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Olympus E-M5 vs Panasonic GM5

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in February 2012 and September 2014. Both the E-M5 and the GM5 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 15.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-M5
versus
Panasonic GM5
Olympus E-M5   Panasonic GM5
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Micro Four Thirds lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
15.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 15.8 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
1080/60i Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 200-25,600 ISO 200-25,600
Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots) Electronic viewfinder (1166k dots)
3.0 LCD, 610k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fixed touchscreen
9 shutter flaps per second 5.8 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
360 shots per battery charge220 shots per battery charge
122 x 89 x 43 mm, 425 g 99 x 60 x 36 mm, 211 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Olympus E-M5 and the Panasonic GM5 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Both cameras are available in two different colors (black, silver).

Size Olympus E-M5 vs Panasonic GM5
Compare E-M5 versus GM5 top
Comparison E-M5 or GM5 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic GM5 is considerably smaller (45 percent) than the Olympus E-M5. Moreover, the GM5 is substantially lighter (50 percent) than the E-M5. It is worth mentioning in this context that the E-M5 is splash and dust resistant, while the GM5 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. In this particular case, both cameras feature the same lens mount, so that they can use the same lenses. You can compare the optics available in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog. Mirrorless cameras, such as the two under consideration, have the additional advantage of having a short flange to focal plane distance, which makes it possible to mount many lenses from other systems onto the camera via adapters.

Concerning battery life, the E-M5 gets 360 shots out of its BLN-1 battery, while the GM5 can take 220 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLH7 power pack.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Olympus E-M5 122 mm 89 mm 43 mm 425 g 360 Y Feb 2012 1,299 i
2.
 
Panasonic GM5 99 mm 60 mm 36 mm 211 g 220 n Sep 2014 749 i
3.
 
Olympus PEN-F 125 mm 72 mm 37 mm 427 g 330 n Jan 2016 1,199 i
4.
 
Olympus E-M5 II 124 mm 85 mm 45 mm 469 g 310 Y Feb 2015 1,099 i
5.
 
Olympus E-PL7 115 mm 67 mm 38 mm 357 g 350 n Aug 2014 599 i
6.
 
Olympus E-M1 130 mm 94 mm 63 mm 497 g 350 Y Sep 2013 1,399 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P5 122 mm 69 mm 37 mm 420 g 330 n May 2013 999 i
8.
 
Olympus E-PL5 111 mm 64 mm 38 mm 325 g 360 n Sep 2012 599 i
9.
 
Olympus E-PM2 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 269 g 360 n Sep 2012 499 i
10.
 
Panasonic G7 125 mm 86 mm 77 mm 410 g 350 n May 2015 649 i
11.
 
Panasonic GX8 133 mm 78 mm 63 mm 487 g 330 Y Jul 2015 1,199 i
12.
 
Panasonic G6 122 mm 85 mm 71 mm 390 g 340 n Apr 2013 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic GM1 99 mm 55 mm 30 mm 204 g 230 n Oct 2013 749 i
14.
 
Panasonic GX7 123 mm 71 mm 55 mm 402 g 350 n Aug 2013 999 i
15.
 
Panasonic GH3 133 mm 93 mm 82 mm 550 g 540 Y Sep 2012 1,299 i
16.
 
Panasonic GX1 116 mm 68 mm 39 mm 318 g 320 n Nov 2011 699 i
17.
 
Panasonic GH2 124 mm 90 mm 76 mm 442 g 330 n Sep 2010 899 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The GM5 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 42 percent) than the E-M5, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature a Four Thirds sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 2.0. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic GM5 sensor measures

While the two cameras under review share the same sensor size, the E-M5 offers a slightly higher resolution of 15.9 megapixels, compared with 15.8 MP of the GM5. This megapixels advantage translates into a 0.3 percent gain in linear resolution. On the other hand, these sensor specs imply that the E-M5 has a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 3.76μm versus 3.77μm for the GM5). Moreover, it should be noted that the GM5 is much more recent (by 2 years and 7 months) than the E-M5, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of individual pixels.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

E-M5 versus GM5 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under review, the E-M5 has a notably higher overall DXO score than the GM5 (overall score 5 points higher), which gives it an advantage in terms of imaging quality. This advantage is based on 0.7 bits higher color depth, 0.6 EV in additional dynamic range, and 0.2 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Olympus E-M5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60i22.812.3826 71
2.
 
Panasonic GM5 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.111.7721 66
3.
 
Olympus PEN-F Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38881080/60p23.112.4894 74
4.
 
Olympus E-M5 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.012.5842 73
5.
 
Olympus E-PL7 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.4873 72
6.
 
Olympus E-M1 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p23.012.7757 73
7.
 
Olympus E-P5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.4895 72
8.
 
Olympus E-PL5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3889 72
9.
 
Olympus E-PM2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.2932 72
10.
 
Panasonic G7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p...... ..
11.
 
Panasonic GX8 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.512.6806 75
12.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.5639 61
13.
 
Panasonic GM1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i22.311.7660 66
14.
 
Panasonic GX7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.612.2718 70
15.
 
Panasonic GH3 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p22.712.4812 71
16.
 
Panasonic GX1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p20.810.6703 55
17.
 
