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Powerful. Pocketable. PEN. A classic design with a modern flair.

Designed with a modern twist to the original PEN® F, fans of the award-winning Olympus PEN family of cameras now have the PEN E-P5. The flagship PEN body that delivers a portable, premium quality experience. The E-P5 is packed with the latest innovations Olympus technology has to offer including 1/8000s Shutter Speed, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, "F.A.S.T" AF Speed, Built-In Wi-Fi capability*, 2x2 dial control and more. *Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Advanced Design for a New Generation

The Olympus PEN E-P5 carries on the essence of the design found in all Olympus PEN cameras and advances its appearance to a new level. Exacting attention is made to materials, form, texture and color. The body is finished to be seamless, none of the screws can be seen on the sides, front or top of the body. Form and operability of dials, levers and buttons are positioned for optimal ease-of-use and comfort.


1/8000s Mechanical Shutter

The E-P5 is the world's first mirrorless** camera equipped with a 1/8000 sec. high-speed mechanical shutter which allows you to freeze action without blur. Use prime lenses at their maximum aperture allowing you to capture beautifully defocused background images even in very bright daylight.

**As of May 2013, Excluding the Electronic Shutters shot at higher ISO settings, enabling great results in low-light situations

Precise Flash Sync up to 1/320s

Syncing your flash with fast shutter speeds is typically tricky; the flash is just too fast! The E-P5's shutter can sync with the built-in flash at shutter speeds up to 1/320s. This maximum sync speed gives you greater flexibility choosing the correct exposure settings when shooting outdoors in bright of back-lit conditions where fill flash on your subject is desirable.

9fps Sequential Shooting

High-speed sequential shooting as fast as 9fps can be accomplished when using the Tracking AF (C-AF+Tr), which works in tandem with the Autofocus to follow your subject.

F.A.S.T AF - Touch Focus and Short Release Time Lag

The F.A.S.T (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at an incredible speed and offers 35 separate focus areas that are spread over the image area. Four different AF area sizes can be selected - the smallest of which makes pin-point AF accuracy possible on even the smallest of macro subjects. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35 areas are especially effective when you need to match the AF area pattern to your particular subject. And with a time lag of only 0.044 seconds*** instant photo opportunities will not get way from you even if you are photographing a subject moving at high speeds.

*** When pressing the shutter halfway with IS Off. Battery consumption will increase and the number of shots that can be taken reduced by about 60 shots (CIPA standard).


5-Axis Image Stabilization with IS Auto

The PEN E-P5 is equipped with the world's first 5-Axis image stabilization system with IS-Auto. 5-Axis IS compensates for vertical, horizontal, and rotational camera shake that conventional 2-axis systems of the past have been unable to handle. While the new IS-Auto mode detects both vertical and horizontal panning and automatically deactivates image stabilization on the panning axis. IS-Auto will allow you to make spectacular panning photos of a speedy car.

5-Axis IS is built into the camera body to ensure effective stabilization with all lenses, its unique design makes it particularly effective when taking high-magnification telephoto shots, macro close-ups, and long exposures.

In addition, it can be activated by pressing the shutter button halfway, so you can also use it to stabilize the viewfinder or LCD image and obtain a crisp, clear view of your subject that makes it easy to frame and compose your shots.

16MP Live MOS

Featuring the 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor of the OM-D E-M5, the Olympus Micro Four Thirds fourth generation PEN E-P5, is optimized to maximize the performance of all mZuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes shooting and Full HD movie recording possible.

TruePic VI Image Processor

TruePic VI Image Processor, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow, and gold) and improved color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots.


WiFi Connectivity

Get connected instantly. Touch the WiFi icon on the PEN E-P5's LCD to connect to your smartphone using the Olympus OI.Share SmartPhone app. Select images you want to share, add them to your share list, and quickly and easily send images with the touch of a single button.

Remote Shutter Release via Smartphone

Take control of your PEN E-P5, without even touching it! Using the Olympus OI.Share smartphone app you can preview your composition, choose the AF point and release the shutter; perfect for tripod and self-portrait shooting.

