Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Olympus PEN E-PM1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

100

Olympus PEN E-PM1

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

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competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $449 body only

$390 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Larger
Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 body only

$499 with 20-50mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$284 body only

$320 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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