Olympus PEN E-PL5
Top 47%814 points
Top 47%
Megapixels
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674 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

Olympus PEN E-PL5: 48 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16.10MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
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
247
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
191
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
177
0

5. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
26% have it
153
0

6. weight

325g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
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
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

8. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

9. 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

10. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
35% 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
86
0

12. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

13. pixel density

326ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
77
0

14. width

64mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

15. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Olympus PEN E-PL5
25% 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. resolution

783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

20. battery power

1150mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6: 4360mAh
69
0

21. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

22. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
22% have it
59
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
72% have it
57
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
44% have it
54
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
19% 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
53% 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
50
0

28. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
65% have it
49
0

29. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
45% have it
48
0

30. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
88% have it
41
0

31. 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
68% have it
41
0

32. 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
56% have it
41
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
52% have it
40
0

34. 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 H5D-50c: 720s
38
0

35. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Olympus PEN E-PL5
65% have it
37
0

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