Olympus PEN E-P5 (Body) Black

MPN: V204050SU000  |  EAN: 0050332185968  |  Model: PEN E-P5

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Olympus PEN E-P5 (Body) Black - V204050SU000 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
Wildlife Photography
Very Good
Everyday Life Photography
Very Good
Event Videos
Home Videos
Very Good
Landscape Photography
Events Photography
Sports Photography
Very Good
Time-lapse Videos
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Very Good
Low-light Videos
Just Right
Live Streaming
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

The Mirror-less Camera is a very good option for taking those shots with a professional flair. The ability to change lenses and tweak a variety of photo settings can be quite powerful. 

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Olympus device works!

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 800  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Olympus PEN E-P5 video camera should be sufficient for 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.

For those special occasions, this Olympus camera is a great companion as you traverse the floor. It comes with an Image Stabilizer which helps maintain a steady shot while recording.

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 your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor (18 x 13.500 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. It also packs in Wi-Fi in this neat package.

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.

The thrilling action of sports is filled with magical moments that shouldn't be missed. Which is why by taking the PEN E-P5 for those games, you'll have a camera that can effectively track subjects in frame while they are in motion.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Olympus PEN E-P5 for aquatic photos is a treat.

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.

When taking photos of the beautiful creatures of the wild, you'll need to have Tracking Focus mode activated so as not to miss any great moments while they are active in their habitat. Burst shots help as well, which this camera happens to have making it a very good option for your needs.

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.

It looks simple, capable and doesn't stand out in any particular way.

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Product Description

Premium quality meets stylish portability in the form of the Olympus PEN E-P5. The first thing you'll notice about this compact camera is the classic silver design that carries the essence of the iconic Olympus PEN cameras. Not only have the materials, texture and dials been made to look great, but also optimized for top-notch convenience and comfort at all times. When it comes to photo quality, the PEN E-P5 delivers high-resolution images and Full HD 1080p video thanks to the Four Thirds 16.1MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI image processor. The high-speed performance can be felt with the 1/8000 mechanical shutter that allows you to freeze the action and capture those unmissable moments. If you feel the need for more options, the blazing sequential shooting capture 9 frames per second, while the tracking autofocus system works in tandem to maintain complete clarity throughout. When it's time to share those memories, the PEN E-P5 offers instant access to your smartphone thanks to the convenient WiFi icon on the 3-inch LCD touchscreen.

Technical Specifications

Olympus PEN E-P5 (Body) Black - V204050SU000 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type MILC Body
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black, Silver
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 800
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
Voice Recording 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
Image Sensor Size 4/3
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 18 x 13.500 mm
Megapixel 16.1 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type Live MOS
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