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Olympus PEN E-P5 ILC System Camera (Body Only)


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  • 16.0 Megapixel Live-MOS Sensor

  • Built In WiFi

  • Popular Micro 4/3 Mount

  • 5-Axis, In Body Stabilzation

  • 1/8000 sec. Mechanical Shutter

  • GPS Tagging

  • Olympus Art Filters

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OM-D E-M5 ILC System Camera (Body Only)

OM-D E-M5 ILC system camera (body only) packs a lot of features which makes it the ideal choice for someone who is looking for a fast, reliable camera with DSLR like features yet don’t want the weight and the complexity that is associated with one. Powered by a 4/3 Live MOS sensor, the camera comes with features such as full HD video recording and a max shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second. It also has a tiltable 3” screen.

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.

Product Type

Product type

Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system camera


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


Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization) *yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/roll


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 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


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


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


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


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 pictureson 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.



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 ??,?,?,? / a?b?c?d?e / A?B?C?D ?


Fun Frame ??,?,? /?/??

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


Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 30?(29.97????Recording

20Mbps?Fine) / 17Mbps?Normal) : Aspect 16:9

HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30?(29.97????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


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 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


sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Mode


i-Enhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters


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



One push Tele-converter



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



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


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



[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]


Approx. 420g [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]

Approx. 378g [body only]

Operating Environment


0 ~ +40? (operation) / -20 ~ +60? (storage)


30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage)

  • 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