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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
500 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
900 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
196 ms shutter lag
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

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$549 - $648 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-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$392 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$841 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$673 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$476 body only

$916 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Focus points More focus points
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$549 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger

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