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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
360 shots
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

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 - $1,199 body only

$1,349 with 14-42mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Larger
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$573 body only

$700 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Focus points More focus points
Built-in flash No built-in flash

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$549 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$220 - $279

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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