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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M1

82

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

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

$911 body only

$1,271 with 12-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $999 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-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 - $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 E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$576 body only

$668 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,000 - $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 PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$501 with 14-42mm lens

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

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