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Takes sharp photos in good light, Splashproof and dustproof, Crisp, articulating LCD, In-camera color effects and HDR, Excellent connectivity options.
Weatherresistant body, Dual card slots (CF and SD), Wireless flash control built in, Inbody image stabilization, Fast autofocusing, Level gauge, Tiltandswivel 3inch LCD, 100percent fieldofview optical viewfinder.
Great picture quality for its class; fast performance; solid, weatherproof body construction; interesting Art Filters effects.
Robust, Splashproof construction, Reliable and accurate metering, Excellent Live View, Quality of lens
The Olympus E5 has image stabilizing technology.
Very good resolution at low ISO sensitivity settings (rivaling higher pixel-count cameras), Reliable metering and white balance systems, Excellent JPEG color, Tank-like body that feels like it can take years of abuse, Large, bright viewfinder showing 100%
Bulky and heavy, Underwhelming low-light performance, Video capture is limited to 720p30, Slow autofocus during Live View shooting, Audible lens noise during video recording.
Lackluster high ISO performance above 1600, Only 5 fps burst mode, Limited video options, No mode dial, 12 megapixel sensor.
Non-customizable dual memory card slots; lower image resolution not suitable for cropping; heavy.
White Balance Issues, Very high cost, Limited system backup
This device provides only 870 images on a single battery charge.
Uncompetitive high ISO performance (when compared to APS-C peers, Between 0.5-1EV less highlight dynamic range than APS-C competitors (but better than E-3), Unpredictable AF in multi-point mode, Maximum framerate of 5fps unimpressive compared to competiti
By Buy-n-Shoot on April 19, 2011
Although the E-5 offers great competition in a tight and mostly ‘owned’ professional sector, it presents enthusiasts with an easy step up by incorporating many recognisable compact camera features such as ‘Picture Mode’, which...
By TechRadar on March 30, 2011
A 12.3 million pixel sensor borrowed from the E-PL1, a new TruePic V+ processing engine, 720p movie recording and an electronic level are all improvements that the Olympus E-5 has on the E-3, but is that enough to tempt Four Thirds photographers to...
By DPexpert on March 17, 2011
Professionals who are satisfied with nothing less than a full frame sensor may not buy what is, in effect, a half-frame camera. But consider this: in terms of body integrity and features the E-5 at $2200 will stand comparison with a Nikon or Canon...
By Good Gear Guide on March 10, 2011
The Olympus E-5 is a digital SLR camera with lots of potential and plenty of speed, but it just isn't as good as competing models from Canon and Nikon. Its images aren't as well defined as we would like and noise affects photos when a high ISO...
By CIOL on March 09, 2011
At first use, the E5 is a very capable and rugged (though bulky) DSLR, with great stills as well as video; the swivel LCD is stunning.Then things get fuzzy. Why a four-thirds model at such a high bulk / weight/ price? Resulting in a full-size...
By G4tv.com on March 07, 2011
Video Review: The Olympus E5 DSLR sports a compact body with splash and dust protection, a TruePic V+ image processor and a 3" swiveling LCD screen for only $1,700. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey check out the DSLR to see if the pictures are as...
By CNET Australia on February 24, 2011
The E-5 presents a good upgrade path for those amateur and professional photographers working with the Olympus Four Thirds...
By Macworld UK on February 04, 2011
Another robust, enthusiast-targeted camera is the dustproof and splashproof E-5, which tops Olympus’ E-system range. At £1,500, this Four Thirds system camera isn’t cheap and its 12.3-megapixel resolution feels modest in present...
By Digital Photography School on February 01, 2011
Launched with little fanfare and then, according to Olympus, quickly gaining favour with the market, the Olympus E-5 DSLR should attract much attention down the track.Using the Four Thirds system, the E-5 is a little startling in its size and weight....
By Shutterbug on February 01, 2011
When it was launched in October 2007, the E-3 broke new ground. It wasn’t a me-too SLR; it carried the Four Thirds format into new directions that were uniquely Olympus. In other words, it had lots of features other camera companies promptly...
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