Fujifilm X-T30 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

X-T30 vs PEN E-PL5 - Side by side

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Fujifilm X-T30 vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Specs

X-T30

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 26 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 118.4 x 82.8 x 46.8mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.8")
  • 383g (12.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-T30

PEN E-PL5

  • 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-T30 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-T30 and PEN E-PL5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm X-T30

Fujifilm X-T30 VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X-T30 a better choice

X-T30

PEN E-PL5

Larger sensor (5)APS-CFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.1016.10
Auto Focus points (4)42535
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)380350
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-T30 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the built-in flash, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the X-T30 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.

The X-T30 scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL5

X-T30

PEN E-PL5

Better sensibility (4)200 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)2580
Weighs less (2)383g
(12.4 oz.)
325g
(10.5 oz.)
More portable (2)459cm³
(29 cu.in.)
269cm³
(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-T30. Another advantage over the X-T30: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the PEN E-PL5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

X-T30

PEN E-PL5

Speed (frames/second)88
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Fujifilm X-T30 VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the X-T30 and PEN E-PL5

X-T30 und PEN E-PL5, front viewX-T30 und PEN E-PL5, front view

Top view of cameras

X-T30 und PEN E-PL5, view from aboveX-T30 und PEN E-PL5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X-T30

Olympus PEN E-PL5

27
11

We recommend Fujifilm X-T30 as better choice.

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