Olympus PEN E-PM2 vs Sony NEX 5N

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Olympus PEN E-PM2

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Sony NEX-5N

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
700 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
204 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus PEN E-PM2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$299 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Slightly thicker
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
3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 - $1,000 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$500 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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