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Olympus E5 4/3 Digital SLR Camera Body



The Olympus E-5 is the high-performance flagship camera of the Olympus digital SLR range. The E-5 is designed with many features that are used by the  the professional photographer and the creative enthusiast

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Built on the revolutionary E-System technology, the Olympus E-5 adds powerful features that let you do more than ever before. Designed to maximize the award-winning performance of Zuiko Digital lenses, the E-5 achieves the highest image quality of any Olympus camera-with astonishing detail, super-fast speed, and true-to-life colours.

Creative options like user control in Art Filters and 720p HD Video give you more freedom to explore creative effects. And with its weatherproof design, the rugged E-5 can go anywhere.

Key Features

- 12.3 megapixel Live Mos
- Fine Detail Technology with new TruePic V+ image processor
- World's Fastest Autofocus
- 3" swivel LCD (920k pixels)
- Built-In IS (up to 5 EV)
- HD 720P video with external mic support
- 10 Art Filters in P/A/S/M modes
- Wireless flash
- Dual CF and SD card slot (UDMA/SDXC supported)

The Olympus E-5 offers the latest version of Fine-Detail Processing technology that delivers a groundbreaking level of resolving power, exceeding many contemporary APS-C sensor based SLR cameras in the professional class. Utilising a newly-refined 12.3 megapixel High-Speed LiveMOS technology sensor and the latest "TruePic V+" image processor, the E-5 captures a level of detail that is simply quite stunning.

This latest image processor retains Olympus' unique imaging signature, delivering pictures with film-like tonality that have vibrant yet believable colours. A high level of picture detail and colour-tone fidelity is maintained up to the camera's maximum ISO of 6400.

The E-5 boasts the world's first 3-inch dual-axis swivel VGA HyperCrystal LCD monitor for enhanced handling flexibility during Live View shooting of stills and video. The crystal clear screen has a 920K pixel resolution.

Powerful Built-in Image Stabilisation
Up to 5 EV steps of image stabilisation is possible with the E-5's Supersonic Wave based Built-In Image Stabiliser.

Creative Features for the Enthusiast
For the creative photographer, the E-5 adopts the multi-exposure with Live View image overlay capability of Olympus' enthusiast digital SLR models. It has ten Art Filter digital effects that can be applied directly in real-time to both stills and HD video, to give the photographer added creative options.

With the Olympus E-5, Art Filters can be used in manual exposure, as well as shutter and aperture priority exposure modes. The E-5 also features TTL wireless flash control with its built-in flash functioning as commander. Its Super FP flash mode enables wireless flash synchronisation up to 1/8000th of a second.

The E-5 supports audio capture for stills and video with its built-in mono microphone, and has a standard 3.5mm microphone socket to enable the direct connection of an external stereo microphone for enhanced audio recording quality.
A Heavy-Duty camera for Heavy Duties

Designed to withstand the rigours of hard professional use under adverse environmental and handling conditions, the E-5 features a super high-strength magnesium alloy body made using the Thixomold process.

Like all Olympus digital SLR models, the E-5 uses Olympus' award-winning Supersonic Wave Dust Reduction system. Its pro-grade shutter mechanism is tested to work for a minimum of 150,000 operational cycles.

The E-5 supports the use of UDMA type compact flash memory for rapid shooting, as well as SD memory cards, with SDXC support.


Brand: Olympus
Body Type: Large SLR
Maximum Resolution: 4032 x 3024
Megapixels: 12MP
Sensor Size: Four Thirds
Sensor Type: CMOS
Processor: TruePic V+
Max ISO: 6400
White Balance Presets: 8
Uncompressed Format: RAW
Focus Points: 11
Focal length multiplier: 2x
LCD: Articulated
Screen Size: 3.0"
Screen Dots: 920,000
Screen Type: Hypercrystal III TFT Colour LCD
Viewfinder: Optical (Pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage: 100 %
Viewfinder magnification: 1.15x
Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000 sec
Continuous drive: 5 fps
Exposure compensation: ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Format: MPEG-4
Max Video Resolution: 1280 x 720 (30 fps)
Storage Type: Compact Flash Type 1, SD, SDHC, SDXC
USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI: Yes (HDMI Mini Type C)
Environmentally sealed: Yes
Battery: Olympus Lithium-Ion BLM-5 rechargeable battery
Battery Life: 870
Weight (inc. batteries): 800 g
Dimensions: 143 x 117 x 75 mm
Olympus E-5 DSLR Camera (Body Only)
BLM-5 Lithium-Ion Battery
BCM-5 Battery Charger
USB Cable
A/V Cable
Shoulder Strap
Olympus Viewer 2 CD-ROM
User's Manual
1-Year Limited Warranty

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