Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DC GH5s Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DC GH5s - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DC GH5s Specs


  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 – 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7″ x 6.2″ x 3.0″)
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X


  • Introduced in January 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 10 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 – 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4mm³ (5.5″ x 3.9″ x 3.4″)
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC GH5s

OM-D E-M1X vs DC GH5s Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an DC GH5s sensor comparison

OM-D E-M1X vs DC GH5s: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

DC GH5s has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.76x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

DC GH5s (0.76x)

Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DC GH5s Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.40 10.28
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

18 12
Image stabilizer (3)

Better Video (2)

4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)

870 410
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC GH5s



Auto Focus points (4)

121 225
Better sensibility (4)

64 – 25600 ISO 100 – 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)

2.36 3.68
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 1.62
Weighs less (2)

(32.2 oz.)
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)

(108 cu.in.)
(75 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC GH5s are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 18 points for the DC GH5s.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor format

Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor cleaning

Lens selection

80 80
Articulated screen

Touch screen

External microphone


Environmental sealing

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DC GH5s Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DC GH5s

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DC GH5s


We advise to choose the newest model: Olympus OM-D E-M1X.

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