Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

84

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.67x
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
20 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
194 ms shutter lag
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,715 with 14-150mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$519 - $549 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 body only

$1,947 - $2,598 with 12-60mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$488 body only

$598 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$486 with 14-42mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Battery life Longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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Olympus OM-D E-M5
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