Olympus has announced its E-PL5 camera, which is the first full-frame mirrorless camera in the company’s E-Series line.
It’s priced at €3,499, which makes it one of the most expensive full-frames in the market.
However, the E-PH5 is the companys first full frame mirrorless mirrorless DSLR, which it says has “truly been the best of all” in its E series.
“The E-PR5 is one of Olympus’ most affordable full-featured cameras and we’re delighted to be bringing it to our customers,” says Olympus’ senior product manager of digital photography, Andy Denniston.
“It’s built from the ground up for full-motion video, and comes equipped with the latest and greatest in video stabilization technology.”
It is available in both 24 and 28mm formats, with the 28mm offering a lower price tag of €4,799.
In terms of features, the camera boasts a 16MP CMOS sensor, a 1.7MP rear camera, a 2x Optical Image Stabilisation and a 2.5x Optical image stabilisation, and is the only full-sized camera in its line to offer both 2x EVF and 1x phase detection autofocus.
This camera is also available in two different sizes: the 28-50mm, which can be used with either the 35mm or 50mm lens, and the 35-135mm, for a total of 12 lenses.
The E-PG5 is also a mirrorless, full-size camera, with a 24mm and 28-135 mm lens, a 4x optical zoom and a 1x digital zoom.
It also has a 1,300mAh battery and is water-resistant to IPX7 rating.
The camera has been designed to offer a “superior” level of performance to its rivals, but is more affordable than the competition, says Olympus.
The Olympus E1 Mark II camera, designed for photographers of all levels, was launched in 2013, and now has more than 10 million units sold.