Olympus PEN E-P5 (Body) Black

MPN: V204050BU000  |  EAN: 0050332185951  |  Model: PEN E-P5

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as at 12 Jun 19 | 6:10 AM CET


as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET



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Olympus PEN E-P5 (Body) Black - V204050BU000 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Very Good
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Time-lapse Videos
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Very Good
Low-light Videos
Just Right
Live Streaming
Very Good
Event Videos
Wildlife Photography
Very Good
Everyday Life Photography
Very Good
Home Videos
Very Good
Landscape Photography
Very Good
Events Photography
Very Good
Sports Photography
Very Good
WiFi Connectivity
Very Good
Professional Looks
Just Right
Regular Looks
Very Good
Bluetooth Connectivity
Very Good
Camera Body Only
Just Right

Kind of Camera

By picking a Mirror-less camera, you'll be getting yourself a device that matches the capability of a DSLR while sporting a slightly smaller form factor. This is due the absence of the mirror and prism that drives the optical viewfinder of a typical DSLR.

Photography Skillset

Point and shoot - If you're not quite the expert yet or you're just getting started in the world of photography, the Olympus PEN E-P5 will satisfy your needs.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the PEN E-P5 is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 35  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Just a beginner - Whether you're just starting to develop some expertise or you only record videos from time to time, then the Olympus PEN E-P5 will satisfy your needs..


Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Olympus provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

Recording every moment of the day's events is precious and this device certainly delivers. While the camera is rolling it has a handy Image stabilization feature built-in.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Olympus PEN E-P5 is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (17.3 x 13 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Other Video needs

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Olympus's in-built intervalometer

Low light recording can be tricky, however this camera has got what it takes to help you through that. This is because its minimum aperture number combined with it's maximum ISO sensitivity can produce crispy images with minimal noise.

Photo Scenarios

As you go about your business each day, there are moments or situations that come up that you'll want to capture on camera. The Olympus PEN E-P5 makes for a great partner for taking those everyday shots, whether planned or spontaneous. 

Its important to ensure the celebrant (or special guests) are in clear view in every photo taken. Keeping them in focus while they're moving about is one of the great features that comes with the PEN E-P5.

Whether it's golf or tennis and everything in-between, the Tracking Focus capability in this camera allows you maintain your subject as the centre of attention even while in motion. It's Continuous Shooting Mode also helps take multiple shots in a couple of seconds allowing you assess a set of options you can pick from.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 17.3 x 13 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

To capture mother nature in her full beauty requires a good eye and a camera that can adequately handle landscape scenarios. This model from Olympus is good fit as it's got the ability to focus on multiple parts of your picture frame.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.


Boasting clean lines and premium looks, the PEN E-P5 showcases your refined taste in mobile cameras. Guaranteed to make your friends green with envy.

Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the PEN E-P5 fits the bill.

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Product Description

In need of superior performance within the form of a pocketable camera? The Olympus PEN E-P5 has your name written all over it. The first thing you'll notice about this mirrorless camera is the refined design that's been crafted with meticulous attention to detail. From the premium materials to the thoughtful placement of dials, levers and buttons, the camera body has been optimized for comfort and portability. When it comes to taking photographs, the Four Thirds 16.1MP CMOS sensor delivers high-resolution images that are capable of reaching up to 4608 x 3456 pixels, as well as Full HD 1080p video. Whether it's a once-in-a-lifetime facial expression or sprinting athletes live in motion, the impressive power continues with the high-speed sequential shooting that's capable of capturing 9 frames per second. Elsewhere, 5-axis image stabilization, FAST autofocus system and 1/8000 second shutter speed provide the advanced features you need to adapt to any kind of situation or environment. When you're attending events or on the road for long periods of time, you'll appreciate the convenience that comes with batteries as the main source of power, lasting roughly 400 shots per charge.

Technical Specifications

Olympus PEN E-P5 (Body) Black - V204050BU000 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type MILC Body
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
3D Photo Yes
Camera File System DCF, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW
Image Formats Supported JPG, MPO, RAW
Scene Modes Beach, Candlelight, Children, Close-up (macro), Documents, Fireworks, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sunset, Landscape (scenery)
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 12 s
White Balance Auto, Custom modes
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Guide Number 7 m
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Manual, Slow synchronization
Shoe Mounting Point Yes
Shoe Mounting Point Type Hot
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 35
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60 s
Analog Signal Format System NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Media Type Eye-Fi, SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Supported Aspect Ratios 3:2, 3:4, 4:3, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVI, MOV
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported LPCM
Audio System Stereo
Built-in Microphone Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Mono, Stereo
Voice Recording Yes
Wind Filter Yes
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface Micro Four Thirds
Mounting Type Bayonet
Compatible Memory Cards Eye-Fi, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Aspect Ratio 3:2
Display Diagonal 3
Display Resolution (numeric) 1037000 pixels
Live View Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Image Sensor Size 4/3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 17.3 x 13 mm
Megapixel 16.1 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 17.2 MP
Other Features
GPS (satellite) Yes
Interval Recording 1
PictBridge Yes
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type Micro
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Version 2.0
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 400 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type BLN-1
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standards b/g/n
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 37.2 mm
Height 68.9 mm
Weight 378 g
Weight (including Battery) 420 g
Width 122.3 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 4608 x 34562560 x 1920
Memory Slots 1
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 30 - 90 %
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported Y