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 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
Really small
Size
Mid size (111×64×38 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
20 fps
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

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$574 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$363 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$526 body only

$761 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$574 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$896 - $1,198 body only

$1,405 with 14-140mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$440 body only

$582 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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