• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600

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Advantages

Olympus E-P5 over Olympus E-M10

  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 1.30 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 LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wider angle kit lens
    28 mm vs 34 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.0x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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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 Fujifilm X-E1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M10
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic G6

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic G6
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G6
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • External Mic

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M10
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M10
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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