Olympus PEN E-PL5 with Zoom Lens - Price Drop Below $500


Olympus PEN series E-PL5 is one of the best compact interchangeable lens camera in the market.
The price for the combo kit with 14-42mm zoom lens has been dropped to $499, making this an excellent choice for someone who want to explore the power of Micro Four Thirds system camera.

The camera features touch screen flip out LCD and in-body image stabilization system which is Olympus' signature technology not found in any other camera in this size and price range.

Full Feature List:


REMOVABLE GRIP
For form, fit and feel. The removable grip allows for secure and comfortable handling of the E-PL5. Or, if you don’t want to use the grip and prefer the simpler design, simply remove it.

MY SET
Not only do you have the flexibility of the Function Buttons (Fn), but you can utilize “My Set” to customize program modes on your dial such as Aperture Priority, Manual and Scene Select Modes.

OLYMPUS IMAGE SHARE TECHNOLOGY
Share images to your Smart Device. Olympus allows for the usage of PENPAL BlueTooth Device, Eye-Fi Card or the new Flash Air Media Card. Not only is the new E-PL5 compatible, but the menu structure is designed for easy uploading from your selected device. Check out the Olympus smartphone apps.

BRACKETING: EXPOSURE, ISO, WHITE BALANCE, FLASH, ART FILTER, HDR POST-PROCESS
6 Bracketing functions allow you the flexibility to focus on the type of shot you want and view it in different ways so you can choose the best shot. Now featuring High Dynamic Range post-processing.

SMALL TARGET AF
New “small AF target” achieves the pinpoint focus. Focus on an AF point, within an AF point.

IMAGE ROTATION IN PLAYBACK
When the image is shot at portrait position, image is automatically rotated in playback.

DOWNLOADABLE BACKGROUND MUSIC SELECTION
Variety is the spice of life. Now, not only are there 4 background music tracks included in the camera, but you can also download music from the OLYMPUS web site, and replaced it instead of default music in the camera. Making Slideshow playback on your HDTV more fun!

CUSTOMIZABLE SELF TIMER
Self-timer customizing function can be utilized in various situations, the best is for self portraits. Control start times and shooting intervals. Start time(1-30sec) / shooting interval (0.5sec, 1sec, 2sec, 3sec) and number of shots (2~10).

RAW EDIT IN CAMERA
Like your shot but want a few revisions. Edit jpegs and now RAW files right in the camera. Can edit the raw image in camera body, fix Red-Eye, crop your image, change to black and white and more.

BULB SHOOTING TO 30 MINUTES
With the E-PL5, it is possible to decide the exposure time by previewing the effect on the backside monitor. Image during bulb shooting is updated at regular intervals (ex. by 0.5 sec.). The shutter opens by fully pressing the release button and the shutter closes by fully re-pressing the release button.

23 SCENE MODES
From portraits to sunset shots, the E-PL5 is equipped with 23 Scene-Select modes for effortless picture taking, including Fireworks, Sunset, Children, Macro and Panorama, to name a few. Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to smooth your subject’s complexion. There are even three scene modes that are specific to shooting with the new conversion lenses to optimize the performance of those lenses.

HDMI OUTPUT
For easy photo and video playback on your HDTV. The E-PL5 makes sharing your content easier than ever. Using the HDMI output, just connect the E-PL5 to your HDTV with an HDMI cable (not included) and navigate the camera's menus from the comfort of your couch. This is perfect for sharing your pictures and movies with an audience.

FINE DETAIL PROCESSING
Captures exceptional detail from shadow to highlight.

AF TRACKING
AF Tracking locks your subject into focus right on the LCD, and constantly adjusts focus and brightness whether you or your subject is moving. With this mode, a simple push of the AF button and shutter release enables you to keep fast-moving and unpredictable subjects in focus.

MANUAL FOCUS ASSIST
The E-PL5 provides two optional methods to help the user focus: a Magnified Focus (MF) Assist Function and Magnification Display. When using manual focus, the MF Assist feature aids with critical focus by allowing you to zoom in on part of the image by simply turning the focusing ring on the front of the lens. The Magnification Display enables you to selectively enlarge the image on the LCD at the touch of a button. This mode works for both autofocus and manual focus. Both MF Assist methods provide up to a 10x magnification of a single point of the image for critical focus; perfect for macro or still-life photography.

WIRELESS FLASH COMPATIBLE
Compatibility with wireless flash allows you to maximize the performance of your E-PL5 in a studio setting. Use the newly introduced FL-600R or the existing FL-300R and FL-50R.

MULTIPLE EXPOSURE SHOOTING
The Multiple Exposure function enables you to be creative right in the camera. Multiple images can be captured and combined to create one unique image. The creative possibilities are endless!

MULTIPLE ASPECT RATIO SHOOTING
The E-PL5 lets you select one of four Aspect Ratios (4:3(Default) / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 / 3:4) that help frame your images to whatever proportions you'd like. Aspect ratios are available for still photo and HD movie capture, for everything from conventional enlargements to viewing on widescreen monitors.

FULLY EXPANDABLE SYSTEM
A range of interchangeable lenses, accessories and strobes are compatible with the E-PL5 to support all different types of photography needs.

ACCESSORY PORT
The E-PL5 incorporates a port for connecting accessories including flashes, PENPAL®, MAL-1 Macro Light, SEMA-1 Microphone adapter and the VF-2/VF-3 viewfinders.

MULTI-MOTION IMAGE STABILIZATION FOR MOVIE
Corrects blur for slow and large movement caused by physically moving while shooting movies.

EPORTRAIT
Capturing beautiful portraits is easy with the ePortrait Mode that enables you to soften shadows and smooth your subject’s complexion either before image capture or during post-capture edits.

7 PICTURE MODES
iEnhance, Vivid, Natural, Muted, Portrait, Monotone, Custom, Art Filters.

ADVANCED SHADOW ADJUSTMENT TECHNOLOGY
You no longer need to worry about the extreme contrast between dark and bright areas in your images. The E-PL5’s Shadow Adjustment Technology corrects for extreme light variations with high-tech efficiency either before image capture or during post-capture edits.


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Olympus PEN E-PL5 with Zoom Lens - Price Drop Below $500 Reviewed by Brandon Oh on 11/16/2014 Rating: 5

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