Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

GFX 50R vs PEN E-PL5 - Side by side

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Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Specs


  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Medium format
  • 51 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount G-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 160.7 x 96.5 x 66.4mm³ (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6")
  • 775g (25.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for GFX 50R


  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 325g (10.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL5

GFX 50R vs PEN E-PL5 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: GFX 50R and PEN E-PL5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice



Larger sensor (5)Medium formatFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4016.10
Auto Focus points (4)11735
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.360.46
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)400350
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GFX 50R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are that the display has a higher resolution, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL5: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The GFX 50R scores 25 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL5



Higher speed (4, frames/second)38
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)580
Weighs less (2)775g
(25.0 oz.)
(10.5 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL5 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the lower weight than the GFX 50R and the more compact size.

Yields 15 points for the PEN E-PL5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the GFX 50R and PEN E-PL5

GFX 50R und PEN E-PL5, front viewGFX 50R und PEN E-PL5, front view

Top view of cameras

GFX 50R und PEN E-PL5, view from aboveGFX 50R und PEN E-PL5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Olympus PEN E-PL5


We recommend Fujifilm GFX 50R as better choice.

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