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May 09, 2013

New Mirrorless Camera: Olympus E-P5, the new leader of the E-Pens, borrows from E-M5, adds Wifi [with hands-on previews!]

The Olympus E-Pens have a new leader today! Olympus has officially announced the new E-P5 E-Pen micro four thirds mirrorless camera!


Olympus E-P5 Hands On Video Reports
A total of 12 videos with a total runtime of 50 minutes are included in the YouTube-embedded Playlist below. Press play once, sit back and watch them all or use the playback buttons at the bottom of the widget to navigate! Or watch it directly on YouTube.



Olympus E-P5 key features
+ based on Olympus press release
+ all metal casing
+ same 16mp sensor, auto focus system as the E-M5
+ mechanical shutter up to 1/8000
+ built-in flash 1/320
+ 9fps burst
+ 5 axis image stabilization improved over the E-M5
+ built-in Wifi [NEW!]
+ 1 million dot touch screen display on the back


Olympus E-P5 Pricing
The E-P5 body only will go for $1000 and it is available for pre-order at Adorama in silver or black or white. Olympus is also creating an enthusiast bundle with the 17mm f1.8 lens and the new VF-4 EVF bundled together for $1450, in your choice of silver or black.

This will put the E-P5 body only price at the same price level as the Fuji X-E1.

Last but not least, the new Olympus VF-4 Viewfinder has a starting price of $280 and it is available for pre-order at Adorama.

Olympus also announced the following three M43rds primes in black lens body color: 75mm f1.8 ($900) and 45mm f1.8 ($400) and 17mm f1.8 ($500).


Olympus E-P5 Samples
+ six full size JPEGs at Olympus Imaging (via Photography Blog)


Olympus E-P5 Hands On Reports Part I
+ E-P5 vs E-M5 camera body comparison at ePhotozine
+ 8-page preview at dpreview
+ ePhotozine
+ Pocket Lint
+ Ming Thein
+ Dkamera.de
+ ThePhoblographer
+ CNet Australia
+ Pop Photo
+ Tech Radar
+ Imaging Resource
+ DSLR Magazine


Olympus E-P5 Hands On Reports Part II
+ these were added after the original blog-post was finalized
+ hands on at Quesabesde
+ E-P5 vs E-M5 camera body side by side at Photography Blog
+ hands on at dpnow and Four Thirds User
+ first look at Photo Review
+ preview with VF4 at Pekka Potka
+ Trusted Reviews
+ AP UK (text only)
+ [NEW!] [NEW!] [NEW!]


Press Release Parade
+ dpreview
+ Fotointern.ch
+ DSLR Magazine
+ Photography Blog
+ UK photographers can preview them in person - details via Photography Blog
+ Photoxels


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