Olympus Pen E-PL5 review

The competition

Image: Sony NEX-5R

Both the Sony NEX-5R and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 are in the same price range as the Olympus Pen E-PL5, and all three cameras have 16-million-pixel resolution and touchscreens.
The Sony NEX-5R has the advantage of a larger APS-C-sized sensor. This is a sensor we have seen in numerous other cameras, where it performs extremely well. The NEX-5R also has built-in Wi-Fi capabilities.

 

Image: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

However, the compact system camera market is extremely competitive at the moment, and the NEX-5R and GX1 aren't the only competition. Enthusiast photographers will be sure to find the 16.3-million-pixel Fujifilm X-E1 very appealing, particularly if the image quality matches the excellent Fujifilm X-Pro1 (see AP 8 December issue).