• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $1446 Average Retail $1450 MSRP
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • $1182 Average Retail $1400 MSRP

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Advantages

Olympus E-P5 over Fujifilm X-E2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm X-E2 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Lighter weight
    350g vs 545g
    Lighter weight
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Olympus E-P5
Sony NEX-5R
  • $1446
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E2
Sony NEX-5R
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1446
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $950
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $950
  • APS-C
  • 24p

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1446
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Sony A6000

Olympus E-P5
Sony A6000
  • $1446
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E2
Sony A6000
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • External Mic
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More pixels

Compared to Pentax Q-S1

Olympus E-P5
Pentax Q-S1
  • $1446
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher max flash sync
Fujifilm X-E2
Pentax Q-S1
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $397
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
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