Summary Olympus E-5

Prices Price
Body only $1,787 Kit Unknown
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Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 11 Among similar cameras #n/a of 11
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm Screen resolution Help 920k dots
Megapixels Help 12.2 MP Movie format Help 720p @ 30fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 6,400 ISO
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Pros

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The Olympus E-5 vs other recent entry-level DSLRs

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Cross type focus points Many cross-type focus points Help
11
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Battery life Above average battery life Help
870 shots
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%

Cons

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Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
519 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
56.0
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
10.5 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.2 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5 fps
Movie continuous focus Lacks movie continuous focus Help
Requires attention to focus while recording
Sensor size Very small sensor Help
Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
Size Quite large Help
Professional size 143x117x75 mm
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.6 bits
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Lens availability Very few lenses available Help
40 lenses
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
September, 2010
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Weight Very heavy Help
892 g
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$1,787.09
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Regis Allard (8:44 PM, November 11, 2011)
I recently acquired the E-5 and am very impressed with it. I found a large difference once coupled with Zuiko  Pro lenses, image is sharp and the focus system is excellent. Very rugged camera. I use it professionally and it makes me money.......