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

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M1

81

Olympus Pen E-P5

75

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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

$1,652 with 14-150mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$810 - $998 body only

$1,530 - $2,296 with 12-35mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 - $549 body only

$441 - $600 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$449 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,399 with 17mm 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

$299 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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