Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
221 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

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

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

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70

Boutique

$699

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$590 body only

$730 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$556 - $572 body only

$852 with 12-32mm, 35-100mm lenses

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$195 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
True resolution Lower true resolution

discussion

Olympus PEN E-PL5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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