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 color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
20 fps
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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

$255 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
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $1,049 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

$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

$397 body only

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$584 body only

$598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

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