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Olympus E-5: Review

The Olympus E-5 is a high-quality digital SLR camera designed to deliver exceptional performance even in difficult weather conditions, thanks to its lightweight body and rigid magnesium alloy, and dust proof and splash.

Apart from the build quality, this camera is also equipped with Hi-Speed ​​Live MOS sensor 12.3 mega pixel, TruePic V processor, which allows you to capture sharp, detailed images, exclusive anti-dust system, 3-inch swiveling LCD display, sensitivity up to 6,400 ISO, wireless flash, HD video footage, and with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixel, the Art filter, HDMI and external microphone input. The camera is compatible with all Zuiko Digital lenses.

Olympus E-5: Design

The Olympus E-5 is a camera with an extremely durable machine magnesium-alloy resistant to dust and water splashes with bayonet Four. The design is traditional yet modern and innovative, with a HyperCrystal LCD Multi-angle adjustable (with Livw View mode) on the back of the camera body. The camera has an ergonomic design for the camera body and control buttons and GUI for easy operation and intuitive.

Olympus E-5: Features and Functionality

The Olympus E-5 was created by combining the best technical components with the advantages of the design standard Four Thirds Olympus E-System, which allowed the creation of a professional camera with high performance. The camera is created to replace the mythical E-3, adding a regularly will technical and technological characteristics of the latest generation: the body of magnesium alloy can withstand splashes and dust, in addition to ensuring a more robust that high.

The compatibility with the Four Thirds lenses and powerful image processor ensures the best, even in the harshest conditions. The system of ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses in combination with the High Speed ​​Live MOS sensor from 12.3 MP and the engine TruePic V (with Fine Detail Processing technology), allow you to capture razor-sharp details in various situations.

The Olympus E-5 incorporates, in addition to the exclusive Olympus Supersonic Wave Filter dust protection system, also has a swivel LCD display 3-inch VGA with 100% field of view with Live View mode for increased flexibility and visualization in real time. The camera’s viewfinder is optical pentaprism viewfinder with nearly 100% field of view at a magnification of approximately 1.15x with 50mm lens set to infinity at -1 dioptres.

Olympus E-5
Olympus E-5

The interesting features is the presence of Shadow Adjustment Technology (SAT) for maximum image quality, in addition to the preventive control of white balance and exposure compensation. Other important features of the camera can be identified in the fast shutter speed of 1/8,000 seconds with sequences at 5 fps, ISO 6400, HD Movie, wireless flash and say Art Filters for creative effects.

The display is positioned on the top side of the camera body displays a lot of information such as, we find the point of focus on, BKT indication, the indication of the B / W mode, shooting mode, exposure compensation indicator, Exposure mode, flash mode, focus mode, metering mode, number of storable frames, record mode, white balance compensation value of the white balance, ISO and the backlight timer. The content of the package is quite complete, and you will find a cap to the camera body, a USB cable, video cable, shoulder strap, instruction manual, the warranty card and Olympus Viewer 2 software.


The Olympus E-5 is a professional camera and extremely modern technology that is one of its strengths in the magnesium alloy body splash resistant and dust. The new technology and the unique mix of features confirms the E-5 as the natural evolution of the D-SLR cameras E-system Olympus, for the filming of movies such as photos. Another highlight of the Olympus E-5 is the possibility of obtaining images with no stain’s thanks to the system of protection against dust much more effective thanks to the Supersonic Wave Filter.

Where to Buy Olympus E-5

OM SYSTEM OLYMPUS E-5 12.3MP Digital SLR with 3-inch LCD [Body Only] (Black)
  • 12.3-megapixel Live MOS Sensor; TruePic V+ image processor
  • In-body Image Stabilization system compensates for up to five shutter speed...
  • Dust Reduction System with the Supersonic Wave Filter; rugged "thixomold"...
  • Shoot movies at 30 frames per second in 720p with available manual control over...
  • 3-inch, 270-degree swivel LCD delivers precise compositional accuracy in Live...
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Value of Money

PROS : Optical pentaprism viewfinder; dust system; Artistic filters; processor, HDMI, Microphone input.

CONS : Only for professionals.

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