• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic G6 advantages over Olympus E-P5

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $1249
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    28.0 mm vs 34.0 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.0x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Olympus E-P5 advantages over Panasonic G6

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher effective ISO
    895 vs 639 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 6.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    18 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.9 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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 G5

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $505
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $390
  • 4/3
Olympus E-P5
Panasonic G5
  • $796
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $390
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Panasonic GH3

Panasonic G6
Panasonic GH3
  • $505
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer battery life
Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GH3
  • $796
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic GX7
  • $505
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $516
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Olympus E-P5
Panasonic GX7
  • $796
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Thinner
  • $516
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M10
  • $505
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $597
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-M10
  • $796
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Faster shutter
  • $597
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $505
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $796
  • 4/3
  • Internal flash
  • $1095
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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