Olympus PEN E-PM2 vs Sony NEX 5N

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Olympus PEN E-PM2

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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

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

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

$290 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

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

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$363 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus PEN E-PM1

Olympus PEN E-PM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$170 body only

$399 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Color depth Worse color depth

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$448 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

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

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