GPS Capability

Geotags can be easily added to your photos by simply sending the high-precision GPS log data recorded by OI.Share to your camera. This function of the E-P5 allows you to use map functions on Olympus Viewer 3 or other applications supporting GPS log data.

QR Code Connection

Sync your PEN E-P5 to your smartphone in an instant. With the new "QR Code Connect" you take a shot of the QR code on the camera’s LCD monitor with your smartphone and your camera and smartphone are sync’d instantly using the OI.Share's private connection.


Photo Story

You can easily create a combination of photos by selecting one of four themes. Each theme allows you to create a photo story of a certain flair with just a single touch. Choose Standard to capture three images in single layout to tell a story.

Interval Shooting with Time Lapse Video

Interval shooting allows 1-99 shots, from 1 second to 24 hour time interval to easily shoot a series of pictures. he E-P5 also has a valuable feature
that easily converts a series of pictures taken using interval shooting into a time-lapse movie (Max 10 seconds movie at 99 shots).

Art Filters and Variations

Twelve in-camera Art Filters are enhanced by new filter variations,
art effects and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all
shooting modes as well as when shooting HD movies.

The Twelve in-camera Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale
and Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama,
Gentle Sepia, Cross Process, Key Line, Dramatic Tone
and NEW Watercolor) are enhanced by new filter variations,
art effects and bracketing. Also, the E-P5 now features
the Monochrome Art Filter Effect, where the Picture Tone
effect can change the color from normal monotone to sepia,
blue, purple, and green.

RAW Development with Art Filter Bracketing

If you can't make up your mind about choosing a filter, you can use the Art Filter Bracketing function to generate multiple pictures with Art Filters with a single shot and then view them as a slideshow. Art Filter Bracketing can be applied to recorded RAW format data by in-camera RAW processing.


2 x 2 Dial Control with Custom Lever

2x2 dial control on the E-P5 gives you ultimate control with two dials and a function lever, allowing direct access to aperture/shutter speed,, exposure compensation, ISO settings, and white balance - directly by dial.

In addition, the Fn lever can be used to switch Movie button functions and focus modes.

Super Spot AF and Focus Peaking

Super Spot AF helps you to accurately bring even extremely small subjects into focus, allowing you to select an area even smaller than the AF point. With Small AF Target, you can set your focus even more precisely by reducing the size of the Spot AF target. The E-P5 also features Focus Peaking, which brings shots into focus manually such as when taking photos using OM or Four Thirds glass.

Live Bulb with Histogram

Now, when shooting in the "Live Bulb" mode, you can see the progression of exposure and the live Histogram shows you how exposure is distributed across all points of the image.


High-performance built-in flash

We improved the flash synchronization speeds of the internal GN7 (ISO100) and the GN14 (ISO200) flashes by 1/320 of a second. Synchronization speed will change based on the flash used. 1/250 when using an external flash.

That made it easier to take backlit shots and other synchro photo during the daytime. It also has a commander function, so users can also easily take shots with sophisticating lighting using a wireless flash. Users can also make detailed manual flash settings.

i-AUTO automatically selects from among 42 different shooting modes

(36 types during movie recording) i-AUTO is an intelligent photography mode through which the camera selects from among 42 different photography modes the one matched to the subject to automatically produce the optimal photo. It automatically picks from among such complex photography settings as "Portrait + Backlighting & Vivid Colors" or "Spotlight" and takes the photo. The OLYMPUS PEN E-P5 detects the subject's movements before taking a photo and instantaneously adjusts the ISO and shutter speed, reducing also any blurring of the subject.

Articulating LCD

The E-P5 features an articulating tilt and touch LCD screen.

Accessory Port and Hot Shoe

The E-P5 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, PENPAL®, MAL-1 Macro Light, SEMA-1 Microphone adapter and viewfinders. Watch Video: System Accessories

Multiple Exposure Shooting

The Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative right in the camera. Multiple images can be captured and combined to create one unique image. The creative possibilities are endless!

Aspect Ratio Shooting

The E-P5 lets you select one of four Aspect Ratios that help frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like. Aspect ratios are available for still photo and HD movie capture, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.

