A DxOMark Sensor score of 72 points is one of the best scores from a MFT camera, and in our rankings comes 61 just ahead of some recent APS-C models such as the Samsung NX210 and Canon EOS 100D /SL1 but just behind some of the best of the older APS-C models such as the Pentax K-r and K-x. With the Color Depth at 22.8 bits and a Dynamic range of 12.4 Evs, that’s a great performance against a sensor that’s around 65% larger by surface area. The one area where MFT sensors generally concede some capability to the best APS-C CMOS sensors is in their low-light performance, where the E-P5 achieves a low-ish score. That said, the E-P5 can still out-perform some APS-C models in that regard, such as the Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i, for example, which achieved a 681 ISO rating in our recent tests.
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Overall, the E-P5 looks like it should offer much of what has made the E-M5 so popular in an even smaller, more portable form factor. Most importantly, you get the same image quality and superb 5-axis in-body image stabilization system (with a year's refinements too). It's certainly a much better camera than the E-P3 or either of the cheaper PENs, and one of the nicest mirrorless models we've yet seen. Of course it's entering a very competitive marketplace, up against hugely capable models such as the Sony NEX-6 and Fujifilm X-E1. We're very much looking forward to getting our hands on a shootable production model to see how it measures up.
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