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

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Olympus has announced the revival of its classic 1960s half-frame PEN-F film camera in digital form with 20-Megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and built-in EVF.

Here is a quick comparison for the Olympus PEN-F vs OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs PEN E-P5 mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.

The new digital Olympus PEN-F ($1,199Amazon | B&H | Adorama) camera features a 20-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with a 50-Megapixel high resolution shot capability, 5-axis Image Stabilisation system (worth some 5 EV stops when shooting at low ISO), built-in viewfinder with a real-time preview of settings adjustments and offers an impressive 2.36 Million-dot OLED panel.

The Olympus E-M5II ($1,099 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) mirrorless camera boasts 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. The camera announced in February, 2015.

The Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799 – Amazon) features 16-Megapixel 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. The camera announced in May, 2013.

Specifications Comparison of Olympus PEN-F vs OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs PEN E-P5 Cameras


To see the differences between these mirrorless cameras we have put together Olympus PEN-F vs OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs PEN E-P5 specs comparison table below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

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

Olympus PEN-F Camera Price and Availability

The Olympus PEN-F will be available in March for $1,199.99 body-only.

Buy Olympus PEN-F Camera
Olympus PEN-F Camera [Black] $1,199.99  Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Olympus PEN-F Camera [Silver] $1,199.99  Amazon | B&H | Adorama

See how we covered the Olympus PEN-F mirrorless M camera after its officially announced.