The olymus E*M10 is a entry level M4/3 camera from Olympus and GM5 is a entry level M4/3 camera from Panasonic take a look who wins the war and why?
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs. Olympus E-M10 Specification Comparison Table.
|Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5||Olympus E-M10|
Sensor: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 features a 16MP Four Thirds Digital Live MOS sensor which enables it to capture high resolution images as well as intricately detailed HD video. The Olympus E-M10 is also built with the same sensor with a 0.1MP difference.
Image stabilization: The inbuilt VCM (Voice Coil Motor) image stabilization system in Olympus E-M10 helps to reduce the camera shake effect and it reduces the blur caused by the camera movement while taking hand-held shots especially. This image stabilization system works across 3 axes which compensates the vertical shifts, horizontal shifts as well as the optical axis (roll). but no iamge stabilization system is featured with Lumix DMC-GM5.
AF System: Both the camera features the same contrast detection focusing method to acquire fast and precise focus over subjects. The contrast detect autofocusing method fine-tunes the focused area.
AF points: Olympus E-M10 offers a total of 81 AF points for excellently wuick and accurate focusing. While Lumix DMC-GM5 offers a total of 23 AF points.
Shutter speed: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a shutter speed of 60 sec 1/6000 sec which makes the user capable to capture even the fastest objects where as the shutter speed of Olympus E-M10 is just 60 sec 1/4000 sec.
Top shooting speed: Olympus E-M10 can take up to 8 shots continuously is a second. Whereas Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 can take 5.8 shots in a second.
Video: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is capable of recording full HD 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480 videos at multiple frame rates.
Olympus E-M10 can record full HD 1920 x 1080 videos @30fps and 1280 x 720 videos @60 and@30fps.
Display: Olympus E-M10 has a 3.0″ 1,037k-dot tilting touchscreen LCD monitor, which can be adjusted to different angles while shooting subjects at low angle. While Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a 3.0″ 921k-Dot LCD for live time monitoring.
Battery: Olympus E-M10 can take up to 320 shots in one battery cycle . While Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 can take up to 220 shots in one battery cycle.
Connectivity: Both the cameras feature in built WI-FI that allows them to connect to several devices for image sharing as well as to let them control the camera remotely.
Dimensions: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is has a small body in comparison to that of Olympus E-M10.
Weight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 weighs less than Olympus E-M10.
Image Comparison of Panasonic GM5 vs. Olympus E-M10
In the above images ISO comparison between Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 and Olympus E-M10 is given. It is clear that at ISO 6400 the image taken with Olympus E-M10 is not as good as of Panasonic GM5 and the the thing goes with ISO 12800.
Verdict: Based on image quality analysis we highly recommend you to buy the GM5 camera, Olympus E-M10 is old now and waiting for its replacement.