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Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4

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Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4

£429.99
Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4
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A fully featured and multi award winning MILC camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites
MILC 16.1MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Dec 2013
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Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 number 225 across all digital cameras and number 270 in best selling cameras.
92
Reviews
941 Reviews + 9 Awards
71
Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
4 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Good Gear Guide.com.au plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, design and it is fairly priced. However they also report unsatisfactory technical guidance.
The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 238 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 252 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 249 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

How Big is the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4?

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is 122.3mm wide and 68.9mm tall. It is 37.2mm deep and weighs 378g.

Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 front dimensions
Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 size in context

Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

This Olympus digital camera has received nine awards from camera experts.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both websites Hardwarezone.com.ph and Focus-Numerique.fr, both of which said that this Olympus camera was very good.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review sites Good Gear Guide.com.au and CNET.com.au, both of which thought that this camera was phenomenally good.

Furthermore, the author at review website Onfoto.ru gave this camera a "Silver" award and thought it was very good and it received a "Gold" award from review site What Digital Camera who concluded it was terrific. This digital camera also received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Camera Labs.

Two more expert review sites both decided that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging Resource.com and it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 32 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and T3.com this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 83%.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 84 out of 100 on average. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 86% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Poor Technical Guidance

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

46 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 was easy to use and 41 people who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to setup.

Users Report Excellent Design

11 customers thought it was good looking, five owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was smooth and three owners agreed that it was well designed.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

20 people mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 was good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Four customers who purchased the product concluded that it had good features.

Very Good Brand

We checked 6,556 expert and user reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two people who bought it concluded that it was compact.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

22 owners agreed that the product was able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good lens, two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser and two owners thought this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Users Report Great Product Quality

14 customers who reviewed the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 thought it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was reliable, two owners wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable and two customers who bought it reckoned that it was well made.

Users Report Good Video Capture

22 people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

20 customers who bought this digital camera said that it had a good screen.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 51% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £429.99 we think it does not represent good value for money overall.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since December 2013.

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Features

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 resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 61% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus digital 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.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus 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.

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 of 378g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 30% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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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.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 80% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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

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

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Supports Live View

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Olympus 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.

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400 Battery Life

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 82% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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3D

The Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is 3D. 90% of cameras are not 3D.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + VF-4 is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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