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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!
Olympus has announced the PEN E-P5 rangefinder-style Micro Four Thirds camera. The E-P5 is packed with the latest innovations Olympus technology has to offer including 1/8000s Shutter Speed, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, "F.A.S.T" AF Speed, Built-In Wi-Fi capability*, 2x2 dial control and more.

For photographers who prefer composing their shots using an eye-level viewfinder, the new high-definition VF-4 viewfinder features a 2.36 million dot resolution, an impressive 1.48x magnification, eye sensor for automatic switching between the EVF and monitor and intuitive functionality that enables real-time viewing of any shooting situation.
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm, 45mm and 75mm F1.8 prime lenses were also announced.

The Olympus PEN E-P5 will be available in May 2013 for $999.99 (body only)

Pre-order it at: B&H Photo | Adorama





To find out more about the new PEN E-P5, visit the Olympus website.












May 10, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


$1000 without viewfinder... my wallet is safe.

On the other hand, the new EVF looks pretty sweet.



May 10, 2013 at 03:55 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Holy cow, $999 for a body without a viewfinder!! So glad I made the move to the Fuji X-E1, that's a body worth its price.

That viewfinder in the pictures above on top of the E-P5 has to be one of the ugliest accessories I have ever seen, totally destroys the nice look of the body.



May 10, 2013 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


This is getting ridiculous. Cameras at $1k without a VF. Fuji definitely understands the high end customer.


May 10, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Nice looking camera. Pretty steep price tag though.


May 10, 2013 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


This will probably be heavily discounted by up to 60% in short order, which has been the fate of most Olympus E-P models.


May 10, 2013 at 05:27 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Can someone explain the Olympus MFT product lines to me? As far as I can tell there is:

E-Mx (e.g., E-M5)
E-Px (E-P5)
E-PMx (E-PM2)
E-PLx (E-PL5)

What do each of these lines represent?



May 10, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


E-P is their top of the line model.

5-Axis IBIS: EM5 and EP5
E-M5: Integrated viewfinder
E-P5: detachable viewfinder

Older IBIS: EPL and EPM
EPL: Flip up screen
EPM: Fixed screen

That's how I navigate their alphabetic soup models.

By the way on X-E1: $1000 body with no IBIS? Boo~~~



May 10, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Qwerty64 wrote:
Holy cow, $999 for a body without a viewfinder!! So glad I made the move to the Fuji X-E1, that's a body worth its price.

That viewfinder in the pictures above on top of the E-P5 has to be one of the ugliest accessories I have ever seen, totally destroys the nice look of the body.



How's the IBIS system in that Fuji working out for you though ?



May 10, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


sflxn wrote:
This is getting ridiculous. Cameras at $1k without a VF. Fuji definitely understands the high end customer.



I preordered one. I found with my EM-5 (and Fuji X100) I was only using the EVF maybe 10% of the time. For casual shooting I actually am pretty happy with using the LCD like a waist level finder, paired with the touch screen.

For shooting long glass I hands down prefer a good VF (and a DSLR body style) but that isn't the type of photography I'd do with a camera like the EP-5. Its more of a slap a 12mm f2.0 on there, wide angle snapshooter

Horses for courses I suppose. Hopefully its not a big seller so I won't be stuck waiting



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


It has one of the bigger viewfinder out there, slightly smaller than 1DX

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-pen-ep5/4

My only concern is whether it works well for glasswearer. Ya, it looks ugly, but we don't buy camera to look cool, or do we?



May 10, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Not bad kit price, since the VF-4 is $280 and the 17 1.8 is $449 separately. Puts the body at $780.

But I'll wait. I'll probably get the VF-4 for my current cameras first.



May 10, 2013 at 06:44 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Looks like a significant upgrade over the older E-P3 (which was arguably inferior to the cheaper E-PLx models)

1. 1/8000 max shutter
2. 1/320 or 1/250 flash sync (1/250 with shoe-mount flashes, 1/320 with the popup, hopefully that includes with the popup as a commander)
3. ISO 100

As well as the little incidentals.
Focus Peaking
Same battery as E-M5
VF-4 finder, which is much larger and higher-resolution than the already good VF-2/E-M5 finder
5-axis stabilization
Better control layout

Essentially the E-P5 is an E-M5 with a detachable finder (and the pricing reflects that, it basically straddles the E-M5 in cost with or without the finder).

The only downsides I see are no weather sealing and it's incompatible with the E-M5's grip.


As to the lineup, it is:

OM-D E-M5 - Sealed, SLR-alike, most flexible (available Grip, etc). The most enthusiast-oriented camera and the one oriented towards 4/3rds users (it actually handles alright with larger lenses due to the grip)
Pen E-P5 - Premium RF-style model, semi-compact with OM-D performance.
Pen E-PL5/6 - Sweet Spot consumer model - Flip screen, mid-range everywhere else
Pen E-PM2 - ultra-compact, gives up features for small size. Also the cheapest.



May 10, 2013 at 07:51 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Iam looking at the hot shoe location, and wondering if my Metz 50 flash would even mount with that view finder attached. I think not.
Harry Palmer



May 10, 2013 at 08:07 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Kingfishphoto wrote:
Iam looking at the hot shoe location, and wondering if my Metz 50 flash would even mount with that view finder attached. I think not.
Harry Palmer


Oly VFs take the hot shoe slot



May 10, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


Betacamman wrote:
Oly VFs take the hot shoe slot

So does my GF2 . I thought i saw another hot shoe on the top right hand side, but iam wrong.
Harry Palmer



May 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


The E-M5 looks way cooler than this ugly puppy.

I like the retro look of the E-M5.



May 12, 2013 at 05:10 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


You can do a lot more with the EM-5 under more conditions. The E-P5 is more for a well-off social shooter.


May 12, 2013 at 07:16 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


What can you do with the E-M5 that you can't do with the E-P5?


May 12, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Official: 16MP Olympus PEN E-P5 Wi-Fi announced!


This allows you do a lot more with the EM-5 under more conditions: Shoot in inclement weather. Add a horizontal and vertical grip that positions additional controls. Use long lenses capably vis--vis the grip. Use EVF and shoe mount flash at once.


May 12, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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