• 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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Differences

Olympus E-P5 advantages 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

Samsung Galaxy NX advantages 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
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer battery life
    More info 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
    27.0 mm vs 34.0 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

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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
  • $693
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $617
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GF3

Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GF3
  • $693
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 60p video
Samsung Galaxy NX
Panasonic GF3
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Olympus E-P5
Sony NEX-7
  • $693
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Sony NEX-7
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Pentax K-01

Olympus E-P5
Pentax K-01
  • $693
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Samsung Galaxy NX
Pentax K-01
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX30

Olympus E-P5
Samsung NX30
  • $693
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $593
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Samsung Galaxy NX
Samsung NX30
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS
  • $593
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
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