Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

76

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$289 body only

$363 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $399 body only

$323 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$345 body only

$1,249 with 17mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$403 with 20mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$700 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$80 - $698

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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Olympus PEN E-PL5
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