General

Canon EOS 50D Olympus E-5
Brand
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Canon Olympus
Lowest price
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$531.59 $3,999.09
Announced
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August 2008 September 2010

Sensor

Type
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CMOS NMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x 2x
Megapixels
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15.1 MP 12.2 MP
Light sensitivity
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3,200 ISO 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO None
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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15.1 MP 12.2 MP
Native resolution
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4752 × 3168 4032 × 3024
Pixel size
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22.1 µm² 19.9 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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920k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No Yes
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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220 lenses 34 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Four Thirds

Form factor

Size
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146×108×74 mm 143×117×75 mm
Depth
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2.9" 3"
Weight
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822 g 892 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.59x 0.57x
Coverage
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95% 100%

Movies

Format
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None 720p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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n/a No
High-speed framerate
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n/a None
External mic jack
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n/a Yes
Autofocus
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None Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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n/a No
All formats
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n/a
  1. 720p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None
  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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300 ms Unknown
Shutter lag
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131 ms Unknown
Battery life
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640 shots 870 shots
Continuous shooting
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6.3 fps 5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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9 11
Cross type focus points
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9 11

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 60s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 2
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)
  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. SD
  3. SDHC
  4. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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63.0 56.0
Color depth
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21.8 bits 21.6 bits
Dynamic range
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11.4 EV 10.5 EV
Low light performance
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696 ISO 519 ISO
Canon EOS 50D
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