As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Olympus Pen E-P5 is also often compared to super zooms, pro digicams and digicams. The Olympus Pen E-P5's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the OM-D E-M1 and the OM-D E-M10) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX540 HS and the EOS M)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-P5 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record movies in 24p, lacks and external mic jack and is older (may 2013 vs august 2015).

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1
3 months newer
$1,099 (body only)
$2,098 14-150mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M1 (vs the E-P5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the E-M1 (vs the E-P5)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (130×94×63 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-M1 and E-P5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
9 months newer
$380 - $449 (body only)
$390 - $499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the E-P5)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

common strengths of the E-M10 and E-P5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×82×46 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the E-P5)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

common strengths of the E-M10 II and E-P5

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Standard size (120×83×47 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.5"

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8
3 years newer
$599 - $650 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL8 (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL8 (vs the E-P5)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the PEN E-PL8 and E-P5

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×67×38 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1
8 months older
$1,030 (body only)
$848 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E1 (vs the E-P5)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-E1 (vs the E-P5)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,036k dots

common strengths of the X-E1 and E-P5

  • Fairly small: Mid size (129×75×38 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 420 g

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6
similar age
$295 (body only)
$837 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL6 (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL6 (vs the E-P5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL6 and E-P5

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×38 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-P5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,036k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (122×69×37 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (15.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (LIVEMOS vs CMOS), lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (330 shots vs 410 shots) and is older (may 2013 vs april 2015).

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
2 years newer
$399 - $426

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the E-P5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and E-P5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 420 g

Olympus Stylus 1s

Olympus Stylus 1s
1 year newer
$441

Significant advantages of the 1s (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Much longer battery life: 450 shots vs 330 shots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the 1s (vs the E-P5)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the 1s and E-P5

  • Very small: Standard size (116×87×57 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Very thin: 2.2" vs 1.5"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the E-P5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and E-P5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 420 g

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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5 years newer
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the E-P5)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly larger: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and E-P5

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 420 g
  • Inexpensive: $477.79 vs $580.00

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
2 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the E-P5)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 330 shots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the E-P5)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and E-P5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 420 g

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
7 months older

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the E-P5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the SX50 HS and E-P5

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 420 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-P5 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,036k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (15.9 MP vs 12 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), it's body is not weather sealed, has a CCD-family sensor (LIVEMOS vs CMOS), is older (may 2013 vs january 2017) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
3 months older
$394

Significant advantages of the MX-1 (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the MX-1 (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

common strengths of the MX-1 and E-P5

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
3 years newer
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and E-P5

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
3 months newer
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

common strengths of the G16 and E-P5

  • None found

Olympus Tough TG-5

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4 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Tough TG-5 (vs the E-P5)

  • None found

common strengths of the Tough TG-5 and E-P5

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus E-P5 compared to digicam competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (15.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen, has a slightly longer battery life (330 shots vs 265 shots) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), it's body is not weather sealed, has a CCD-family sensor (LIVEMOS vs CMOS), is older (may 2013 vs july 2018) and is slightly more expensive ($580.00 vs $338.00).

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the E-P5)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and E-P5

  • Flip-out screens
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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5 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the E-P5)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the E-P5)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and E-P5

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second