Olympus Pen E-P5

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The Olympus Pen E-P5 was launched on 10th May, 2013. The E-P5 is notable for even greater emphasis on retro styling since the first digital Pen, the E-P1, with Olympus even resurrecting the old brand logo used on its cameras in the 1960s.

The camera uses much of the components first seen in the OM-D E-M5, including the same 16MP Sony-manufactured LiveMOS sensor and TruePic VI image processor, and voice-coil suspended 5-axis image stabilisation system. The E-P5 is the first compact system camera to offer a top shutter speed of 1/8000th second. The camera introduces a new 2x2 adjustment wheel system whereby the to adjustment wheels can have their functions changed at the flick of a switch. It's also the first Olympus system camera with integrated wifi which can enable a smartphone or tablet remote control the camera.

The E-P5 launch coincides with the introduction of the 2.3 million dot Olympus VF-4 electronic viewfinder with eye-detection.

Read the Four Thirds User hands-on preview report for the E-P5

Official Olympus Pen E-P5 press release