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Olympus E-M5 vs Panasonic L1

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in February 2012 and February 2006. The E-M5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the L1 is a DSLR. Both cameras are equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 7.4 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 L1
Olympus E-M5 Panasonic L1
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Micro Four Thirds lenses Four Thirds lenses
15.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 7.4 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
1080/60i Video no Video
ISO 200-25,600 ISO 100-1,600
Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 610k dots 2.5 LCD, 207k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
9 shutter flaps per second 3 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
360 shots per battery charge750 shots per battery charge
122 x 89 x 43 mm, 425 g 146 x 87 x 64 mm, 606 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-L1? 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

The physical size and weight of the Olympus E-M5 and the Panasonic L1 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The E-M5 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the L1 is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-M5 vs Panasonic L1
Compare E-M5 versus L1 top
Comparison E-M5 or L1 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic L1 is notably larger (17 percent) than the Olympus E-M5. Moreover, the L1 is substantially heavier (43 percent) than the E-M5. It is worth mentioning in this context that the E-M5 is splash and dust resistant, while the L1 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. Both cameras have similarly sized sensors, but DSLRs have a larger flange-to-focal plane distance than mirrorless cameras, which imposes contraints on the optical engineering process and generally leads to bigger and heavier lenses. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog (E-M5) and the Four Thirds Lens Catalog (L1). Mirrorless cameras, such as the Olympus E-M5, have moreover the advantage that they have a relatively short flange to focal plane distance and can thus use many lenses from other systems via adapters.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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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 L1 146 mm 87 mm 64 mm 606 g 750 n Feb 2006 999 i
3.
 
Canon XT 127 mm 94 mm 64 mm 540 g 400 n Feb 2005 899 i
4.
 
Leica Digilux 3 146 mm 87 mm 77 mm 606 g 750 n Sep 2006 1,499 i
5.
 
Olympus PEN-F 125 mm 72 mm 37 mm 427 g 330 n Jan 2016 1,199 i
6.
 
Olympus E-M5 II 124 mm 85 mm 45 mm 469 g 310 Y Feb 2015 1,099 i
7.
 
Olympus E-PL7 115 mm 67 mm 38 mm 357 g 350 n Aug 2014 599 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M1 130 mm 94 mm 63 mm 497 g 350 Y Sep 2013 1,399 i
9.
 
Olympus E-P5 122 mm 69 mm 37 mm 420 g 330 n May 2013 999 i
10.
 
Olympus E-PL5 111 mm 64 mm 38 mm 325 g 360 n Sep 2012 599 i
11.
 
Olympus E-PM2 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 269 g 360 n Sep 2012 499 i
12.
 
Olympus E-330 140 mm 87 mm 72 mm 637 g 750 n Jan 2006 999 i
13.
 
Olympus E-300 147 mm 85 mm 64 mm 624 g 750 n Sep 2004 799 i
14.
 
Panasonic GX8 133 mm 78 mm 63 mm 487 g 330 Y Jul 2015 1,199 i
15.
 
Panasonic GX7 123 mm 71 mm 55 mm 402 g 350 n Aug 2013 999 i
16.
 
Panasonic GH3 133 mm 93 mm 82 mm 550 g 540 Y Sep 2012 1,299 i
17.
 
Panasonic L10 135 mm 96 mm 78 mm 556 g 450 n Aug 2007 599 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 naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The L1 was launched at a somewhat lower price (by 23 percent) than the E-M5, which makes it more attractive for photographers on a tight budget. 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. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better 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 L1 sensor measures

While the two cameras under review share the same sensor size, the E-M5 offers a higher resolution of 15.9 megapixels, compared with 7.4 MP of the L1. This megapixels advantage translates into a 47 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 5.51μm for the L1). In this context, it should be noted, however, that the E-M5 is much more recent (by 5 years and 11 months) than the L1, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that compensate for the smaller pixel size.

The resolution advantage of the Olympus E-M5 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the E-M5 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic L1 are 15.7 x 11.8 inches or 39.8 x 29.9 cm for good quality, 12.5 x 9.4 inches or 31.9 x 23.9 cm for very good quality, and 10.5 x 7.8 inches or 26.6 x 19.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

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-L1 are ISO 100 to ISO 1600 (no boost).

E-M5 versus L1 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). 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 L1 Four Thirds 7.4 3136 2352none...... ..
3.
 
Canon XT APS-C 8.0 3456 2304none21.810.8637 60
4.
 
Leica Digilux 3 Four Thirds 7.4 3136 2352none...... ..
5.
 
Olympus PEN-F Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38881080/60p23.112.4894 74
6.
 
Olympus E-M5 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.012.5842 73
7.
 
Olympus E-PL7 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.4873 72
8.
 
Olympus E-M1 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p23.012.7757 73
9.
 
Olympus E-P5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.4895 72
10.
 
Olympus E-PL5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3889 72
11.
 
Olympus E-PM2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.2932 72
12.
 
Olympus E-330 Four Thirds 7.4 3136 2352none...... ..
13.
 
Olympus E-300 Four Thirds 8.0 3264 2448none...... ..
14.
 
