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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Specs
All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X
All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL5
OM-D E-M1X 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:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.40||16.10|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||18||8|
|Auto Focus points (4)||121||35|
|Better sensibility (4)||64 - 25600 ISO||200 - 25600 ISO|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.46|
|Better Video (2)||4096 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|External microphone (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||870||350|
|USB 3.0 (2)|
|Environmental sealing (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording, 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, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.
The OM-D E-M1X scores 35 points.
Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL5
|Weighs less (2)||997g|
|More portable (2)||1707cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL5 are the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.
Yields 4 points for the PEN E-PL5.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Sensor format||Four Thirds||Four Thirds|
|Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and PEN E-PL5
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Olympus OM-D E-M1X
Olympus PEN E-PL5
We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.
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