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Olympus E-5

by John Smith 213 0

Olympus E-5

Wedding, commercial or portraits, the Olympus E-5 from Olympus is the impressive 12 megapixels Four Thirds-format camera for a conversant buyer. A wide ISO range helps the photographer master any environmental situation. From a clean ISO 100 to a superb 6,400, the Olympus E-5 provides minimal noise and maximum confidence. Olympus E-5 has a Four Thirds lens mount, and currently, there are 45 native sharp lenses made for this mount. The new display is a bit dimmer than its predecessor's, so it can be tricky to use in sunlight, even at maximum brightness. This is a noteworthy addition to the Olympus E-5 easy to use 5.0 fps continuous shooting via the use of Speed Priority Continuous mode, which is very useful for many styles. With 11 focus points, 11 cross-type sensors and a dedicated AF processor, the Olympus E-5 delivers all of its 12 megapixels performance with Olympus lenses. Ironically, the small form factor, flippable screen, and video features should make the Olympus E-5 perfect for run-and-gun shooting and vlogging. The device uses universal Compact Flash (Type I or II)/SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Small, reliable and available in increasingly large quantity. Olympus cameras have many lenses and unusual customized cases and a surprising number of grips available for them.

Even first-time DLSR owners will quickly feel at home - the camera's buttons are cleverly laid out for comfort and intuitive control. More or less, the modified camera itself feels like a premium imaging device, with an innovative, forward-looking and beautiful design and solid controls. Besides, while it may look like just another Mid-size SLR, Olympus has packed tons of firsts inside the Olympus E-5 impressive camera body. How the Digital Camera World was written, the camera is a compelling mix of quick burst mode, improved depth-of-field control, and innovative features, all in an innovative body. The Olympus E-5 is a fantastic image taking device and tool in the hands of the right photographer. The Olympus E-5 is a beautiful camera and apparatus in the hands of the right photographer. Moderately, the new camera itself feels like a top-shelf imaging device, with an innovative, remarkable and modern design and intuitive controls. The invention embodies a considerable number of improvements to enhance performance, features and shooting options. Make a fascinating photo revealing an acceptable wide dynamic range, but with smaller noise and stunning color gradation than ever before. There is also a video option; you can record Motion JPEG videos at 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps). Furthermore, I can honestly say that it is one of the versatile and impressive cameras on the market.

General

BrandOlympus
ModelOlympus E-5
Announced2011-02-03
Body TypeMid-size SLR
Indicative Price (USD)$1,699.99

DxO Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score56
DxO Color Depth21.6
DxO Dynamic Range10.5
DxO Low Light ISO519

Sensor

Sensor Resolution12 megapixels
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeFour Thirds
Sensor Dimensions (mm)17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area (mm2)224.90mm2
Max Image Resolution4032 x 3024
Min Native ISO100
Max Native ISO6,400
RAW Supporttrue

Lens

Lens MountFour Thirds
Number of Lenses45
Manual Focustrue
Focal Length Multiplier
Macro Focus Rangen/a

Viewfinder

ViewfinderOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder Resolutionno electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Magnification0.58

Screen

Monitor TypeFully Articulated
Monitor TechnologyHyperCrystal transmissive LCD
Monitor Size3″
Monitor Resolution920k dots
Live Viewtrue
Touch Screenfalse

Photography Features

Min Shutter Speed60s
Max Shutter Speed1/8000s
Continuous Shooting5.0 fps
Shutter Prioritytrue
Aperture Prioritytrue
Manual Exposure Modetrue
Exposure CompensationYes
Custom White Balancetrue
Image Stabilizationtrue
Built-in Flashtrue
External Flashtrue
Flash Range18.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash ModesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
Max Flash Sync1/250s
WB Bracketingtrue
AE Bracketingtrue

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segmenttrue
Averagefalse
Spottrue
Partialfalse
AF-Areafalse
Center Weightedtrue

Autofocus

Touch Autofocusfalse
Continuous Autofocustrue
Single Autofocustrue
Tracking Autofocusfalse
Selective Autofocusfalse
Center Autofocusfalse
Multi Area Autofocusfalse
Live View Autofocustrue
Face Detection Autofocustrue
Contrast Detection Autofocustrue
Phase Detection Autofocustrue
Number of Focus Points11
Number of Cross Focus Points11

Video Features

Video Resolutions1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720
Video FormatsMotion JPEG
Microphone Porttrue
Headphone Portfalse

Connectivity

Wireless ConnectivityNone
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMItrue

Physical

Weight800g
Physical Dimensions143 x 117 x 75mm
Environmental Sealingtrue
Water Prooffalse
Dust Prooffalse
Shock Prooffalse
Crush Prooffalse
Freeze Prooffalse
Battery ModelBLM-5
Battery Life870 shots
Battery TypeBattery Pack

Other Features

Timelapse Recordingfalse
Self TimerYes (2 or 12 sec)
GPSNone
Storage TypeCompact Flash (Type I or II)/SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots2

Key Features

  • Announced2011-02-03
  • Body TypeMid-size SLR
  • Sensor Resolution12 megapixels
  • Sensor SizeFour Thirds
  • Sensor Dimensions (mm)17.3 x 13 mm
  • Max Native ISO6,400
  • Lens MountFour Thirds
  • Live Viewtrue
  • Continuous Shooting5.0 fps
  • DxO Overall Score56
  • Number of Focus Points11
  • Max Video Resolution1280 x 720
  • Battery Life870 shots