As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Olympus Pen E-P5 is also often compared to super zooms and pro 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)

  • Significantly 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"
  • Very light: 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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

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 slightly shorter exposures (60 seconds vs 250 seconds).

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1
3 months older
$394

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

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

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the MX-1 and E-P5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 290 shots vs 330 shots

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)

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

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

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
3 months newer
$600

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 60 seconds

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

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G16 and E-P5

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots
  • Support external flash

Olympus Tough TG-5

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4 years newer
$399

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

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Shoots significantly faster: 20 fps vs 9 fps

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 340 shots vs 330 shots