Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

73

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

67

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
20 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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

$299 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 body only

$449 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$457 - $649 body only

$799 - $1,049 with 17mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$433 body only

$560 with 14-42mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$384 body only

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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Olympus PEN E-PL5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
Lumix DMC-G5
Panasonic

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