Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 standard Micro Four Thirds cameras: Specs & Features

Olympus has announced the expansion of the model range PEN series of digital cameras due to the release of two new devices Olympus PEN E-PL5 and Olympus PEN E-PM2 standard Micro Four Thirds. Model PEN E-PL5 is a more functional solution, while the device PEN E-PM2-oriented to fans of ultra compact cameras.

Olympus PEN E-PL5

 

Both presented cameras Olympus PEN E-PL5 and Olympus PEN E-PM2 use the same 16.1-megapixel sensor High-Speed Live MOS, graphics processor TruePic VI and 3-inch touchscreen LCD display with a resolution of 460 thousand pixels, providing 176-degree viewing angles. Moreover, the model PEN E-PL5 display supports rotation of 170 degrees up and 65 degrees down. Another feature of this camera is the use of a removable holder. The new device has an optical image stabilization, autofocus system the FAST (Frequency Acceleration Sensor Technology), focusing function by touching the desired object to the image on the display Touch AF Shutter, creative filters and processing RAW images for editing by the camera.

Olympus PEN E-PL5

In Olympus PEN E-PL5 and Olympus PEN E-PM2 cameras you can increase the sensitivity up to ISO 25600, to carry out continuous shooting images at up to 8 frames per second. You are also able to record video in Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Model PEN E-PL5 additionally boasts support function Movie Teleconverter, which allows for zooming when shooting video up to 4x with no image degradation. To store the footage can be used memory cards SD / SDHC / SDXC, also officially supports the memory card Eye-Fi.

Olympus PEN E-PL5

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 and Olympus PEN E-PM2 device are not equipped with built-in flash, but in the scope of supply includes their external flash FL-LM1, switched via the hot shoe. Of the interfaces available are USB 2.0 and Mini HDMI. Model PEN E-PL5 has dimensions of 111x64x38 mm and weight of 325 g device PEN E-PM2 is a more compact solution. It measures 110x64x34 mm, and weight – 269 in both chambers has a lithium-ion battery, which is enough capacity to shoot 360 photos.

Olympus PEN E-PL5

It is expected that the new compact digital cameras, Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 will be available in October this year. Model PEN E-PL5 priced at $ 650 for the camera itself, or $ 700 for a bundle that includes interchangeable lens MSC M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED m14-42mm II R f3.5/5.6. Device for PEN E-PM2 has to pay $ 550 or $ 600 for a set with the same lens.

This was all about Olympus PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2 standard compact cameras, stay tuned for more updates regarding these devices.