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
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,079 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Color depth
Great color depth
23.6 bits

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-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$419 body only

$400 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Olympus Pen E-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$799 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$501 with 14-42mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$379 - $390 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$795 body only

$778 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$592 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen No touch screen

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