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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS vs Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS vs Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Panasonic 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Top Features

  • 14-45mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format: FourThirds
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Weight: 195g.
  • Diameter: 60mm
  • Length: 60mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m
  • Max Magnification:0.17x

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS

Olympus ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ Top Features

  • 14-42mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 37mm
  • Max Format:
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • Weight: 91g.
  • Diameter: 61mm
  • Length: 23mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.25m
  • Max Magnification:0.23x

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

Our Winner: Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS over Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ

Focal Length – Tele 45mm vs 42mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Optical Zoom 3.20x vs 3.00x
Diaphgragm Blades 7 vs 5
Diameter 60mm vs 61mm

Pros Of Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ over Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
Weight 91g vs 195g
Length 23mm vs 60mm
Filter Thread 37mm vs 52mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m vs 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.23x vs 0.17x

Cons Of Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS and Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Internal Zoom No vs No
Weather Sealing No vs No

Panasonic 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS vs Olympus ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ All Features

General Panasonic 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Olympus ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ
Brand Panasonic Olympus
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Max Format FourThirds FourThirds
Focal Range 14-45mm 14-42mm
Image Stabilization Yes No
Colour Black Black, silver
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom No Yes
Zoom Lock No
Zoom Ratio 3.2X 3.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F3.5 – F5.6 F3.5 – F5.6
Min Aperture F22.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 7 5
Optics
Optical Elements 12 8
Optical Groups 9 7
Special Elements 1 Aspherical lens 3 Aspherical elements, 1 ED glass element, 1 S-HR glass element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.3m 0.25m
Max Magnification 0.17X 0.23X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Stepper motor
Full Time Manual Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale No Unknown
DoF Scale No Unknown
Distance Scale No Unknown
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 195g 91g
Diameter 60mm 61mm
Length 60mm 23mm
Materials Plastic barrel, metal mount Unknown
Weather Sealing No Unknown
Filter Thread 52mm 37mm
Filter Notes Does not rotate on focus
Hood Supplied Yes No
Hood Code Unknown No ‘official’ hood
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories LC-37C automatic lens cap
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