Panasonic Lumix GX880 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

Lumix GX880 vs OM-D E-M5 - Side by side

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Panasonic Lumix GX880 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Specs

Lumix GX880

  • Introduced in May 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.5 x 64.5 x 33mm³ (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 270g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Lumix GX880

OM-D E-M5

  • Introduced in December 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 122 x 88.9 x 43.1mm³ (4.8" x 3.5" x 1.7")
  • 425g (13.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M5

Lumix GX880 vs OM-D E-M5 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: Lumix GX880 an OM-D E-M5 sensor comparison

Panasonic Lumix GX880 VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic Lumix GX880 a better choice

Lumix GX880

OM-D E-M5

Auto Focus points (4)4935
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.61
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)270g
(8.7 oz.)
425g
(13.7 oz.)
More portable (2)227cm³
(14 cu.in.)
467cm³
(29 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Lumix GX880 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and the lower weight than the OM-D E-M5. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M5: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The Lumix GX880 scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5

Lumix GX880

OM-D E-M5

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.0016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)69
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)210750
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M5 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 15 points for the OM-D E-M5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Lumix GX880

OM-D E-M5

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Panasonic Lumix GX880 VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Lumix GX880 and OM-D E-M5

Lumix GX880 und OM-D E-M5, front viewLumix GX880 und OM-D E-M5, front view

Top view of cameras

Lumix GX880 und OM-D E-M5, view from aboveLumix GX880 und OM-D E-M5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic Lumix GX880

Olympus OM-D E-M5

20
15

We recommend Panasonic Lumix GX880 as better choice.

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