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Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5

Portability
86
Imaging
63
Features
84
Overall
71
Olympus PEN E-P7 front
 
Olympus PEN E-PL5 front
Portability
88
Imaging
52
Features
72
Overall
60

Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 Key Specs

Olympus E-P7
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3.00" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 337g - 118 x 69 x 38mm
  • Announced June 2021
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
  • Launched September 2012
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Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 Overview

Below is a in-depth overview of the Olympus E-P7 versus Olympus E-PL5, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras and both of them are sold by Olympus. There is a significant difference between the resolutions of the E-P7 (20MP) and E-PL5 (16MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor size (Four Thirds).

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The E-P7 was unveiled 8 years later than the E-PL5 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting straight into a thorough comparison, below is a short introduction of how the E-P7 matches up against the E-PL5 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-P7 over the Olympus E-PL5

 E-P7 E-PL5 
LaunchedJune 2021September 2012More recent by 107 months
Screen resolution1040k460kCrisper screen (+580k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus E-PL5 over the Olympus E-P7

 E-PL5 E-P7 

Common features in the Olympus E-P7 and Olympus E-PL5

 E-P7 E-PL5 
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen sizing3.00"3"Equivalent screen size
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you should factor in its weight and volume. The Olympus E-P7 has got external dimensions of 118mm x 69mm x 38mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5") along with a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) whilst the Olympus E-PL5 has sizing of 111mm x 64mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 325 grams (0.72 lbs).

See the Olympus E-P7 versus 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 choose during that time. Below is the front view size comparison of the E-P7 compared to the E-PL5.

Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the E-P7 and E-PL5 is 86 and 88 respectively.

Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be difficult to see the difference between sensor measurements merely by checking specs. The photograph here may provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the E-P7 and E-PL5.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You should expect the Olympus E-P7 to resolve extra detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs a little more aggressively. The younger E-P7 is going to have an edge in sensor technology.

Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-P7 Portrait photography highlights
Olympus E-PL5 Portrait photography highlights
77
manual focus
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
offers face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
71
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-P7 as a Street photography camera
Olympus E-PL5 as a Street photography camera
86
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
above average ISO range (25,600)
85
screen tilts
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
includes focus via touch
good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-P7 Sports photography info
Olympus E-PL5 Sports photography info
73
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent megapixels (20MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
does not have phase detect AF
66
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with tracking focus
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-P7 Travel photography features
Olympus E-PL5 Travel photography features
87
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus via touch
decent megapixels (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
75
includes focus via touch
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
does not have Time Lapse function
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-P7 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus E-PL5 as a Landscape photography camera
83
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is decent (3.00 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent megapixels (20MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
does not have low pass filter
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
74
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-P7 Vlogging information
Olympus E-PL5 Vlogging information
80
selfie friendly display
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does not have external mic socket
78
selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Sensor based)
comes with face detect autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have mic jack
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Olympus E-P7 vs Olympus E-PL5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-P7 and Olympus E-PL5
 Olympus PEN E-P7Olympus PEN E-PL5
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Olympus
Model type Olympus PEN E-P7 Olympus PEN E-PL5
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2021-06-09 2012-09-17
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 17.4 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 226.2mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 20MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 4:3
Peak resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Min native ISO 200 200
RAW format
Min enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 121 35
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses 118 107
Crop factor 2.1 2.1
Screen
Range of display Tilting Tilting
Display size 3.00 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic (optional)
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shutter speed 8.7 frames/s 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.40 m (at ISO 100) 7.00 m (bundled FL-LM1)
Flash options Redeye, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (1st curtain), Slow sync. (2nd curtain), Manual Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 102 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 52 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB BLS-50 lithium-ion battery & USB charger USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 337 gr (0.74 pounds) 325 gr (0.72 pounds)
Dimensions 118 x 69 x 38mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5") 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 360 pictures 360 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BLS-50 BLS-5
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $800 $400