Olympus PEN E-P5 review

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There's plenty of detail captured by the Olympus PEN E-P5 - look out for the fine detail of the hair in this shot. Colours are nice and vibrant, without displaying too much saturation.

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The standard kit lens offers an equivalent focal length of 28-84mm, making it a good walkaround lens.

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The Olympus PEN E-P5 uses the same sensor as the excellent Olympus OM-D, making it capable of resolving plenty of detail. This was taken with a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens, which we've also found to be a fantastic performer.

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Because of its small size (compared with a DSLR), cameras like the Olympus PEN E-P5 are good for street photography. This was taken with a 12mm lens, which offers an equivalent focal length of 24mm, making it ideal for this kind of work.

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Micro Four Thirds cameras have the widest range of proprietary optics of all the compact system cameras. Panasonic lenses can also be used with Olympus cameras - this was shot using the Panasonic 7-14mm lens. Third party lenses are also available.

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The Olympus PEN E-P5's tilting screen is useful when you want to shoot from awkward angles. This was shot with the camera on the floor and the screen angled upwards to compose the shot.

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Colours straight from the Olympus PEN E-P5 are natural, without being overly saturated. You can experiment with different contrasts and saturations with different Picture modes, or create your own for complete control.

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Using lenses with a wide aperture, such as the Olympus 12mm f/2.0 lens, enables you to get creative with shallow depth of field effects.

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As well as a number of different art filters, you can also shoot with a simple monochrome setting for a more classic look.

Art filters

Olympus has become well known for its wide range of digital filters. The E-P5 includes 12 different filters, with most of these being customisable to bring that total up higher.

Olympus PEN E-P5 review
Dramatic Tone - colour

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Pop Art

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Soft Focus

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Pale and Light Color

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Light Tone

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Grainy Film

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Pinhole - standard with frame

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Diorama - miniature

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Cross Process - standard

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Gentle Sepia

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Key Line

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Watercolor

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