• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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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 2.7 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.20 vs 0.33 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    545g vs 718g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    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)

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 display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer battery life
    440 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher-res screen
    922k vs 346k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 37 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    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
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.1x 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.

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
Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GF3

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GF3
  • $792
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GF3
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

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
Samsung Galaxy NX
Pentax Q
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Olympus E-P5
Sony NEX-7
  • $792
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $523
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-7
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $523
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Samsung NX30

Olympus E-P5
Samsung NX30
  • $792
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1015
  • APS-C
  • GPS
  • Longer battery life
  • $829
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
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