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Olympus E-PL5 vs Panasonic LX5

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in September 2012 and July 2010. The E-PL5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the LX5 is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on a Four Thirds (E-PL5) and a 1/1.7-inch (LX5) sensor. The Olympus has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 10 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-PL5
versus
Panasonic LX5
Olympus E-PL5 Panasonic LX5
Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
Micro Four Thirds lenses 24-90mm f/2.0-3.3
15.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 10 MP, 1/1.7" Sensor
1080/30p Video 720/60p Video
ISO 200-25,600 ISO 80-3,200 (80 - 12,800)
Viewfinder optional Viewfinder optional
3.0 LCD, 460k dots 3.0 LCD, 460k dots
Tilting touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
8 shutter flaps per second 2.5 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
360 shots per battery charge400 shots per battery charge
111 x 64 x 38 mm, 325 g 110 x 65 x 43 mm, 271 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus PEN E-PL5 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5? 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-PL5 and the Panasonic LX5 is provided 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 width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The E-PL5 can be obtained in three different colors (black, silver, white), while the LX5 is available in two color-versions (black, white).

Size Olympus E-PL5 vs Panasonic LX5
Compare E-PL5 versus LX5 top
Comparison E-PL5 or LX5 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Olympus E-PL5 and the Panasonic LX5 are of equal size. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the E-PL5 nor the LX5 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the LX5 has a lens built in, whereas the E-PL5 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the E-PL5 and their specifications in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the E-PL5 gets 360 shots out of its BLS-5 battery, while the LX5 can take 400 images on a single charge of its DMW-BCJ13 power pack.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons 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-PL5 111 mm 64 mm 38 mm 325 g 360 n Sep 2012 599 i
2.
 
Panasonic LX5 110 mm 65 mm 43 mm 271 g 400 n Jul 2010 499 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X10 117 mm 70 mm 57 mm 350 g 270 n Sep 2011 599 i
4.
 
Olympus E-PL9 117 mm 68 mm 39 mm 380 g 350 n Feb 2018 599 i
5.
 
Olympus E-PL8 115 mm 67 mm 38 mm 357 g 350 n Sep 2016 549 i
6.
 
Olympus E-M10 II 120 mm 83 mm 47 mm 390 g 320 n Aug 2015 649 i
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 119 mm 82 mm 46 mm 396 g 320 n Jan 2014 699 i
8.
 
Olympus E-PL7 115 mm 67 mm 38 mm 357 g 350 n Aug 2014 599 i
9.
 
Olympus E-P5 122 mm 69 mm 37 mm 420 g 330 n May 2013 999 i
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6 111 mm 64 mm 38 mm 325 g 360 n May 2013 599 i
11.
 
Olympus E-PM2 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 269 g 360 n Sep 2012 499 i
12.
 
Olympus E-PL3 110 mm 64 mm 37 mm 313 g 300 n Jun 2011 599 i
13.
 
Olympus XZ-1 111 mm 65 mm 42 mm 275 g 320 n Jan 2011 499 i
14.
 
Panasonic G6 122 mm 85 mm 71 mm 390 g 340 n Apr 2013 599 i
15.
 
Panasonic LX7 111 mm 68 mm 46 mm 298 g 330 n Jul 2012 499 i
16.
 
Panasonic FZ150 124 mm 82 mm 92 mm 528 g 410 n Aug 2011 499 i
17.
 
Panasonic GF3 108 mm 67 mm 32 mm 264 g 300 n Jun 2011 549 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 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 LX5 was launched at a lower price than the E-PL5, despite having a lens built in. 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.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have 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 associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Olympus E-PL5 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Panasonic LX5 a 1/1.7-inch sensor. The sensor area in the LX5 is 80 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.0 and 4.4. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3. The LX5 has the particularity of featuring a switch that allows to toggle between multiple aspect ratios, while maintaining the same field of view and full image resolution.

Olympus E-PL5 and Panasonic LX5 sensor measures

With 15.9MP, the E-PL5 offers a higher resolution than the LX5 (10MP), but the E-PL5 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.76μm versus 2.14μm for the LX5) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the E-PL5 is a much more recent model (by 2 years and 1 month) than the LX5, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Olympus E-PL5 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the E-PL5 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 LX5 are 18.2 x 13.7 inches or 46.3 x 34.7 cm for good quality, 14.6 x 10.9 inches or 37.1 x 27.8 cm for very good quality, and 12.2 x 9.1 inches or 30.9 x 23.2 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 are ISO 80 to ISO 3200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-12800.

E-PL5 versus LX5 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. 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"). Of the two cameras under review, the E-PL5 provides substantially higher image quality than the LX5, with an overall score that is 31 points higher. This advantage is based on 3.2 bits higher color depth, 1.5 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.8 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-PL5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3889 72
2.
 
Panasonic LX5 1/1.7 10.0 3648 2736720/60p19.610.8132 41
3.
 
Fujifilm X10 2/3 12.0 4000 30001080/30p20.511.3245 50
4.
 
Olympus E-PL9 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Olympus E-PL8 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p...... ..
6.
 
Olympus E-M10 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.112.5842 73
7.
 
Olympus E-M10 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3884 72
8.
 
Olympus E-PL7 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.4873 72
9.
 
Olympus E-P5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.4895 72
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p...... ..
11.
 
Olympus E-PM2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.2932 72
12.
 
Olympus E-PL3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.910.3499 52
13.
 
Olympus XZ-1 1/1.7 10.1 3664 2752720/30p18.810.4117 34
14.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.5639 61
15.
 
Panasonic LX7 1/1.7 10.0 3648 27361080/60p20.711.7147 50
16.
 
Panasonic FZ150 1/2.3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p19.410.9132 40
17.
 
