Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

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100

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58

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

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Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$492 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
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Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Olympus PEN E-PL2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$872 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
True resolution Lower true resolution
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$576 - $613 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 with 14mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly smaller
True resolution Lower true resolution

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