Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

51

Olympus E-5

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Really small
Size
Standard size (122×89×43 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-5

Battery life
Great battery life
870 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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 E-5.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$826 body only

$1,058 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $449 body only

$390 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,418 with 18-135mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 with 14-42mm lens

Weight Lighter
Size Slightly smaller
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$532 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Lowest price Much cheaper
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

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