Fujifilm X-T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

X-T3 vs PEN E-PL5 - Side by side

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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Specs


  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 92.8 x 58.8mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 2.3")
  • 539g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T3


  • 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

X-T3 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: X-T3 and PEN E-PL5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-T3 VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X-T3 a better choice



Larger sensor (5)APS-CFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.1016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)208
Auto Focus points (4)42535
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)390350
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T3 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the faster and more accurate auto focus, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the X-T3 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The X-T3 scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL5



Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)2580
Weighs less (2)539g
(17.4 oz.)
(10.5 oz.)
More portable (2)723cm³
(46 cu.in.)
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL5 are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the lower weight than the X-T3. Another advantage over the X-T3: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the PEN E-PL5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Fujifilm X-T3 VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the X-T3 and PEN E-PL5

X-T3 und PEN E-PL5, front viewX-T3 und PEN E-PL5, front view

Top view of cameras

X-T3 und PEN E-PL5, view from aboveX-T3 und PEN E-PL5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X-T3

Olympus PEN E-PL5


We recommend Fujifilm X-T3 as better choice.

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