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Olympus PEN E-P5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Olympus PEN E-P5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The design and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the glare and battery, while there are some mixed opinions about the flash.

usability, performance, design, image quality, portability

viewfinder, battery, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus PEN E-P5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus PEN E-P5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-P5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and portability. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and glare.

performance, price, usability, portability, durability

viewfinder, glare, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus PEN E-P5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-P5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The performance and usability also get good feedback. The focus and durability get mixed views. There are some negative views about the shutter and battery.

portability, usability, performance, design, image quality

battery, shutter

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Olympus PEN E-P5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Olympus PEN E-P5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus Pen E-P5

 

A stylish compact system camera with peformance to match.

Eye-catching design, Good level of image quality, Impressive handling, Quick auto-focus

Lack of built-in EVF, More expensive than rival models

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Olympus Pen E-P5 review

 

The Olympus E-P5 Pen camera continues its maker's retro focus

Superb retro styling ; Tilting touchscreen ; Solid construction

Way too expensive ; Blown highlights in strong sun

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Olympus Pen E-P5 review

 

Subtlety of design has always been one of the distinctions between the Olympus Pen series and other compact system cameras. In the case of the E-P5, Olympus has put its name centre stage - quite literally, as the shiny "Olympus Pen" branding across the...

Super-fast autofocus, responsive touchscreen, 2x2 dial control works well, premium design is a step above previous Pen models, great image quality matches up to OM-D E-M5, 1/8000th sec maximum mechanical shutter speed

Image stabilisation system emits a hum, continuous autofocus not up to a DSLR standard, pricey, flash release often pressed by accident, Wi-Fi QR code app flawed, 2x2 dial not customisable, focus peaking ought to offer more colours, would like AF/MF...

Big price equates to big things: the E-P5 is one of the best compact system cameras we've yet tested. But it's not quite perfection.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Olympus PEN E-P5 review - Pocket-lint

 

The Olympus Pen E-P5 is all about its pro-spec quirks and build quality charm. The successor to 2011's E-P3, the latest Olympus Micro Four Thirds interchangeable

May, 2013

Techradar Editor's Choice 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Olympus PEN E-P5 review

 

Could this be the best Olympus camera to date?

Fantastic screen ; Lots of art filters ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; 1/8000 sec shutter speed

No built-in viewfinder ; Limited remote shooting ; Kit lens a little disappointing

We have not been disappointed by image quality from this camera, it matches the OM-D E-M5 in terms of detail and vibrance. The E-P5 is also well suited to shooting a wide range subjects.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus PEN E-P5 review

 

The new Olympus PEN steps up with far better controls and handling

The new E-P5 looks to be everything we want from a PEN camera. At present you can find it to pre-order around the web, but in body-only form at £899. We hope to see that price drop when the camera becomes widely available.

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2013-2014

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

EUROPEAN ADVANCED COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2013-2014

 

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is a high-speed and technically very modern compact system camera with a retro Sixties design. The camera's top shutter speed of 1/8000sec is one of the shortest for a compact system model, while the 5-axis image-stabilisation...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Olympus Pen E-P5 review

 

Image: I could get wide for this scene by using the 12mm f/2 lens. Its effective focal length is 24mm because of the four thirds system's 2x crop factor. Detail is lovely and crispCompared to its competition, the Olympus Pen E-P5 is certainly stylish,...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Olympus Pen E-P5

 

The Olympus Pen E-P5 is a modern take on a classic design from the 80s and comes filled to the brim with new and improved features, but will its lack of a viewfinder hold it back from the rest of the round-up? See what we made of it in the video above....

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Olympus PEN E-P5

 

A feature-packed camera that harks back to the brand's past

Jan, 2014

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