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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
196 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Mid size (122×69×37 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
420 g

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

$1,398 with 14-150mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,697 - $1,916 body only

$1,997 - $2,097 with 28-105mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$599 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $499 body only

$500 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Focus points More focus points
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

discussion

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