Olympus officially launched the classic design PEN-P5camera to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary PEN F. The new Micro Four Thirds® camera features a 16-Megapixel TruePic VI Live MOS sensor, FAST AF, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, WiFi, etc..in an all metal body 

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is the first Compact System Camera with a mechanical shutter that can achieve a speed of 1/8000th of a second to freeze fast-moving subjects like insects in flight or to create pictures with dramatic background blur, even in bright conditions. The built-in flash, with an improved, faster 1/320th of a second synch speed, makes it easier to take backlit shots during the daytime. Never miss an instant photo opportunity with features like quick start-up, new short release time lag AF mode, which reduces the time between shots to 0.044 seconds, and nine-frame-per-second sequential shooting.

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The camera’s in-body 5-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism, which works with the new IS-AUTO mode. Both automatically detect the camera’s movements and provides optimal control of correction when panning regardless of direction or camera orientation.

The included built-in Wi-Fi. Setup is simple and 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. When combined with Olympus free smartphone app, Olympus Image Share 2.0*, to use the smartphone screen as viewfinder or adding GPS geo-tag to the photos.

The camera comes with “Photo Story mode”, which enables user to capture a scene from multiple viewpoints and then combine them into a single image to create unique collages inside the camera. New “Photo Story+” adds a rich variety of stamps and “Signature” for adding a handwritten or original image signature on top of the image through the Oi.Share app.

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is equipped with a bright and viewable 1.04 million dot high-definition tilt-type touch panel LCD that can be adjusted to face upwards at an 80-degree angle and downwards at a 50-degree angle. For photographers who prefer composing their shots using an eyepiece, the new optional high-definition VF-4 viewfinder, provides an impressive 1.48X magnification, a 2.36 million dot LCD, eye detect to turn it on at the right time, and intuitive functionality that enable real-time viewing of shooting conditions.

The Olympus PEN E-P5 is compatible with the whole Micro Four Thirds range on quality lenses, which now extends to newly introduced black versions of the M.ZUIKO® DIGITAL 17mm f1.8, 45mm f1.8 and 75mm f1.8 lenses.

The Olympus PEN E-P5 will be available in May 2013 for $999.99 Body only, available in Black, Silver or White. Or $1449.99 (Black or Silver body with black M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 lens and VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder lens).

To find out more about the PEN E-P5, and for a complete list of specification, visit the Olympus website at: http://www.getolympus.com/us/en/digitalcameras/pen-omd/e-p5.html

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