Close
Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm
Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm
47 Images
Share on

Loading image...

51

Overall Score

Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm

PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold Pocket Lint Recommended
A multi award winning MILC digital camera with good features
MILC 16.1MP 4" Live MOS Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Sensor Type Release Date

Sorry, currently not available from shops in the United Kingdom.
Check international prices

Notify Me When Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm number 508 across all digital cameras.
87
946 Reviews + 8 Awards
68
Good Features
40
3 Years Old
Overall Score
51
Average

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 87% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received eight awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Good Gear Guide.com.au plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Pocket Lint plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good product quality and a good flash. However they also report poor technical guidance.
The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used
75
Good
75
Good
83
Very Good
74
Good

Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Review websites Good Gear Guide.com.au and CNET.com.au both concluded that this Olympus camera was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The editors of two other expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both Pocket Lint and Focus-numerique.fr.

In addition, this camera received a "Silver" award from review website Onfoto.ru who said it was great and it received a "Gold" award from review site What Digital Camera who thought it was brilliant. This Olympus digital camera also received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement.

Imaging Resource.com gave this Olympus camera a "Dave's Pick" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 32 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Digital Versus this camera has an overall expert rating of 84 out of 100. This puts this Olympus camera in the top 18% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

View all expert reviews

Good Owner Reviews

This Olympus camera has an average owner rating of 84 out of 100 based on 914 owner reviews. 469 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

View all user reviews

Users Report Unsatisfactory Technical Guidance

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

51 customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use and 40 customers wrote that this digital camera was easy to setup.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

23 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Very Good Brand

We checked 6,224 expert and owner reviews (including 1,337 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews. We also found that Olympus has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two customers agreed that the product had a good flash.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three owners agreed that it was compact, two owners reckoned that this digital camera was easy to carry around and two people considered that the product was lightweight.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Five customers said in their reviews that the product had good features.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Five customers said that the product had a good lens and four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

Users Report it is Robust

Six owners who bought the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm thought it was well made, four owners who purchased it concluded that it was reliable and three customers considered that the product was strong and durable.

Customers Report Nice Design

12 customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking, four owners who bought it reckoned that it was well designed and four people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was smooth. two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

22 owners thought the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

29 people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

21 customers who reviewed the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm mentioned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

20 people who bought the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm wrote that it had a good screen and two customers who bought the product considered that it had a good viewfinder.


Features

Average Megapixels

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit

Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit

Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

What is an image stabilizer? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

What does "ISO sensitivity (max)" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Weight

The weight of the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm of 378g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

What does "weight" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

What is a built-in flash? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Wi-Fi

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm supports Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

What is Wi-Fi? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

What does "video resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

What is a GPS (satellite)? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

3D

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm is 3D, unlike 90% of digital cameras which are not 3D.

What does "3D" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Touchscreen

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

What is a touchscreen? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Live View

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

What is live view? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|2560 x 1920 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite High Display Resolution

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

What does "display resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm's display diagonal of 3" is in the largest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Wrist Strap

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a wrist strap. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

What is a wrist strap? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an External Flash Connector

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

What is an external flash connector? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Big Image Sensor Size

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm's image sensor size of 1.33" is in the biggest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The image sensor sizes of cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

What does "image sensor size" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

400 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which takes 400 battery life.

What does "battery life" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

What is a shoe mounting point? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Olympus released the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm in December 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus ep5, ep5bodys, ep5bodyn
Barcodes 00050332185951, 00050332185968, 00050332185975, 00050332185982, 00050332185999, 00659556231118, 00727419403856, 00734646193108, 04017386073753, 04017386203129, 04017386384491, 04017386402522, 04017386434806, 04017386589605, 04017386656512, 04017386876347, 04545350044329, 04545350044336, 04545350044343, 04545350044350, 04545350044367, 04545350044411, 04545350044442, 04545350044459, 04545350044466

Other Popular Comparisons With The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm

Frequently Asked Questions About the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm

3x lighter
229 pixels higher display resolution (numeric)
20% higher megapixel
200 less battery life (CIPA standard)
241g lighter
Vastly higher display resolution (numeric)
User reviews are a bit better
Fewer awards
459 pixels higher display resolution (numeric)
Lighter
Over one year older

Feedback