It's compact, it's lightweight, and it's convenient. But this is no ordinary camera. The way it looks, the way it feels, everything about this camera exudes high quality and top-of-the-line performance. Incorporating Olympus' latest OM-D technologies, the E-PL5 delivers the highest level of image quality available from any Micro Four Thirds system camera. And it's easier to use than ever. The new Touch AF Shutter adjusts focus and takes a picture the moment you touch the subject image on the monitor. The monitor also swivels for easy self-portrait shooting, while the included Art Filters give you the tools you need for creative self-expression.
With FAST AF for instantaneous autofocusing and Touch Shutter for instant image capturing simply by touching on the Live View screen, the image you see is the image you get. No more long pauses between the time you press the shutter and the time it actually releases. You'll be able to capture natural, in-the-moment facial expressions in any composition you like.
Incorporating the same advanced technologies found on the OM-D, the flagship of the Olympus Micro Four Thirds system cameras , including an image sensor capable of achieving an astonishing ISO25600 with a huge improvement in noise reduction, an advanced fast-response image processing engine fully capable of maximizing the high image quality, and one of our renowned M.ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses with excellent optical characteristics , the E-PL5 is the first compact, lightweight camera to boast "OM-D image quality".
The monitor can be tilted up by as much as 170°and swiveled to face you, making it easy to compose and take self-portraits. Self-portrait shooting can also be assisted by the Custom Self function and an e-Portrait mode configured to optimize skin tones for smooth, beautifully rendered skin. The monitor can also be tilted down by about 65°, giving you the freedom to shoot from a wide range of low-angle and high-angle positions.
Olympus' popular Art Filters put an impressive array of pro-style special effects at your fingertips. A total of 12 effects are available, including the new "Water Color" filter. Variations and Art Effects can be used in conjunction with individual filter effects, allowing you to experiment with various combinations that will enrich and expand your visual creativity in new and unique ways.
As convenient and easy-to-use as its companion models in the PEN Lite series, the E-PL5 features a design of classic beauty, signifying a camera that offers the highest quality and traditional craftsmanship. Extensive use of metallic parts reflects this camera's high-end performance and enhances both its looks and its durability. Textured surfaces ensure a firm, comfortable grip, while the compact, lightweight design ensures go-anywhere portability.