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

High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM1

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
246 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM1.
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competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$309 body only

$375 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$476 body only

$916 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 - $679 body only

$485 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

Olympus PEN E-PM1 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$290 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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