Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
Really small
Size
Mid size (111×64×38 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
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-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$576 body only

$659 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

$549 body only

$799 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$579 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$565 body only

$637 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$612 body only

$598 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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