LCD and Viewfinder
Olympus E-5 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Olympus E-5 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
E-5 has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.58x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Olympus E-5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
E-5 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Olympus E-5 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 11 focus points and 11 of these sensors are of Cross-type. Cross-type sensors locks focus faster and more accurate compared to single type sensors.
Olympus E-5 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Olympus E-5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
E-5 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a None speaker. Olympus E-5 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect E-5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Olympus E-5 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 870 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 883 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D850 with its 1840shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Olympus E-5 vs Nikon D850 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Olympus E-5 Features Compared to Main Competitors