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Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5

Portability
80
Imaging
57
Features
52
Overall
55
Fujifilm X-Pro1 front
 
Olympus PEN E-PL5 front
Portability
88
Imaging
52
Features
72
Overall
60

Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-Pro1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Increase to 25600)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 450g - 140 x 82 x 43mm
  • Released June 2012
  • Refreshed by Fujifilm X-Pro2
Olympus E-PL5
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 325g - 111 x 64 x 38mm
  • Announced September 2012
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 Overview

In this write-up, we will be analyzing the Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by competitors FujiFilm and Olympus. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (16MP) and the E-PL5 (16MP) is pretty well matched but the Fujifilm X-Pro1 (APS-C) and E-PL5 (Four Thirds) use totally different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm X-Pro1 was manufactured 2 months prior to the E-PL5 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the Fujifilm X-Pro1 grades versus the E-PL5 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-Pro1 over the Olympus E-PL5

 Fujifilm X-Pro1 E-PL5 
Screen resolution1230k460kClearer screen (+770k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus E-PL5 over the Fujifilm X-Pro1

 E-PL5 Fujifilm X-Pro1 
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Olympus E-PL5

 Fujifilm X-Pro1 E-PL5 
AnnouncedJune 2012September 2012Similar generation
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen dimensions

Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to travel with your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 comes with outside measurements of 140mm x 82mm x 43mm (5.5" x 3.2" x 1.7") along with a weight of 450 grams (0.99 lbs) while the Olympus E-PL5 has dimensions of 111mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5") and a weight of 325 grams (0.72 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilising during that time. Below is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 versus the E-PL5.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and E-PL5 is 80 and 88 respectively.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is tough to visualise the contrast between sensor dimensions just by reading through a spec sheet. The picture below will help offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and E-PL5.

Clearly, each of these cameras offer the same exact megapixel count albeit not the same sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm X-Pro1 has the bigger sensor which will make getting shallow DOF less difficult.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Portrait photography features
Olympus E-PL5 Portrait photography features
74
you can focus manually
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
71
has manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm X-Pro1
Street photography with Olympus E-PL5
64
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
85
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
very good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Sports photography info
Olympus E-PL5 Sports photography info
45
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (300 shots)
has no phase detect autofocus
66
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
resolution is good (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes tracking autofocus
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro1 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus E-PL5 as a Travel photography camera
53
good resolution (16MP)
does not have Timelapse function
not so great battery pack (300 per charge)
does not have a selfie friendly display
75
boasts focus by touch
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
missing Timelapse recording
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro1 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus E-PL5 as a Landscape photography camera
65
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
supports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery pack (300 shots)
does not have Timelapse function
74
has manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
resolution is good (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Vlogging factors
Olympus E-PL5 Vlogging factors
26
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
does not have external microphone support
78
selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detection focus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
missing external microphone port
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Fujifilm X-Pro1 vs Olympus E-PL5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Olympus E-PL5
 Fujifilm X-Pro1Olympus PEN E-PL5
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Olympus
Model type Fujifilm X-Pro1 Olympus PEN E-PL5
Category Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2012-06-28 2012-09-17
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by EXR Pro -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS I CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.6mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 368.2mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 4896 x 3264 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO 25600 -
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points - 35
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm X Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses 54 107
Crop factor 1.5 2.1
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 6.0 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 7.00 m (bundled FL-LM1)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/180s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 450 grams (0.99 lb) 325 grams (0.72 lb)
Dimensions 140 x 82 x 43mm (5.5" x 3.2" x 1.7") 111 x 64 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 72
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.3
DXO Low light rating not tested 889
Other
Battery life 300 images 360 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W126 BLS-5
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $1,169 $400