Digital Tele-Converter

One-touch 4x digital converter for movie. You can zoom easily with the touch LCD.

Face Priority

Improved Eye detection lets you choose from left or right eye priority modes to get the correct focus point quickly for perfect portraits every time. Up to 8 separate faces can be detected by the AF system.

Level Gauge

A built-In level gauge allows you to maintain correct composition in relation to horizon or architecutural elements on the Live Preview of the LCD.

In-Camera Editing

Like your shot but want a few revisions. Edit jpegs and now RAW files right in the camera. Fix Red-Eye, crop your image, change to black and white and more.

Art Filter Bracketing

You can use the Art Filter Bracketing function to generate multiple pictures with Art Filters with a single shot and then view them as a slideshow, including the High Dynamic Range post-processing feature.

Shadow Adjustment Technology (Gradation)

You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-P5’s Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before image capture or during post-capture edits.

Live Control

With the E-P5 you are in full control of all functions and imaging decisions—with split-second accuracy. Live Control, an advanced control panel system, allows you to see the image and the controls all at once. Whether using full manual control or all the automatic features, first-time users will feel like pros, and pros will create still images or videos that continue to push their own boundaries of creativity.

MF Assist

The E-P5 provides two optional methods to help the user focus: a Magnified Focus (MF) Assist Function and Magnification Display. When using manual focus, the MF Assist feature aids with critical focus by allowing you to zoom in on part of the image by simply turning the focusing ring on the front of the lens. The Magnification Display enables you to selectively enlarge the image on the LCD at the touch of a button. This mode works for both autofocus and manual focus. Both MF Assist methods provide up to a 10x magnification of a single point of the image for critical focus; perfect for macro or still-life photography.

AF Illuminator

The E-P5 also features an AF illuminator to make it simple to focus in low-light situations.

Slideshow with Sound

Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-P5's enhanced playback functions allow you to employ effective fade-in/fade-out techniques, control the movie/still mix and speed, and add captivating musical soundtracks.

Art Fade

You can create more artistic movies with the selected Art Filter in which the image gradually changes when changing Art Filter settings.

25600 ISO

The E-P5 provides DSLR quality low light photos with an increased ISO sensitivity to 25,600.

High Dynamic Range

Rich dynamic range also makes for smooth gradation expressions of scenes where the contrast is great, allowing the user to beautifully depict light and shadow that previously could not be captured.

Fine Detail Processing

Captures exceptional detail from shadow to highlight.

