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Olympus E-PL5 Mirrorless Camera Wins TIPA Award

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The Olympus E-PL5 PEN Lite has received a TIPA award in the entry-level compact system camera category.

The Olympus E-PL5 PEN  praised features are in-body image stabilisation, tiltable 3-inch touchscreen, 8fps burst mode, full range of manual controls, Full HD movie recording capability and speedy AF system.

The E-PL5 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor the Olympus E-PL3 PEN Lite, which won the same category last year.

Olympus E-PL5 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5 II Lens, 3.0″ Flip Portrait LCD, Full 1080i HD Video, Silver from Adorama priced at $549.00.

Olympus E-PL5 Mirrorless Camera Wins TIPA Award

Olympus Press Release

Olympus PEN takes TIPA two years in a row.

Another PEN Lite, another TIPA award.

PEN E-PL5 wins best entry-level Compact System Camera. Again.

Hamburg, May 2013 – Spring means TIPA, and TIPA means another award for the Olympus PEN Lite. The fourth-generation PEN Lite – the E-PL5 – emulated its predecessor by winning the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) award in the category Entry-Level Compact System Camera (CSC). The TIPA jury praised the PEN Lite’s user-friendly design, speed and excellent image quality in low-light conditions. The PEN Lite was launched in autumn 2012.

According to the TIPA jury, “The 16-Megapixel, Micro Four Thirds format E-PL5 has built-in image stabilisation, a 3-inch articulating monitor (170°) with touch-screen controls, and features low- light capability with an upward range of ISO 25600. Able to deliver up to 8 frames per second capture, the E-PL5 offers a full range of user controls as well as 12 Art Filters and 7 Art Effects. Plus, it can record in the RAW format as well as Full HD 1080i video. The speedy AF system has 35 separate focus points spread over nearly the entire sensor, with selectable 3×3 focusing groups. Using a FlashAir memory card and the Olympus Image Share app enables easy sharing and transfer to a smartphone.”

The TIPA success vindicates Olympus’ decision to transfer the Live MOS sensor and TruePic VI image processor from its OM-D Micro Four Thirds flagship to the ultra-compact PEN Lite ‘designer’ cameras. PEN Lite owners reap the benefit: the creativity, interchangeable lenses and blazing fast AF of an SLR camera – with simpler settings and none of the bulk. The latest PEN Lite continues with the precision, near-silent M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm* 1:3.5-5.6 II R lens that proved so effective in the first-gen model. The result? Best-in-class picture quality.

The PEN Lite E-PL5 retails at €599 RRP. * 35mm camera equivalent.

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