The silver PEN E-P5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 17mm f/1.8 Lens and VF-4 Viewfinder from Olympus combines the high performance Micro Four Thirds format E-P5 digital camera with a 34mm equivalent wide-angle lens and the new VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder for stable and clear image composition.
The E-P5 houses a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor and the TruePic VI Image Processor for clear, high resolution still photos and Full HD 1080p video capture. With ISO sensitivity up to 25600 and 5-axis Image Stabilization, low light imaging is clear and free from the blurring effects of camera shake. Shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 second and burst shooting up to 9 fps will help you catch fast moving subjects and fast autofocus allows the camera to keep pace with the action. A 3.0" Tilt Touchscreen LCD provides image composition and playback. Tilting up 80º and down to 50º, the LCD monitor lets you avoid harsh glare and shoot from odd angles. It also provides touch control of autofocus, shutter release, menu navigation, Art Filter and Scene Mode selection, playback and Wi-Fi connection.
Speaking of which, the E-P5 features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity which allows to you to instantly transfer images from your camera to smartphone for storage and sharing and it offers remote viewing, shutter release and Touch AF from your smartphone or tablet. GPS functionality and geo-tagging of your images is also possible with the Wi-Fi connection and QR Code connection makes establishing your connection simple.
A camera for every level of shooter, the E-P5 offers RAW format shooting with in-camera processing, full manual exposure control, interval shooting with auto time-lapse video and live bulb shooting. It also provides automatic modes for point and shoot style ease, focus peaking for confident focus control, a self-timer with audio countdown and art filters to add creative touches to your photos and videos.
The EP-5 continues in the PEN tradition of handsomely built, slightly retro looking bodies with accessible controls, a seamless build and solid thumb and hand grips. A built-in flash with 1/320s sync speed and wireless capability is provided, as is an accessory port/hot shoe. The accessory port can hold an external flash, video lights, monitors or the included VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder.
The VF-4 provides stable eye-level composition and a clear, bright view with its 2,360k-dot LCD resolution, 1.48x magnification and adjustable brightness control. An adjustable diopter control enables a sharp view for those shooters who normally wear eyeglasses and its ability to tilt up 90º offers odd angle composition and waist-level shooting. An eye sensor recognizes when an eye has been placed to the viewfinder and automatically turns on the viewfinder and turns off the LCD monitor.
The E-P5 is compatible with any Micro Four Thirds format lens but is bundled here with the all metal M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens. This fixed focal length lens has the 35mm equivalent of 34mm making it an ideal wide-angle lens for day-to-day shooting. Its fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light and for shallow depth of field imaging. It can focus as close as 9.84" and its three aspherical lens elements and High Refractive index element minimizes aberrations for sharp shooting. ZERO (ZUIKO Extra-low Reflection Optical Coating) lens coating is applied to each lens element to control reflections and minimize ghosting and flare. Its MSC autofocus motor with an inner focus system provides accurate and quiet autofocus, ideal for HD video capture. And when manually focusing, the focus ring is pulled back to reveal distance and depth-of-field scales.