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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
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.
- 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.