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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M1

83

Olympus Pen E-P5

78

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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

$950 body only

$1,386 with 12-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 body only

$1,199 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $899 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $899 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$472 with 14-42mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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