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Versatile features open up a wider PEN world. New PEN Lite.

The PEN Lite has evolved with versatile new functions. This model has achieved image quality equal to the OM-D with an advanced image processor and image sensor. This model is equipped with Touch AF Shutter for capturing shots with touch operations, and a tilt and reverse type LCD monitor for self portraits. The PEN Lite E-PL5 lends creative surprises to your everyday life.


The touch AF Shutter lets you instantly capture subjects just the way you want.

With features like the FAST AF system for instant focusing, and Touch Shutter for shooting in Live View, you can capture natural expressions and never have trouble getting just the composition you want. Never miss a photo opportunity.

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OM-D image quality: The pinnacle of the system

The OM-D's cutting-edge technology and excellent image quality is available in this model. OM-D image quality is achieved in a compact, lightweight E-PL5 body.

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Tilting monitor for fun self portraits

Self portraits are easy and fun with a tilting monitor that can be rotated approximately 170 degrees upward. This model is packed with functions perfect for self portraits, such as the customisable self-timer and e-Portrait, which makes skin look even more beautiful. The screen can also be rotated approximately 65 degrees downward for complete freedom in shooting from low angles and high angles.

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Art Filter makes versatile expressions possible

Art Filters easily turn photos into art. The E-PL5 is equipped with a total of 12 different Art Filter options, including the new Watercolour. With variations in each filter, and combinations with Art Effects, the creative possibilities are better than ever.

  • ART FILTER is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Olympus Imaging Corporation.

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A body design that melds function and beauty

While maintaining the lightweight ease of the PEN Lite, the use of metal gives this new design a more classic look. By sticking to a light, tactile design, we have created a beautiful compact camera.

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Useful functions

  • Easily share SLR quality photos on social networking services with Olympus Image Share
  • In-body image stabilisation provides image stabilisation for all lenses
  • Full HD movie shooting function
  • Up to 8 fps of high-speed sequential shooting
  • AF functions that help fine tune the focus
  • Live Bulb shooting and Live Time shooting
  • Live Guide for easy SLR shooting
  • One-push Digital Tele-converter
  • Dust Reduction System to protect camera from dirt and dust
  • Improved Basic Functions
  • Certified as an Olympus Eco-product

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Basic Information

Product name OLYMPUS PEN Lite E-PL5 Interchangeable Lens Camera
Box contents BLS-5 lithium ion battery, BCS-5 lithium ion battery charger, FL-LM1 flash, MCG-4 camera grip, USB cable, AV cable, shoulder strap, software CD-ROM Olympus Viewer 2, warranty card and instruction manual
  • Other contents differ depending on the kit.
  • *Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.
  • *Screen captures on the LCD are composite images.

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