Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC G5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G5 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC G5 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

DMC G5

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 83 x 71mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 396g (12.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G5

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G5 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:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an DMC G5 sensor comparison

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC G5: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

DMC G5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

DMC G5 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the DMC G5

Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC G5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G5

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)186
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.44
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870340
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (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 better viewfinder and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DMC G5: that the battery has more stamina, 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. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 39 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G5

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G5

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
396g
(12.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
707cm³
(45 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G5 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the DMC G5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

DMC G5

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC G5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DMC G5

OM-D E-M1X und DMC G5, front viewOM-D E-M1X und DMC G5, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und DMC G5, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und DMC G5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DMC G5

39
6

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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