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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Large screen
Screen size
3"
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
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$266 - $449 body only

$439 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 - $399 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Placeholder

GoPro Hero (2018)

Compact

$189

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 - $399 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Slightly heavier
Placeholder

Olympus Tough TG-5

Pro digicam

$399

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Touch screen No touch screen

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