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Olympus E-5
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Overview
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
Lens
LensInterchangeable (Four Thirds System)
Sensor/medium
SensorFour Thirds 17.3 mm x 13.0 mm Live MOS
Maximum resolution4032 x 3024 pixels (12.3 megapixels)
Storage mediaCompactFlash(CF) or SD/SDHC/SSDXC
Focusing
Focus modesSingle, continuous, manual
Focus areas11 biaxial cross auto-focus points, selectable
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesProgram, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual
Exposure meteringTTL, evaluative (ESP), center-weighted, spot
Metering modesESP multi patterned, Center-weighted average (60%), Spot (2%)
Flash
Flashbuilt-in pop up flash GN=13 at ISO 100, wireless control for up to 3 external flash groups and 4 channels
Shutter
Shutter1/8,000 to 60 s computerized focal plane shutter
Continuous shooting5.0 frames per second (19 images RAW buffer)
Viewfinder
ViewfinderOptical TTL with pentaprism 100% field of view and ×1.15 magnification
General
LCD screen3" 920,000 pixel TFT LCD on full articulating multi-angle screen with live preview
BatteryOlympus BLM-1 1500 mAh; Olympus BLM-5 1620 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Made inChina

The Olympus E-5 was Olympus Corporation's flagship camera, positioned as a professional DSLR camera. It is the successor to the Olympus E-3, which was launched on October 17, 2007. The E-5 was announced on September 14, 2010. The E-5, like the other cameras in the Olympus E-series, conforms to the Four Thirds System.

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Features

The E-5 has a live preview full articulating screen, contrast-detect autofocus in live view mode, and the ability to control up to three wireless flash groups without external transmitters. The camera is also fully weatherproof even with the popup flash in the "up" position when used with weatherproofed lenses such as the Zuiko Digital "High Grade" and "Super High Grade" lines. Like many recent DSLR's, it can record video; the E-5 supports resolutions up to 720p. It is very similar to the E-3 that preceded it in operation and design.

Additional features include:

  • Fast autofocus (Olympus claims that this was the world's fastest autofocus at the time the camera was released (when used with the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4 SWD lens at 60mm, as of September 14, 2010).
  • 100% viewfinder with ×1.15 magnification with a 50 mm lens (as 25 mm is the "standard" lens on the 4/3 format, this is equivalent to ×0.57 in 35 mm format)
  • External white balance sensor
  • 5 frames per second (frame/s) capture speed
  • 11 point biaxial cross AF sensor that works at −2 EV at ISO 100
  • Sensor-shift image stabilization which can be used with any lens
  • Environmentally sealed magnesium alloy camera body
  • Dust reduction system (Supersonic Wave Filter)
  • Shutter tested to 150,000 cycles
  • Internal Viewfinder shutter
  • 'X' sync and External remote ports

The camera is compatible with existing BLM-1 batteries used in the E-1, E-3, E-300, E-30, E-500 and E-510.

Recent iterations of Olympus DSLR's (including the E-420, E-520, E-620, E-30, and E-3) have used a relatively strong antialias filter. This has the effect of eliminating moire and aliasing artifacts, but reduces the camera's ability to capture very fine detail when used with very sharp lenses. In the E-5, Olympus has chosen to use a much weaker antialias filter along with a new software demosaicing/sharpening algorithm that is claimed to preserve fine detail while eliminating moire. In principle this approach allows the E-5 to capture more fine detail than cameras with similar resolution (when used with sufficiently sharp lenses).

Along with other Olympus 4/3rds bodies, the E-5 has an on-demand pixel mapping, a dust reduction system, vignetting and distortion correction either in-camera or during editing with Olympus software.

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Articulating screen

Articulating screen

An articulating screen is a built-in small electronic visual display which is not fixed, but rather can be repositioned using a hinge or pivot. The articulating screen is known under different other names such as flip-out screen, flip screen, adjustable screen, articulated screen, or hinged screen. According to the way it moves, there are four main types:The display moves around one axis, so that it only tilts. It is called tilting screen or tiltable screen. The display tilts horizontally both up and down and also vertically. This type is called double-hinged tilting screen, two-axis tilting screen, three-direction tilting screen or screen with 3-way tilt. The display moves around two axes which are at a right angle to each other, so that the screen both tilts and swivels. This type is called swivel screen. Other names for this type are vari-angle screen, fully articulated screen, fully articulating screen, rotating screen, multi-angle screen, variable angle screen, flip-out-and-twist screen, twist-and-tilt screen and swing-and-tilt screen. The display is mounted on a fully-articulating hinge that itself is attached to a tilting plate. Such display can be extended out from the back of the camera, ensuring it stays clear of the camera's left-mounted ports when flipping it out to the side. This type of articulating screen is called tilt-and-articulating screen. The display moves into a variety of angles; it tilts horizontally and vertically and also rotates to a certain extent while staying aligned with the lens axis. It still can not be turned all the way up, down or to the side to be seen from the front of the camera for self-portraits. This type of articulating screen is called cross-tilt screen, flexible-tilt screen or flex-tilt screen.

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4 SWD

Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4 SWD

The Olympus Corporation Zuiko Digital ED 12–60mm 1:2.8–4 SWD is a Four Thirds System Pro series lens, sold in a kit with the Olympus E-3 camera body and available separately.

Image stabilization

Image stabilization

Image stabilization (IS) is a family of techniques that reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera or other imaging device during exposure.

Dust reduction system

Dust reduction system

A dust reduction system, or dust removal system, is used in several makes of digital cameras to remove dust from the image sensor. Every time lenses are changed, dust may enter the camera body and settle on the image sensor.

Vignetting

Vignetting

In photography and optics, vignetting is a reduction of an image's brightness or saturation toward the periphery compared to the image center. The word vignette, from the same root as vine, originally referred to a decorative border in a book. Later, the word came to be used for a photographic portrait that is clear at the center and fades off toward the edges. A similar effect is visible in photographs of projected images or videos off a projection screen, resulting in a so-called "hotspot" effect.

Source: "Olympus E-5", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_E-5.

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