• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 30.0 megapixels
  • 8.20mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus E-P5 advantages over Nikon 360

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon 360 advantages over Olympus E-P5

  • Less expensive
    $447* vs $1249
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    14 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    30.0 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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 GF6

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GF6
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon 360
Panasonic GF6
  • $472
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Thinner
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon 360
Panasonic GX7
  • $472
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-PL7
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Internal flash
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon 360
Olympus E-PL7
  • $472
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Olympus E-P5
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Nikon 360
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $472
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $429
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Ricoh Theta V

Olympus E-P5
Ricoh Theta V
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon 360
Ricoh Theta V
  • $472
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • $377
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
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