Olympus PEN E-PL5 Silver Digital Camera with Silver 14-42mm Lens

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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Silver Digital Camera with Silver 14-42mm Lens

The superb image quality of the E-PL5 matches that of our OM-D camera – in a compact, easy-to-carry design.



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Introducing the New

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Silver Digital Camera with Silver 14-42mm Lens

Big on image quality. Small on size.

Don’t be fooled: this small PEN can produce some mighty image quality.

Superb image quality relies on top lenses, a powerful sensor and image processor. Luckily, the E-PL5 excels on all these fronts – even matching the capabilities of our OM-D camera. The result: high resolution, rich gradation, low noise and wide dynamic range.

Focus & shoot on your touchscreen

Focus & shoot in a split second – all with the tip of your finger.

The E-PL5 combines one of the fastest autofocus and with a fast-response touchscreen – heralding a whole new style of shooting. It lets you focus and shoot in an instant. So you can capture the perfection of those fleeting moments.

Stay in the picture – from any angle

Capture difficult angles & take self portraits with ease.

The 3-inch LCD display on the E-PL5 has a tilt mechanism that rotates 170 degrees. This lets you take extra-high and extra-low photos with ease, as well as self-portraits where you have a full preview to frame the shot. What’s more: there’s even a customisable self-timer.

Get arty with your photos!

Give your shots the wow factor - with 12 Art Filters & 6 Art Effects.

Take your creativity up a notch – with 12 Art Filters and 6 Art Effects designed to turn your photos and movies into striking artworks in an instant on your camera screen. Play around and you’ll be surprised just what visual masterpieces you can create from your photos!

Meet the best-connected PEN ever!

Share stills and videos in your social networks – wherever you are.

Now you can transfer your photos and videos straight from your PEN to other devices like your smartphone – both wirelessly and conveniently with a card. Perfect for posting them on social networking sites fast and without any fuss.

Full HD Movie

Want to impress with your filmmaking? Get brilliant image quality, gorgeous stereo sound, and creative Art Filters and Movie Effects.

Full HD Movie

Want to impress with your filmmaking? Get brilliant image quality, gorgeous stereo sound, and creative Art Filters and Movie Effects.

Built-in 2-axis stabilisation

Reduce camera shake with in-body stabilisation that extends to any lens you use – including wide-angles.

Optional Underwater Case

Waterproof to 45 metres – so your camera stays protected as you take your photography to new depths.


Whatever your photographic needs, the E-PL5 comes with just the right accessory to get the best shot.

Direct access buttons

Take clever shortcuts for speedy shots: with a fast-access mode dial and programmable smart buttons.



  • Body material: Metal

  • Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds

Image Sensor

  • Type: 4/3'' Live MOS sensor

  • Effective pixels: 16.1 Megapixels

  • Filter array: Primary colour filter (RGB)

  • Aspect ratio & area: 4:3 / 17.3 x 13.0mm

  • Full resolution: 17.2 Megapixels


  • Type: TruePic VI


  • Dust reduction filter: Supersonic Wave Filter

  • IR cut filter: Hybrid type

Live View

  • Displayed information: Aperture, Shutter speed, Auto bracket, AE lock, Focus mode, Shooting mode, Battery check, My Mode, IS activating mode, Internal temperature warning, Face / Eye detection mode, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting mode, White Balance, Metering mode, Exposure compensation value, AF frame display, AF confirmation mark, Shooting information, Spot metering area, Super FP, Flash status, Touch Panel Condition, Focal length, Eye-Fi condition, Flash mode, Histogram

  • AF type: Contrast detection system

  • 100% field of viewl: Approx. 100%

  • Magnification levels: 5 / 7 / 10 / 14x

  • Display modes: Histogram, Comparison, Grid (4 types), Standard information

Image Stabiliser

  • Type, : Sensor shift

  • Modes: Two-dimensional, vertical or horizontal activation

  • Effective Compensation Range: Up to 3 EV steps

Focusing System

  • Method: Contrast Detection AF system (when non high-speed contrast AF compatible lens is used, it works as MF assist)

  • Focus areas: 35 points / All target, Group target (9-areas), Single target (normal), Single target (small)

  • Auto selection with Face Detection ON

  • 800 points / Manual selection in Magnified View Mode

  • AF lock: Yes , Locked by first position of shutter release button in single AF mode, AE/AF lock button (customised)

  • Modes: Manual focus, Single AF, Continuous AF, Single AF + MF, AF Tracking, Touch target

  • AF illuminator: Yes

  • Full time AF: Yes

  • Manual focus: Yes , With enlarged focusing area

  • Face Detection extension: Eye Detect AF: Off, Left side priority, Near side priority, Right side priority

  • Predictive AF: Yes

  • AF tracking: Yes , Available in continuous AF mode

Exposure System

  • Modes: Programme automatic, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, Bulb, Time, i-Auto, Scene Modes, Art Filter

  • Exposure compensation: +/- 3EV ( 1, 1/2, 1/3 steps )

  • Exposure bracketing: 2 / 3 / 5 frames ( +/- 1/3, 2/3, 1 EV steps )

  • 7 frames ( +/- 1/3, 2/3 EV steps )

  • HDR bracketing: 3 / 5 frames ( +/- 2 / 3 EV steps )

  • 7 frames ( +/- 2 EV steps )

  • Note: HDR picture can not be made by this function.

