Saturday, May 11, 2013

Olympus Malaysia launches PEN E-P5

Finally after more than a year, Olympus refresh it's premium PEN line up, E-P5. We are lucky to get invited into exclusive preview and hands on session as well.

Olympus E-P5 Key Specification :

  • 16.1 megapixels
  • Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 35 Number of focus points
  • 3″ Tilting LCD screen
  • 9 fps burst mode
  • 1920 x 1080 (30p) video recording
  • Built-In Wireless

Other than that, Olympus E-P5 is the first mirrorless camera that offered 1/8000 maximum shutter speed. It also featured the further improved 5-Axis stabilization compare with OM-D E-M5. The E-P5 is the first Olympus camera to include built-in Wi-Fi. Setup is involves quickly scanning the QR code displayed on the camera's LCD with your Smart device to synch it with the Wi-Fi network created by the camera via Olympus Image Share application (Available in both iOS and Android).

Another features added on the E-P5 are photo story and also time lapse. Photo Story enables you to capture a scene from multiple viewpoints and then combine them into a single image to create unique collages inside the camera. Time lapse setting is easy too where youc an set 1-99 photos and also interval time between 1 sec to 24 hours.

Olympus also launched a new electronic viewfinder, VF-4.

Olympus VF-4 Key Specification :

  • 2,360k-Pixel LCD Resolution
  • 1.48x Magnification & 100% Field of View
  • Automatic Eye-Sensor
  • Built-In Diopter Adjustment
  • Brightness and Contrast Adjustment
  • Tilts Up 90ยบ for Low Angle Shooting
  • Offers Stable Composition
  • Ideal for Shooting in Bright Sunlight
  • For Select Olympus PEN Digital Cameras
  • Dedicated Compatible with E-P5

Of course, we have been told it will compatible with any Olympus mirrorless camera even XZ-2 and also E-M5 (yes you can have 2 viewfinder and make it an awesome binocular). Sadly it doesn't support the older X-Z1 and of course, E-P1 that doesn't offer a hotshoe.

Olympus E-P5 is available for preorder now in Malaysia from 10 May to 18 June 2013. Pricing are RM3,499 for body only, RM4,499 for body with M.ZUIKO 17mm f1.8 and finally the VF-4 cost RM990. Olympus E-P5 will available in black, silver and white. You can preorder at