Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Really small
Size
Mid size (111×64×38 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
Light-weight
Weight
325 g
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.67x
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
20 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

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-G5.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$594 body only

$730 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
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-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$499

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 with 14-42mm lens

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$923 body only

$832 with 14-42mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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