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

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
889 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.3 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
20 fps
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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

$618 body only

$699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$516 body only

$1,063 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

$597 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 with 14-42mm lens

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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