The Olympus Pen E-P5 is a stylish modern-day take on an Olympus film camera from the 1960s, packed with new and improved features as well as a clever body design that enhances its handling, writes Tim Coleman. Read the Olympus Pen E-P5 review...
Olympus Pen E-P5 review – Metering
The E-P5 uses exactly the same 324-zone multi-pattern metering system as the OM-D and other current Pen cameras. With such quick access to exposure compensation for tweaks to exposure, one can largely leave the camera in its (handily) predictable multi-pattern metering mode, which, on the whole, provides accurate exposure settings.
There are, of course, the usual centreweighted and spot-metering options available, as well as spot-highlight and spot-shadow modes. The spot modes are locked to the central point only, working independently from the focus point (unless the focus point is the central point itself). While it can be an advantage for the focus point and metering point to be separate, more often than not one wants the point of focus to be metered for correctly. By manually setting the camera to lock exposure (AEL) when the shutter is half depressed, one can then recompose the shot once the spot reading from the central point has been taken.