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

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,400k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
23.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

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.
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competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$523 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$525 - $799 body only

$689 - $899 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$2,178 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
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
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 - $650 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
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