Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Olympus Pen E-P5

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M1

82

Olympus Pen E-P5

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,400k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

Size
Really small
Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Olympus Pen E-P5.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$402 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$850 - $1,299 body only

$1,331 - $1,899 with 18-135mm lens

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$689 - $998 body only

$859 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,399 with 17mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Less startup delay
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $649 body only

$399 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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