Product Type    
  Product type Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera
  Memory SD Memory Card*1  (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible*2 )
  *1: Class 6 or higher is recommended for Movie shooting.
  *2: Not compatible with Endless Memory. 
  Screen size 17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)
  Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Mount
Image Pickup      
  Product type 4/3 Live MOS Sensor
  Number of pixels / Aspect ratio Number of effective pixels : Approx. 16.1 million pixels
Total number of pixels : Approx. 17.2 million pixels
Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)
  Dust reduction Supersonic Wave Filter (image sensor dust reduction system)
  Recording format DCF, DPOF compatible / Exif, PRINT Image Matching III, MPO compatible
  File format RAW (12-bit lossless compression), JPEG, RAW+JPEG, MPO(3D still)
  Recording image size [RAW] 4608 x 3456 pixels
[JPEG] 4608 x 3456 pixels - 640 x 480 pixels
  File size RAW: 4608(H)x3456(V) (approx. 1/1.5 lossless compressed) Approx. 17MB
Set1(LF): 4608(H)x3456(V)  (1/4 compressed) Approx. 7.5MB
Set2(LN): 4608(H)x3456(V)  (1/8 compressed) Approx. 3.5MB
Set3(MN): 2560(H)x1920(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 1.1MB
Set4(SN): 10
Image Stabilization System    
  Type Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization)   *yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/roll
  Mode 4 modes (S-I.S.AUTO, S-I.S.1, S-I.S.2, S-I.S.3), OFF
  IS for Live View image Available (by half-pressing the shutter button or enlarging operation)
  Focal length setting Available
  Available manual focal length setting Input focal length : 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35, 40, 48, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 100, 105, 120, 135, 150, 180, 200, 210, 250, 300, 350, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000 
  Shutter speed range 60 - 1/8000 sec. (Not available when Bulb or Time is selected.)
Live View      
  Live View Approx. 100% field of view,
Exposure compensation preview, WB adjustment preview,
Gradation auto preview, Face detection preview (up to 8 faces),
Grid line, Histogram, Magnification display (x5/x7/x10/x14), 
  Display Mode Normal, Histogram, Highlight and shadow, Level guide, Off
  Monitor type 3.0-inch tilting monitor*
  *Approx.1037k dots (3:2), electrostatic capacitance type touch panel 
  Touch control Shutter release, Enlargement, Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame forward/backward, Enlargement playback, Super Control Panel, Art Filter selection, Scene mode selection, Wi-Fi connection
  Tilting angle Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees
Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees
  Brightness / Color temperature control ±7 levels / ±7 levels
  Color tone select Vivid / Natural
  発色設定 Vivid / Natural
  AF system High-speed imager AF
  Focus mode Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)* / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) *
  *C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-mFTS lenses. It works as S-AF in C-AF mode.
  Full-time AF Available
  Magnified frame AF Selectable from over 800 AF points
Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable
Super Spot AF: Selectable from center of enlarge view(0.02% - 0.16% in view image)
Enlarged view focus point check by magnify button*
  *: Available with old lenses without data communication
  Face detection AF / Eye detection AF Available / Available
Eye Detection AF mode : Off / Nearer-eye priority / Right-eye priority / Left-eye priority
  Focusing point / Focusing point selection mode 35-area multiple AF 
    / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target,(normal) Single target(small)
  Peaking function Avaliable on Fn button or Manual Focus
 Type : White edge, Black edge
  AF illuminator Available
  Manual focus assist    * Customize function Live View image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)
Exposure Control(Still)     
  Metering system
(TTL Image sensor metering)
Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
  Metering range EV 0 - 20 (at normal temperature, 17mm f2.8, ISO 100)
  Exposure mode i Auto, P: Program AE (Program shift can be performed), A: Aperture priority AE,
S: Shutter priority AE, M: Manual, Bulb, Time, Scene select  AE, Art Filter,
Underwater wide / macro* , My Set
  *Selectable from menu as a function on Fn/Rec button
  *My set can be set to mode dial function
  Scene select AE Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D *  
  ISO sensitivity AUTO ISO : LOW(approx. 100) ‐25600 (customizable, Defalut:LOW-1600)
Manual ISO : LOW(approx.100), 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
  Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable
  AE lock Locks at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn/Rec button)
  Shutter type Computerized focal-plane shutter
  Shutter speed 1/8000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable)
Bulb/Time: default setting 8min.  (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable)
  Flash intensity control method TTL Auto, Auto*13, Manual, Super FP*13(FP-TTL AUTO, FP-MANUAL)
  *13: Available on the external flash
  Built-in flash TTL Flash, GN=7 (ISO100・m) / GN=10(ISO200・m)
  Flash mode Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64)
  Synchronization speed 1/320 sec. Built-in Flash*
1/250 sec. External Flash*
 *Super FP: 1/125-1/4000 sec.
  Flash intensity control Up to ±3 EV in 0.3, 0.5, 1 EV steps selectable
  Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R
Wireless Flash Control   
  Compatible external flash FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R
  Control method Triggered and controlled by built-in flash
(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)
  External Flash intensity type TTL Auto, Auto, Manual, FP-TTL-AUTO, FP-MANUAL
  Channel 4 channels 
  Group No. 4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a built-in flash*)
  Sequential shooting maximum speed [Sequential shooting H mode]*   9.0 fps * in case of "I.S. Off"
   *Focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first shot.
[Sequential shooting L mode]*
      4.5 fps  in case of "I.S. Off" (in 5.0 seq. shooting L)
      5.0 fps* in case of "I.S. Off" (in 5.0 seq. shooting L)
   *When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm EZ f3.5-6.3.
  Max. recordable pictures
on sequential shooting *
[RAW]  Max. 20 frames (in 4 seq. shooting L),   Max.15 frames (in 9 seq. shooting H)
[JPEG]  Max. 70 frames (in 4 seq. shooting L),   Max. 19 frames ( in 9 seq. shooting H)
  * When using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm EZ f3.5-6.3.
  Self-timer Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)
  Exposure bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 0.3/0.7EV steps selectable
*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.
  ISO bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV steps selectable 
  White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis.
  Flash bracketing 3 frames in 0.3/0.7/1.0EV step selectable
  Art Filter bracketing i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters selectable
*AE-BKT can be programmed to the Fn-button.
  bracketing for HDR postprocess 3 or 5 frames in 2.0/3.0EV steps selectable, 7 frames in 2.0EV steps selectable.
*This function does not execute HDR processing.
*HDR function can be programmed to the Fn-button.
Art Filter       
  Mode (Variation / Effect) Pop Art (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
  Soft Focus ( - / c.e.)
  Pale & Light Color (I, II / a.b.c.d.)
  Light Tone ( - / d.)
  Grainy Film (I, II / b.c.d.f.g)
  Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)
  Diorama ( - / d.)
  Cross Process (I, II / b.c.d.)
  Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)
  Dramatic Tone (I / b.c.d.e)  (II / b.c.d.e.f.g)
  Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)
  WaterColor (I, II / a.c.d.)
  Art Effect a. Soft Focus Effect
    b. Pin-Hole Effect
    c. White Edge Effect
    d. Frame Effect
    e. Star Light Effect
    f. B&W Effect (Yellow, Orange, Red, Green)
    g. Pict. Tone (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
  Type  (Frame effect / Aspect & Window Standard (Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,Ⅳ /  a,b,c,d,e / A,B,C,D )
  Pattarn) Fun Frame (Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ /-/-)
  Frame Effect a.  White Frame
    b.  White Frame & White Edge Effect
    c.  Black Frame
    d.  White Frame & Pin Hole Effect
  Aspect &Window Pattern A.   4:3, 2 frames
    B.    4:3, 3 frames
    C.   1:1. 2 frames
    D.    1:1, 3 frames
  Recording format MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)
  Movie Mode [MOV]
      Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V),   30p(29.97fps)Recording
               20Mbps(Fine) / 17Mbps(Normal) :  Aspect 16:9
      HD: 1280(H)x720(V),   30p(29.97fps)Recording
               13Mbps(Fine) / 10Mbps(Normal) :  Aspect 16:9
    [AVI Motion JPEG]
      HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *  Aspect 16:9
      SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *,  Aspect 4:3 
              *Excluding some Art Filters
  Maximum Recording Time [MOV]
      Full HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 22min(Fine)
      HD : Approx. 29min(Normal) / Approx. 29min(Fine)
      HD : Approx. 7min*  /  SD : Approx. 14min*
            *Excluding some Art Filters
  Movie Function Movie Effect : One-shot echo / Multi-echo / Art fade
