Olympus PEN E-P5 Versus Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3:
Against the top of the range $1,299 (body only) Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, the E-P5 achieves practically identical scores for each use case, it strongly suggests that the two models share the same sensor unit, albeit with the Olympus showing some slight improvement (less 1/3 stop) in low-light performance.
Olympus PEN E-P5 Versus Olympus PEN EP3:
Even with an increase in pixel count (up from 12.3-Mpix to 16.1-Mpix) the E-P5 shows a substantial increase in imaging performance against the firm’s older PEN E-P3 model. At base ISO, the new sensor shows an improvement of +1.3 stop in color depth, a healthy +0.7 stop gain in low light and impressive +2.3 stops wider dynamic range.
Olympus PEN E-P5 Versus Olympus PEN E-PL5 Versus Olympus OM-D E-M5:
If you’ve been following our reviews of the PEN E-PL5 and OM-D E-M5 you’ll know that the two appear to share the same sensor and from the results of the E-P5 it appears Olympus is using the same unit again, albeit with some slight optimization of low-light performance.While the sensor is a proven performer, it is perhaps slightly disappointing that the firm hasn’t chosen the flagship PEN to showcase something new.
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May 10, 2013
Overall, the E-P5 looks like it should offer much of what has made the E-M5 so popular in an even smaller, more portable form factor. Most importantly, you get the same image quality and superb 5-axis in-body image stabilization system (with a year's refinements too). It's certainly a much better camera than the E-P3 or either of the cheaper PENs, and one of the nicest mirrorless models we've yet seen. Of course it's entering a very competitive marketplace, up against hugely capable models such as the Sony NEX-6 and Fujifilm X-E1. We're very much looking forward to getting our hands on a shootable production model to see how it measures up.
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