the supplied USB
cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer, regardless of
Power Options: The E-P5 is powered by the supplied BLN-1 Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery (7.6 volts/1220mAh). The battery charges in approximately 4
hours in the supplied BCN-1 battery charger. The BLN-1 battery is
good for approximately 330 shots on a single charge.
Olympus Viewer 3 Software: The E-P5 includes Olympus Viewer
on CD-ROM. The software lets you do the following:
- Transfer images from the camera or removable media to your computer
- View images
- Group and organize images into albums and folders
- Correct images using filter and correction functions
- Edit images (rotate, trim, change image size)
- Print images using a variety of formats
- Update the camera firmware
- Develop RAW images
Compatible Operating System:
- Windows XP (SP2)
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
USB Mass Storage Class: The E-P5 supports USB Mass Storage Class,
allowing you to transfer images to a computer by connecting the camera to the
computer with the USB cable. Transfer via USB is supported by Windows 8, Windows
7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Mac OS X v.10.3 or later.