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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5

Portability
72
Imaging
74
Features
92
Overall
81
Fujifilm X-S20 front
 
Olympus PEN E-PL5 front
Portability
88
Imaging
52
Features
72
Overall
60

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-S20
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Push to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 6240 x 4160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 491g - 127 x 85 x 65mm
  • Announced May 2023
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X-S10
Olympus E-PL5
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 325g - 111 x 64 x 38mm
  • Released September 2012
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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 Overview

Let's look a little more in depth at the Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras by brands FujiFilm and Olympus. There exists a huge gap among the sensor resolutions of the X-S20 (26MP) and E-PL5 (16MP) and the X-S20 (APS-C) and E-PL5 (Four Thirds) come with totally different sensor sizing.

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The X-S20 was introduced 10 years after the E-PL5 which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm X-S20 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus E-PL5 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a simple overview of how the X-S20 matches up against the E-PL5 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-S20 over the Olympus E-PL5

 X-S20 E-PL5 
ReleasedMay 2023September 2012Newer by 131 months
Display typeFully articulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k460kCrisper display (+1380k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus E-PL5 over the Fujifilm X-S20

 E-PL5 X-S20 

Common features in the Fujifilm X-S20 and Olympus E-PL5

 X-S20 E-PL5 
Manual focus More accurate focus
Display dimension3.00"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera often, you will have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X-S20 has outside measurements of 127mm x 85mm x 65mm (5.0" x 3.3" x 2.6") having a weight of 491 grams (1.08 lbs) and the Olympus E-PL5 has measurements 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-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are employing at that time. Below is the front view over all size comparison of the X-S20 compared to the E-PL5.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the X-S20 and E-PL5 is 72 and 88 respectively.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be hard to envision the gap in sensor dimensions purely by seeing specifications. The picture below will help provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the X-S20 and E-PL5.

To sum up, both of those cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The X-S20 using its larger sensor will make getting shallow DOF simpler and the Fujifilm X-S20 will show extra detail using its extra 10MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop images somewhat more aggressively. The newer X-S20 will have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Portrait photography features
Olympus E-PL5 Portrait photography features
84
has manual focus
excellent MP (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
71
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detect focus
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Street photography advice
Olympus E-PL5 Street photography advice
75
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
offers focus by touch
more heavy than competition in class (491g)
85
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
offers touch to focus
very good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 Sports photography highlights
Olympus E-PL5 Sports photography highlights
87
quiet shooting (1/32,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent MP (26MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
great battery pack (750 shots)
sensor has phase detect AF
66
image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking focus
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus E-PL5 as a Travel photography camera
77
great battery pack (750 shots)
supports bluetooth
offers focus by touch
excellent MP (26 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
more heavy than competition in class (491 grams)
75
offers touch to focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
screen is selfie friendly
does not have Timelapse recording
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-S20 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus E-PL5 as a Landscape photography camera
86
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
pretty good screen size (3.00 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
excellent MP (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
no low pass filter
supports RAW formats
great battery pack (750 per charge)
74
has manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count good (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm X-S20
Vlogging with Olympus E-PL5
77
screen is selfie friendly
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection focusing
good video quality (6240 x 4160 resolution)
includes external microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (491 grams)
78
screen is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based)
offers face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have microphone port
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Fujifilm X-S20 vs Olympus E-PL5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-S20 and Olympus E-PL5
 Fujifilm X-S20Olympus PEN E-PL5
General Information
Make FujiFilm Olympus
Model Fujifilm X-S20 Olympus PEN E-PL5
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2023-05-24 2012-09-17
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Maximum resolution 6240 x 4160 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 12800 25600
Maximum boosted ISO 51200 -
Lowest native ISO 160 200
RAW images
Lowest boosted ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 425 35
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm X Micro Four Thirds
Total lenses 86 107
Focal length multiplier 1.5 2.1
Screen
Display type Fully articulated Tilting
Display size 3.00 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,840k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 900 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/32000 secs -
Continuous shooting speed 8.0 frames per sec 8.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m (at ISO 200) 7.00 m (bundled FL-LM1)
Flash settings Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/180 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 6240 x 4160 @30p, 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 720 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 360 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 6240x4160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 491 gr (1.08 pounds) 325 gr (0.72 pounds)
Dimensions 127 x 85 x 65mm (5.0" x 3.3" x 2.6") 111 x 64 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 72
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.8
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.3
DXO Low light score not tested 889
Other
Battery life 750 images 360 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W235 BLS-5
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail price $1,299 $400