• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $1435 Average Retail $1450 MSRP
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $1237 Average Retail $1400 MSRP

Buy From

Advantages

Olympus E-P5 over Samsung Galaxy NX

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 2.70 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.196 vs 0.334 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.2 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)

Samsung Galaxy NX 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.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • High-res screen
    2765k vs 1037k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Wider angle kit lens
    27 mm vs 34 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x 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.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1435
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $950
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $950
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $1435
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GX7
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E2

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1435
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-E2
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $1182
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • External Mic

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1435
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6000

Olympus E-P5
Sony A6000
  • $1435
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony A6000
  • $1237
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Compare Other Cameras?
  1. Welcome

    This is our newly designed camera comparison feature!

    Would you like to take a quick tour?

  2. At a Glance

    Here are a few features that give an at-a-glance view of the cameras.

  3. Purchase from our trusted partners

    Purchasing cameras (or any other products) through our trusted retailers helps support this content!

  4. Comparative Advantages

    These are what we think are the key advantages of each camera over the other.

  5. Review Excerpts

    What you see here is an excerpt of the pros and cons for these cameras from our reviews.

    You can click to see the review page for each camera, or ask us to review them if we haven’t already

  6. The Competition

    Here are some other competitors that you might be interested in.

  7. A Competitor, In Brief

    This is a brief summary of the comparison.

    Click to view the full analysis!

  8. Choose Another Matchup

    Click on a camera name or manufacturer to choose a different camera to compare.