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

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94

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
800 ms startup delay
 

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

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,140 body only

$1,982 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$649 - $899 body only

$1,127 with 14-150mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,140 body only

$1,982 with 12-40mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
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Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Focus points More focus points
Built-in flash No built-in flash
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Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$758 body only

$878 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Focus points More focus points
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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