  • ISO bracketing: 3 frames ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps )

  • AE lock: Yes

  • My Mode: 4 settings storable

  • Enhancement function: Shadow Adjustment Technology

Scene Modes

  • Number of scene modes: 25

  • Modes: Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Macro, Sports, Night Scene, Night Scene with portrait, Children, High key, Low key, Digital Image Stabilisation, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, Fisheye converter, Macro converter, 3D*, Wide converter, Underwater Macro, Underwater Wide

  • * Only for stills and with usage of 3D lens (H-FT012)


  • Max. number of frames: 2 frames (shooting), 3 frames (editing)

  • Auto gain control: Yes

  • Frame assistance: Live View

Light Metering

  • Method: TTL open aperture light metering

  • Zones: 324 zones Multi-pattern Sensing System

  • Detection range: 0 - 20 EV (17mm f2.8, ISO 100)

  • Modes: ESP light metering, Spot metering, Centre weighted metering, Highlight, Shadow

Art Filter

  • Modes: Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Colour, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Dramatic Tone, Gentle Sepia, Key Line, Water colour

  • Variation / Effect, Available


  • Auto: ISO 200 - 25600 (customisable, default ISO 200 - 1600)

  • Manual: ISO 200 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1 EV ISO steps


  • Shutter type: Computerised focal-plane shutter

  • Self timer: 2s / 12s

  • Custom (delay 1-30sec.,shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,number of shots 1-10)

Shutter Speeds

  • Shutter speed range: 1/4000 - 60s (in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps)

  • Bulb mode: Up to 30 minutes (selectable longest time in the menu, default: 8 minutes)

White Balance

  • AUTO WB system: Advanced detection system with Live MOS sensor

  • Manual White balance (One-Touch): Yes

  • White balance bracketing: 3 frames / +/- 2, 4, 6mired steps

  • One-touch white balance: 2 custom settings can be registered

  • Custom WB: 1 setting can be registered at Kelvin temperature (2000K - 14000K)

  • Preset values: Tungsten, Flourescent 1, Sunlight, Flash, Overcast, Shade, Underwater

  • Auto Flash adjustment: Off / Auto WB / Flash

  • Keep warm colour: On / Off

  • White balance adjustment: +/- 7 in each A-B / G-M axis (in Auto WB, preset WB mode & one-touch WB)

Sequence Shooting

  • Speed (H): Approx. 8fps

  • Speed (L): 3.6fps (IS off) , 3.0fps

  • Max. number of frames: 27 frames (RAW)

  • 19 frames (JPG / Large Normal mode)

  • Conditions: Memory card: Toshiba SDHC UHS-I card R95 W80 model Premiugate series "Class 10" 8GB

  • When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm II R f3.5-5.6

  • Note: Depending on shooting conditions, the sequential shooting speed may reduce speed during shooting.

Image Processing

  • Colour space: sRGB / AdobeRGB

  • Sharpness + Contrast: 5 levels

  • Contrast: 5 levels

  • Saturation: 5 levels

  • Black & White filter: Yellow, Orange, Red, Green

  • Black & White toning: Sepia, Blue, Purple or Green in Black & White mode

  • Picture mode: i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Portrait, Muted, Monotone, Art Filter, Custom

  • Gradation: 4levels (auto, high key, normal, low key)

  • Engine: TruePic VI

  • Art Filter bracketing: Available

  • Tele converter effect: 2x

Internal Flash

  • Modes: AUTO, Manual (Full, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64), Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation with red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, Slow synchronisation 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off

  • Type: Detachable flash (bundled)

  • Flash compensation: +/- 3 EV ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps )

  • Guide number: 10 (ISO 200)

  • X-sync speed: 1/250s / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode)

External Flash Control

  • X-sync speed: 1/250s / 1/4000s (Super FP Mode)


  • Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronisation, 2nd curtain and slow synchronisation, Fill-in for exclusive flash, Manual

  • Intensity: +/- 3 EV ( 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps )

  • Note: Some functions are only available if they are supported by the external flash.

