• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Olympus E-P5 advantages 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
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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 exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-E2 advantages over Olympus E-P5

  • Less expensive
    $689 vs $999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 34 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    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
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $560
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-PL5

Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-PL5
  • $560
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $364
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X-E2
Olympus E-PL5
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $364
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Panasonic GF6

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GF6
  • $560
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $431
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-E2
Panasonic GF6
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $431
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $560
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Thinner
  • $618
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-E2
Panasonic GX7
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $618
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-A2

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $560
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-A2
  • $559
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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