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Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens



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  • 16.1 MegaPixel Live-MOS Sensor

  • Up to 25,600 ISO


  • In-Body Stabilizer

  • 12 “Art Filters”

  • Touch Screen Control

  • F.A.S.T. Autofocus System

Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom LensOlympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens
Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens Olympus PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera With M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens
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Memory Cards

Olympus M.12mm Lens (Silver)



Olympus FL-300R Flash

Batteries & Chargers

Olympus Battery Li BLN-1


Hoya NXT UV 37mm Filter


Olympus Cable Flash FL-Cb05


PEN E-PL5 ILC System Camera w/ M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Zoom Lens

PEN E-PL5 ILC system camera w/ M.Zuiko digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R zoom lens is a Micro Four Thirds system with an interchangeable lens feature and is powered by a 4/3 Live MOS sensor producing 16 megapixel. The camera comes with a 5-axis image stabilization system that has not been seen before, compensating for not only standard vertical and horizontal shake but also for rotational shake during exposure. M.Zuiko digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R zoom lens is the new avatar of the old version which now comes with Movie-Still-Compatible (MSC) technology plus the ideal portrait & landscape focal length of 28-84mm (on a 35mm format equivalent).


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.



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.



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!



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.



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.


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.



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.


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



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.


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.


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.


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 is recommended for Movie shooting.

*2: Not compatible with endless mode. Release time lag may be generated in actual use.

Sensor size

17.3 mm (H) x 13.0 mm (V)


Sensor Type

4/3 Live MOS Sensor

Number of pixels / Aspect ratio

Number of effective pixels : 16.1 million pixels

Total number of pixels : Approx. 16.9 million pixels

Aspect ratio : 1.33 (4:3)

Dust reduction

Supersonic Wave Filter (dust reduction system for image sensor)

Filter array

Primary color filter (RGB)

Recording Formats

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 sizes

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): 1024(H)x768(V) (1/8 compressed) Approx. 0.3MB

IS System


Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis* image stabilization)

* yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling


3 modes (IS1, IS2, IS3), OFF

Focal length setting


Manual Function

Input focal length 8, 10, 12, 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

Effective compensation range

maximum 5 EV steps

* Based on Olympus in-house measurement conditions.

Shutter speed range

60 - 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)

Electronic Viewfinder

Eye Level Finder type

Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44M

Eye point / Diopter adjustment range

Approx. 100% / Approx. 0.92x*1 - 1.15x*2 (-1m-1, 50mm lens, Infinity)

*1 : at Finder Style 1, 2 (aspect 4:3) *2 : at Finder Style 3 (aspect 4:3)

Approx. 18mm (-1m-1, Distance from rear lens surface) / -4 ~ +2m-1


Available with Live Preview function button [custom function]

Level Gauge

2-axis level gauge; horizontal /vertical

Finder Style

Selectable from 3 types

Brightness / Color temperature control

±7 levels / ±7 levels


Removable, Optional eyecup EP-11 is available.


Live view

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)


Grid/ Monitor Display Types

Normal Mode, Grid Line Mode(4 types), Histogram Mode, Magnified View Mode, OFF

Magnification Ratio

x5, x7, x10 (Default), x14

Monitor information

Aperture value, Shutter speed, Auto Bracket, AE Lock, AF mode, IS, Shooting Mode, Battery Check, Myset, Internal Temperature Warning, Face / Eye Detection, Histogram, Number of storable still pictures, Record mode, ISO, Sequential shooting, Self-timer, White Balance, Metering Mode, AF confirmation mark, Exposure Compensation Value, Spot metering Area

Flash Mode, Flash Status, Flash intensity Control, Super FP

Focusing length, Tone control, Eye-Fi condition

Display of Face Detection

Max 8 frames of face detection can be displayed.

