Olympus OM-D E-M10 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M10

100

Olympus OM-D E-M5

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M10

Great image quality
Overall image quality
73.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,400k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
23.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M10.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$579 body only

$699 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,069 body only

$1,335 with 12-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,660 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

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Avatar for Vincent Duan Vincent Duan (11:29 AM, May 17, 2014)
If I could get either at a similar price, I'd go with the E-M5. The E-M5's 5-axis stabilization is much better than the E-M10's 3 axis for still images and movies.
 
Avatar for belfastbiker belfastbiker (7:42 AM, May 13, 2014)
You guys need to vastly update your prices, for comparisons, they're WAY out. Also, more details on thing like IBIS. How many axes?
 
marc (11:43 AM, February 28, 2014)
E-M5 has also a live-MOS sensor. E-M10 has a self cleaning sensor