Olympus PEN E-P5 review: Is it mightier than the rest?

By Kevin Carter - Monday July 29 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Olympus PEN E-P5 sensor performance | Olympus PEN E-P5 versus competition | Conclusion

As the new top of the range PEN, the E-P5 has a good balance of features, best build of any PEN models to date and the best performing MFT sensor currently available. However, models such as the Nikon D7100, which adopts a new sensor, and, to a lesser extent, the Ricoh GR and Nikon Coolpix A, with their older sensors,all out-perform the E-P5 in low light. With the market moving towards smaller, highly portable cameras featuring APS-C format sensors, Olympus needs to constantly reassert the advantages of the MFT format.