Monitor Specs

3.0-inch tilting OLED monitor

Approx. 610k dots, Touch control in electrostatic capacitance Type

Touch control

Touch shutter release, Touch enlargement, Touch Live Guide, AF area selection, AF area enlargement, Frame advance/backward, Enlargement playback, Touch Super Control Panel

Tilting angle

Upward tilting angle : up to 80 degrees / Downward tilting angle : up to 50 degrees

Brightness / Color temperature control

±2 levels / ±3 levels

Color tone select

Vivid / Natural

AF System

AF Type

High-speed imager AF

Focus modes

Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF)* / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) *

Full-time AF


Magnified frame AF

Selectable from over 800 AF points

Enlarged view check by magnify button

Magnification x5, x7, x10(Default), x14 selectable

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

35-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target

AF illuminator


Manual focus assist

Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)

AF tracking


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 modes

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* * Selectable from menu as a function on Fn-1/Rec button

Scene Select AE Modes

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 * * Still image only

ISO sensitivity

AUTO: ISO 200 - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO 200 - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable

Exposure compensation ±3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable

AE lock

Locked at 1st release of shutter button (can be set to Fn1/Rec button)

Metering standard value adjustment

1/6 EV step, +/- 1EV range

White Balance

White Balance Modes

Auto WB, 7 Presets 2 One-Touch Settings, Custom by Kelvin Scale

White Balance Compensation

+/-7 steps in each Amber-Blue/Green-Magenta axis

* Except for Custom WB

White Balance Presets







WB Flash(5500K)

Shutter System


Computerized focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed

1/4000 - 60 sec. (1/3, 1/2, or 1EV steps selectable.)

Bulb: default setting 8min. (1/2/4/8/15/20/25/30 min. selectable.)

Flash System

Flash intensity control method

TTL Auto, Auto*, Manual, FP-TTL AUTO*, FP-MANUAL*

* Available on the external flash

Built-in flash


Bundled flash (FL-LM2)

TTL flash, GN=10 (ISO200?m) / GN=7(ISO100?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

1/250sec. or less* (using the bundled flash)

* It depends on flash models or flash mode

FL-50R: 1/180 sec., Exept FL-50R: 1/200 sec., 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-50/FL-50R, FL-36/FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R

Color Temperature


Compatible wireless external flash

FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-300R, FL600R

Control method

Triggered and controlled by bundled flash (FL-LM2)

** Available on FL-LM1/ FL-600R.

(Olympus Wireless RC Flash system compatible)

Channel No.

4 channels

Group Number

4 groups (External flash 3 groups + a bundled flash)


Drive mode

Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer

Sequential shooting maximum speed

[Sequential shooting H mode] 9.0 fps

[Sequential shooting L mode] 3.5 fps / 4.2fps in case of "I.S. OFF".

Max. recordable pictures on sequential shooting

[RAW] Max. 17 frames (in seq. shooting L), Max. 11 frames (in seq. shooting H)

[JPEG] Up to full extent of data strage capacity (in seq. shooting L),

Max. 17 frames ( in seq. shooting H)

(with TOSHIBA SDHC UHS-I card R95-W80 8GB model, under Olympus test standard)


Operation time: 12 sec., 2 sec. (cancel available)

Wireless remote control

Not Available


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

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

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.)

Pin Hole (I, II, III / d.)

Diorama ( - / d.)

Cross Proscess (I, II / b.c.d.)

Gentle Sepia ( - / a.b.c.d.)

Dramatic Tone (I, II / b.c.d.e.)

Key Line (I, II / a.b.c.d.e.)

Art Effect

a. Soft Focus Effect

b. Pin-Hole Effect

c. White Edge Effect

d. Frame Effect

e. Star Light Effect


Recording format

MOV(MPEG-4AVC/H.264) , AVI(Motion JPEG)

Movie Mode

MOV?MPEG-4AVC/H.264 ??AVI?Motion JPEG?


Full HD: 1920(H)x1080(V), 59.94i Recording *3

20Mbps?Fine) *4 / 17Mbps?Normal) *4 : Aspect 16:9

HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 59.94i Recording *3,

13Mbps?Fine) *4 / 10Mbps?Normal) *4 : Aspect 16:9

*3 : Sensor output 30fps

*4 : bitrate

[AVI Motion JPEG]

HD: 1280(H)x720(V), 30fps *4, Aspect 16:9

SD: 640(H)x480(V), 30fps *4, Aspect 4:3

*4 : Except for some of the Art Filters

Maximum Recording Times

Full HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 22min(Normal)

HD : Approx. 29min(Fine) / Approx. 29min(Normal)


Movie Effect : One shot echo / Multi echo

Art Filter Movie, Aperture priority Movie, Shutter Priority Movie, Manual Shooting Movie

IS for Movie

Built in (Image sensor shift type image stabilization)

IS1. mode only

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.)

