Olympus PEN-F vs OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs PEN E-P5 Specs Comparison

Here is the quick specs comparison of Olympus PEN-F, OM-D E-M5 Mark II and PEN E-P5. You can take a look at the key differences between the three Olympus micro four thirds mirrorless cameras.

Olympus PEN-F ($1,199 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): Revolving around a 20.3MP Live MOS sensor and TruePic VII processor, the PEN-F offers nuanced image quality with reduce noise, along with the ability to shoot at up to 10 fps with a mechanical shutter, record Full HD 1080p video, and a sensitivity range up to ISO 25600. In-camera sensor-shift-type 5-axis image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting and the sensor and processor combination also avails a fast 81-area contrast-detection AF system for refined accuracy when working with a variety of subjects.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II ($899 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The E-M5 Mark II combines a 16MP Live MOS sensor with a TruePic VII Image Processor for increased performance speed and reduced noise throughout the ISO range as compared to TruePic VI. It can boast a 40MP high resolution shot mode, achieved by shifting the sensor in half-pixel steps and capturing eight images over a period of one second. Full HD 1080p video recording is now available on the Mark II with a higher bitrate of up to 77 Mb/s and various codecs.

Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The Olympus PEN E-P5 features a 16.1MP TruePic VI Live MOS sensor, FAST AF, 9 FPS burst shooting, 5-Axis Image Stabilization, 3.0″ tilt touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p video in MOV & AVI formats and built-in Wi-Fi. With ISO sensitivity up to 25600 and 5-axis Image Stabilization, low light imaging is clear and free from the blurring effects of camera shake.

Olympus PEN-F vs OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs PEN E-P5 Specs Comparison

Features Olympus PEN-F Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Olympus PEN E-P5
Sensor resolution 20MP 16MP 16MP
Image stabilization 5-axis 5-axis 5-axis
Stabilization (CIPA) 5 stops 5 stops 4 stops
Max shutter speed “1/8000 – (1/16000 electronic)” “1/8000 – (1/16000 electronic)” 1/8000
On-sensor PDAF No No No
“Continuous shooting(without /with AF)” 10 fps / 5 fps 10 fps / 5 fps 9 fps / 5 fps
Flash “Clip-on – Tilt/bounce/rotate” “Clip-on – Tilt/bounce/rotate” Pop-up flash
Viewfinder “Built-in 2.36M-dot LCD – 1.23x mag” “Built-in 2.36M-dot LCD – 1.48x mag” Optional VF-4 accessory EVF w/ 2.36M-dot LCD and 1.48x mag
Max video res/rate 1080/60p 1080/60p 1080/30p
Max bitrate 77Mbps 77Mbps 20Mbps
Mic socket No Yes No
Rear screen “Fully articulating 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots” “Fully-articulating 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots” “Flip up/down 3″ touchscreen – 1.04M-dots”
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Environmental sealing? No Yes No
Battery life (CIPA) 330 310 330
Weight 427 g 469 g 420 g
Dimensions 125 x 72 x 37mm 124 x 85 x 45mm 122 x 69 x 37mm
MSRP Price $1,199 $899 $799

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