Olympus PEN E-P5 17mm Lens and Viewfinder Bundle
16-megapixel mirrorless camera with 17mm lens and add-on viewfinder (Black)
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The Olympus PEN E-P5 LCD touchscreen tilts up and down
Olympus has been on a roll. First they garner the coveted honor of "Camera of the Year" from a major photography magazine in late 2012 for their ground-breaking OM-D E-M5 mirrorless hybrid. Then their "tough" cameras get major love in the press as well. So how, exactly, are they planning to follow up all the success?
With this: The Olympus PEN E-P5 rangefinder-style interchangeable-lens digital camera. It's got pretty much all the features that made us drool over the E-M5, and quite a few new ones to boot. Plus, there's that classic rangefinder styling — a look that infuses this camera with maximum coolness while keeping it compact and responsive to your creative impulse. It's available in multiple finishes, too.
So what are the great features from its predecessors that came before? Here's a sampling: how about the great 16-megapixel sensor that's proven itself in the E-M5... or 5-axis, in-body image stabilization... or a built-in intervallometer, so you can create great time-lapse movies right in the camera. Even "Photo Story" mode, a clever multi-image mode of expression, has been borrowed from Olympus's compact line and added to the PEN E-P5's heady mix.
The included Olympus VF-4 electronic viewfinder also tilts.
And what's new this time around? Built-in Wi-Fi®, for cool new remote control and file-sharing options. Super-spot autofocus, for pinpoint control of your focal plane. A top shutter speed of 1/8,000 sec., so you can freeze something that moves way faster than the blink of an eye. And lots more — just take a look at the list of bullets below.
This version of the PEN E-P5 kit comes with two "must-haves" for anyone that's serious about making this their main camera: a bright, high-resolution 2.36-million dot LCD electronic viewfinder, which automatically switches on when you raise the camera to eye level; and a bright, superbly constructed 17mm f/1.8 fixed focal-length lens, that features an equivalent focal length of 34mm — a moderate wide-angle. With its large aperture size, it will gather light with ease, giving you lots of creative options when the lights are low.
These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.
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|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||34mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||16.1|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor Shift|
|Highest Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/30p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||14.82|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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 Motion JPEG.
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 8 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 Motion JPEG.
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 stabilization modes:
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose from the following Shooting Modes:
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:
Focus Modes: The E-P5 uses automatic focusing and manual focusing. You can select from the following focus modes:
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 35 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 1/3 EV.
White Balance: Color reproduction depends upon light conditions. You can choose from 4 options for setting the white balance:
Sequential Shooting: In addition to shooting single frames, the E-P5 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 shooting.
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:
Metering Modes: There are 5 ways to measure the subject brightness:
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.
PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer, regardless of brand.
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 3 software on CD-ROM. The software lets you do the following:
Compatible Operating System:
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.
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