Wireless Flash Control

  • Number of channels: 4 channels

  • Compatible external flash: FL-36R, FL-50R, FL-300R, FL-600R

  • Control method: Triggered and controlled by bundled flash

  • Group setting: 4 groups

  • Available when used together with cameras compatible with the Olympus wireless RC flash system.


  • Monitor type: Tiltable LCD - Touch Panel

  • Touch Control fucntions: AF area enlargement, AF area selection, Art Filter, Super Control Panel, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Live Guide, Shutter release, Scene Modes, Enlargement

  • Monitor size: 7.6cm / 3.0'' (16:9)

  • Resolution: 460000 dots

  • Brightness adjustment: +/- 2 levels

  • Colour balance: +/- 7 levels Vivid (default) / Natural

Super Control Panel

  • Displayed information: Battery indicator, Record mode, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation indicator, ISO, AE bracketing, AF frame, Focus mode, AEL notification, Face detection, Number of storable frames, Metering mode, Exposure mode, Exposure level view, Flash compensation value, Colour space, Gradation, Colour saturation compensation value, Sharpness compensation value, Contrast compensation value, White balance, White balance compensation value, Noise reduction, Flash mode, Drive mode, Internal temperature warning, Histogram

Recording Formats

  • RAW: 12bit

  • RAW & JPEG: Yes parallel recording

  • JPEG: Yes

  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4

  • MPO (3D): Yes

Image Size

  • RAW: 4608 x 3456 compressed / 17MB / frame

  • 4608 x 3456 Fine (compression: 1/4) / 7.5MB / frame

  • 4608 x 3456 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 3.5MB / frame

  • 2560 x 1920 Normal (compression: 1/8) 1.1MB / frame

  • 1024 x 768 Normal (compression: 1/8) / 0.3MB / frame

Still Image Recording

  • EXIF: 2.2

  • PIM: III

  • DPOF: Yes

  • DCF: Yes

Movie Recording System

  • Recording format: MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264), AVI(Motion JPEG)

  • Image Stabilisation Mode: Yes Electronical image shifting (Digital IS)

  • HD Movie quality: Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 20Mbps (MOV)

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 (16:9) 30p, 17Mbps (MOV)

  • HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 13Mbps (MOV)

  • HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) 30p, 10Mbps (MOV)

  • HD 1280 x 720 (16:9) / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG®)

  • Movie quality: 640 x 480 / 30fps (AVI Motion JPEG®)

  • 29min (17Mbps)

  • 14min (SD) / 7min (HD) (AVI Motion JPEG®)*

  • Max. file size: 4GB (AVCHD)

  • 2GB (Motion-JPEG)

  • Exposure Modes: Aperture priority, Art Filter, Manual, Programme automatic, Shutter priority

  • * Some Art Filters are excluded

  • Movie effects: Multi shot echo, One shot echo, One push tele-converter, Art fade

Sound Recording System

  • Internal microphone: Stereo

  • Recording format: Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format Base

  • External microphone: Optional

  • Image footage: 30s

  • Speaker: Yes

  • Microphone functions: Wind Noise Reduction, Recording Volume

View Images

  • Modes: Index, Calendar, Zoom, Slide show, Movie, Single

  • Light box: Yes

  • Histogram in playback mode: Yes

  • Shooting information: Off / On

Erase / Protect / Copy Function

  • Erase modes: Single, All, Selected

  • Image protect mode: Single frame, Selected frames, All Frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)

Image Editing

  • RAW data edit: Yes

  • Red-eye reduction: Yes

  • Sepia: Yes

  • Black & White: Yes

  • Resize: Yes

  • Correction of saturation: Yes

  • Shadow Adjustment: Yes

  • Trimming: Yes

  • e-Portrait: Yes


  • Menu languages in camera

    English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian

Customisation Options

  • Fn Button: Yes

  • My Mode: 4 settings storable (Can be set to mode dial.)

  • Factory reset: Full / Standard

  • Programmable button: Yes


  • Media: SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible) Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting

  • HDMI™: Yes Micro connector (Type D) *

  • USB 2.0 High Speed: Yes

  • Combined V & USB output: Yes NTSC or PAL selectable

  • Wireless connectivity: FlashAir, Eye-Fi Card compatible, Bluetooth®

  • Connection: Accessory Port 2

  • * "HDMI", the HDMI logo and "High-Definition Multimedia Interface" are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

Power Supply

  • Battery: BLS-5 Li-Ion battery (included) Lithium-Ion Battery (CR-V3 not compliant)

  • Sleep mode: Available (1min, 3min, 5min)


  • Temperature: 0 - 40°C operating temperature / -20 - 60°C storage temperature

  • Humidity: 30 - 90% operation humidity / 10 - 90% storage humidity


  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2mm (without protrusions)

  • Weight: 325g (including battery and memory card)

  • 279g (body only)


  • Grip: Exchangable

  • Available Colours: Black, Silver, White

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