Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Olympus Pen E-P5

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

100

Olympus Pen E-P5

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

Size
Really small
Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Olympus Pen E-P5.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $548 body only

$525 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,299 body only

$1,699 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Startup delay Less startup delay
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$932 body only

$1,282 with 12-50mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Size Larger
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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