The E-PL5 Digital Camera with 14-42mm 2R Zoom Lens (Silver) from Olympus is a compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that comes with the Micro Four Thirds M. Zuiko ED 14-42mm f/3.5 2R zoom lens and the FL-LM1 flash unit.
A 16MP Live MOS sensor provides this camera with DSLR-like image quality and the TruePic VI image processor brings with it fast response time and accurate colors and contrast. Its mirrorless design allows for a compact body and a large line of compatible interchangeable lenses offers the flexibility to capture any type of shot you can imagine.
With an ISO range up to 25600 and In-body Image Stabilization, low-light photography is delivered with saturated colors and little noise. Sequential shooting of 8 frames per second and the Olympus F.A.S.T. Auto Focus system equal high speed performance and with the assistance of Face and Eye Detection, portraits and group shots are focused and exposed automatically to produce ideal shots every time.
Auto focus and shutter release can be controlled by touching the LCD screen. Set the focus on your subject by touching that spot on the LCD and the camera will hold that focus until you touch the LCD again to release the shutter. The LCD itself is a 3.0" Flip Portrait display that can be titled up or down for creative composition or to control glare and reflection when shooting in bright sunlight.
The E-PL5 is capable of shooting Full 1080i HD video and can playback that HD video on an HDTV with a simple connection to its HDMI output. It also has a multi-purpose accessory port for connecting accessories including the FL-LM1 flash unit which included with this camera.
Twelve in-camera art filters can add creative flourish to your images. Soft Focus, Grainy Film and Pin Hole, for example, are enhanced by filter variations, art effects, and bracketing. This creative palette can be used in all shooting modes including while filming HD movies. iAuto is also a part of the package and it's there for you when you want the camera to recognize what it is seeing and automatically take the best photo possible. Also featured is Olympus' Dust Reduction System which keeps the camera's sensor clean by vibrating a Supersonic Wave Filter every time the camera is turned on.
Along with compact form, interchangeable lenses are an important advantage to mirrorless photography and Olympus provides a wide array of lenses to fit the E-PL5 including the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 which is bundled with this camera. With a retractable mechanism design, this 3X zoom lens is compact with an overall length of just 1.71" (43.5mm). This lens is designed specifically for Micro Four Thirds mounts and with multi-coating on all lens surfaces it offers even light transmission and reduced aberrations. This is a versatile lens, covering wide-angle to moderate telephoto focal lengths.
16MP Live MOS Sensor
The 16MP Live MOS sensor is optimized to maximize the performance of all M.Zuiko digital lenses in any shooting condition. Improvements to the sensitivity and read-out speed of the existing sensor makes ISO 25600 shooting and Full HD movie recording possible
Improved Color Reproduction
The TruePic VI Image Processor, designed specifically for the Olympus PEN series, features Real Color Technology for improved color reproduction and color gradation. The faster processor also allows for a shorter recovery time between shots.
Fast, Accurate Auto Focus
The F.A.S.T. (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology) AF System is able to focus at high speed and offers 35 separate focus points that are spread over the sensor, which makes it possible for accurate focusing on small subjects wherever they appear in the frame. Selectable 3x3 groups within the 35-point area are especially effective when shooting moving subjects. AF Tracking function locks your subject into focus and continuously adjusts focus and brightness even if the subject disappears from view momentarily.
3.0" Flip Portrait LCD
This bright, high-resolution screen tilts up and down (from 80 degrees up to 45 degrees) to capture shots from a variety of angles.
Immediate Response Touch Autofocus and Shutter
Control focus and shutter release with just a touch on the LCD screen. Improved sensitivity reacts immediately to touch so shutter release is instantaneous.
In-Body Image Stabilization
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.
Full 1080i HD Video
Shoot up to 29 minutes of Full 1080i HD video at 60fps with stereo sound in either AVCHD or AVI formats. A Direct HD Movie Button switches you from still to movie mode with just one touch.
8 FPS Sequential Shooting
With the E-PL5 you can take up to eight photos a second, allowing you to easily capture that one perfect shot amidst a flurry of activity.
Increased ISO Sensitivity
Capture low light photos with an increased ISO sensitivity to 25600.
The E-PL5 offers fast shutter response time ranging from 60 - 1/40000 seconds. The TruePic VI Image processor allows for reduced shot-to-shot time by shortening the black-out time between shots.
Face Detection with Eye Detect
The face detection AF employs an Eye Detect AF that adjusts focus automatically on the subject's eyes during portrait shooting and can even be adjusted to focus on the right, left or near-side eye. The Face Detection function captures up to eight faces, reducing the chance of blurred subjects when shooting several people at once.
In-Camera Advanced Arts Filters
Twelve In-camera Art Filters (including Pop Art, Soft Focus, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama) are enhanced by filter variations, art effects, and bracketing. Photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes as well as when filming HD movies.
3D Still Shooting
Add a different dimension to your photographs in any mode from macro to landscape with Olympus' 3D technology. By simply selecting the 3D Photo Mode, releasing the shutter, and slowly panning, the camera will automatically take a second image from a slightly different perspective. The 3D data is processed in-camera resulting in an .MPO file for easy display on 3D compatible televisions or laptops.
iAuto and 23 Scene Select
iAuto automatically identifies the scene you're shooting - portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport - and adjusts the settings to optimize results. The E-PL5 is also equipped with 23 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with Olympus' conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses.
In-Camera Slideshow with Sound
In-camera slide-shows are easy 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, add captivating musical soundtracks, and much more.
Memory Cards and Wireless Transfer
No need for cables or even a computer. Upload or email images directly from your camera with an optional PP-1 PENPAL or Eye-Fi card. The E-PL5 is also capable of recording stills and video to SD, SDHC, SDXC and UHS-I media cards.
Updated Screen Design and Live Guide
The 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 and tone.
The addition of this super luminosity LED beam allows the camera to focus faster in low light, up to almost 10 feet.
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 greater portability. The FL-LM1 flash is included.
A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-PL5 to support all different types of photography needs
A port for connecting accessories including flashes, PENPAL, MAL-1 Macro Light, EMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2 viewfinder is part of this camera's design.
Professional Audio Sound Capture
Take videos with uncompressed CD-quality 16bit/44.1kHz Linear PCM stereo recording or AC3 Dolby Digital audio.
Easy Photo and Video Playback On Your HDTV
Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PL5 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus on the HDTV. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.
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.
Additional Aspect Ratios
The E-PL5 lets you select one of five aspect ratios (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 6:6 / 3:4) that frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.
Proven Dust Reduction System
Olympus' Dust Reduction System assures spot-free images, even after changing lenses. Every time you turn on the camera, the Supersonic Wave Filter silently vibrates, removing dust so that it doesn't interfere with the picture imaging at any time.
Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject's complexion either before image capture or during post-production.
Advanced Shadow Adjustment Technology
You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-PL5's Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before you shoot or during post-capture touch-up.
Live View Magnification
For accurate manual focusing, MF Assist can be enabled during S-AF + MF operation. With it you can zoom in up to 5x on the central part of the image by turning the focus ring.
Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)
Included 14-42mm F/3.5 Lens
The M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 is bundled with this camera. With a retractable mechanism design, this 3X zoom lens is compact, measuring just 1.71" (43.5mm). With multi-coating on all lens surfaces it offers even light transmission and reduced aberrations. Covering wide-angle to a moderate telephoto focal lengths, this versatile lens is suitable for everyday photography.