Panasonic GX8 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.512.6806 75
15.
 
Panasonic GX7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.612.2718 70
16.
 
Panasonic GH3 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p22.712.4812 71
17.
 
Panasonic L10 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.310.8429 55

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The E-M5 indeed provides movie recording capabilities, while the L1 does not. The highest resolution format that the E-M5 can use is 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the E-M5 has an electronic viewfinder (1440k dots), while the L1 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the E-M5 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the L1 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the E-M5 has a higher magnification (0.58x vs 0.47x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic L1 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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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 L1optical n 2.5 207 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon XToptical n 1.8 115 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
4.
 
Leica Digilux 3optical n 2.5 207 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
5.
 
Olympus PEN-F2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
6.
 
Olympus E-M5 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
7.
 
Olympus E-PL7optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
8.
 
Olympus E-M12360 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
9.
 
Olympus E-P5optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 Y Y
10.
 
Olympus E-PL5optional n 3.0 460 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
11.
 
Olympus E-PM2optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
12.
 
Olympus E-330optical n 2.5 215 tilting n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
13.
 
Olympus E-300optical n 1.8 134 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic GX82360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
15.
 
Panasonic GX72760 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
16.
 
Panasonic GH31746 n 3.0 614 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
17.
 
Panasonic L10optical n 2.5 207 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One feature that differentiates the E-M5 and the L1 is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The E-M5 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while the L1 offers no blur reduction with lenses that themselves do not provide optical image stabilization.

The E-M5 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the L1 uses SDHC cards. The E-M5 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the L1 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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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-L1 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 L1Y-----2.0---
3.
 
Canon XTY-----2.0---
4.
 
Leica Digilux 3Ystereomono---2.0---
5.
 
Olympus PEN-FYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
6.
 
Olympus E-M5 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Olympus E-PL7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Olympus E-M1YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Olympus E-P5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Olympus E-PL5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-PM2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-330Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-300Y-----2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic GX8YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Panasonic GX7Ystereomono--mini2.0YY-
16.
 
Panasonic GH3YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
17.
 
Panasonic L10Y-----2.0---

Both the E-M5 and the L1 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The L1 was replaced by the Panasonic L10, while the E-M5 was followed by the Olympus E-M5 II. 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.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Olympus E-M5 better than the Panasonic L1 or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus OM-D E-M5:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (15.9 vs 7.4MP) with a 47% higher linear resolution.
  • Broader imaging potential: Can record not only still images but also 1080/60i movies.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.58x vs 0.47x).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.5") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (610k vs 207k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (9 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (122x89mm vs 146x87mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 181g or 30 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 11 months of technical progress since the L1 launch.

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (750 versus 360) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was released into a lower priced segment (23 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in February 2006).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the E-M5 is the clear winner of the match-up (17 : 5 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 17:05 L1

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-M5 and the Panasonic L1 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the E-M5 or the L1. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear 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 L1..85/100+..3.5/5 Feb 2006 999 i
3.
 
Canon XT..80/100+ +o.. Feb 2005 899 i
4.
 
Leica Digilux 3.......... Sep 2006 1,499 i
5.
 
Olympus PEN-F....82/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,199 i
6.
 
Olympus E-M5 II5/5+ +81/1005/55/5 Feb 2015 1,099 i
7.
 
Olympus E-PL74/5+..5/54/5 Aug 2014 599 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M15/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2013 1,399 i
9.
 
Olympus E-P55/5+ +78/1004.5/55/5 May 2013 999 i
10.
 
Olympus E-PL53/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 599 i
11.
 
Olympus E-PM23/5..77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 499 i
12.
 
Olympus E-330....+o.. Jan 2006 999 i
13.
 
Olympus E-300....+o4.5/5 Sep 2004 799 i
14.
 
Panasonic GX85/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2015 1,199 i
15.
 
Panasonic GX74/5+79/1005/55/5 Aug 2013 999 i
16.
 
Panasonic GH35/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,299 i
17.
 
Panasonic L10..85/100+3.5/54/5 Aug 2007 599 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. 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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    Specifications: Olympus E-M5 vs Panasonic L1

    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 L1
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date February 2012 February 2006
    Launch Price USD 1,299 USD 999
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic L1
    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 7.4 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 3136 x 2352 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 5.51 μm
    Pixel Density 7.08 MP/cm2 3.28 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video no Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 1,600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic VI Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 71 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 22.8 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.3 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 826 ..
    Screen Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic L1
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.58x 0.47x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 2.5inch
    LCD Resolution 610k dots 207k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic L1
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 9 shutter flaps/s 3 shutter flaps/s
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDHC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic L1
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI no HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi no Wifi
    Body Specs Olympus E-M5 Panasonic L1
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type BLN-1 CGR-S602
    Battery Life (CIPA)360 shots per charge750 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 122 x 89 x 43 mm
    (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7 in)
    146 x 87 x 64 mm
    (5.7 x 3.4 x 2.5 in)
    Camera Weight 425 g (15.0 oz) 606 g (21.4 oz)

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