Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

75

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PL5

Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.67x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
20 fps

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

$250 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

$449 body only

$499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $799 body only

$1,249 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

$540 with 14-42mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$359 body only

Size Smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$460 body only

$580 - $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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