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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

79

Olympus PEN E-PM2

73

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$398 - $549 body only

$434 - $600 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$889 body only

$1,247 with 12-50mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
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

$800 - $899 body only

$899 with 60-1mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$290 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$349 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$449 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

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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