Panasonic GF3 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 30001080/60i20.610.0458 49

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the E-PL5 provides a higher video resolution than the LX5. It can shoot video footage at 1080/30p, while the Panasonic is limited to 720/60p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The E-PL5 and the LX5 are similar in the sense that neither of the two has a viewfinder. The images are, thus, framed using live view on the rear LCD. However, optional viewfinders – the VF-3 for the E-PL5 and the DMW-LVF1 for the LX5 – are available as accessories. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Olympus E-PL5, the Panasonic LX5, and comparable 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-PL5optional n 3.0 460 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
2.
 
Panasonic LX5optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X10optical n 2.8 460 fixed n 1/4000s 10.0 Y Y
4.
 
Olympus E-PL9none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.6 Y Y
5.
 
Olympus E-PL8optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
6.
 
Olympus E-M10 II2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
7.
 
Olympus E-M101440 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
8.
 
Olympus E-PL7optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
9.
 
Olympus E-P5optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 Y Y
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6optional 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-PL3optional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
13.
 
Olympus XZ-1optional n 3.0 614 fixed n 1/2000s 2.0 Y Y
14.
 
Panasonic G61440 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
15.
 
Panasonic LX7optional n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y
16.
 
Panasonic FZ150202 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/2000s 12.0 Y Y
17.
 
Panasonic GF3none n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 3.2 Y n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The E-PL5 has a touchscreen, while the LX5 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The E-PL5 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the LX5 does not have a selfie-screen.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the E-PL5 and the LX5 write their files to SDXC cards. The E-PL5 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the LX5 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 PEN E-PL5 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 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-PL5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic LX5Ymonomono--mini2.0---
3.
 
Fujifilm X10Ystereomono--mini2.0---
4.
 
Olympus E-PL9Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Olympus E-PL8Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
6.
 
Olympus E-M10 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Olympus E-M10Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Olympus E-PL7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Olympus E-P5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6Ystereomono--mini2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-PM2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-PL3Ystereo---mini2.0---
13.
 
Olympus XZ-1Ymono---mini2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic G6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
15.
 
Panasonic LX7Ystereomono--mini2.0---
16.
 
Panasonic FZ150Ystereo---mini2.0---
17.
 
Panasonic GF3-stereomono--mini2.0---

Both the E-PL5 and the LX5 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The LX5 was replaced by the Panasonic LX7, while the E-PL5 was followed by the Olympus E-PL6. 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-PL5 better than the Panasonic LX5 or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Reasons to prefer the Olympus PEN E-PL5:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (15.9 vs 10MP) with a 26% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (31 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (3.2 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.5 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (2.8 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (1080/30p vs 720/60p).
  • 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.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 2.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More flexible: Accepts interchangeable lenses, so that lens characteristics can be altered.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 1 month of technical progress since the LX5 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5:

  • Flexible image proportions: Has a multi-aspect sensor that allows for alternative image shapes.
  • Ready to shoot: Has an integrated lens, whereas the E-PL5 necessitates an extra lens.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the E-PL5).
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (400 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 introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in July 2010).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the E-PL5 is the clear winner of the match-up (13 : 7 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-PL5 13:07 LX5

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-PL5 and the Panasonic LX5 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best Travel-Zoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the E-PL5 and the LX5 in practical situations. 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 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-PL53/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 599 i
2.
 
Panasonic LX54/5+73/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2010 499 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X10....76/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2011 599 i
4.
 
Olympus E-PL9..+..4.5/54/5 Feb 2018 599 i
5.
 
Olympus E-PL8......4.5/54/5 Sep 2016 549 i
6.
 
Olympus E-M10 II4.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Aug 2015 649 i
7.
 
Olympus E-M104/5..80/1005/55/5 Jan 2014 699 i
8.
 
Olympus E-PL74/5+..5/54/5 Aug 2014 599 i
9.
 
Olympus E-P55/5+ +78/1004.5/55/5 May 2013 999 i
10.
 
Olympus E-PL6.......... May 2013 599 i
11.
 
Olympus E-PM23/5..77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 499 i
12.
 
Olympus E-PL33/5+ +72/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2011 599 i
13.
 
Olympus XZ-14/5..74/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2011 499 i
14.
 
Panasonic G64/5+ +..5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 599 i
15.
 
Panasonic LX73/5+ +75/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2012 499 i
16.
 
Panasonic FZ1503/5+ +76/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2011 499 i
17.
 
Panasonic GF33/582/10071/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2011 549 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods 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-PL5 vs Panasonic LX5

    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-PL5 Panasonic LX5
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses 24-90mm f/2.0-3.3
    Launch Date September 2012 July 2010
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 499
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-PL5 Panasonic LX5
    Sensor Technology CMOS CCD
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor 1/1.7" Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 7.85 x 5.89 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 46.2365 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 9.8 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 4.4x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 10 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 3648 x 2736 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 2.14 μm
    Pixel Density 7.08 MP/cm2 21.59 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 720/60p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 25,600 ISO 80 - 3,200 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 80 - 12,800 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic VI Venus FHD
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 72 41
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 22.8 19.6
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.3 10.8
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 889 132
    Screen Specs Olympus E-PL5 Panasonic LX5
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Magnification
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 460k dots 460k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-PL5 Panasonic LX5
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s 2.5 shutter flaps/s
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-PL5 Panasonic LX5
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi no Wifi
    Body Specs Olympus E-PL5 Panasonic LX5
    Battery Type BLS-5 DMW-BCJ13
    Battery Life (CIPA)360 shots per charge400 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 111 x 64 x 38 mm
    (4.4 x 2.5 x 1.5 in)
    110 x 65 x 43 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 325 g (11.5 oz) 271 g (9.6 oz)

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