Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
OLED Screen
Screen type
Bright and vivid
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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-GH2.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $549 body only

$500 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$911 body only

$1,271 with 12-50mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,300 body only

$1,399 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 body only

$1,250 with 45-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$689 body only

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$594 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

Olympus OM-D E-M5
OM-D E-M5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
Lumix DMC-GH2
Panasonic

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