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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M10

86

Olympus OM-D E-M5

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M10

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,400k dots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

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

$498 body only

$592 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$674 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$575 body only

$668 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$920 body only

$1,285 with 12-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,300 body only

$1,623 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$674 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
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