• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12800

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Advantages

Olympus E-P5 over Panasonic G5

  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 1.30 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    17 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic G5 over Olympus E-P5

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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

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.

  • Small, compact body with excellent focusing and exposure capabilities; Newly enhanced touchpanel LCD screen makes image capture and review a joy; Excellent HD video recording quality.

  • Some controls difficult to access; Too easy to activate menus and options while shooting; Lack of a microphone-in jack limits video recording usefulness.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic G5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic G5
Panasonic GX7
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup

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
Panasonic G5
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

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
Panasonic G5
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-M10
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Faster shutter
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic G5
Olympus E-M10
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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