Night Shots – Olympus PEN E-PL5

Night Shots – Olympus PEN E-PL5


Touch to focus fast, touch to capture fast, and share fast. This ultracompact camera gives you uncompromising performance at night—with a super LED beam and ISOs that hit 25,600 for crisp shots in low light. Thanks to its 16-megapixel sensor and powerful image processor, you’ll shoot images and video with stunning detail and vivid color. Add to that a lens system and art effects!

The E-PL5 gives you professional image quality you can fit in your pocket. The powerful tandem of a large, 16MP Live MOS image sensor and TruePic VI image processor will give you amazing photographic quality beyond what any smartphone can deliver.

Technology like an AF Illuminator, which enables the camera to focus faster, and light sensitivity speeds that reach ISO 25,600 will ensure crisp, clear shots in low light—up to nearly 10 feet. Plus, an attachable flash that slides into the camera’s accessory port is included in the package for even more reach in dim environments.

For added creativity, the E-PL5 features 12 in-camera art filters (pop art, soft focus, pale and light color, light tone, grainy film, pinhole, diorama, gentle sepia, cross process, key line, dramatic tone and watercolor) and seven art filter effects. Of course, you can expand your photographic capabilities with a range of interchangeable lenses.

Everything is fast on the E-PL5: a quick-reacting, 3.0-inch, tilting LCD monitor (great for taking selfies); super-fast autofocus with face and eye detect; continuous shooting of eight photos in one second; and even a direct movie button that quickly takes you from still capture to recording Full HD 1080 movies. And you can say goodbye to blurry images and unsteady video you get from a smartphone: the E-PL5’s in-body image stabilization works with any lens to give you clear, crisp photos and smooth video.

Other great features include: a live guide that lets you preview effects as you adjust them; in-camera slideshow creation with downloadable music; and fully automated iAuto mode, which detects the scene and applies the best settings for you. Even backlight adjustments are automatically applied.

In addition, you can effortlessly transfer your photos and video to a smartphone or tablet with the camera’s FlashAir memory card and the Olympus Image Share app.

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 retails for $599.99 in a choice of three body colors.