Olympus PEN E-PL5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL5

76

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
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

$363 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $452 body only

$323 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Worse color depth
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 - $649 body only

$595 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 body only

$600 - $698 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 with 14-42mm lens

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

discussion

Olympus PEN E-PL5
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