Canon EOS 50D vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Canon EOS 50D

100

Olympus E-5

86

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
220 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
870 shots
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%

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-5.

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-5 Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,418 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Olympus E-520

Olympus E-520

Entry-level DSLR

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Canon EOS 50D
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