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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 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

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Digital filters

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

Image Sensor
Pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor SizeMicro / Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • AF Tracking
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
  • ESP Light Metering
ISO sensitivity200 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting8fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeBLS-5 Li-ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)360shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsFlash, flash case, strap, basic manual (multi language), full manual on cd/dvd, camera, battery, battery charger, AV cable, USB cable, Warranty Card

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kodachrome 10 779
20 Sep 2012 3:21PM
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.
josa 10 25 Czech Republic
20 Sep 2012 9:17PM
What bugs me more than EVF is lack of built in's like a car without headlights...
Paul Morgan 21 19.7k 6 England
20 Sep 2012 9:57PM

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 10 779
22 Sep 2012 11:24AM
EVF should be built in not an expensive accessory!

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