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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

64

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

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

$499 - $549 body only

$349 - $649 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-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,077 body only

$1,345 with 12-50mm 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 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$762 body only

$1,250 with 45-150mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$515 body only

$598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,072 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

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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