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The E-P5 strengthens the Olympus Pen family

After days of numerous rumors and leaks, Olympus has finally given the official kick-started to their new E-P5. The new flagship of the series takes over from the Pen E-P3 with care and classic design, with room for a built-in electronic viewfinder like the OM-D E-M5.

Armed with a 16 million points CMOS sensor (the same as that of the said OM-D, says the firm), beyond retro style and metal body construction, the E-P5 brings a list of significant developments.

Olympus E-P5

Olympus E-P5

We start off with the highest shutter speed of 1/8.000 second, a figure unusual in that segment and, in fact, double that of the E-M5. In the same vein, burst is expanded to reach 9 frames per second and the mechanical stabilizer is improved with a 5-axis system inherited from her older sister.

Starting with the highest shutter speed 1/8.000 second, a figure unusual in that segment and, in fact, double that of the E-M5. In the same vein, the burst is expanded to reach 9 frames per second and mechanical stabilizer is improved with a 5-axis system inherited from her older sister.

Besides showing off speedy autofocus, this Pen premieres highlight mode (“focus peaking”) when focusing manually. A provision usual to other models from other companies, but new to Olympus with this camera.

Olympus E-P5

The E-P5 also has a dual control dial and 3-inch swivel touchscreen with a resolution of more than a million points. It also becomes the first Micro Four Thirds Olympus to include Wi-Fi.

An interesting function is that, as explained from the signing, you can control the camera from a tablet or smartphone by applying Olympus Image Share 2.0, and transfer images to these devices.

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In the absence of an integrated viewfinder, Olympus has announced this model with the new external viewfinder VF-4, which expands almost to a 2.4 megapixel resolution, features automatic sensor activation and boasts a magnification factor of 0, 74x.

Available next June, the price of the Olympus E-P5 will be about 1,000 euros, and will amount to about 1,100 euros if purchased with the zoom M.Zuiko 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6.

Olympus E-P5

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