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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M5

81

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 battery life
Battery life
500 shots
 

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

$439 - $449 body only

$499 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

$845 body only

$1,391 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

$1,299 body only

$1,735 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$434 body only

$598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$421 - $649 body only

$540 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Larger

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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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