Art Filter Movie, Aperture-prioritized Movie, Shutter Speed-Prioritized Movie, Manually Shot Movie
  One-push Movie Digital Conveter ×4*  Avairable on Movie effect mode
  TimeLapse Movie Available (AVI Motion JPEG  1280×720 ,10fps)
  Image Stabilization for Movie M-IS (Image sensor shift), Off
  AE Lock Available
  Exposure control (Movie) P: Program AE,   A: Aperture priority AE,   S: Shutter speed priority AE,   M: Manual,   Art Filter
     * S mode and M mode : Shutter speed is limited in less than 1/30 sec.
  Compression ratio Motion-JPEG Format : 1/12(HD), 1/8(SD)
  File size  MOV Format : Max 4GB
Motion-JPEG Format : Max 2GB
  Recording format Wave Format (Stereo linear PCM/16-bit, Sampling frequency 48kHz)
  Microphone/Speaker Stereo/Mono
  Microphone function Wind Noise Reduction,  Recording Volume
     Audio dubbing possible for still pictures (up to 30 sec.)
  Maximum Recording Time Picture with Sound: 30sec.
Movie: depend on Movie Recording Time
White Balance    
  White balance mode Auto WB, 7 Preset WBs, 2 Capture WBs, Custom WB(Kelvin setting)
  White balance compensation ±7 steps in each A-B/G-M axis   * Except for Custom WB
  Preset white balance 7 preset WBs (3000K - 7500K)
   - Sunny(5300K), Shadow(7500K), Cloudy(6000K), Incandescent(3000K), Fluorescent(4000K), Underwater, WB Flash(5500K)
Colour Mode    
  Colour matrix sRGB, Adobe RGB
  色空間 sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Mode     
  Mode i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters
  Gradation Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key     [except Art Filters]
Interval Mode    
  Intereval Mode Interval Time 1sec. - 24 Hours,  Max 99 frames.
Available on making Time-lapse movie automatically
Multi Exposure  
  Number of picture / Function 2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)
Multi Aspect  
  Aspect Ratio 4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4
Level Gauge    
  Detection 2-axis
One push Tele-converter   
  Magnification x2
Wi-Fi Function  
  GPS info. Function Available (by using Smartphone GPS data)
  Wireless Shooting Live View, Rec view, Wireless touch AF shutter*, Power off
*Self-Timer setting.
*Camera function is fixed on i-Auto. 
  Image Share File Type: JPEG, MOV
Connect to up to 4 devices simultaneously.  Marking function for image share. 
  Easy Connection QR code setting
  Playback mode Single-frame, Information display, Index display (4/9/25/100 frames), Calendar, Enlargement (2x - 14x), Movie (with sound, FF/REW/Pause), Picture rotation (auto), Slideshow (with sound including BGM, 2 selectable slide show effects, replaceable BGM), Light Box display
  Information display Histogram (independent luminance / RGB available), Highlight/Shadow point warning, AF frame, Photographic information, OFF
  Languages 34 languages selectable :
     - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croat, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovakian, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumanian, Indonesian, Malay, Thai
Reset & custom setting  
  My set 4 settings recordable / Available to set to mode dial.
Image Editing  
  Editing function RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Overlay, Postrecording
  RAW picture editing RAW development based on settings of the camera (including Art Filter, ART-BKT).
2 programmable settings, preview capability.
  Print function Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
  USB/AV/Remote controller connector Dedicated multi-connector     [USB: USB2.0 Hi-Speed,  Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 compatible.]
  HDMI connector Micro HDMI (Type-D)
  Flash attachment Hot shoe
  Accessory Port 2 Dedicated multi-connector   [for VF-2/VF-3/VF-4, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]
  Wireless LAN Built-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
  PC interface USB2.0 Hi-Speed
  TV interface HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), conventional video-out (SD/Mono Sound)
Power Requirements    
  Battery BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)
  Sleep mode Available (1/3/5 min. off)
  Number of recordable pictures Approx. 330 shots    [IS ON, CIPA test standard]
 (with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)
Dimensions / Weight  
  Dimensions  122.3mm(W)×68.9mm(H)×37.2mm(D) 
     [CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]
  Weight Approx. 420g  [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]
Approx. 378g  [body only]  
Operating Environment    
  Temperature 0 ~ +40℃ (operation) / -20 ~ +60℃ (storage)
  Humidity 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)
Box contents  
  Body, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 3 (CD-ROM), Instruction manual, Warranty card

