E-PL5 Black 14-42mm II R Black Lens (Reconditioned)

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E-PL5 Black 14-42mm II R Black Lens (Reconditioned)

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E-PL5 Black 14-42mm II R Black Lens (Reconditioned)
3.5 Stars

Availability: In stock

Item #V205041BU000-420

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E-PL5 Black 14-42mm II R Black Lens (Reconditioned)


Olympus Certified Reconditioned Product is defined as any product that has been returned by our retail partners. Once the product is returned, Olympus conducts a rigorous five-point inspection of all product functions and features to ensure that the item meets our quality standards. Your product will function identically to a brand-new Olympus product, however it is possible for a refurbished product to have a minor blemish on the surface. We support certified reconditioned products with a 90-day repair warranty and 30-day money back guarantee excluding the cost of shipping.

Pro quality you fit in your pocket.

You love being creative. But you also demand superior image quality and uncompromising performance. The PEN E-PL5 is perfect. Shoot images with stunning detail and vivid color thanks to a powerful tandem of a sizeable 16 MP Live MOS Sensor and our TruePic VI image processing engine. Technology like an AF Illuminator and an ISO with speeds that hit 25,600 capture crisp, clear shots in low light. Everything is fast on the PEN E-PL5 from the exceedingly responsive touch screen to 8 fps sequential shooting. Nourish your artistic side with Full HD Video 1080i and 12 Art Filters and Effects. Take full control of your settings with features such as My Set, and a customizable self timer. Unleash your creativity, apply new monochrome Art Filters Effects or edit RAW images right in the camera. The PEN E-PL5. All the professional features you need to take you to the next creative level.

Blazing Speed


The E-PL5’s Touchscreen reacts quickly with the slightest touch and can focus by touch even if the subject is not in the center. Touch Screen display makes it easy to choose AF points, capture a picture, change camera settings, release the shutter or navigate controls, simply by touching the screen.


With the E-PL5 you can take up to eight photos a second, allowing you to easily capture that perfect shot, especially when your subject is moving.


The FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at an incredible speed and offers 35 separate focus points that are spread over nearly the entire sensor, which makes it possible for pin-point accurate focusing on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting active subjects.

Professional Image Quality


Featuring the 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor of the OM-D E-M5, the Olympus Micro Four Thirds flagship, the PEN E-PL5, 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, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction (especially colors such as emerald green, yellow, and gold) and color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots.


Olympus’ Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even if you change lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the patented Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, flinging and collecting dust so that it doesn’t interfere with the picture imaging at any time.


Say goodbye to blurry images. Olympus’ in-body image stabilization technology makes it possible to use any Micro Four Thirds lenses (or Four Thirds lens), from wide-angle to telephoto, for perfectly clear, crisp photos no matter what the shooting situation, even in low light!

Shoot. Sync. Share Wirelessly.

Share your favorite pictures.

Wi-Fi capability lets you transfer photos wirelessly to smartphones and tablets with the FlashAir memory card and the OLYMPUS Image Share app. Perfect for posting them on social networking sites fast without any fuss. All to share your stories fast. Learn more.


The OI.Share app lets you use the Art Filter technology made popular by the OLYMPUS PEN. From Dramatic Tone to Pop Art, you can choose your favorite Art Filter and apply it to not only pictures that you imported from your camera, but also to pictures that are already saved on your smartphone.

Low Light Performance

AF Illuminator

The addition of this super luminosity LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light up to almost 10 feet

ISO 25,600

Stunning low light photos are a click away with an increased ISO sensitivity to 25,600.

Bundled Flash

Attachable flash included. This camera provides the flexibility to attach a flash to your camera via the accessory port, or leave it at home for maximum portability.

Creative Freedom


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 filming 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-PL5 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.


Shoot up to 29 minutes of 1080 60i HD video and stereo sound in either .MOV or .AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just the press of a button. Shoot movies with Art Filters, and new to the E-PL5, change your Art Filter while shooting your movie and see the transition right on the LCD, without missing a beat.

4x Digital Touch Zoom in Movie

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

Ease of Use


The E-PL5 features a flip touch screen that rotates 170 degrees and allows you to take self portraits. The E-PL5 is designed to optimize the touch screen LCD and was introduced to operate the MENU display with a new simple operation instead of a mode dial. The E-PL5’s Touchscreen reacts quickly with the slightest touch and can focus by touch, also choose what you want to focus on by touch, even if the subject is not in the center.

Live Guide

The E-PL5’s Live Guide system allows you to preview effects as you adjust them – before the image is even captured. Simply select Live Guide and turn the wheel on the back of the camera to slide through numerous photographic effects, such as brightness, color saturation, tone, etc. Operating the camera is more intuitive with the newly designed user interface. The on-screen graphics have also been updated with a sleeker font design and an automatic pop-up guide in the menu screen.


A convenient, fully automated feature that detects the scene and applies the best of six situations just by aiming the camera toward the subject. Backlight adjustment are automatically applied for Portrait and Landscape modes. iAuto is also available for shooting videos.

In-Camera slideshow with Background Music

Slideshows have never been easier or more fun to create. The E-PL5'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.

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December 17, 2015 by Daniel
Good but could be better
There are a lot of things I really like about my E-PL5. The image quality is quite good. I can get usable small photos up to ISO 6400. If you're printing something larger than 4" x 6" you probably don't want to go past ISO 1600 unless you absolutely have to. I love the compact size. The lack of a viewfinder is a problem, but I got the VF-4 viewfinder, and that solves it. The only problem there is that you have to use the hotshoe, and then you can't put a flash or any other hotshoe accessory on. If you're buying a camera this serious, you really need a viewfinder...so the OM-D E-M10 might be a better value. The E-M10 is a lot cheaper than buying a Pen camera and a viewfinder new. I got my camera and viewfinder used from Craigslist at prices even below the outlet prices, so be sure to check for that before buying from Olympus if you want the lowest possible price. The biggest con, though, is the lack of phase-detect autofocus. If you take photos of moving things like sports, kids, pets, etc., this camera will struggle to track them accurately. The only current Olympus model with PDAF is the OM-D E-M1, which is ridiculous. Hey Olympus: if you want to get new users adopting your system, you need entry-level cameras that don't let them down when they try to take action shots of their kids playing sports! Put PDAF in every model, especially since entry-level DSLRs and the Sony a6000 can do this for reasonable sums of cash.
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May 18, 2015 by Peggy
Thumbs up
I've had this (reconditioned) camera for over a year now and I've used it regularly since I bought it. The first thing to comment on is the fact that it is reconditioned. I haven't had any problems--it came to me looking brand new and working perfectly. A year on, it no longer looks new but it still works perfectly. The top dial (to change between shooting modes) did fall off but it looks like that is a common problem that is solved easily with super glue. As for the camera itself, it's not the top of the line Olympus m43 camera. It would benefit from an extra dial to adjust aperture/shutter speed and a viewfinder, but that's why you would pay more for one of the other options. It works very well, takes great pictures, and is smaller than its cousins. I keep it in my purse so I can take it almost everywhere with me.
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