Olympus launches PEN E-P5, flagship Micro Four Thirds camera

Olympus is celebrating 50 years of its PEN F camera with the launch of the flagship PEN E-P5 Micro Four Thirds camera. As you’d expect from a flagship, the E-P5 comes with a ton of bells and whistles but maintains the beautiful, retro design of the original PEN F.

The new E-P5 borrows the 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, super fast AF and 5-axis image stabilization from the OM-D E-M5 camera. The E-P5, however, goes one step beyond and offers a stunning 1/8000th of a second shutter speed, the highest for a compact camera.

The E-P5 also has Wi-Fi support for pairing with your phone, 3.0-inch, 1036k dot articulating display, 1080p30 video recording and a Photo Story mode for making collages on the camera.

The Olympus PEN E-P5 will go on sale this month for $999 (body-only) in black, white and silver and for $1,449.99 in black or silver with the black M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 lens and VF-4 Electronic Viewfinder lens.