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E-P5 body

with M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8 & VF-4 External Viewfinder

This beautiful full-metal single-focal-length, wide-angle lens is ideal for shooting high-quality, dramatic landscapes and portraits. The VF-4 viewfinder, provides an impressive 1.48X magnification, a 2.36 million dot LCD, 120-fps (frames-per-second) refresh rate, eye detect to turn it on at the right time, and intuitive functionality that enable real-time viewing of shooting conditions.


Available Colors: Black Silver

E-P5 body only

This flagship PEN body delivers a portable, premium-quality experience. The PEN E-P5 is packed with the latest innovations Olympus technology has to offer.


  • Olympus PEN E-P5 camera body
Available Colors: Black Silver White

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Customer Reviews of the PEN E-P5

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February 01, 2016


Underrated beauty

You won't find much advanced compact cameras with swivel screens and no viewfinders. This camera will probably be the last, considering the Pen F seems to be it's successor. I think company's are missing a hole in the enthusiast photographer target audience and this camera came very close to filling it.

The one thing I would change would be to have a fully articulating screen. The swivel screen just doesn't quite cover the all the angles needed. Granted, this camera does have the VF4 option for more options, but I think a fully articulated non-VF camera with advanced controls would have been quite a sweet thing.

Other than my gripe with screen, this camera did great in everything I could ask of it. It doesn't deserve 5 stars by any means, though.

The flash button should have been a slider or a switch or just something that's not so easily pressed. Anytime this camera was in my backpack, it would always come out with the flash open. Whenever I'm fumbling with getting it out of my coat pocket, the flash would be open. It was quite an annoyance!

The build quality of this camera is phenomenal! But over time, you learn where they took short cuts. For one, the directional circle buttons feel like a step down from the rest of the camera. You're constantly gripping and touching the cold hard metal body, the tactile rubber grip, the hardened leather textures, and the recessed metal dials and then you thumb the cheap plastic feeling circular buttons around the "ok" button and it's like getting to drive an exotic super car only to find out it's got an automatic transmission! Mix this with the fact the chrome trim is actually plated plastic and you wonder why such an elegant camera has these shortcomings.

Don't get me wrong, I may have bashed this camera a bit, but at the end of the day, it has served me well! In fact, I'm only switching up due to constantly babying it because it's so damn pretty. I'm rough on my equipment and I should have gone for the OMD line to begin with, but I'm sucker for shiny things...

January 25, 2016


A great camera for a great price

As a pro, I was looking to try a mirrorless camera. My history with Pen's go back over 45 years. Loved my film pen and even used one shooting couples in the Poconos one summer.
Like this camera, fast focusing and a multitude of controls. Would have received five stars if the ISO went higher and the screen was a bit bigger and more flexible.
Otherwise I highly recommend this camera.

December 22, 2015


Excellent value

I bought PEN E-P5 with VF4 viewfinder and Olympus 17mm/F1.8 lens. I din't want to by larger camera and this set gives me flexibility to use it as a pocketable camera (without viewfinder) with the same excellent picture quality as its bigger brothers.
I also have a lot of old manual focus lenses and to use them with PEN E-P5 is a breeze. The built-in image stabilization is very powerful. As an added bonus 200mm/f3.5 lens becomes 400mm due to 2x crop of micro4/3.

December 05, 2015


Unassuming Camera

I am a long time Olympus camera user. I have an EPL1, an EPL-2, 3 Ep-3's and now 2 EP-5's. I was also a Sony SLT shooter for a short time.

In terms of build, the camera exudes quality. Solidly built, it feels good in the hand and I have medium sized hands. It has heft compared to Panasonic cameras.

Size wise- compared to DSLR's, it is smaller but not too small. Very easy to carry around without having to feel like you have a brick around your neck- I hike regularly and the thought of lugging my DSLR around is a very painful proposition.

Handling - as mentioned I have worked with PENs since the EPL-1, there is no comparison. AF is very quick AND Very accurate, no mirrors means no back/front focus issues. There is a solidity to the shutter action.

Menu system- I LOVE this about Olympus, yes it is complex but you can customize you camera to your hearts content! I am technically savvy so this comes naturally to me.

Image Quality - For my purpose of posting online and the rare print, 16 MP is more than adequate, I don't print beyond 8X10 so this more than adequate. Colors are accurate, auto WB not easily fooled. Sharpness is phenomenal - I have the 25mm, 45mm, Sigma 60mm, 12-40mm and the venerable 75mm. People are just blown away by the image quality when they see this camera can capture!

IBIS- industry leading, I can get away with shots in low light I never could with my other cameras. Great for manual lenses when attached.

Looks- This camera is very unassuming, it is very easy for me to capture photos of people since it does not look anything close to a DSLR! I get compliments and questions about the camera that I shoot because of it's retro modern look.

The grip is not replaceable compared to the EP3, I have however, found an aftermarket EM5 grip that works very well especially when I have to use my 75mm, 12-40mm and 45-200mm lenses.

