Olympus PEN E-PL5
Top 47%796 points
Top 47%
Megapixels
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746 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
16.1
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Olympus PEN E-PL5: 48 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16.1MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
286
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
243
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
35
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
170
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
25% have it
150
0

6. weight

325g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

7. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
25600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
360shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

9. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
112
0

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
33% have it
100
0

11. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
48% have it
84
0

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

13. pixel density

326ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
76
0

14. width

64mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Olympus PEN E-PL5
26% have it
73
0

16. height

111mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

17. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

18. volume

269.95cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

19. battery power

1150mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

20. resolution

783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
68
0

21. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
22% have it
58
0

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
57
0

23. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
73% have it
56
0

24. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
43% have it
53
0

25. has touch autofocus

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
18% have it
52
0

26. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
52% have it
52
0

27. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
44% have it
48
0

28. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
66% have it
48
0

29. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
44% have it
47
0

30. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
67% have it
41
0

31. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
55% have it
41
0

32. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
88% have it
40
0

33. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
51% have it
40
0

34. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
63% have it
37
0

35. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
60s
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
36
0

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