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Olympus E-5 - Digital camera - SLR - 12.3 Mpix body only



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Olympus E-5 - Digital camera - SLR - 12.3 Mpix body only


The E-5 is the flagship model of the Olympus E-series digital SLR camera lineup. The E-5 incorporates an array of impressive the features such as the multiple exposure, electronic level gauge and imager AF first introduced on the E-30, the advanced image processing engine popularized by the Olympus PEN series, plus art filter and HD movie functions.

Like the E-3, the E-5 features a dust- and splash-proof body that makes extensive use of seals and is made of lightweight but rigid magnesium alloy. Any dust that does manage to penetrate to the image sensor is quickly removed by Olympus's industry-leading dust reduction system. This make it possible for users to concentrate on taking pictures without worrying about the camera or lenses even under in punishing outdoor conditions.

As for image quality, the E-5 offers truly breathtaking performance thanks to its "TruePic V+" image processing engine with Fine-Detail Processing technology. This enhances the sense of detail and resolution, maximizing the potential of the 12.3-megapixel high-speed live MOS sensor to deliver pictures that are sharper and clearer than ever before.

To make it easy for users to take advantage of all that imaging power, the E-5 boasts the 3-inch VGA HyperCrystal LCD monitor with dual-axis swiveling system for more comfortable and more flexible Live View shooting of movies and still photographs.

Olympus is positioning the E-5 as its flagship digital SLR model, targeting it at professionals and serious amateurs, as well as marketing it as a step-up model for owners of popular-type SLR cameras such as the E-620. Together with the Olympus PEN series of micro four thirds interchangeable lens cameras that can be used as sub-cameras by professionals or as personal cameras by general users, the E-5 is part of a line of products designed to satisfy the widest possible range of consumers.



Product Description
Olympus E-5 - digital camera - body only
Product Type
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording
Lens Included
Body only
Memory Card Slot
CompactFlash Card, SD card
Image Processor
TruePic V+
Sensor Resolution
12.3 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism
LCD display - 3"
Supported Battery
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH)
14.3 cm x 7.5 cm x 11.7 cm
0.8 kg



Product Type
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode, movie recording
Lens Included
Body only
Sensor Resolution
12.3 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
High speed Live MOS
Total Pixels
13,100,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
12,300,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
13.0 x 17.3mm
Sensor Dust Reduction
Sensor Features
Supersonic Wave Filter (SWF)
Image Processor
TruePic V+
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Auto Focus
TTL contrast and phase detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
Digital Video Format
Image Recording Format
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
AV Interfaces
Composite video/audio, HDMI

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO auto (200-6400), ISO 100-6400
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Metering Zones
Exposure Modes
Bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Special Effects
Sepia, Monotone, Black & White Red filter, Black & White Yellow filter, Vivid, purple, blue, green, Custom Effect, Black & White Orange filter, soft focus, natural, Black & White Green filter, Muted, portrait, Diorama, Cross Process, Grainy Film, Light Tone, Pop Art, Pale & Light Colour, pin hole, Gentle Sepia, i-Enhance, Dramatic Tone
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Fluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, Flash, daylight, shade, Underwater, 3000K - 7500K
Max Shutter Speed
1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
60 sec
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV range, in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing
7 steps in 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
White Balance Bracketing
X-sync Speed
Exposure Range
EV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Lens System Mounting
Four Thirds

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Pop-up flash
Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control, flash exposure bracketing

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
2 frames per second, 4 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 1 frame per second, 5 frames per second
Self Timer Delay
2sec, 12sec
Flash Terminal
Hot shoe
Additional Features
Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, depth-of-field preview button, sharpness control, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, 720p HD movie recording, LCD live view mode, shadow point display, highlight point display, contrast control, face detection, Shadow Adjustment Technology, in-camera RAW processing, automatic display brightness adjustment, digital level meter


Viewfinder Type
Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism
Field Coverage
Dioptric Correction Range
-3 to +1
Viewfinder Information
Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, flash charge completion, aperture, white balance, metering system, Exposure Mode, image stabilizer, exposure bracketing, battery status, record mode, frames-remaining counter, ISO sensitivity, AF lock


3" LCD display
920,000 pixels
Display Features


Microphone Operation Mode


Connector Type
1 x USB , 1 x HDMI output , 1 x composite video/audio output , 1 x DC power input , 1 x microphone
Memory Card Slot
CompactFlash Card, SD card


Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Viewer 2


Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included Accessories
Battery charger, body cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, audio / video cable
Body Material
Magnesium alloy
Weatherproof, splashproof, dust resistant


Battery Type
Olympus BLM-5
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot
CompactFlash Card, SD card
Supported Memory Cards
CompactFlash, SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Image Storage
RAW 4032 x 3024 , JPEG 4032 x 3024 , JPEG 3200 x 2400 , JPEG 2560 x 1920 , JPEG 1600 x 1200 , JPEG 1280 x 960 , JPEG 1024 x 768 , JPEG 640 x 480
Video Capture
AVI - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps , AVI - 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Dimensions & Weight

14.3 cm
7.5 cm
11.7 cm
0.8 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C

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