The E-PL5 is Olympus’s latest Pen-Series compact system camera. The size and exterior design are pretty comparable with its predecessor, the E-PL3. However, the performance has taken a big leap thanks to the camera’s 16-megapixel sensor – the same sensor that’s used in Olympus’s popular, class-leading OM-D E-M5 mirrorless camera. Thanks to the OM-D sensor and better processing, the E-PL5 should walk all over the image quality and speed of previous Olympus Pen cameras. Check out my Olympus E-PL5 Pen camera unboxing and intro video below for a hands-on look at the camera’s features and controls.
Olympus E-PL5 Pen Camera Unboxing & Video Intro:
I’ve been shooting with the E-PL5 for a few days and plan to post a short first-impressions article with sample images, shortly. Studio test photos will also be up on the site soon. After that, the plan is to send the camera to our friend, professional photographer Megan Green. She’s traveling to Cuba with ICP (International Center of Photography) for a Cuban photo workshop. Since the Olympus Pen cameras are so compact, they make excellent travel cameras and I can’t imagine a better venue for an E-PL5 review than a photo trip to Cuba.
For a more in-depth look at the features, specs and performance of the E-PL5, check out our Olympus E-PL5 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 intro articles. And keep your eyes opened for Megan’s E-PL5 Cuban travel camera review!
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