• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

Advantages

Olympus E-P5 over Fujifilm X-E1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 2.40 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
  • High-res screen
    346k vs 0k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.196 vs 0.438 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.2 fps vs 1.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm X-E1 over Olympus E-P5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 34 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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.

  • Produces superior image quality that's better than many DSLRs; Handsome and functional camera design recalls classic rangefinder models; Surprisingly good kit lens.

  • Mixed-bag operational performance, with sluggish startup and mediocre autofocus speed and shot-to-shot times; Video quality is only so-so.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Olympus E-P5
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1345
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1303
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic
  • $1303
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $1345
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $771
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-E1
Panasonic GX7
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • External Mic
  • $771
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1345
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $1049
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1345
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E1
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • Internal flash
  • $1644
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax Q-S1

Olympus E-P5
Pentax Q-S1
  • $1345
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher max flash sync
Fujifilm X-E1
Pentax Q-S1
  • $928
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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