Canon EOS 50D vs Olympus E-3

Winner
Canon EOS 50D

119

Olympus E-3

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.3 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Thin
Thickness
2.9"
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-3

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 50D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-3.

competitors

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,219 - $2,999 body only

$2,558 - $3,899 with 24-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Olympus E-3 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,099 body only

$2,098 with 14-150mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$1,591 body only

$2,277 with 24-85mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

Canon EOS 50D
EOS 50D
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Olympus E-3
E-3
Olympus

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