Olympus E-P5 with Olympus E-P3 Comparison

Olympus E-P5 and Olympus E-P3 Main Features

  • October, 2013
  • August, 2011
  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 122 x 69 x 37 mm, 420g.
  • 122 x 69 x 34 mm, 369g.
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Olympus E-P3 Scores

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Olympus PEN E-P3 with Olympus PEN E-P5 Overview

Let's compare PEN E-P5 with PEN E-P3. Both cameras produced Olympus. These models are included in the Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Olympus E-P5 was released in 2013, and Olympus E-P3 in 2011. PEN E-P5 is newer, which is a plus. PEN E-P3 2 years older. However 2 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of PEN E-P5 is greater than that of PEN E-P3. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic (optional) viewfinder. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Olympus PEN E-P5 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Olympus PEN E-P5 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General PEN E-P5 PEN E-P3
Brand Olympus Olympus
Model PEN E-P5 PEN E-P3
Announced October, 2013 August, 2011
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2 2
Number of Lenses 103 103
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Fixed
Screen Resolution 1037k pixels 614k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 35 35
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00 10.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync (1st or 2nd curtain), Manual (1/1 - 1/64) Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Wireless, Manual (3 levels)
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor Size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm² 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 4032 x 3024
Max Native ISO 25600 12800
Min Native ISO 100 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264 AVCHD, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Center Weighted
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery Life 330 shots 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model BLS-5
Weight 420 g 369 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 69 x 37 mm 122 x 69 x 34 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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