Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Olympus PEN E-PM2

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

100

Olympus PEN E-PM2

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
204 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Compact (110×64×34 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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 PEN E-PM2.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$525 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,680 with 14-150mm 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

$1,913 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-PM2 Competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$509 body only

$884 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$819 body only

$900 with 17mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

discussion

Olympus OM-D E-M5
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Olympus PEN E-PM2
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svenlovesflo (9:45 PM, February 26, 2013)
the E-PM2 goes for 499 on Amazon...with the kit lens...so it is considerably cheaper than the OM-D...I do not need the weather sealed camera...though it is quite nice to have...outside of that and the 5 axis image stabilization of the OM-D these cameras give fairly similar results...for me...the E-PM2 gives me the greater bang for the buck