Pentax MX-1 vs Olympus Pen E-P5

Winner
Pentax MX-1

73

Olympus Pen E-P5

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax MX-1

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus Pen E-P5

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 23 sample photos taken by the Olympus Pen E-P5.
Explore our gallery of 12 sample photos taken by the Pentax MX-1.

competitors

Pentax MX-1 Competitors

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70

Boutique

$1,365

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1

Pro digicam

$395

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Olympus Pen E-P5 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $426

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,099 body only

$2,098 with 14-150mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Larger
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $449 body only

$390 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Pentax MX-1
MX-1
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Olympus Pen E-P5
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Avatar for Oliver Lloyd Oliver Lloyd (3:33 PM, February 04, 2015)
Why is the MX 1 the winner when it loses to the EP5 in most critera?