• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Advantages

Olympus E-P5 over Olympus E-M10

  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus E-M10 over Olympus E-P5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle kit lens
    28 mm vs 34 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.0x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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.

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-GF2

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • $792
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic GF3

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GF3
  • $792
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GF3
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Pentax Q

Olympus E-P5
Pentax Q
  • $792
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Lighter weight
Olympus E-M10
Pentax Q
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $792
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-PL7
  • $792
  • 4/3
  • Internal flash
  • Faster shutter
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
Olympus E-M10
Olympus E-PL7
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Less shutter lag
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