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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.7 EV
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"
Weight
Light-weight
420 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$1,653 with 14-150mm lens

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $999 body only

$635 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,630 - $1,999 body only

$2,099 with 40-150mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,199 with 17mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$600 - $999 body only

$635 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

$515 with 14-42mm lens

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

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