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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
196 ms shutter lag
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
600 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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-M1 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,260 - $1,699 body only

$1,999 with 12-40mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Significantly larger
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $499 body only

$449 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$468 body only

$680 with 12-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$304 body only

$369 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$400 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,011 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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