Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of E-P5 vs E-PL7

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Pen E-P5
9.3
PEN E-PL7
n.d.
Reviews from dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com, techradar.com, imaging-resource.com and 1 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Olympus PEN E-PL7 

Camera Rocket recommends the Olympus PEN E-PL7  based on its focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Pen E-P5 vs PEN E-PL7

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Pen E-P5
895 ISO
PEN E-PL7
873 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pen E-P5
196 ms
PEN E-PL7
158 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Pen E-P5
900 ms
PEN E-PL7
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pen E-P5
9 fps
PEN E-PL7
8 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pen E-P5
330 photos
PEN E-PL7
350 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Pen E-P5
22.8 bits
PEN E-PL7
22.7 bits

Features Key features of the Pen E-P5  vs PEN E-PL7 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Pen E-P5
15.9 MP
PEN E-PL7
16.1 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Pen E-P5
14.1 microns
PEN E-PL7
14.0 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Pen E-P5  vs
PEN E-PL7 
Type LiveMOS LiveMOS
Megapixels 15.9 MP 16.1 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3456 4632 x 3472
Size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Area 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 2.1x 2.1x
Pixel size 14.1 microns 14.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points 35 81
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 9 fps 8 fps
Battery life 330 350
Continuous shooting
9 fps
8 fps
Focus lag 196 ms 158 ms
Startup delay 900 ms 500 ms

video

Pen E-P5  vs
PEN E-PL7 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (20 Mbps, AVI, MJPEG)
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,036 k dots 1,037 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 60 s 60 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 122 x 69 x 37 mm 114.9 x 67 x 38.4 mm
Thickness 37 mm 38.4 mm
Weight 420 g 309 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No Yes
WiFi Yes 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes Yes
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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