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GENERAL
Model Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus PEN E-P2 Olympus PEN E-P1
Release Date 2013-10-03 2011-08-17 2010-04-22 2009-07-29
Camera Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Current Price $599.00 $0.00 $692.95 $583.49
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
16

Megapixel

12

Megapixel

12

Megapixel

12

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 4608 x 3456 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024 4032 x 3024
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size Four Thirds Four Thirds Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area
224mm2
224mm2
224mm2
224mm2
Max ISO

25600

12800

6400

6400

Min ISO

100

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus PEN E-P2 Olympus PEN E-P1
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 60 sec 60 sec 60 sec 60 sec
Continuous Shooting 9 fps 3 fps 3 fps 3 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Sensor-shift Sensor-shift Sensor-shift Sensor-shift
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00 m (ISO 100) 10.00 m (@ ISO 200) no built-in flash no built-in flash
Max Flash Sync 1/320s 1/180s 1/180s 1/180s
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync (1st or 2nd curtain), Manual (1/1 - 1/64) Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Wireless, Manual (3 levels) Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels) Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a n/a n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification n/a n/a n/a n/a
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology 3:2 LCD capacitive touchscreen 3:2 OLED with Anti-Fingerprint Coating HyperCrystal LCD with AR(Anti-Reflective) coating HyperCrystal LCD with AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
Screen Size
3″
3″
3″
3″
Resolution 1,037k dots 614k dots 230k dots 230k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus PEN E-P2 Olympus PEN E-P1
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Video File Format
  • H.264
  • AVCHD
  • Motion JPEG
  • Motion JPEG
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono None
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 420 g 369 g 355 g 355 g
Dimensions 122 x 69 x 37 mm 122 x 69 x 34 mm 121 x 70 x 36 mm 121 x 70 x 36 mm
Body Sealing n/a No No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

330 Shots

330 Shots

300 Shots

300 Shots

Storage Media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC card
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In None None None
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus PEN E-P3 Olympus PEN E-P2 Olympus PEN E-P1
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 35 35 11 11
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Touch
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $599.00 $0.00 $692.95 $583.49