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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
700 ms startup delay
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
108 lenses
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Battery life
Great battery life
460 shots
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-P5

Olympus Pen E-P5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$509 body only

$891 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$435 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Lighter
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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