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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5

Portability
82
Imaging
73
Features
88
Overall
79
Fujifilm X-T30 II front
 
Olympus PEN E-PL5 front
Portability
88
Imaging
52
Features
72
Overall
60

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T30 II
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Raise to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 383g - 118 x 83 x 47mm
  • Launched September 2021
  • Previous Model is Fujifilm X-T30
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
  • Announced September 2012
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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 Overview

Below, we are analyzing the Fujifilm X-T30 II versus Olympus E-PL5, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras by brands FujiFilm and Olympus. There exists a large gap among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X-T30 II (26MP) and E-PL5 (16MP) and the Fujifilm X-T30 II (APS-C) and E-PL5 (Four Thirds) enjoy different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm X-T30 II was brought out 9 years later than the E-PL5 and that is a fairly serious difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm X-T30 II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus E-PL5 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting through a thorough comparison, below is a simple summation of how the Fujifilm X-T30 II grades against the E-PL5 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T30 II over the Olympus E-PL5

 Fujifilm X-T30 II E-PL5 
AnnouncedSeptember 2021September 2012More recent by 110 months
Display resolution1040k460kCrisper display (+580k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus E-PL5 over the Fujifilm X-T30 II

 E-PL5 Fujifilm X-T30 II 
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T30 II and Olympus E-PL5

 Fujifilm X-T30 II E-PL5 
Focus manually More precise focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display sizing
Touch display Easily navigate

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to lug around your camera often, you'll have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X-T30 II enjoys outer measurements of 118mm x 83mm x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9") along with a weight of 383 grams (0.84 lbs) while the Olympus E-PL5 has dimensions of 111mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5") having a weight of 325 grams (0.72 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm X-T30 II versus Olympus E-PL5 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have attached at that moment. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm X-T30 II vs the E-PL5.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X-T30 II and E-PL5 is 82 and 88 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to picture the gap in sensor measurements only by researching technical specs. The visual here may provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X-T30 II and E-PL5.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras posses different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm X-T30 II featuring a larger sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF simpler and the Fujifilm X-T30 II will render greater detail having its extra 10MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more modern Fujifilm X-T30 II should have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Portrait photography advice
Olympus E-PL5 Portrait photography advice
83
focusing manually
sensor resolution is fantastic (26MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
71
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Street photography factors
Olympus E-PL5 Street photography factors
79
screen tilts up and down
good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
comes with touch to focus
lack of image stabilization
85
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
features touch focus
very good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sports photography with Olympus E-PL5
80
silent mode (1/32,000s)
high fps (30.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution is fantastic (26 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
better than average battery power (380 per charge)
comes with phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
66
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Travel photography information
Olympus E-PL5 Travel photography information
80
better than average battery power (380 shots)
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch to focus
sensor resolution is fantastic (26MP)
flash built-in
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
75
features touch focus
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
selfie friendly screen
missing Timelapse function
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Landscape photography advice
Olympus E-PL5 Landscape photography advice
81
focusing manually
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3 inch)
sensor resolution is fantastic (26 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have low pass filter
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (380 per charge)
lack of image stabilization
74
manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
very good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T30 II Vlogging information
Olympus E-PL5 Vlogging information
37
built-in touchscreen
comes with face detection autofocus
high video quality (4096 x 2160 pixels)
does have external microphone support
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
78
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
missing external microphone port
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Fujifilm X-T30 II vs Olympus E-PL5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T30 II and Olympus E-PL5
 Fujifilm X-T30 IIOlympus PEN E-PL5
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Olympus
Model Fujifilm X-T30 II Olympus PEN E-PL5
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Launched 2021-09-02 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 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Highest resolution 6240 x 4160 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Highest boosted ISO 51200 -
Min native ISO 160 200
RAW support
Min boosted ISO 80 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 425 35
Lens
Lens mount Fujifilm X Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 62 107
Crop factor 1.5 2.1
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 1,040k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.62x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 900s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Highest silent shutter speed 1/32000s -
Continuous shooting speed 30.0fps 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at ISO 100) 7.00 m (bundled FL-LM1)
Flash options Auto, on, slow sync, manual, commander Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync - 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 4096x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 383 grams (0.84 lbs) 325 grams (0.72 lbs)
Dimensions 118 x 83 x 47mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 1.9") 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 380 images 360 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126S BLS-5
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $900 $400