• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • $804 Average Retail $900 MSRP
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $1339 Average Retail $1450 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon V2 over Olympus E-P5

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Less shutter lag
    0.072 vs 0.196 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 34 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.1 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.0x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus E-P5 over Nikon V2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 2.10 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Review Excerpt

  • Handsome retro styling; Very good image quality and dynamic range, with competitive high ISO performance; Lightning fast autofocusing; Excellent burst speeds (nearly 10fps at full res); Top shutter speed of 1/8000 second; Sharp, bright 17mm f/1.8 kit lens; 3-inch tilting touchscreen LCD with 1.04M dots of resolution.

  • Heavier than some mirrorless models; Weak flash; Below average battery life; No built-in viewfinder (but EVF available in a kit or for separate purchase); A bit pricey compared to the similar E-M5, which offers a built-in EVF and weather sealing at about the same price.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Nikon V2
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $804
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • High-res screen
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1339
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $824
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Nikon V2
Panasonic GX7
  • $804
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $1339
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Nikon V2
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $804
  • 1 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
  • $1169
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1339
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1169
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Nikon V2
Olympus E-M10
  • $804
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag
  • $784
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-M10
  • $1339
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Faster shutter
  • $784
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon V2
Nikon V3
  • $804
  • 1 inch
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-P5
Nikon V3
  • $1339
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
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