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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Vs Olympus PEN E-PL5
The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 features the same 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor as the Olympus OM-D E-M5, although the body lacks the EVF, weather sealing, and 5-axis image stabilisation, instead features just 2-axis sensor-shift based image stabilisation. Another big difference is the price, with the E-PL5 available for nearly half the price of the E-M5.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 - both cameras feature a tilting rear touch-screen, although the E-PL5 can be tilted to face forwards. A comparison of the specifications can be found at the end of the article.
Olympus O-MD E-M5 and 12-50mm lens cut in half.
Olympus O-MD E-M5 image stabilisation system.
Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Carl Zeiss lens.
Olympus suggest that the LS-100 audio recorder is an ideal companion for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 for high quality audio to go with video recorded on the E-M5, although it makes the camera look quite small in comparison.
Read our full Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review.
Read our Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 Hands-On Preview.
|Olympus OM-D E-M5||Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5|
|CCD pixels||16.1Mp (Megapixels)||16.1Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS Sensor||Live MOS Sensor|
|Sensor Size||Micro / Four Thirds||Micro / Four Thirds|
|Sensor Size (width)||17.3mm||17.3mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||13mm||13mm|
|Screen resolution||610k dots||460,000 dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||60sec||60sec|
|ISO sensitivity||200 - 25600||200 - 25600|
|Viewfinder Resolution||1.44million dots||No Data|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes||Yes|
|USB||USB 2||USB 2|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion||BLS-5 Li-ion|
|Box Contents||Body, Flash FL-LM2, Li-ion battery BLN-1, Li-ion battery charger BCN-1, USB/Video Multi cable, Shoulder strap, OLYMPUS Viewer 2/ib CD-ROM, Instruction manual, Warranty card||Flash, flash case, strap, basic manual (multi language), full manual on cd/dvd, camera, battery, battery charger, AV cable, USB cable, Warranty Card|
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