EPL5 auto shut off time - adjustable?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by FloridaPhil, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. FloridaPhil

    FloridaPhil Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 22, 2012
    Sarasota, FL
    I am using my EPL5 with a remote shutter release to photograph birds but have run into a problem with the camera auto powering off after 5 minutes. My workaround has been to take a photo every 4 minutes or so and that keeps it awake.

    I have searched through all the menus and don't see an obvious way to change the auto-off timeout period. Is there a way?

    Thanks in advance

    Frustrated Phil
  2. Yelkrub

    Yelkrub Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 21, 2013
    Cheshire, U.K.
    I have the EPM2 which is similar menu to EPL5 and EM10.
    In the EM10 menu in " cogs,d" the "sleep" setting has an "off" option and also has an "auto power off" section, both of which are missing in the EPM2 menu.
    I'm guessing from this that you need to keep pushing a button before the 5 minutes is up to keep the camera active.
    Sorry can't be more help.
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