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

MILC 16.1MP Live MOS SDXC Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Ten industry awards
Good ease of use
Has a GPS (satellite)
952 Reviews + 10 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Essential What Digital Camera Gold Pocket Lint Recommended

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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This medium megapixel digital camera has received ten awards from experts in digital cameras.

The authors at review websites Pocket Lint, Focus-numerique.fr and Hardwarezone.com.ph all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at two other expert review sites both decided that this digital camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. Good Gear Guide.com.au and CNET.com.au both gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Furthermore, this medium megapixel digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Camera Labs and the editor of website What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was brilliant.

PhotographyBlog.com gave this Olympus camera an "Essential" award, it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and Imaging Resource.com gave it a "Dave's Pick" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this Olympus camera has an average expert rating of 82%. The camera expert review sites think this digital camera is one of the better cameras of this type and age.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 916 owner reviews this digital camera has an average owner rating of 84 out of 100. Over 81% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Olympus Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 4,467 owner and expert reviews (including 627 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

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


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Leica T (£817.34) which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm X-M1 (£349), or the Olympus OM-D E-M10 (£349) both of which have better reviews.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Leica T (£817.34) which is cheaper; or the Canon G1 X (£479.99), or the Fujifilm X-M1 (£349) both of which have better reviews.

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Features

Very Good Feature Set

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm had good features. Twelve years ago website Wlcastleman.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very good feature set”. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “It's nicely designed, has a ton of features”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “It's speedy responsiveness, great picture quality and wide range of functions make it a versatile camera that's pleasant to use” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.


Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm supports live view, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the X-E2 (£479), or the X-M1 (£349) both from Fujifilm or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (£319.99).

If this Olympus camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Leica T (£817.34) (3.7" and cheaper).

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Has a Touchscreen

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixel, the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has one of the highest display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the X-E1 (£442.19), or the X-M1 (£349) both from Fujifilm or the Canon G1 X (£479.99) which all of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 2560 x 1920. The best still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Leica T (£817.34) (16.3MP and cheaper) or the Fujifilm X-M1 (£349) (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a battery charger included. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Battery

400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm features voice recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Olympus camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Design

Good Ease of Use

Fifty-five owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to use. Website Photographyblog.com wrote “Efficient and intuitive controls”. Website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Intuitive dual dial control system” in their review of this digital camera. Website Wlcastleman.com wrote “Unique Tap Control”.

Thirty-three people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Rjior wrote “Very easy to setup and basically works well”. In April last year Rmsyh said “Easy to set up and use” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Robbie mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com two years ago “Really easy to set up and is very useful for both Windows”.

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Quality of Results

Thirty-four people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “Build quality is pretty solid” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. They also said “Fantastic image quality” in their review. Four years ago website Dpexpert.com.au wrote “Image quality is outstanding” in their review of the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

Solid Construction

Ten owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Website T3.com wrote “Solid construction” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Website Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Well built”. They also wrote “Image and build quality” in their review.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Website Wlcastleman.com said “Rugged body”. Website Wired.com mentioned “Still sturdy and comfortable” in their review of this digital camera. Ryan said “Camera is great and robust with many powerful features” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. In April last year Sorry2cugo wrote “However it needed firmware updates to be reliable with your typical notebook”. Nulodpball said on expert website Bestbuy.com two years ago “Eventually it stops working reliably”. In the same month Enfocus wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Reliably launches when selected”.

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Build Quality is Pretty Solid

Fourteen owners who bought this digital camera thought it was good looking. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Anyone can take pretty nice photos”. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “Luxurious to touch and use” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Beautiful lenses” in their review.

Eight owners thought the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm was well designed. Four years ago website Gadgetguy.com.au scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent ergonomics and design”. Website Cnet.com wrote “Has a streamlined shooting design”. Four years ago website Photographyblog.com mentioned “Attractive retro design”.

Five customers who bought the product thought it was smooth. Samlnhrd wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “This thing is smooth as butter” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Pcgk33 gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “Very smooth on Android”. Techgeek mentioned on expert website Bestbuy.com two years ago “More bandwidth means smooth video and sound” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was retro. Website Imaging Resource.com said “Handsome retro styling” and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Power

Battery Life Lasted Better Than We Expected

Four owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good battery life. Website Gadgetguy.com.au said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Battery life lasted better than we expected” . Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Good Battery Life”. Clevelandjohn wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “Very fast shutter speed, rear screen has improved so has battery life lots of other improvements”.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm is one of the heavier cameras of this type and age (378 grams) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The lightest medium megapixel digital camera that has been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Easy to Carry Around

Three owners considered that it was compact. Tony Twilightzone mentioned two years ago “It's very compact”. Paul said “It's small enough to be compact.” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Website Amazon.co.uk rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Light, Easy to carry”. Pastorchris said “Performance! Easy to carry around and good streaming!”. Jose mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com two years ago “Compact and easy to carry in your bag” in his review of this digital camera.

Two people said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Nice Body Color”.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Twenty-three customers said that it was good value for money. Three years ago website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Best value among micro 43 camera” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Amazing price” in their review. In April last year Smith45556 rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “Great product for the price”.

Two customers mentioned that the product was expensive. Mobilholic said “It's a little expensive solution” . Bala wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “The adapter is expensive” but despite that they only gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars out of 5.

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Bright, Fast Kit Lens

Nine owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. Four years ago Pc Mag mentioned “Large native lens library” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Also four years ago website Wired.com wrote “Bright, fast kit lens” in their review of the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Great Lens Choices” .

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Website Cnet.com.au said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Focus peaking”. Website Photographyblog.com wrote also four years ago “Touch focus for movies” in their review of this digital camera. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Fast focus speed” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Digital Versus gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Mechanical stabilisation for photo”. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned “Good Image Stabilization” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Dekkam wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “Image stabilization is as good as it gets” and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Ctuna wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The great zoom focus is very difficult for me to use without an electronic viewfinder”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Twenty owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Shamujoe wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Each has its own designation so there's no problem which to display on” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Razzmatazz said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “The wireless display adapter was very easy to install”. Revrod mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Wireless Display accessory was easy to install”.

Good Video Capture

Twenty-four customers who bought the product mentioned that it was good for video recording. Rofordale gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Overall good video quality” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago Smallbusowner mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Video displayed immediately”. Two years ago Subiedude said “If u want to watch a movie, this comes in handy” in their review of the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

Great Image Quality

Fourty-three people who bought this digital camera wrote that it was able to produce good images. Website Photographyblog.com wrote “Impeccable image quality”. They also said “Good level of image quality” in their review. Website Wired.com mentioned in the same month “Good controls for both novices and advanced photographers”.

Five customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good picture resolution. Rcwj wrote “Read that this one had better resolution” . Dsyphoto said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Perfect for travel and shooting interiors”.

Three customers considered that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Excellent Sensor”. Bonitabeachguy said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “The sensor was a huge improvement”.

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was good in low light. Website Bestbuy.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Good in Low Light” . In April last year Ryan gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Works great in low light conditions.”.

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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

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