Olympus Pen E-P5 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5

Winner
Olympus Pen E-P5

100

Olympus PEN E-PL5

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,036k dots
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
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

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Mid size (111×64×38 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
325 g
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL5.
Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Olympus Pen E-P5.

competitors

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$781 body only

$1,273 with 12-50mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Size Larger
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$458 body only

$666 with 12-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Less startup delay
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,749 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $425

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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