Olympus OM-D E-M10 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5

Winner
Olympus OM-D E-M10

100

Olympus PEN E-PL5

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M10

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,400k dots
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M10.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL5.

competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$488 body only

$462 - $498 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$511 - $899 body only

$999 with 14-150mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Placeholder

Canon EOS M6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 - $579 body only

$583 - $699 with 15-45mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 body only

$499 with 20-50mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
True resolution Higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Lighter
Touch screen No touch screen

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