• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600

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Advantages

Olympus E-M5 over Panasonic GX7

  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    20 vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • More kit lens zoom
    4.2x vs 3.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Panasonic GX7 over Olympus E-M5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 205k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    18 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Attractive body design; Well-built, weather-sealed body; Excellent image quality; Excellent image stabilization; Very fast autofocus.

  • Exposure compensation dial changes easily; Small buttons; No in-camera chromatic aberration correction; Bundled flash is weak; Video compression artifacts with rapidly-moving subjects.

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Olympus E-M5
Olympus E-M1
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $1359
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M1
  • $526
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $1359
  • 4/3
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Panasonic G6

Olympus E-M5
Panasonic G6
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $504
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $526
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $504
  • 4/3
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Olympus E-M5
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1142
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $526
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1142
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Olympus E-M5
Sony NEX-5T
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $412
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX7
Sony NEX-5T
  • $526
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $412
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Olympus E-M5
Olympus E-M10
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • More kit lens zoom
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $526
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
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