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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M1

100

Olympus Pen E-P5

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,400k dots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

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-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,499 - $1,999 body only

$2,149 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,715 with 14-150mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 - $1,199 body only

$1,349 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 - $1,199 body only

$1,349 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$573 body only

$700 with 14-42mm lens

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

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