Battery life is around 350 shots but I have 6 batteries ready to go if need be, I have learned to live with this with MFT and it is not a big deal for me.

This is a gentleman's camera with looks and performance to boot.

November 23, 2015

Steven B.

Great Camera

This camera is my re-entry of into the Olympus family of camera coming from a Nikon D200 SLR camera I got back a few years back. I wasn't hesitant as I wanted a smaller carry around camera that has DSLR like features. What I got was a replacement for that camera. It actually focuses faster than my D200 no matter what lens I have on it. And being a newer camera, it has a better sensor (more pixels and better dynamic range), and more feature, one of my favorites being focus peeking.

I also found the batterylife to be similar to any other camera semi-pro camera that I have used and has a nice build quality. Its a great small camera.

October 14, 2015


A fine camera but with dim light caution

After many happy years with an earlier PEN model, it was time to upgrade to a newer, more capable, travel-friendly family member. Based on research, it appeared the E-P5 still provided equal and in some cases better functionality than the newer E-P7.
Well, sort of. Ads say "great in low light conditions" and the like. What they don't say is that's true in SOME low light conditions. BULB and TIME settings, for those who want to shoot night skies or moonlit beaches, don't work at these low light levels. This is not explained in any product literature; only calls to tech support will reveal this. Great camera and lenses for day use, but watch your light limits!

December 05, 2014


very satisfied customer

I purchased a refurbished white E-P5 on Cyber Monday. It came within two days. I am quite pleased with the camera so far. Having an E-M5, I was interested in the E-P5 as a backup body that I can use with the EZ 14-42 mm kit lens. The combo works great and is quite pocketable (coat pocket). The build quality of the E-P5 is quite good and my refurbished camera had less than 500 shutter activations on it. I separately obtained the VF-4 viewfinder which works great with the E-P5, giving an extraordinary view, significantly larger than that of the E-M5. So far image quality is as good as that of the E-M5. The camera will become my go-to camera for informal shooting, while I will use the E-M5 with larger lenses (using the two piece grip). It is truly a quality product.

September 21, 2014


Well made, highly featured and elegant camera.

I upgraded from my E-P3 to the E-P5. Having been a Olympus Pen F half frame film camera user, I find myself right at home with the E-P5's size, features and handling. The combination of the E-P5's small size, light weight and wonderful availability of M43rds lens makes for a great professional camera system. The camera lends itself to all types of photography from macro, wildlife, family and street photography. A real treat is that this camera makes a great companion on family vacations, it's easy to carry and creates lovely photographs of those precious family moments.

June 19, 2014


Exceeds expecations

I'm a serious amateur with intermediate photography skills. The reason I bought an E-P5 was to move away from my Canon 7D and it's bulk. While the Pen isn't a DSLR, it is certainly comparable to the 7D in its ability to capture great photos. Really recommended for someone who wants to travel light while they shoot away but doesn't want to compromise image quality.

March 17, 2014


Total Sleeper: Stealth Mode for the Win

This camera may appeal to soccer mom's but it packs the punch of a V8. I'm simply stunned by how well it performs. It's got the looks of a classic BMW with the sophistication of a high end appliance.
Enough with the superlatives, it comes down to straight line performance. This camera beats them all and leaves a smile on your face after your done. Super fast AF, 1/8000 shutter speed, deadly silent when you click the shutter and enough customization options to leave your head spinning. You can do PROFESSIONAL grade photography with this. Studio work? Check. Weddings? Check. The quality and performance is DSLR spec- period.
What I really love about it is it doesn't draw attention. At least not the type big DSLR's bring. Stealthy! Yet, the pictures leave onlookers shocked when you show them what you've captured. ISO performance is better than many full frame DSLR's I've owned. 1600 ISO- no problem.
Only minor gripe is the grip. It should be interchangeable and offer beefy options in a similar vein to the EM1. No big deal though, it's still an incredible value even at full retail. 5 axis isn't hype either. I've gotten shots I normally miss with the big guns. This is what every small compact camera dreams of becoming. The EP-5 is the culmination of advanced imaging technology in a style that never gets old. Absolutely no regrets here at all!

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