Olympus PEN E-PM2 vs Sony NEX 5N

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Olympus PEN E-PM2

100

Sony NEX-5N

98

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Reasons to buy the Olympus PEN E-PM2

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Thin
Thickness
1.3"
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
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Color depth
Great color depth
23.6 bits
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look

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

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$750 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$806 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $548 body only

$547 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

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