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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
194 ms shutter lag
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

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

Waterproof

$460

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$780 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Shorter battery life
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$305 body only

$370 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 - $2,663 body only

$1,925 - $2,598 with 12-60mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,549 - $1,897 body only

$2,497 with 16-80mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Focus points Slightly more focus points
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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