• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 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
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • 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 shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Fujifilm X-E2 advantages 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    28 vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • 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
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.1x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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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 Panasonic DMC-GF2

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Fujifilm X-E2
Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GF3

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GF3
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Fujifilm X-E2
Panasonic GF3
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Pentax K-01

Olympus E-P5
Pentax K-01
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E2
Pentax K-01
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Fujifilm X-T10

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $776
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $777
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-E2
Fujifilm X-T10
  • $740
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $777
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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