Panasonic GH2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60i21.211.3655 60

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the GM5 provides a faster frame rate than the E-M5. It can shoot movie footage at 1080/60p, while the Olympus is limited to 1080/60i.

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the E-M5 offers a higher resolution than the one in the GM5 (1440k vs 1166k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic GM5 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Olympus E-M51440 n 3.0 610 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 n Y
2.
 
Panasonic GM51166 n 3.0 921 fixed Y 1/500s 5.8 n n
3.
 
Olympus PEN-F2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
4.
 
Olympus E-M5 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
5.
 
Olympus E-PL7optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
6.
 
Olympus E-M12360 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
7.
 
Olympus E-P5optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 Y Y
8.
 
Olympus E-PL5optional n 3.0 460 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
9.
 
Olympus E-PM2optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
10.
 
Panasonic G72360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
11.
 
Panasonic GX82360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
12.
 
Panasonic G61440 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic GM1none n 3.0 1036 fixed Y 1/500s 5.0 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic GX72760 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
15.
 
Panasonic GH31746 n 3.0 614 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
16.
 
Panasonic GX1optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
17.
 
Panasonic GH21534 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One feature that differentiates the E-M5 and the GM5 is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The E-M5 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while the GM5 offers no blur reduction with lenses that themselves do not provide optical image stabilization.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the GM5 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Panasonic GM5 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the E-M5 and the GM5 write their files to SDXC cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Olympus E-M5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic GM5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
3.
 
Olympus PEN-FYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
4.
 
Olympus E-M5 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
5.
 
Olympus E-PL7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
6.
 
Olympus E-M1YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Olympus E-P5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Olympus E-PL5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-PM2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
10.
 
Panasonic G7YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
11.
 
Panasonic GX8YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
12.
 
Panasonic G6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
13.
 
Panasonic GM1-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
14.
 
Panasonic GX7Ystereomono--mini2.0YY-
15.
 
Panasonic GH3YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
16.
 
Panasonic GX1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
17.
 
Panasonic GH2YstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the GM5 offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the E-M5 does not provide wifi capability.

Both the E-M5 and the GM5 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The E-M5 was replaced by the Olympus E-M5 II, while the GM5 does not have a direct successor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Olympus and Panasonic websites.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Olympus E-M5 or the Panasonic GM5 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Reasons to prefer the Olympus OM-D E-M5:

  • Better image quality: Scores markedly higher (5 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (0.6 EV of extra DR).
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (1440k vs 1166k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.58x vs 0.46x).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/500s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (9 vs 5.8 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (360 versus 220) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in February 2012).

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5:

  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/60i).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (921k vs 610k dots).
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (99x60mm vs 122x89mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 214g or 50 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (42 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 7 months of technical progress since the E-M5 launch.

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the E-M5 emerges as the winner of the contest (11 : 9 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-M5 11:09 GM5

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-M5 and the Panasonic GM5 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the E-M5 or the GM5 perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Olympus E-M54/5+ +80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2012 1,299 i
2.
 
Panasonic GM53.5/5+77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2014 749 i
3.
 
Olympus PEN-F....82/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,199 i
4.
 
Olympus E-M5 II5/5+ +81/1005/55/5 Feb 2015 1,099 i
5.
 
Olympus E-PL74/5+..5/54/5 Aug 2014 599 i
6.
 
Olympus E-M15/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2013 1,399 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P55/5+ +78/1004.5/55/5 May 2013 999 i
8.
 
Olympus E-PL53/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 599 i
9.
 
Olympus E-PM23/5..77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 499 i
10.
 
Panasonic G74/5+ +80/1005/54.5/5 May 2015 649 i
11.
 
Panasonic GX85/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2015 1,199 i
12.
 
Panasonic G64/5+ +..5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic GM13/5+78/1005/54.5/5 Oct 2013 749 i
14.
 
Panasonic GX74/5+79/1005/55/5 Aug 2013 999 i
15.
 
Panasonic GH35/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,299 i
16.
 
Panasonic GX13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2011 699 i
17.
 
Panasonic GH25/5+ +79/1004.5/55/5 Sep 2010 899 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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Did this review help to inform your camera decision process? In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities of other camera models, just make your choice using the following search menu. There is also a set of direct links to comparison reviews that other users of the CAM-parator app explored.

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    Specifications: Olympus E-M5 vs Panasonic GM5

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Olympus E-M5 Panasonic GM5
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date February 2012 September 2014
    Launch Price USD 1,299 USD 749
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic GM5
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 15.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 4592 x 3448 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 3.77 μm
    Pixel Density 7.08 MP/cm2 7.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 25,600 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic VI Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 71 66
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 22.8 22.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.3 11.7
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 826 721
    Screen Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic GM5
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.58x 0.46x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots 1166k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 610k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic GM5
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/500s
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s 5.8 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic GM5
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Body Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic GM5
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type BLN-1 DMW-BLH7
    Battery Life (CIPA)360 shots per charge220 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 122 x 89 x 43 mm
    (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7 in)
    99 x 60 x 36 mm
    (3.9 x 2.4 x 1.4 in)
    Camera Weight 425 g (15.0 oz) 211 g (7.4 oz)

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