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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M1

82

Olympus Pen E-P5

77

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
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-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

$1,126 body only

$1,357 with 12-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$960 - $998 body only

$1,000 with 15mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$879 - $1,299 body only

$1,413 - $1,899 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 - $1,200 body only

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

$449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$465 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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