Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

73

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PL5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$255 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$449 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$445 - $1,049 body only

$799 - $1,049 with 17mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 body only

$400 with 12-32mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$510 body only

$685 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 14-45mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

Olympus PEN E-PL5
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