Summary Olympus E-PL5

Prices Price
Body only
With 14-42mm lens
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 2
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help Four thirds 17.3x13mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 15.9 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 25,600 ISO
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The Olympus E-PL5 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Lens availability More lenses available Help
108 lenses
Size Quite small Help
Mid size (111×64×38 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
60 seconds
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Weight Light Help
325 g


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The Olympus E-PL5 vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
25,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
15.9 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
September 2012
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help




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Olympus PEN E-PL5

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Avatar for Vitaly Gurevich Vitaly Gurevich (7:39 PM, March 13, 2014)
What is PEN means? I see there are 2 cameras Olympus PEN E-PL5 and Olympus E-PL5 are they the same I'm confused.
Jas (9:33 PM, May 03, 2013)
Olympus Pen E-PL5 has a flip out screen also.