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

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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-P5

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
895 ISO
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
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 23 sample photos taken by the Olympus Pen E-P5.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $650 body only

$540 - $700 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

$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-P5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

$507 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,099 - $1,199 body only

$1,199 with 17mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$777 body only

$720 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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