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Category: Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product: Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5
Price: £399.99

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Sample Photos - We go hands on with the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and post sample photos from the Micro Four Thirds camera.

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Olympus Pen Epl5 (7)

The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 is the latest Olympus PEN and features the 16 megapixel sensor from the Olympus OM-D E-M5, as well as a tilting touch screen. Manual controls as well as full HD video with stereo sound and quicker continuous shooting make this an appealing camera. 

Olympus Pen Epl5 (12)

The grip can be removed for a smoother, more compact body, and it also lets you customise the camera as you can choose a number of different coloured grips. The metal bodied camera is available in a number of different colours.

Olympus PEN Lite E PL5 Grip Removed
Olympus PEN Lite E PL5 Grip Removed

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Olympus Pen Epl5 (1)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (1)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (3)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (3)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (4)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (4)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (5)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (5)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (7)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (7)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (8)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (8)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (9)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (9)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (10)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (10)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (11)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (11)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (12)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (12)
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Olympus Pen Epl5 (13)
Olympus Pen Epl5 (13)
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Olympus PEN Lite E PL5 Grip Removed
Olympus PEN Lite E PL5 Grip Removed
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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Performance

Here we have posted a number of sample photos from a full production version of the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5. You can click the image to view a larger version or click "Hi-Res" to view the full size originals.

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Other sample images

Cross Process | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640

Cross Process | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640
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Dramatic Tone BnW | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640

Dramatic Tone BnW | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640
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Dramatic Tone Colour | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640

Dramatic Tone Colour | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640
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Gentle Sepia | 1/100 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1600

Gentle Sepia | 1/100 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1600
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High Contrast Black And White | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1600

High Contrast Black And White | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1600
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Line Art | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1250

Line Art | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1250
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Pop Colour | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1000

Pop Colour | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1000
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Portrait No Flash | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1000

Portrait No Flash | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 1000
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Soft Focus | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640

Soft Focus | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640
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Watercolour | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640

Watercolour | 1/80 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 640
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Detailed | 1/200 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 800

Detailed | 1/200 sec | f/5.6 | 42.0 mm | ISO 800
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Bench | 1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 400

Bench | 1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 400
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Blue | 1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 250

Blue | 1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 250
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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Digital filters

Dramatic Tone Colour | 1/250 sec | f/6.3 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200

Dramatic Tone Colour | 1/250 sec | f/6.3 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200
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Dramatic Tone B and W | 1/250 sec | f/6.3 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200

Dramatic Tone B and W | 1/250 sec | f/6.3 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200
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High Contrast Mono 1 | 1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 800

High Contrast Mono 1 | 1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 800
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High Contrast Mono 2 | 1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 800

High Contrast Mono 2 | 1/60 sec | f/3.5 | 14.0 mm | ISO 800
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Cross Process | 1/250 sec | f/10.0 | 42.0 mm | ISO 200

Cross Process | 1/250 sec | f/10.0 | 42.0 mm | ISO 200
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Pop Colour | 1/250 sec | f/10.0 | 42.0 mm | ISO 200

Pop Colour | 1/250 sec | f/10.0 | 42.0 mm | ISO 200
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Watercolour | 1/250 sec | f/10.0 | 42.0 mm | ISO 200

Watercolour | 1/250 sec | f/10.0 | 42.0 mm | ISO 200
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Pale Light | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200

Pale Light | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200
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Pinhole | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200

Pinhole | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200
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Soft | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200

Soft | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 14.0 mm | ISO 200
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Gentle Sepia | 1/30 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 3200

Gentle Sepia | 1/30 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 3200
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Key Line | 1/30 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 3200

Key Line | 1/30 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 3200
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Light Tone | 1/30 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 3200

Light Tone | 1/30 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 3200
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Pop Colour | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 250

Pop Colour | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 250
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Pop Colour Soft | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 250

Pop Colour Soft | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 250
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Pop Colour Vignette | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 250

Pop Colour Vignette | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 250
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Pop Colour White Vignette | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 250

Pop Colour White Vignette | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 250
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Pop Colour Stars | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 200

Pop Colour Stars | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 200
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Pop Colour Frame | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 200

Pop Colour Frame | 1/60 sec | f/4.8 | 29.0 mm | ISO 200
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So far image quality looks very good, with pleasing colours and detail, and we look forward to putting the camera through a full review.

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Specifications

ManufacturerOlympus
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4608
Pixels (H) 3456
Sensor Type Live MOS Sensor
Sensor Size Micro / Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width) 17.3mm
Sensor Size (height) 13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 460,000 dots
Touch Screen Yes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • AF Tracking
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest 60sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • ESP Light Metering
ISO sensitivity 200 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp +/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution No Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 8fps
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS 30
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type BLS-5 Li-ion
CIPA Rating 360
Box Contents
Box Contents Flash, flash case, strap, basic manual (multi language), full manual on cd/dvd, camera, battery, battery charger, AV cable, USB cable, Warranty Card
Dimensions
Weight 325g
Width 110.5mm
Height 63.7mm
Depth 38.2mm

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Comments

kodachrome
20 Sep 2012 - 3:21 PM

Great little camera and excellent preview, however, I feel Olympus missed the boat here by not fitting an EVF like Sony did on the NEX-6.

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js12
js12  125 forum posts Czech Republic
20 Sep 2012 - 9:17 PM

What bugs me more than EVF is lack of built in flash...it's like a car without headlights...

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214405 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 9:57 PM


Quote: I feel Olympus missed the boat here by not fitting an EVF like Sony did on the NEX-6

It has a hot shoe and an accessory port.

kodachrome
22 Sep 2012 - 11:24 AM

EVF should be built in not an expensive accessory!

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