Color matrix

sRGB, Adobe RGB


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


Auto, Normal, High Key, LowKey [except fot Art Flters]

Adjustment parameter

4 levels (Auto, Normal, High key, Low key)

Filter effect (B&W filter)

Neutral, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green for Monotone

Picture tone

Neutral, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green for Monotone

Noise Reduction

At High ISO setting

Off, Low, Standard, High

At Slow shutter speed

Off, On, Auto

On : effective when shutter speed is slower than 1 sec.

Auto : effective when shutter speed is slower than 4 sec. (at ISO 200 or higher) or 8 sec. (at lower than ISO200)

Multiple Exposure

Number of picture / Function

2 frames / Auto gain, Exposing on Recorded picture(RAW)

Aspect Ratio

Aspect Ratio

4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4

Post Processing

RAW: Aspect ratio is recorded as Exif data, JPEG: JPEG image is produced based on the aspect ratio

Level Gauge



Digital Teleconverter



Playback Functions

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 BGM/BGM+Sound/Sound)

* Slideshow : Still/Movie/Still+Movie, When a camera is connected to HDTV with HDMI cable, 3 new slideshow effect can be selectable.(Still)

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 and custom settings (My mode)

4 settings recordable

Image Editing

Editing function

RAW development, Gradation auto, Monochrome, Sepia, Red-eye fix, Saturation, Resize (1280x960, 640x480, 320x240), Trimming, Aspect, e-Portrait, Image Ovarlay, Postrecording

RAW picture editing

RAW development based on settings of the camera(including Art Filter)

JPEG editing

Shadow adjustment, Red-eye fix, Cropping, Aspect, Black&White, Sepia, Saturation, Resize, e-portrait

Image Overlay

Up to 3 RAW images

Erasing function

Single frame, All, Selected frames (from Index)

Protect function

Single frame, Selected frames, Release protect (Single/All selected)


Print function

Print reservation (DPOF), Direct print (PictBridge compatible)

Input / Output

USB/AV/Remote controller connector

Dedicated multi-connector [USB: USB2.0 High Speed, Video: NTSC/PAL selectable, Optional Remote cable RM-UC1 can be used.]

HDMI connector

Micro HDMI (Type-D)

Flash attachment

Hot shoe

Accessory Port 2

Dedicated multi-connector [Available for VF-2/VF-3, SEMA-1, MAL-1 and PP-1.]

PC interface

USB 2.0 High Speed

TV interface

HDMI (HD/Stereo Sound), VIDEO-OUT(SD/Mono Sound)


- [Optional Power Battery Holder HLD-6 has DC-IN jack for AC-3.]

Power Requirements


BLN-1 Li-ion battery (included)

Power battery holder

(Option) Power Battery Holder HLD-6

AC adaptor

(Option) AC adapter AC-3 *Optional HLD-6 has DC-IN jack for AC-3.

Sleep mode

Available (1/3/5 min. off selectable)

Number of recordable pictures

Approx. 360 shots [IS ON, CIPA test standard]

(with BLN-1 and TOSHIBA super high-speed Class 6 SDHC 4GB card)

Weights / Dimensions


4.8 inch (W) x 3.5 inch (H) x 1.7 inch (D)

[CIPA guideline compliant, excluding protrusions]


Approx. 15 ounces [CIPA guideline compliant, with BLN-1 battery and Memory card]

Approx. 13 ounces [body only]

Operating Environment


32 ~ +104 (operation) / -4 ~ +140 (storage) Farhenheit


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

Dust & Splashproof

  • Body

  • Flash FL-LM2

  • Li-ion battery BLN-1

  • Li-ion battery charger BCN-1

  • USB cable

  • AV cable

  • Shoulder strap

  • OLYMPUS Viewer 2 (CD-ROM)

  • Instruction manual

  • Warranty card