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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1030 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
194 ms shutter lag

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-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

$710 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

$928 body only

$1,350 with 12-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
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

$1,925 - $2,598 with 12-60mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$549 - $679

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$474 body only

$598 - $639 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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