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Olympus PEN E-P5 Sensor Performance and Test Results

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Olympus officially announced the PEN E-P5 micro four thirds digital camera back in May, 2013. We have posted Olympus PEN E-P5 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Review and Sample Images.

DxOMark has posted a full review of the sensor performance and test results of the Olympus PEN E-P5 micro four thirds digital camera. The new E-P5 scored overall 72 points and this is one of the best scores from a MFT camera in DxOMark rankings. The new E-P5 shows good performance against APS-C sensored cameras.

The olympus Pen E-P5 has passed the Canon’s newly announced EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 digital SLR camera, as the compact DSLR scored 61 points from DxOMark.


The Olympus PEN E-P5 is the first compact system camera with a 1/8000th second mechanical shutter speed. The premium camera PEN E-P5 features 16-Megapixel TruePic VI Live MOS sensor, FAST AF, 9 FPS burst shooting, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, 3.0″ tilt touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p video in MOV & AVI formats and built-in Wi-Fi.

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is compatible with the whole Micro Four Thirds range on quality lenses.

Olympus PEN E-P5 Sensor Performance and Test Results


Below are the comparison chart of the Olympus PEN E-P5 against other cameras.

Olympus PEN E-P5 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3



Olympus PEN E-P5 vs Olympus PEN EP3


Olympus PEN E-P5 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5



From DxOMark review:

As the new top of the range PEN, the E-P5 has a good balance of features, best build of any PEN models to date and the best performing MFT sensor currently available. However, models such as the Nikon D7100, which adopts a new sensor, and, to a lesser extent, the Ricoh GR and Nikon Coolpix A, with their older sensors,all out-perform the E-P5 in low light. With the market moving towards smaller, highly portable cameras featuring APS-C format sensors, Olympus needs to constantly reassert the advantages of the MFT format.

Olympus PEN E-P5 Pricing and Availability

The Olympus PEN E-P5 micro four thirds camera is available in three body colors including black, silver, white. The body only price of the mirrorless PEN E-P5 is $999.99. If you want to buy Olympus PEN E-P5 with black or silver body with black M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 lens and VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder lens price will be $1449.99.

Below are the pre-order options for Olympus PEN E-P5 camera at Adorama and Amazon.

Olympus PEN E-P5 Camera Body Only

Store Price Buy Now
Amazon.com $999.99 BlackSilverWhite
Adorama.com $999.99 Black, Silver, White